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.
Title Boxing Club began as a cocktail of talents: the fighting prowess of former professional boxer Danny Campbell, the acumen of businessman Tom Lyons, and the top-of-the-line gear from Title Boxing, LLC owners David Hanson and Tony Carbajo. Hanson and Carbajo provided the gym’s equipment and outfitted the first location with an onsite pro shop. Campbell put together two signature Power Hour workouts, one based on boxing and the other on kickboxing. Lyons took care of the franchising, and the club has spread all over the nation.
The Crystal Lake location boasts dozens of 90-pound heavy bags, installed into floor-to-ceiling black metal frames. Inside, participants can burn calories and learn some self-defense during boxing and kickboxing fitness classes. When the workout's over, they can head to the pro-shop area, where padded cage walls neatly separate the goods from the rest of the gym and provide an excellent place to duke it out over whose T-shirt looks better.
Premier Fitness Solutions, which guarantees results because of the confidence it has in its expert trainers, uses customized workout routines and nutritional plans to help people pare pounds, forage for a new physique, and boost self-confidence. The targeted total-body-training boot camp makes intense workouts accessible to everyone, regardless of fitness finesse, age, or shoe size. Each session is a dynamic and engaging set of calorie-crushing exercises that incorporates resistance training, cardio conditioning, endurance building, and origami disassemblage. Premier Fitness Solutions' nationally certified staff crafts personalized nutrition outlines to help each budding fitnessophile down the path of total-body wellness.
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.
Multicolored holds dot the climbing walls inside North Wall, granting visitors a variety of gripping surfaces and seemingly limitless routes during their scaling expeditions. Since 1994, the rock-climbing haven has been beckoning climbing enthusiasts to its sprawling confines, where it offers classes and private lessons for climbers of all abilities. Participants can even join teams, in which they can boost their skills for competitions or leisurely scrambles up the noses on Mt. Rushmore.
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.
At Ballistic Fighting Methods, parents and teachers train alongside law-enforcement agents as they learn Bruce Lee’s personal martial-arts system, jeet kune do. Adults learn practical, real-world self-defense skills, and antibullying seminars teach conflict resolution and martial arts to children. Instructors build cardio-kickboxing classes around real boxing and kickboxing techniques, so students learn how to harness a fierce right cross while simultaneously sculpting and shaping a stronger body.