At Pinellas Krav Maga, students harness the defensive techniques used by the Israeli military to tone physiques, build mental awareness, and learn self-defense strategies. Trainers draw from real-life experiences to mold their students into seasoned defenders able to protect themselves in a variety of real-life situations.
Each class targets specific areas of self-defense and intense conditioning, including anti-carjacking courses, women's self-defense, and strength-building kickboxing workouts. Under the watchful guidance of experts, pupils kick and condition their bodies into lean, muscular machines capable of taking down an armed assailant with precise, instinctual moves or a single well-timed sneeze.
Staff Size: 1 person
Pro Tip: Please come READY to run, PUNCH, sweat and work hard.
Good for Kids: No
What sets your business apart from your competition?
The ladies -nly Power Punch and Cross Fusion Fitness classes were created by a professional MMA Fighter to give all women the ability to train like a pro and look like a pro, without getting punched, kicked, or taken down. The workouts we do are the same workouts professional fighters and athletes use in their every day training routines.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
A girlfriend came to me for help with post baby weight loss, and after seeing results so soon, convinced me to extend my training to other women.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
We've gotten too many to choose just one. But to see women who have never worked out a day in their life lose dress sizes, and feel better about themselves, is simply amazing.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing people succeed. Seeing people happy about themselves now, when before they weren't.
American MMA’s staff accomplishments include being a three-time world kickboxing champion, winning fifth place at Ms. Fitness USA, earning a fifth-degree black belt, and fighting in mixed-martial-arts matches. They bestow students with their knowledge during kickboxing and jujitsu classes. Other fitness-related workouts include Zumba and Pilates. Specialty kids' fitness classes improve gross motor skills, self-esteem, and discipline practices that can carry over into schoolwork or the top level of Tetris.
Professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) gym offering group self defense and fitness classes for men, women and children. The needs of athletes and grandparents differ by degree not kind. Athletes worldwide have followed our workouts and distinguished themselves in the streets, gyms, stadiums, and world class combat situations
Equipment: Movestrong FTS, Schwinn Evolution Indoor Bikes, functional training
Students should bring: Bring a towel and a water bottle to class
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
At Clearwater Boxing Center, students learn the sweet science from decorated trainers. There's Ron Valicoff—who owns more than 35 years of martial arts experience—and Tony "TNT" Tucker, who defeated Buster Douglas for the IBF World Heavyweight championship in 1987. Together, the staff oversees an array of classes geared toward folks ages 6 and older, including boxing, kickboxing, and women's only boot camp. Like any true boxing gym, the facility keeps plenty of punching bags around so that students can practice hugging.