Help kids increase focus and self-esteem while building character with a fun and active Karate for Kids program. An experienced and safety-minded staff of instructors guides tykes through four group classes (a $50 value) that promote friendship, perseverance, and confidence. Based on tae kwon do, the classes teach awareness skills and self-defense techniques. A personal training session (a $50 value) provides attentive one-on-one instruction, and a uniform (a $45 value) gives youngsters the appropriate garb for their newfound skill set.
At Ultimate Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, the instructors hold their students to an honorable creed that ends with "Winners never quit, quitters never win. I choose to be a winner." Through all of their karate and Brazilian jiu jitsu classes, they encourage students to not only master the techniques, but to develop a strong character with values including determination, self-confidence, and discipline. The studio welcomes students of all ages, and hosts karate-centered birthday parties for kids led by awe-inspiring black belt trainers.
The multifaceted fitness facility Bodies in Motion keeps every family member active with its fitness programs, martial arts classes, and children?s activities. With Open Motion sessions, kids zip down the racing wave slide, tackle a high-ropes course, or dart around outstretched hands during refereed games of Capture the Flag. Toddlers build cognitive abilities and skills in group music classes, and Strong Totz programs teach kids how various sports work. For example, on week one, kids might learn to be soccer players, and on week two, they might learn how to negotiate a multimillion-dollar sports contract.
While kids play, parents blast calories during classes such as aerobic kickboxing and extreme conditioning or cement their trust on high-ropes courses for couples. Parents and kids refuel after a hard day of motion at the onsite Sandella's Flatbread Caf?, which staves off hunger pangs with healthy food, including quesadillas, paninis, and wraps that are just the right weight to fool any gods looking to take firstborn children.
Coos, gurgles, and tiny handclaps form a soundtrack for Stroller Strides classes, one-hour sessions that are part play group and part workout, helping moms and tots forge friendships as they build strength, coordination, and flexibility. Certified instructors lead intervals of power walking and toning exercises that sculpt the entire body more effectively than bench-pressing babies. Workouts incorporate easy-to-use tools such as resistance bands and the strollers themselves, as well as environmental elements such as hills and trees during warm weather. Classes welcome moms of all fitness levels and babies who are 6 weeks old or who can grow a full beard. Stroller Strides also develops online resources to help moms connect with one another and work out in their homes.
Combat Fitness’s coaching staff boasts a number of professional pugilists, most notably UFC bantamweight fighter Scott Jorgensen. They each bring their own particular specialty to the table, filling up the roster of classes with seven types of combat training, including boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and judo. They round out the selection with conditioning courses designed to get participants into fighting shape, using TRX suspension harnesses to provide full-body, low-impact workouts.