Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu follows the teachings of the Gracie family, who derived their own style of jiu-jitsu after learning the ancient Japanese version of the art. Jiu-jitsu's practice allows for a physically weaker person to defeat a stronger opponent through the use of superior technique and skill. Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers classes to kids—who learn both self-defense and self-confidence—and adults alike.
Certified CrossFitter and owner David Tripp puts his Army and outdoor-adventuring experience to work during intense cross-training routines at Land Warrior CrossFit. Along with his team of knowledgeable and skilled instructors, he teaches the CrossFit system because of its universal scalability, able to prep people of all ages and fitness levels for every kind of physical activity. They do this by employing functional-movement exercises that enhance power, agility, and speed, while toning all muscle groups.
Lunges while holding kettlebells, jumping pull-ups, handstands, and games of catch with medicine balls—these are a few of the ever-changing exercises that comprise CrossFit’s daily workouts. Trainers mix up routines to ensure clients avoid the boredom of that can set in from repeated exercise and use functional movements, such as pushing and lifting, to prep participants for all physical activities. The mix of explosive exercises and everyday motions works every muscle group, enhancing power, speed, and agility.
The ground fighting, chokes, and locks of Brazilian jiu jitsu are traditionally associated with the legendary Gracie family—and Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu Jitsu features an instructor who knows the family well. Marcio Stambowsky studied with the family and was one of just a few to earn his black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under the tutelage of the late Rolls Gracie. Now a seventh-degree red-and-black belt, Stambowsky and Brazilian jujitsu black belt Brad Wolfson lead a team that instructs students in jiu jitsu and muay thai kickboxing. Youngsters get in on the act as well, with kids' classes that teach self-defense, boost confidence, and demonstrate how to avoid conflicts with that kid at lunch who keeps trying to trade a fat-free Fig Newton for a chocolate-pudding pack.
Feeding off of the positive energy of other boot campers and experienced instructors, you'll be encouraged to power through each 45-minute session of intense cardio, kettlebell, and resistance training like a pro. CrossFit's any-skill-level workouts burn fat, increase flexibility and strength, and build confidence, pushing bodies to the edge of Fitness Mountain. During the course of the four-week session, you should expect to run, walk, workout with partners, complete targeted drills and resistance-training exercises, and more, all with a willingness to work hard. After completing 12 classes of CrossFit boot camp and collecting a small sweat sample in a jar as proof of exertion, students are eligible to register for the more intensive CrossFit Main class.
CrossFit Franklin / Team Fitness Franklin boasts 16,000 square feet of space that encourages a healthy lifestyle. Expansive rooms with sleek hardwood or padded flooring host group fitness classes that include spin, yoga, Pilates, Zumba and TRX, a boot-camp-style cardio and toning class. A number of onsite amenities provide an upscale gym experience. Shower towels, workout towels, and towels used to wipe down equipment or your gym partner are all complimentary. Post-workout, guests can climb into the steam room and let their muscles relax or stop by the smoothie bar for a quick pick-me-up.