Black belts dominate the instructors' wardrobes at Kicks Tae Kwon Do. More than 10 of the studio's instructors have one, and several possess belts of even greater distinction, including grand master Kit Mattson, who is an eighth-degree black belt. All of this talent and experience equates to expertly taught martial-arts classes where preschoolers and adults alike can learn how to punch, kick, and deliver zingers like Bruce Lee. The instructors also work their self-defense techniques into calorie-burning mixed-marital-arts, kickboxing, and boot-camp workouts.
Guests of all experience levels at Adrenaline Martial Arts & Fitness participate in classes geared toward getting in shape, perfecting martial-arts technique, and learning self-defense moves. Classes—which include muay thai, jujitsu, mixed martial arts, and boxing—are held in a 21,000-square-foot training space with 30 fitness and exercise machines and 25 boxing bags.
For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts to run smoothly by performing top-of-the-line maintenance and repair services. The company's fleet of fully trained and certified mechanics services 2.5 million vehicles each year while teaching customers the basics of car care, personal safety, and eco-friendly driving habits. When they aren't repairing brakes or tweaking air conditioners, mechanics also whet engine appetites with oil and swap out old, corrupted oil filters for cleaner, younger, more idealistic ones. Mechanics also head off future repairs with preventive service, running through quick but thorough maintenance inspections to verify each car's drivability and rotating tires to ensure even distribution of wear and tear.
Owner of J's Fitness, nutritionist, Jason Reams knows that every client's body works differently due to age, fitness level, and other factors. That's why, before devising any 30-45 minute personal-training sessions or boot camps, he conducts a thorough consultation with clients, asking about their fitness goals and expectations. Once workouts commence, he motivates his student through exercises that, like the most sincere hugs, work every muscle in the body.
Owner Jeremiah Head brings 20 years of coaching and 7 years of CrossFit-training experience to Zero Gravity CrossFit. He and his team of trainers motivate groups of exercisers as they lead them through intense CrossFit programs. Courses aimed at young athletes rely on powerful movements to prepare athletes for challenging competitive environments.
The instructors at The Yoga Room of Redlands take time to build toward peak poses. They begin by modeling basic movements that warm bodies from the inside out. As muscles and connective tissues gain mobility, teachers introduce more-rigorous postures such as chair, which mimics the action of sitting down on Santa's lap. Students build up to the peak pose—a posture that's intensely challenging and rewarding—and then cool down through a sequence of curative, relaxing movements.
Throughout each of the Power Vinyasa–style classes, teachers tend to students as individuals, offering modifications and adjustments to make poses more comfortable. They also add upbeat music to brighten the mood.
Since 1994, the instructors at Redlands Aikikai have taught martial and meditative arts to people of all ages, creating an environment in which students can also develop courage, compassion, character, and healthy habits. Their main program, aikido, shows students how to use an attacker's energy against himself by way of escapes, joint locks, strikes, and sweeps. Sometimes, the program incorporates swords and staffs into its training, though it always maintains a non-competitive approach.
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