At Do Well Be Well Training & Performance, working out can involve anything from ballet barres to barbells. The gym's group fitness schedule compiles together all sorts of different class styles to appeal to students of all ages, abilities, and tastes. Barre classes, for example, blend elements of modern dance, ballet, and Pilates into a single toning whole. Meanwhile, the weight-lifting workout, Group Power, blends barbell work with tried-and-true moves such as squats and lunges. And the amenities at Do Well Be Well are as eclectic as the workouts. On-site massage therapists relax worn-out physiques with chair massages, and parents can drop their kids off at an on-site childcare center, where the walls are decorated with pictures of famously in-shape cartoons.
Licensed podiatrist Dr. Raymond M. Maimone has helped heal a lot of feet over the course of three decades in private practice. Dr. Maimone has always worked to stay at the forefront of podiatric care, arming his team with advanced lasers. The units often reduce a patient’s need for surgery, unlike a decision to put a trampoline under a basketball goal. Aided by these lasers or traditional podiatry, Dr. Maimone can treat sprained ankles, fractures, and many other foot disorders.
Eagle Mixed Martial Arts? owner and chief instructor Master Jan is a man of simple tastes: he enjoys sparring, archery, watching Jackie Chan?s Drunken Master, and molding the lives of students through ancient training regimens. Assisted by a team of teachers?many of who were or still are his own students?the Master imparts the wisdom he gained on his way to a fifth-degree black belt during kids? karate classes, adult fitness kickboxing classes, and full mixed martial arts conditioning. Students switch styles, learning basic self-defense techniques, advanced muay thai strikes, and the grappling art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which uses a combination of choke holds, joint locks, and discretely hidden car keys to trap an opponent.
At CKO Kickboxing, combatants wage one-hour battles against an army of heavy bags. The weighted punching bags dangle in long rows as participants unleash flurries of kicks, punches, knees, and elbows upon them until they agree to personally train them. CKO's instructors emphasize the fitness aspects of kickboxing over a traditional martial-arts education, peppering sessions of punches and kicks with plyometrics and cross training to sculpt and strengthen the entire body. Students of all skill levels are welcome in each class, and beginners are encouraged to progress at their own pace.
Passersby that peer inside the windows of CKO Kickboxing won?t see treadmills, ellipticals, or stairclimbers. Instead, they?ll spot rows of heavy bags lurching backward and sideways from the force of participants? kicks and right hooks. The kickboxing-focused gym doesn?t need excessive equipment or a catalog full of workout programs?the high-intensity fitness regimen of kickboxing is more than enough to shape up CKO members. Students of all levels reap the system?s multifaceted benefits, burning up to 1,200 calories per class, releasing stress, and developing a six-pack more realistically than drawing on their midsections with a marker.
A member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame since 1993 and a 25-year veteran in the field, Master Stevens of Bill Stevens Karate has carved out a studio where students of all ages can learn from his experiences and accomplishments. Stevens has not only earned first-degree black belt status in Gracie jiu-jitsu and sixth-dan blackbelt in Korean karate, he was also tapped by the Bergen County Police to teach defensive tactics to personnel. Here at Bill Stevens Karate, he offers classes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing for men, women, and kids of all ages. During the black belt success system, which is targeted specifically at kids, children learn the finer points of self-defense while getting in shape and exercising their natural desire to break things in half.