A trio of black-belted Moras sisters lead the diverse fitness curriculum at Amys Martial Arts. Melany, Amely, and Samy blend the disciplined technique they’ve displayed in national, collegiate, and international martial-arts competitions with coaching and referee experience as they teach students aged 3 and older. Children's tae-kwon-do classes develop motor skills, balance, and a positive attitude, and tumbling sessions develop the sense of balance needed to roll, cartwheel, and handspring. Adults can explore the physical and mental benefits of tae kwon do's full-body workout or jump-start their heart rate with kickboxing, Zumba, or imagining how they’d use tae kwon do to fend off a pack of wild rabbits.
Intent on improving visitors' confidence as well as their physical fitness, the trainers at Fight 4 U Fitness teach classes that draw inspiration from both self-defense systems and traditional workout regimens. These lessons in krav maga: a marital art that prepares students of all ages to protect and extricate themselves from real-world threats. The instructors also offer personal-training sessions and group classes, which use everything from kickboxing and muay thai to yoga and agility training to create programs that help individuals live stronger and healthier lifestyles.
Wall-to-wall padding produces the ideal environment for students to kick, punch, and leap their way across the inside of Hidden Valley Mixed Martial Arts. Experienced instructors guide students of all ages through Brazilian jujitsu, kodokan judo, and muay thai kickboxing techniques. Kids learn how to protect themselves against bullies by putting them in a joint lock and singing “Why Can’t We Be Friends” on key. Adult classes focus on building martial-arts skills just as much as sculpting muscles for a full-body workout.
The fitness specialists at Studio HV whip their clients into shape using simple exercises that align with natural, functional movements. Classes are designed for all levels of fitness, from beginners to the most active of athletes. Using their full body, members practice natural movement to complete and efficient and effective workouts. A steady change-up of class offerings— from Mat Pilates to Insane Legs—keeps muscles guessing.
At Master Kwon's World Class Tae Kwon Do, Grand Master and seventh-degree black belt Jin Yong Kwon imparts more than a quarter-century of tae kwon do wisdom in lessons for participants of all ages. Through tae kwon do training, pupils develop technical martial-arts skills while seeking to build traits such as self-control, respect, and confidence that carry over into other facets of life.
Rooted in the fundamentals of CrossFit, Xcel Fitness's programs aim to push participants with challenging, dynamic workouts. They introduce beginners to the workout in CrossFit Fundamentals classes and provide easily scalable sessions for those more experienced. But just because Xcel focuses on the power of CrossFit, it doesn't mean they forgo variety. The gym also offers classes in spin, yoga, and mixed-martial-arts training, allowing them to provide something for everyone—they even offer classes for kids.