We strive to provide the most comprehensive, age specific martial arts and fitness training available on the market today. We are committed to establishing measurable results physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. We are dedicated to providing a positive, enjoyable and energetic training experience for all.
Garfield YMCA has promoted healthy lifestyles, youth development, and social responsibility for more than eight decades. While the organization has built new facilities, this core mission remains the same. Instructors teach fitness and swim classes for both kids and adults, and they coach competitive swimming teams at two locations in Garfield. The staff also keeps kids active and safe during before- and after-school care programs.
At Strive Health & Fitness, Tabata Bootcamp instructor Stacy DiGiacomo facilitates weight loss and fitness goals through breakthrough cross-training methods. Each workout speeds up metabolism to ensure optimal post-exercise caloric burn. Participants shed pounds, efficiently torching calories during and after workouts.
In addition to offering revolutionary training methods, the certified personal trainers and instructors at Strive Health & Fitness aim to make the 33,000 total square feet of indoor basketball courts, yoga studios, cardio floor with treadmills, elliptical trainers, rowers, and lifecycles, a cozy, welcoming environment. Patrons can drop their kids off in the childcare area before heading to one of three group fitness studios for classes such as spin, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, mat Pilates, and boot camp, or beelining straight to the free-weight and circuit-training equipment. Guests can enjoy vegetable juice drinks, protein shakes, and healthy salads at the café and juice bar. The facility also boasts spacious men's and women's locker rooms with a sauna for detoxifying the body after a workout.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's Gym members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
At Sidekick Martial Arts, all tae kwon do, jujitsu, kettlebell, and cardio-yoga classes are infused with lessons about discipline, self-control, and perseverance. By stressing the importance of these values, an expert staff of martial artists and fitness experts aims to build up students’ self-confidence and turn them into champions. In addition to martial-arts classes for kids and adults, the center offers fitness classes designed to be fast-paced, fun, and aerobically effective.
When sensei Thomas Torpey threw his first kick 20 years ago, it was really the first step to becoming head instructor of Team Bullshark’s two martial arts schools. He began studying shotokan karate, but quickly expanded his repertoire into the realm of mixed martial arts, learning various other forms of striking and grappling. He found particular clarity in the psychological side of martial arts, and now teaches students not just exercise methods and self-defense, but also the ability to hone attitude, behavior, character, and x-ray vision.
Professor Erick Tavares—a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu—and his protégé Sensei Marcus also help students in Sensei Torpey’s classes. With all the classes that the schools offer, students can construct a comprehensive mixed martial arts curriculum that will prepare them to strike, grapple, and blend smoothies with a flurry of punches.
A sun rising over a crashing wave. This is the logo for Sunrise Taekwondo and Fitness Kickboxing—a logo that symbolizes the start of a new day; a logo that celebrates Taekwondo Master and owner Christopher Smith’s first style of taekwondo training, known simply as Blue Wave. From within the calm confines of his taekwondo training and fitness center, Smith and his team educate students on the basics of self-defense. Beyond pure movement, each cardio-fueled session carries an overall emphasis on respect, discipline, and working together in a supportive, team-like environment.