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If pads and punching bags had legs, they would run far away from Advanced World Martial Art System, an expansive martial-arts facility where they suffer daily beatings in classes that range from tae kwon do to kids’ karate. Though instructors teach a variety of disciplines, nearly all of their classes split their focus between practical self-defense and total-body fitness. Take krav maga, for example. Taught by a certified law-enforcement and military trainer who was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2009, this Israeli martial art emphasizes instinctual movements that simultaneously tone muscles and keep unlawful ruffians at bay. Rather than hope for a fortuitous opening in Batman’s nightly schedule, students of all levels can take matters into their own hands with the footwork and finger locks they learn in kickboxing and jiujitsu grappling classes.
Gold's Gym opened more than 45 years ago in Venice Beach and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. Clients can maximize their strength, flexibility, and typing speed, or enlist the expertise of a complimentary personal training consultation.
In a no-fluff gym filled with steel training bars, plywood walls, and black free weights, personal trainers and exercisers work side by side to forge paths to fitness. Jeremy McKenzie, the gym's training coordinator, emboldens his students to chase down their fitness goals by drafting a personalized blueprint. For group classes, staffers pull from a playbook of CrossFit exercise regimens designed to prepare police officers, military special-operations units, and washed-up prop comedians for hostile environments. Traditional training methods mix with Olympic-style weightlifting and kettlebell lifts to build muscle and burn calories. Trainers and their pet kangaroos step into the ring to teach boxing, sparring, and kickboxing basics.
Wielding battle-tested self-defense techniques and a black belt from Krav Maga Worldwide, Burlington Krav Maga owner Shannon Marshall passes on her combat knowledge to students of all ages. She boils Krav Maga down to its basics for beginners, slowly laying on more advanced techniques, and she covers everything from blocking a punch to disarming a gun-armed assailant in the back seat of a car. One of her courses focuses on self-defense techniques for women, teaching them how to defend against larger or stronger opponents. She also provides training exclusively geared toward law-enforcement officers, helping them protect themselves from sudden assault, as well as a plethora of fitness classes.
The team of certified personal trainers at Top Performance Health & Fitness draw from years of diverse fitness and training experience to help clients reach their fitness goals by taking full advantage of the facility’s amenities, which include an indoor running track, a partial football field, free weights, recumbent stationary bikes, and elliptical trainers. In addition to training, they helm a wide range of fitness classes, such as Pilates, cardio kickboxing, and Zumba, within designated classrooms. Sports-performance trainers, meanwhile, design workouts especially for athletes as well as help wide receivers incorporate Tchaikovskian pirouettes into posttouchdown dances.