The experienced staff at Jab Fitness help patrons sculpt shapely physiques, imparting strength and discipline with a curriculum of fight-inspired class styles. Focusing on high-energy, combat-sports training, instructors enhance each session with adrenaline-pumping music, motivational pep talks, and punching bags that bear a striking resemblance to your fifth-grade bully’s henchmen. Jab Fitness also boasts a number of highly structured fitness programs for children, so energetic tykes can tire themselves out while learning the self-defense boxing tactics necessary for uppercutting the monsters beneath their beds. The fitness-centered yoga classes sculpt bodies in a variety of classes that blend traditional moves with high-energy workouts set to music.
Students of all ages rouse their inner fighters at the Phoenix Combat Academy through martial-arts instruction from well-trained coowners Jay Pages and Sunshine Fettkether. Not unlike black-belt-holding sewer rats that mentor adolescent turtles, the academy trains both amateur and professional fighters in the art of combat with a variety of muay thai kickboxing, boxing, jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Students can spend two weeks honing their fighting skills in an unlimited number of classes during which they can learn how to grapple and ground fight in Brazilian jujitsu or use a series of rapid strikes to subdue an opponent in muay thai. Both a combat and defense sport, martial arts combines group fitness with intricate skill, requiring high-energy movements that can tone muscles, burn off weight, and distract low-flying planes.
Armed with various facilities, group classes, and state-of-the-art equipment, 24 Hour Fitness molds amorphous adobe muscles into rock-solid flesh houses. Each location boasts cardio equipment, free weights, a steam room, and group exercise classes so social gym junkies can motivate each other. Group cycling sessions burn calories and increase energy levels, and Latin dance-influenced Zumba classes present a fun, dynamic way to slim meat suits. Before breaking a sweat, check the online schedules for upcoming times.
When it comes to pure competition, there is no hotter crucible than combat sports. Whether in a ring or a cage, fighters have long come together in a clash of wills to test their physical fitness, technical prowess, and mental toughness. In today's world, boxing and mixed martial arts are often locked in a battle for supremacy, and that's where Bad Boy Fights steps in. Bad Boy looks to bring fans of both sports together, cultivating the blood, sweat, and tears that forges great fighters for a single, epic event. In one night, spectators can watch as many as 12 bouts of the sweet science as boxers jab, hook, and uppercut their way to victory. Afterward, four MMA fights light up the mat as fighters find places to land elbows and knees or show off their ground game?be it Brazilian jujitsu, folkstyle wrestling, or Lithuanian Twister. Each event will feature fighters from light, middle, light heavy, and heavy weight classes for an even wider spectrum of fighting action.
Axé Capoeira Arizona's head instructor, Jay "Camara" Spain, learned capoeira from second-degree capoeira master and Axé Capoeira founder Marcos da Silva. Today, at his Tempe studio, Spain returns the favor to his students, both kids and adults. His specialty is capoeira, a visually enthralling Brazilian technique that consists of kicks, self-defense movements, dance-floor-worthy footwork, and tricky gymnastic moves such as cartwheels, handstands, and eyelash stands. For self-defense tactics solely, Spain and his team also offer Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai classes.
Generally speaking, if you want to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. At The Fitness Joint, the staff helps expedite that process with a two-tiered attack. First, they create a personalized training program using calorie-burning exercises such as plyometrics and agility drills. Then, they augment the work with nutrition services such as the refrigerator makeover, where a member of the staff takes a health-minded inventory of the refrigerator before discouraging the use of unhealthy foods and unsalted caramels.