Gyms in Manchester

Four or Eight Karate Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dragon Karate (Up to 64% Off)

Dragon Karate

Manchester

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

$60 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at United Korean Martial Arts (49% Off)

United Korean Martial Arts

Manchester

Cardio kickboxing with self defense training.

$49 $25

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Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development (Up to 65% Off)

The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development

Manchester

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

$99 $35

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One Private Technique Session and One Month of Classes at Alpha Krav Maga Manchester, CT (Up to 61% Off)

Alpha Krav Maga Manchester, CT

Manchester

Get in shape while learning effective fighting techniques to neutralize attackers in private sessions and classes for adults and kids

$149 $59

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10 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at America's Best Defense Colchester (55% Off)

America's Best Defense Colchester

Colchester

Jujitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting

$99 $45

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Muay Thai or Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 75% Off). Two Options Available.

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

$100 $25

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$75 for Three On-Ramp Classes and One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Thin Blue Line ($275 Value)

CrossFit Thin Blue Line

Manchester

Certified instructors draw on military, coaching, and police backgrounds to guide students of all abilities through high-intensity classes

$275 $66

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Catalyst Boot Camp or One Week of Kids' After-School Fitness at Muvement (Up to 88% Off)

Muvement

Manchester

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

$234 $29

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Women needn’t feel intimidated by anything—especially exercise, according to Kelly Kohler, the 17-year fitness instruction veteran who helms Totally Kickin’ Fitness. At this female-focused studio, ladies work out in small groups as a seasoned instructor demonstrates moves and doles out tips and encouragement. Students of all fitness levels are welcome, from brand-new exercisers to those who can outrun a cheetah while carrying a bag of rocks.

Classes range from kickboxing routines filled with punches and kicks to total-body workouts teeming with resistance bands and bodyweight exercises. To help women build confidence as they burn calories, Kelly leads sensual dance classes that pair sexy struts and pole-based maneuvers with elements of yoga, Pilates, and low-impact aerobics. These moves can also be taught in private or during fitness-themed parties complete with decorations, invitations, and a gift for the guest of honor.

The studio’s one-on-one programs revolve around custom workouts with a fitness trainer. Those trying to shed pounds in a healthy way can enroll in a custom weight-loss program filled with nutritional supplements, education, and more support than a corset made of get-well cards.

698 Hartford Road
Manchester,
CT
US

Muvement is as much a gym as it is a physical-fitness lab. Certified strength and conditioning specialist Michael Houle and Jill Houle, who holds a BS in nutritional science, team up to invest clients with practical workout regimens and an intimate knowledge of how the body works on a physiological level. Before new clients lift their first weight at the studio, a personal trainer consults with them about their exercise and health history and runs physical assessments and lab tests to identify potential obstacles related to the immune, digestive, hormonal, and detoxification systems. Next, Jill draws on her background as a professional nutritionist to recommend a diet suited to the client’s unique metabolism, and explains how the body breaks down calories and nutrients. Even their fitness regimens take a holistic approach. Whether in group or personal-training sessions, functional movements using resistance bands, TRX suspension, and kettlebells incorporate multiple muscle groups and joints into each exercise, building a physique more balanced than two eggs riding a seesaw during the spring equinox.

52 Main St
Manchester,
CT
US

Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

520 Hartford Tpke., Ste. A
Vernon Rockville,
CT
US

Pole For The Mind, Body, and Soul's staff teaches pole-dancing workouts and other flirty fitness classes to tone and tighten the entire body. Spirited instructors certified in CPR and first aid lead one-hour pole-dancing sessions, imparting the know-how to perform graceful spins, strength-building moves, and more tricks than a skateboarder who can pull a rabbit from a beanie. Each student works out on her own X-Pole Xpert pole, whose 50 millimeters of shiny chrome inspire sultry twirls and R2-D2 impressions. The maximum of nine spinners per class ensures that participants nab personalized tips on form and safety. The studio also bolsters bodies with relaxing candlelight-yoga sessions and fun-filled Zumba classes that torch calories during an hour of sultry, Latin-inspired dance moves.

126 London Road
Hebron,
CT
US

The personal trainers at Big Sky Fitness cut frustration from the range of emotions their clients experience. That's because their X-factor coaching is grounded in science, ensuring that exercisers reach their goals if they stick to the regimen. Group fitness classes act as a helpful add-on to the personal-training sessions, as do nutritious shakes from the Shake Bar.

47 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon,
CT
US

Eric Jutras, a personal trainer and an experienced strength-training specialist, helps clients to build lean, strong muscle and ironclad confidence at Advanced Core Training Tactics. As one of the exercise gurus on NBC 30’s The Biggest Loser Connecticut, Jutras has helped exercisers to shed pounds with an approach known as tactical awareness combat conditioning. The studio’s boot-camp classes challenge guests by combining weight-wielding exercises with aerobic movements and agility training. Students sweat as they develop sinew, speed, and stamina, meeting fitness goals through workouts tailored to leverage strengths and pulley weaknesses into submission.

130 Utopia Road
Manchester,
CT
US