Trainer Garret Garrels didn’t set out to create an empowering fitness movement, but that’s exactly what happened. After training a woman who had been belittled by her previous trainer, Garrels accidentally developed a following—that client’s friends. The women joined Garrels in a Montana soccer field, where they worked on boxing drills and built a community with one another that relied on encouragement and camaraderie. Dubbing it Pink Gloves Boxing, Garrels soon established the fitness program in various cities throughout the U.S. and Europe, keeping the focus on women’s empowerment and raising much-needed funds for breast cancer research along the way. Though his work has helped transform and galvanize women around the world, Garrels remains humble, giving credit to the movement itself. As he says, “I never founded Pink Gloves—Pink Gloves founded me.”
When South Austin Gym expanded its facility, it also bulked up its class schedule to accommodate exercisers of all ages. It motivates kids to build a lifetime of healthy habits in the Enlightened Warriors program—open to boys and girls in 5th through 9th grade—which instills participants with enhanced self-esteem, leadership skills, and teamwork, all while increasing their physical fitness.
Of course, the gym has plenty for adults who want to get in shape or stay fit. Boxing, cardio-core, and muay thai classes help them work up a sweat in a group setting, and solo workouts take place on the gym floor, which houses stairmasters, treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent bikes, free weights, and strength-training machines. The space also boasts a kickboxing gym, where fighters can hone their technique outside of classes or one-on-one training. Here, they’ll also find a 70-foot bag tree strung with heavy bags, speed bags, and maize bags, among others, which are much more sanitary to punch than slabs of beef.
The Miura bulls were among the most prized of all Spanish fighting bulls, valued for their speed, strength, and intelligence. When Master Miura was looking to name his martial arts dojo, he was drawn the animal that shared his name, the most famous of whom was Perdigon. A student of the martial arts since age 14, Master Miura uses the fighting arts as a vehicle for imparting discipline, dedication, and self-confidence to his students. He helps them build a strong foundation in muay thai before moving on to grappling arts or jiu-jitsu. He also offers women’s kickboxing sessions and CrossFit-style conditioning classes, where students exercise their whole body and without being charged extra for long legs.
Premier offers World Class martial arts training and classes for ages 4-6, 7-12, Teens, and Adults. Children learn exciting and fun martial arts skills while building Self-discipline and Focus. Our MMA Curriculum for teens and adults includes American Kickboxing, Bushidokan Karate, Muay Thai, Krav Maga, and Jiu Jitsu.
Impact MMA Fitness welcomes exercisers of all ages and skill levels to participate in a variety of kickboxing and fitness classes. The gym's class schedule boasts a large number of morning, afternoon, and evening kickboxing classes. Intensive muay thai classes emphasize skills and conditioning and are taught by a trainer experienced with UFC fighters. Other classes include various boot camps and strength and cardio training.