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As a fitness discipline, Pilates takes on many different forms. Though the fundamentals remain the same, exercisers can explore many styles to find an effective personal workout. Apparatus sessions employ pieces of equipment such as the tower and the reformer designed by the creator of Pilates to increase resistance and enhance the regimen's effectiveness. Barre classes supplement the Pilates's core-sculpting basics with balletic exercises designed to create long, lean muscle and a sudden affinity for Swan Lake, while suspension training adds in the extra challenge of resisting gravity while hanging from ceiling-mounted TRX harnesses.
159-16 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows,
NY
US
It's one thing to know how to defend yourself. It's quite another to be able to react in the moment?to analyze and swiftly repel an attacker's every move without batting an eyelash. At New York Self Defense Academy, teaching the basics of self defense is just the first step. Founder and chief instructor Avi Avramcheyiv prepares his students for real-life scenarios by drawing on skills he honed as a hand-to-hand combat instructor in the Israeli Defense Force. Krav maga, the official self-defense system of the IDF, predictably dominates the schedule at Avi's own martial-arts academy. He and his team of instructors enact realistic scenarios that teach students to deal with weapons and hand-to-hand attacks. These exercises are stressful by design, though many students find that they are also exhilarating and highly educational. Along with learning proper ways to defend against chokes, hand grabs, and bear hugs, students of all abilities experience an intense workout in each class.
70-62 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing,
NY
US
The martial art of taekwondo, a highlight of the Olympics since the year 2000, isn't just about flashy roundhouse kicks. Known by some as "the way of the foot and the hand," it combines combat and self-defense strategies with potent physical and disciplinary exercises that develop the strength necessary to kick through bricks, and the stamina needed to carefully piece them back together again. Fancy footwork is the forte of Blackbelt Taekwondo Center's head instructor, who in addition to his martial arts mastery has also taught dance since 1987. In classes geared for ages 4 and up, he instills students with confidence and energy to climb the belt ladder from white to black as they perfect taekwondo's physical buffet of rapid attacks.
70-20 88th Street
Glendale,
NY
US
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