At Davis School of Martial Arts, Master Charles Platt and Master Jeri Carson and a team of certified instructors share decades upon decades of wisdom while teaching students four traditional forms of martial arts. One of these forms is traditional karate, wherein circular blocks are used to deflect and control attacks. Another, okinawan kobudo, uses weapons. Aikido, based on a philosophy of harmony and nonviolence, promotes flexibility and inner strength over raw physical force. And where aikido favors defense, aiki-jutsu's similar techniques tend toward offense. No matter the art, though, the staff layer their lessons atop the school’s unchanging pillars of manners, peace, drive, courage, and self-improvement.
Champion City CrossFit helps guests prepare for everyday life with a wide range of exercises. The gym splits its floor space with cushioning pads and astro turf. Exercisers can rotate among free weights, kettlebells, ropes, medicine balls, boxes, and high bars with dangling rings. Workouts are run under the supervision of coaches who are trained in the art of CrossFit and Simon Says.
The black-belt mixed-martial-arts instructors at Storm MMA want to help their clients break free from workout boredom. Offering programs for kids, adults, and advanced students, Storm MMA teaches self-defense, discipline, and respect while helping participants burn calories. Students work as teams while using tae kwon do, muay thai, and boxing moves to get faster and stronger.
At its core, each pose assumed by a yoga practitioner has a function—whether it's elongating the back, strengthening the shoulders, or simply restoring a sense of peace. Inside Purpose Yoga's studio, a team of patient, experienced instructors teaches classes that focus on these sometimes overlooked purposes of yoga. With Purpose Yoga's diverse class schedule, students can improve their practice through Hatha, Power, and even Chair Yoga.
The Yoga Loft Daytonhas as robust a selection of yoga classes as one my expect from its name. A team of six teachers lead 12 differnt kinds of yoga series, from heated power yoga to meditative yin yoga. They also lend the space to massage therapists, combining the self-powered stretching with the hands-on assisted relaxation of massage to get clients truly limber.