Grandmaster Y.K. Kim’s whirlwind life has taken him from Korea to the United States while wearing many hats including author, public speaker, philosopher, entrepreneur, and founder of Martial Arts World. The latter has grown into a family tree of locations spanning four states. At each location, dedicated instructors guide kids and adults through martial-arts classes that aim to instill a sense of confidence, self-discipline, and respect in each and every student. Classes serve as sweat-inducing workouts and an outlet to learn self-defense techniques.
Serving all subspecies of fitness nut, from moderate enthusiast to Shake Weight prophet, Body Mechanix is home to a certified, passionate staff and more than two dozen weekly sweat-and-grunt-powered fitness classes. Today’s deal lets you choose any 8 sessions from 11 separate classes that tone bodies of all shapes, ages, and Bill Nye the Science Guy–tattoo preferences. Classes include Core Pilates, a 60-minute session that promotes strength and flexibility, and Silver Sneakers, a 45-minute cardio-heavy course for exercisers 64 and older. Most classes last 45–60 minutes, except for the abs workout, which takes only 15 minutes to start fashioning prominent abdominal muscles just in time for pleather swimsuit season. Check the website for an up-to-date course schedule.
Created specifically for women, Curves offers a complete fitness and nutrition solution. The Curves 30 minute workout is fun and fast, yet it exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories through a proven program of strength training, cardio and stretching. Also, many women forge lasting new friendships!
As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Never content to let a muscle group grow fallow, the trainers at Divine 24hr Fitness are always devising tactics to keep members active and engaged. They dispel the “I don’t have time” excuse by keeping the facility open 24 hours and preempt the "I left my treadmill at home" excuse by stocking the facility with free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment by Cybex. A staff of 20 personal trainers and fitness instructors inspires trainees to sweat in a studio brimming with Trx bands, heavy ropes, and weight sleds. To complement the calorie burning, the gym provides nutritional consultations, multifaceted wellness programs, and escape pods to avoid cookie-selling girl scouts.
With Boot Camp Fitness Force, LLC, the ground is your floor mat, the street is your treadmill, and the tree limb is your pull-up bar. Here, outdoor boot-camp classes replace leisurely gym visits and sling bodies of all fitness levels through workouts that creatively make use of their surroundings. Trainers keep workouts engaging and fun by frequently changing the class’s location, introducing new challenges into every 75-minute session.