With locations spanning the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, iLoveKickboxing.com has trimmed the waistlines of thousands of members while bolstering their confidence levels with engaging and varied total-body workouts. The program blends kickboxing techniques into a fat-burning, muscle-toning, and endurance-enhancing regimen. Limbs warm up with a quick jog before taking down imaginary opponents with a set of practice kicks and punches to drive home proper technique. The pummeling then switches to the one of many freestanding heavy bags, and incorporates ducking and weaving to boost heart rates. Teamwork drills help members tone up while cultivating camaraderie, which could lead to a partnership inspiring future buddy-cop-movie sensations.
As its name suggests, Taylor's Fitness Club - North Wind Martial Arts Academy leads a double life. For students seeking to master the moves and disciplines of kickboxing and the martial arts, it's a dojo of learning. For those hoping to improve their abilities to lose weight, tone their bodies, and walk up flights of stairs without huffing and puffing like the Little Engine That Could, it is haven of fitness. Leading the way is Sensei James Taylor. He boasts 23 years of training, backed by a seventh-degree black belt in Shito-ryu karate, first-degree black belt in Katsugo kickboxing, and NETA certification as a personal trainer. He calls on his resume of dual abilities to lead a combination of high-intensity boot-camp-style classes and martial arts sessions.
They have a saying at Pound 4 Pound Fitness: "Tough times don't last, tough people do." And since the gym is run by professional kickboxers and MMA fighters, they might just know what they're talking about. Boxing and kickboxing classes range from cardio-focused sessions designed to get students in shape to training programs designed for athletes looking to compete. And then there are the boot-camp classes, which are held in the mornings to maximize motivation and deliver faster results. Whether you're looking to tone up a little or to prepare for a match inside the Octagon, Pound 4 Pound is determined to help you achieve your fitness goals.
A five-time American Taekwondo Association World Champion, chief master Von Schmeling, began Victory Martial Arts to teach pupils confidence and leadership skills while imparting martial-arts techniques. Classes capped at 30 students, with at most 10 students per instructor, cover disciplines such as general martial arts, krav maga, and self-defense for thwarting assailants and heavily armed spiders. Budding martial artists hone their craft alongside loved ones in family sessions or practice maneuvers in age-specific sequences for kids, teens, or adults.
In the large fitness space of Body & Motion Fitness Studio, exercisers gather for fast-paced and fun-filled fitness classes. Positioned in front of wall-to-wall mirrors, instructors lead students in dance fitness such as Zumba and hip-hop cardio, alongside others such as Insanity workouts.
When Jim Kaale began working out after high school, the people around him noticed the changes in his body and started asking him for help with their own training. He turned his passion for fitness and helping others into a career that's spanned more than two decades. In addition to an exercise science degree, he's certified in a barrage of fitness techniques, including golf, TRX Suspension Training, and strength training. He and his team train their clients one-on-one to target specific goals, such as toning up or finally lifting their pet elephants from the well. They also lead group boot camps and TRX Suspension?band classes. With specialties including injury rehabilitation, contest preparation, and weight loss, the trainers are equipped and experienced to help their clients achieve nearly any goal.
Jim stocks the center with Life Fitness and Precor elliptical trainers and steppers, as well as strength machines from Cybex, Hammer Strength, and other brands. Since he's also a massage therapist, he can help prevent bodies from coiling into snakes with sports massages that guard against injury, as well as mysofascial-release massages that soothe recurring aches and pains.