Firefighter, paramedic, and certified personal trainer Kamil Escobar has been helping his clients achieve their fitness goals for more than 14 years. His energetic outdoor boot camps incorporate calisthenics, muay thai, cardio, and strength training, and he strives to make each class challenging as well as interesting, with new activities each time. All his students need to bring are a mat and a bottle of water?he brings an entire gym's worth of equipment to the camps' park setting, arming classes with kettle bells, barbells, dumbbells, and other gear. To keep students motivated, Escobar utilizes the six years of experience that he has working with kids in the fitness field. He mixes up his fitness regimens with exciting games, such as dodge ball, kickball, and tug of war.
The instructors at Lee Koon Hung Kung Fu practice Choy Li Fut—a type of self-defense that’s developed to defuse and defend against real-world encounters. During classes, they simulate various types of situations, teaching students how to defend against armed aggressors and multiple opponents. Students soak up self-defense expertise even when simply looking to shed calories in the studio’s cardio kickboxing classes or get centered with tai chi lessons.
If you want to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu the way the Gracie family wanted it taught, go to Carlson Gracie Miami Jiu Jitsu. There, Michel "Buiu" Porfirio Pereira, who has received certifications from both the American and International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federations, teaches classic Brazilian jiu-jitsu to youngsters and adults. If you're a member of the Gracie family who wants to branch out, the martial arts studio also offers programs such as muay thai kickboxing, capoeira, and self-defense, which teaches students how to neutralize attackers.