Black and red hues permeate Elite Training Center's sprawling fitness emporium, which is outfitted with elite fitness equipment that help guests torch calories and quicken jabs. A seasoned slew of instructors and certified trainers teaches the lethargy-banishing classes, scheduled six days a week. Fitness classes such as fitness kickboxing and BodyBlast boxing sculpt bodies while increasing your endurance. They can hone their abilities on rows of heavy bags that dangle from chains and practice jabs and uppercuts.
Under the guidance of world sport-karate champion, Mr. Julio Castro, Castro's Martial Arts & Cardio Kickboxing teaches local youth discipline, self-confidence, and proper fitness. Martial styles include tae kwon do, karate, and kickboxing, among others. Besides helping students hone these skills, the staff also emphasizes the importance of academic achievement and teamwork. Through this combination, Castro's Martial Arts aims to boost students' performance in other sports, improve their study habits, and enhance their overall focus.
When Julius Jones isn't in the gym, he's talking about it, as he helps guests make long-term health and fitness adjustments. He leads guests through intense classes in his sprawling black-and-red gym, teaching students of all fitness levels kickboxing, aerobics, and boot-camp exercises. Julius also works one on one with guests to help them create the foundations for healthy habits during personal-training sessions.
Fifth-degree black belt Hank Valadao has taught numerous students throughout his more than 25-year martial-arts career. At Fit Force, that number continues to grow with each martial-arts, kickboxing, or boot-camp class scheduled. The driving force of Valadao's passion is his energetic, upbeat demeanor, which rubs off on his staff, students, classes, and sweat towel.
AKR Academy’s martial-arts and fitness classes fine-tune physiques using fun and effective workouts held in a positive, family-friendly environment. Incorporating principals of interval training with Latin dance steps and hip-hop beats, the one hour, high-energy Zumba class leads students through an easy-to-follow routine that torches calories and shrinks rebellious waistlines without the use of old-timey corsetry or magic-bean-soup diets. Appropriate for fitnessiers of any age, shape, or size, Zumba lets practitioners prance away pounds to rhythms from around the world, from merengue, salsa, and mambo to calypso cadences and excerpts from Kenny G's brief divergence into reggae.
Go is Japanese for hard, ju means soft, and the phrase goju ryu refers to a type of karate, pioneered in 1930, that uses both types of movements. "Hard" generally refers to closed-hand attacks. "Soft" generally describes open-handed and circular motions used in defense or grappling, as well as the aggressive throwing of cotton balls. To say that Sensei Tibon is an expert in this form of Okinawan karate might be an understatement. He estimates that he's trained hundreds of athletes who went on to win national and international competitions, and his own trophy case isn't exactly lacking, either. Sensei Tibon has also lent his martial arts and instruction skills to an array of outreach organizations. On the mat at one of his studio's multiple locations, however, Sensei TIbon directs his focus completely to the lesson at hand, which can be anything from a weapons class or beginner classes for kids aged 4 to 12.