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 West 135th Street
Overland Park,
KS
US

After a stint on the Junior Olympics sprinting team and dip into the limelight on the UK television series Gladiator, Jonquil Baugh refocused her passion for physical prowess into helping other people achieve their desired level of fitness. She puts her extensive experience to use by providing individuals and small groups with personal training suitable for all fitness levels.

During 30- and 60-minute group classes, trainers lead workouts that incorporate functional, strength, and cardiovascular exercises. Students cycle through a range of routines, interspersing interval-style workouts that involve brief periods of intense exertion with longer periods of sustained, less-strenuous activity. In the studio, clients can focus on cardio with indoor cycling, or tone and strengthen with Pilates and yoga. See the class schedule.

4563 Indian Creek Pkwy.
Overland Park,
KS
US

Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.

9534 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park,
KS
US