Simply knowing how to land a kick or a punch is one thing. Having the discipline to use those skills effectively in a real-life scenario is another thing altogether. The instructors at 1 ATA Martial Arts draw on years of training to teach children, teens, and adults the complete meaning of martial arts such as tae kwon do and kickboxing. As one might expect, the classes emphasize physical training in a safe environment, but they leave room to focus on mental growth as well.
Strive Athletic Club offers plenty of equipment for solo workouts: stair steppers, treadmills, and elliptical machines, as well as strength -training equipment from Hammer Strength, Iron Grip, and Rogue Fitness. The trainers, however, also lead diverse exercise classes, such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump classes, to help members mix up and bolster their personal workouts. They also helm martial arts sessions inside a full mixed-martial-arts space equipped with zebra mats, cages, and rings. Personal trainers can help clients hone in on their fitness goals or summon the courage to challenge The Beast: Strive Athletic Club’s custom-constructed training structure that combines pull-up bars, monkey bars, heavy bags, TRX suspension trainers, and fire-breathing dragons into a single, sweat-inducing conglomeration.
After workouts, members can relax in the sauna or pick up their young ones from the kids club.
Freestyle Muay Thai’s classes involve jogging, skipping rope, and conditioning exercises, and that’s just the warm-up. Trainers design the program to follow a true fighter’s regimen, which means classes also include heavy bag work, core work, conditioning drills, and muay thai kickboxing techniques. They hold classes for adults and kids, and also specialize in other programs such as cross-training, cardiovascular building, strength training, agility exercises, and plyometrics. Students in advanced levels can even try their hands at full sparring and competition kickboxing.
At Calta's 24/7 Fitness Clubs, members can work out at any time of day, seven days a week. Instructors at the 24/7 gym also lead group cardio-fitness classes, and personal trainers help clients observe correct form while lifting weights or using machines.
Inside the Evolution Martial Arts studio, multiple black belt-holder Ryan L. Cook draws from 23 years of martial arts experience to lead classes through kickboxing and jiu-jitsu moves. Students can also opt for cardio-kickboxing classes that burn calories while toning the body, and kids aged 3-5 can build confidence and motor skills during Little Ninjas classes.