Some people are born with a misplaced overabundance of self-confidence, as the popularity of karaoke bars can attest, but most develop the trait by accomplishing feats they never believed they were capable of. The black-belt-wearing, championship-winning instructors that helm ATA Karate’s 6 locations seek to foster that self-confidence by teaching students the art of self-defense in its many forms, including tae kwon do and Krav Maga. With a client base ranging from toddlers to adults, the ATA staff keeps people empowered and fit by demonstrating effective ways to properly punch, kick, and look cool in slow motion. In addition to teaching martial arts, instructors host leadership programs that show kids how to avoid the perils of peer pressure and adults how to maintain order in their lives. They also cover topics such as dealing with bullies and eliminating child abductions in a series of regular workshops.
Fearless Fitness gets patrons into shape through intense, martial-arts-based classes. Expert instructors acquaint students with muay thai kickboxing, using punching bags to practice kicks and elbow strikes. They also offer boxing instruction as well as fitness classes that mix and match styles to create intense workouts. Students of all levels and ages can get in on the action, including children ages 4 and older.
A forest of punching bags dangles from the rafters at Sweat Functional Fitness Training, where athletes throw jabs and hooks as instructors motivate them to push to their limits during each workout. Modeled after boxing training, the workouts supplement floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee with strength training and kettlebell drills to light the path toward slimmer and stronger physiques. Patrons of all ages and fitness levels are welcome, and the goal of the fast-paced workouts is not to train championship fighters, but to inspire fit-seekers to whip into peak physical condition.
Like the plot of Rocky, Sweat Functional Fitness Training revolves around boxing, but has something for everybody. The trainers also lead fitness classes in TRX suspension training and kettlebell training, in addition to high-intensity indoor and outdoor boot camps.
It's hard to become bored during a class at G.I. GYM Bootcamp. That's because its energetic trainers are constantly switching their workouts up, infusing boot-camp-style exercises with rounds of boxing, intervals of weightlifting, and bursts of cardio. Amid bright-green walls and matted floors, the highly trained and certified coaches lead classes in a variety of focuses, including abdominal work, kettlebell exercises, and MMA training. Trainers take advantage of the studio's abundance of functional equipment, supplementing exercises with heavyweight punching bags, massive tractor tires, and sledgehammers. The team also includes a staff nutritionist, who assists students in crafting customized diet plans based on their needs, goals, and favorite flavor of Kool-Aid.
Krystal Reynolds always has had a passion for fitness that extended beyond just going to the gym. She learned early on that the secret to sticking to a workout was to vary the routine, as well as to rely on camaraderie and innovation to keep students excited. After melding that blueprint and with her 13 years of experience, Krystal finally had the formula to create Blaze Fit Studio. Krystal has mastered the practice of fusing multiple exercise disciplines together to help transform bodies and keep them running in tiptop shape.
LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists usually burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the 30-day trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill (all three subject to availability).