Peak Body Transformation shapes bodies using a one-two punch of dynamic cardio kickboxing and muscle-shredding strength bands. Instructors carefully monitor students from start to finish, giving constant feedback as well as support to help reach fitness goals. Kickboxing classes held build core strength, agility, and tone muscles, while strength band training helps increase muscle mass and definition while burning calories. Instructors also proffer plentiful nutritional tips on caloric intake, preparing healthy foods at home, and recipes for deep-fried spandex.
At age 11, Tony Genova faced an inescapable problem: bullies were making his life miserable. Looking for help, he found his way to martial-arts classes—and he was a natural. Only three years later, he was a black belt in karate. Now a fourth-degree black belt, he seeks to pass on the self-discipline and respect he learned through his classes at Texas Karate Center. He and his team of instructors teach kids and adults of all ages and abilities, including classes designed for kids with special needs.
Six principles guide courses at American Masters Martial Arts. These principles—which include politeness, bravery, and respect—ensure that students come away not only with martial arts skills but also with a sense of character and integrity. Instructors specialize in seven martial arts styles, and while some courses are sports-oriented, others focus on self-defense. Whether learning hapkido, tai chi, tae kwon do, or personal safety techniques, students earn a well-rounded education that encompasses both physical and mental goals.
More than 40 years ago, the four Machado brothers—Roger, Rigan, Carlos, and John—founded RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu to pass on the Brazilian martial-arts knowledge they acquired from the late jiu-jitsu master Carlos Gracie. Although the Machado brothers' legacy now spans TV and movie appearances, plus work with celebrities ranging from Chuck Norris to Usher, their school still takes new martial artists of all ages through the fundamentals and beyond. Some locations also include classes in kickboxing, MMA, and capoeira—a Brazilian blend of martial arts and dance.
Fitness instructor and trainer Jeannie Warfel lives for fitness?for more than 30 years, she's made practicing and teaching exercise her primary goal. At her studio, Jeannie Fitness, she strives to share this passion with others, offering a variety of classes to help meet each individual's needs. Calorie-blasting Zumba classes turn losing weight into a fun dance party where participants can burn as many as 800 calories in one session. Other small-group classes include kickboxing and yoga.