Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.
Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs?which include classes, personal training, and competition training?encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.
Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.
The clients at Get In Shape For Women don't just rave about looking better in their clothes. They talk about having the stamina to keep up with their kids and feeling beautiful on their wedding day. That's because GISFW is about providing smart, supportive workouts. Instead of fending for themselves at a gym, clients enroll in small-group personal training that gives them support from their trainer as well as from other women with similar health and fitness goals.
Groups of four women follow a four-part training program, which includes cardio, weight training, nutrition, and, most importantly, accountability to achieve results. GISFW customizes client workouts to a client's ability and progress accordingly. This formula has worked for countless women, as the trainer-founded brand has expanded to more than 100 locations across the country.
For almost 20 years, the locally owned and operated Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs have been providing gym goers with a cheerful neighborhood ambience and expansive, immaculate facilities packed with state-of-the-art equipment, including the finest cardio, strength training, and free weights from Precor and Cybex. Whether you pound these machines so that you can one day fight them when they become self-aware or are just craving classes such as yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and spinning, you'll be met by a friendly staff that strives to make your gymsperience a positive one. As a result, you'll love coming back to Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs and never dread the time spent getting your body fitter, faster, and more nudity-compatible.
Acorn Yoga Studio's instructors believe that quality instruction stems from personal attention. They keep class sizes small?no more than 16 people per session?allowing them to maintain a five to one student to teacher ratio. This means that students get plenty of feedback on their posture, whether performing classic yogic asanas or Pilates core exercises. They also get plenty of instruction in the mental and spiritual aspects of the exercise, two tenets that Acorn yogis hold close to their hearts.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
HIIT Bootcamp is a fast paced class that utilizes a short sprint interrupted by a brief rest. Each interval consists of many different types of exercise to boost your metabolism and shred body fat. Our Strength and Conditioning class uses traditional lifts to improve strength & lean muscle mass.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Our programs include friendly competition and are based on results. We like to make each workout mean something more than just checking another box for the day. We create a community and environment that feels more like a team than a class.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to create something that was more than just a workout. I wanted people to get results while being part of something. This influence comes from my time in the Marines and many years of competitive team sports. By adding a layer of camaraderie its easier to stay consistent and reach goals.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing people crush goals that they never thought were possible. It can be as simple as losing 5lbs or as great as completing a marathon after never running more than a mile.
Boston Running Center wrangles a crack team of personal trainers, sports nutritionists, and of course, running enthusiasts with the express purpose of helping clients get the most out of their pavement-pounding routine. Whether runners are training for a marathon or simply hoping to outrun a personal demon named Azazel, the tailor-made programs and one-on-one guidance—including unlimited phone and email access to coaches—help them sprint straight into the beating heart of those goals. Clients learn to avoid common injuries, bolster lower-body strength, and fine-tune their workout routines.