Body Shop Total Fitness helps guests reach their health and fitness goals with a variety of amenities, from group fitness classes such as yoga and spin to one-on-one sessions with certified personal trainers. With early-morning and late-evening hours, the gym makes working out accessible for everyone. In addition to the fitness side of personal health, Body Shop also offers eight-week nutrition-counseling sessions and chiropractic care.
What makes you a martial artist isn't what color of belt you wear or whether or not you can perform flashy roundhouse kicks. It's who you are as a person. The The staff at American Self-Defense Club understand this fundamental truth, which is why they give each student the individual attention they need to excel at their chosen martial art. Unlike in other studios, where instructors often focus on a single discipline, founder Renshi Ralph Metz and head instructor Sensei Brian Metz have trained at the highest level in many different styles. Together, they bring more than 60 years of martial-arts training experience to their classes, which blend elements of shorinyu karate-do, isshinryu karate-do, jujitsu, muay thai, judo, and kickboxing, along with other influences.
At American Self-Defense Club, lessons in both mixed martial arts and women's kickboxing focus on short and effective techniques that prepare students for confrontation outside the classroom. The key is adaptability. Students practice each move on different floor surfaces, from grass to tile to pavement; they practice responding in many different situations, including stand-up fighting, ground fighting, and multiple attackers. They'll also learn the best way to take a punch or kick to reduce risk of injury. This practical training equips them with the versatility they need to respond to real-life threats, while building up mental discipline and self-respect.
After giving birth to her third child, Stacey Wodarski decided that it was time for her to reclaim her figure. She created a fitness plan for herself and lost 50 pounds in four months. Inspired by her own success—and fueled by the belief that traditional gyms aren’t motivating enough—she started Impact Fitness and Fight Club with the hope that others can achieve the same success she has.
Today, she leads guests of all levels and ages through intense group classes that combine conditioning exercises with traditional boxing and kickboxing routines. She also offers classes for kids, with childcare services in the mornings and evenings. There are even kid’s kickboxing classes, where budding martial artists can learn proper form and how to kick cookies down from the top of the fridge.
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
Edward Cordiano wears myriad hats: author, business owner, Lululemon ambassador, and father of four. Attributing his multifaceted success to focus and preparation, Edward, along with his team, works to help clients push their own limits. Specializing in power yoga for all skill levels, Power Yoga Center's instructors focus on strengthening the core, aligning the body, and achieving proper breathing technique. They also lead classes in other disciplines, such as hot power yoga, Zumba, and body sculpting.
At Club Metro's panoply of locations, members build their endurance with jogs in state-of-the-art cardio theaters, and tone up in an eclectic array of group workouts. Some classes focus on gym standbys such as core-strengthening mat Pilates and step aerobics, and others build endurance with funkier approaches such as elliptical-style striding and sinuous belly-dance routines. At many locations, members can finish off their gym visits with a healthy smoothie, crafted with fresh fruit at the in-house juice bar.