Chuck Masny describes himself as an “eternal student of the martial arts,” always learning more about his chosen disciplines despite the black belts in Goshin jiujitsu and American karate that already encircle his waist. Chuck brings his insatiable appetite for refinement to his classes, encouraging his students to ask why a technique is performed a certain way or to adjust motions to suit their unique physiques. This allows students to determine what mix of fitness exercise and self-defense training best suits their needs.
Chuck’s youth programs focus on developing not only the physical fitness skills that will grow into combat ability, but also the mental skills important to a child’s scholastic success. Kids practice listening and self-discipline and engage in a “bully-proofing” program in which they learn how to deflect insults by mentally transforming their bodies into rubber. Adult classes swing the focus to the practical underpinnings of self-defense, studying why and how certain moves and combinations work to arm students against real-world violence. Chuck also schedules cardio-enriched kickboxing classes, which incinerate calories in a furnace powered by flying fists and feet.
MMA Underground is a training ground and fitness facilty for students who want to get into the best possible physical shape. The center is helmed by head coach Oscar Olivares Sensei, who brings with him a long list of achievements and venerable lineages in both stand-up fighting and ground fighting. Oscar Sensei believes that anyone can achieve their fitness goals, be they weight loss, muscle gain, or competitive fighting readiness, if the drive to succeed is there. So, he and his other instructors fuel this drive in a spacious Mixed Martial Arts facility, where clients will find a padded floor, hanging bags, and dummies waiting to punched, kicked, and jabbed during group classes or personal training sessions. Along with kettlebell and Xtreme Cage Fighter Workout classes, MMA Underground also offers mixed martial arts classes and programs for all ages.
In their quest to empower women, the trainers at FitChick Boot Camp motivate ladies to take control of their health and fitness through rigorous boot-camp routines. Their classes rely on unconventional fitness tools and methods that help students build functional strength to thrive in their everyday lives, whether they’re climbing stairs, lifting heavy boxes, or climbing a rope to their 12th-floor office. You won’t find tired treadmills here—instead boxing dummies line the wall, a giant tractor tire sits in the floor, and suspension ropes dangle from the ceiling. Through conquering these challenges, gals melt fat and tone muscles, all while building confidence along the way.
Although their workouts are challenging, the instructors welcome women of all fitness levels. Wanting no lady left behind, they scale their routines to accommodate a full range of abilities and personal fitness goals, while offering plenty of supportive encouragement along the way.