Boxing & Kickboxing in Shawnee

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Equipment: Insanity, Piloxing, Zumba, SWEAT CAMP, Tabata SWEAT, TurboKick, PiYo, Lift, and SWEAT n Sculpt

Students should bring: Bottle of water and athletic shoes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2012

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with Megan Thieman, Co-owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Each month we run a challenge to keep clients coming in, such as coming to class 25 times in one month to earn a free T-shirt. We change each class, so if you go to a specific class more than once that week, it will be different. Also, we have a variety of classes, so if our clients don't like one style, there are many more from which to choose.

Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?

Free monthly measurements occur every month to show improvements and body change. We also offer help with nutrition guidance.

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

We call ourselves a fitness boutique. We offer a variety of classes with fun, energetic, and motivational instructors that keep clients having fun and laughing while sweating and burning calories all in one awesome hour.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Sweat studio comes with a warning label: it becomes an addiction. We have a very welcoming environment and offer a variety of classes suitable for both beginning and advanced students.

12206 Johnson Drive
Shawnee,
KS
US

Though the exercise equipment at Gold’s Gym beeps and whistles just outside the Ringside Fitness boxing classroom, the focus of Ringside’s students is set on the punching bags before them. Over the thwack of fists and feet hitting the bags, an instructor calls out instruction and motivation, drawing insight from years of training and experience in the ring.

On other days, it’s professional boxers or martial-arts experts lead students through techniques and conditioning exercises. In addition to Ringside’s training classes, the instructors conduct lessons dedicated to self-defense, competition tactics, and how to punch pizza dough to make a crisp, flaky crust.

6501 Frontage Rd
Mission,
KS
US

At 9 Round Mission, nine is the magic number. The boxing and kickboxing gym provides a full-body, trainer-assisted workout in 30 minutes using nine different workout stations, all of which were developed by a professional fighter. The first two stations are dedicated to strength training. At the next six stations, members strike 100-pound heavy bags and speed bags, rather than taking out their aggression on defenseless duffel bags. The ninth station is dedicated to strengthening members' cores.

In addition to this varied workout, members can take advantage of 9 Round's nutrition program.

6516 Martway Street
Mission,
KS
US

The trainers at Innovative Fitness & MMA help members transform their bodies, whether they're seeking to simply get fit, ramp up sports performance, emerge victorious in athletic competitions, or mold muscles for figure competitions. During classes, they work in styles such as Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, muay thai, and kickboxing—as well as mixed martial arts, which comprises multiple styles. They welcome all fitness levels during classes, and also offer sessions for children as young as 4 years old. On the other side of the gym , they’ve stocked treadmills, bikes, and cardio equipment to ensure well-rounded fitness regimens.

In addition to classes, staffers further assist members with personal-training sessions and nutrition coaching, which is calibrated to help them meet their individual goals. In addition to barring live performances of the 1812 Overture in the facility, the owners strive to ensure maximum comfort by offering guests access to a massage room and an infrared sauna designed to soothe aching bodies and evict toxins.

8929 W 135th St
Overland Park,
KS
US

Louis Bar and Laura Cantu have made a habit of competing on the world stage. As six-time French National champions and five-time World Finalists in Argentine tango and swing, they're more than capable of helming the educators at Louis & Company Ballroom Dance Studio. Along with the rest of the instructors, they teach three main dance styles and the various permutations contained within each. Latin classes cover the upbeat tempo and swinging hips of samba, cha-cha, and bolero, and the studio's ballroom classes celebrate slow and smooth elegance. Louis and Laura also lead protégés in the seductive duel that is tango, named for the tangerines that you typically hurl at dancers instead of applause.

2090 Jericho Turnpike
East Northport,
NY
US

It's hard to top the resume of AmeriKick Martial Arts sensei Bob Leiker. A six-time NBL World Champion, he has defeated so many notable opponents that he was inducted into the Legends Hall of Fame. As if that weren't enough, he created a fighting style of his own called sen shu do ryu—a fusion of his knowledge of jiu jitsu, karate-do, tae kwon do, okinawan go ju ryu, and american kickboxing. Outside of the ring, he has served as a governor's appointee to the Kansas Sentencing Commission and the official martial arts instructor for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Still, Bob prefers to talk about his students' successes. AmeriKick's martial arts classes teach not only karate techniques and kickboxing maneuvers to students of all ages and fitness levels, but also self-confidence and the drive to improve oneself. In youth karate classes, students learn to de-escalate potentially hazardous situations, and adult karate sessions teach participants to take defensive action against would-be attackers. Through these lessons, students learn to apply the focus they use in the ring to better themselves outside of it, from tackling personal challenges to staring down textbooks until they turn their own pages.

9534 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park,
KS
US