At Total Boxing, students study under experienced athletes and instructors, learning the swift leg strikes, powerful blocks, and delicate balancing skills of muay thai. Adults and children alike hone their agility, strength, and speed during invigorating lessons, safely sparring with other fighters, or practicing fist and footwork on the gym's ample collection of specially designed training bags. In addition to perfecting a blinding flurry of high-kicking feet, visitors to Total Boxing turn abs and core muscles into rippling sinew, and learn effective self-defense strategies. The part-gym, part-dojo operates with its own in-house graduated belt system to mark students' progress and development, shunning the meaningless belt-doling and cupcake-gifting of corporate academies. Other classes include the core building of Pilates, the chokes and locks that make up Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and the functional workouts in boot-camp classes.
Although each of the seven Just Fitness 4U locations has its own distinctions—such as the Lawrenceville location's 24/7 hours or the Marietta location's 25,000 sq. ft. facility and marble lobby—they more or less share the same tools for getting in shape. For starters, each is furnished with state-of-the-art Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, which can be used or lifted to increase strength. Moreover, the facilities have a team of certified personal trainers and group fitness instructors who lead one-on-one workouts and fitness classes such Pilates, Zumba, yoga, and spinning, respectively.
Born in a Floridian retirement community, Liza Jaine had to rely on the power of her own imagination for entertainment. She staged theatrical and dance productions in her backyard, planting the seeds for a lifelong pursuit of the stage arts. Her education and career took her to New York, down the East Coast, to Chicago, and finally back to Atlanta to start a family. Now, she indulges that urge to dance through a new medium: Piloxing, a fusion of dance, boxing, Pilates.
Liza teaches students at Total Boxing, making use of the facility’s weighted gloves to enhance the workout. She splices the speed and strength training with graceful, core-building Pilates moves and energetic dance routines set to chart-topping hits.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
Damon Hartley, the founder of Body by Damon, uses certifications from the American Council on Exercise and the National Federation of Professional Trainers to design custom workout plans for his clients. Damon specializes in a variety of areas, ranging from weight-loss management and body sculpting to general fitness, corrective exercises, and nutrition. Along with custom workouts, Damon also holds regular boot camps for groups of athletes of all fitness levels.