By practicing martial arts at Kil's Taekwondo Center, students of all ages and experience levels can learn to unlock their full potential while mastering valuable self-defense techniques. Grandmaster Yong Sup Kil oversees the organization, relying upon his 30 years of teaching experience?including time spent coaching students for international competitions?as he and his instructors help attendees improve their physical and mental fortitude.
Although classes explore various forms of self-defense, they emphasize the techniques of tae kwon do. That martial art aims to help students understand virtues like self-control, humility, and perseverance while teaching them how to protect themselves from assailants or stationary pieces of lumber. Since balanced self-improvement is the ultimate goal, the center also offers fitness classes that range from kickboxing and Zumba to yoga and tai chi.
At Fit Zone for Women, ladies workout in a friendly, supportive atmosphere highlighted by natural light and a bright color scheme of purple and light pink. Upbeat music plays as members bounce from treadmills and elliptical machines to free weights and pin-select weight equipment. And to keep exercisers in the cardio area distracted from the burn, the gym boasts large screen TVs airing popular TV shows and videos of woodland creatures practicing yoga. The gym eschews the presence of sweaty and grunting power-lifters for the mindfulness of Pilates, yoga, and women’s self-defense classes. Members can even grab a paperback from the gym’s book nook before starting their workout to include their brain in their full-body workout, and lock up their belongings in the spacious locker room with private changing areas.
At AirTime Trampoline & Game Park, visitors rarely bounce in one place, or in silence. Every hour, the massive speakers in the 12,000 square-foot arena pump out music from a local DJ or live band as visitors bounce across the floor and off the angled walls in four courts divided by age (from age 3 up to adult) and bounce-intensity level. They can also leap into Olympic-grade foam pits, bounce to shoot at regulation basketball hoops, and learn what it's like during gym class in the International Space Station with games of dodge ball on a trampoline court. Staff welcomes visitors for daily open bounce sessions, and can also organize group games and birthday-party packages.
Martial arts form the axis on which Krav Maga Detroit spins, but it's far from the only option here. With 5,000 square feet, three training floors, and a dozen experienced instructors, the school offers coaching in a variety of disciplines. Along with krav maga, students can take kickboxing and weapons defense. Alternatively, guided workouts, such as kettlebell training and yoga, enhance athletic function. A pro shop offers training apparel and gear, and in the locker room, trainees shower, change, and wax mustaches into intimidating shapes.
Owner and head trainer Michelle Gomez wants every member of 6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios to feel like family. Eschewing the cold, anonymous feeling of many large gyms, she created a kickboxing studio where each member is paired with a Burn Consultant?a trainer who helps clients achieve fitness goals and crafts healthy-eating plans. In addition to kickboxing, the studio?s exercise options include personal training, TRX suspension classes, Zumba classes, Power Stretch classes, and boot camp. There?s even a cardio boxing class tailored to members in wheelchairs.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Equipment Used: We use heavy bag gloves, which are also available for purchase
Pro Tip: Bring a towel, heavy bag gloves, and water
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Adults