A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club Tulsa maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people?s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
After a 15-year professional fighting career, Thomas “Thunderkick” Longacre wanted to bring his unique knowledge and skills back home. Thomas created Thunderkick Fitness to help his clients build better bodies and to teach pupils his personal fighting style, a blend of tae kwon do and goju-ryu. Students learn a multidimensional approach to fighting, incorporating elements from boxing, wrestling, and kickboxing. The facility hosts cardio kickboxing classes for an up-tempo workout, as well as children’s karate classes that instill discipline and self-confidence. The gym also includes a grappling area with an octagon-style chainlink fence to simulate a professional fighting environment, as well as a forest of swaying heavy bags for students to punch, kick, and use their heat vision on. Thomas draws on his years of experience to provide insights about the mental aspects of the fight game, and he speaks to kids about bully prevention.