As its name suggests, Taylor's Fitness Club - North Wind Martial Arts Academy leads a double life. For students seeking to master the moves and disciplines of kickboxing and the martial arts, it's a dojo of learning. For those hoping to improve their abilities to lose weight, tone their bodies, and walk up flights of stairs without huffing and puffing like the Little Engine That Could, it is haven of fitness. Leading the way is Sensei James Taylor. He boasts 23 years of training, backed by a seventh-degree black belt in Shito-ryu karate, first-degree black belt in Katsugo kickboxing, and NETA certification as a personal trainer. He calls on his resume of dual abilities to lead a combination of high-intensity boot-camp-style classes and martial arts sessions.
When Jim Kaale began working out after high school, the people around him noticed the changes in his body and started asking him for help with their own training. He turned his passion for fitness and helping others into a career that's spanned more than two decades. In addition to an exercise science degree, he's certified in a barrage of fitness techniques, including golf, TRX Suspension Training, and strength training. He and his team train their clients one-on-one to target specific goals, such as toning up or finally lifting their pet elephants from the well. They also lead group boot camps and TRX Suspension?band classes. With specialties including injury rehabilitation, contest preparation, and weight loss, the trainers are equipped and experienced to help their clients achieve nearly any goal.
Jim stocks the center with Life Fitness and Precor elliptical trainers and steppers, as well as strength machines from Cybex, Hammer Strength, and other brands. Since he's also a massage therapist, he can help prevent bodies from coiling into snakes with sports massages that guard against injury, as well as mysofascial-release massages that soothe recurring aches and pains.
With 45 academies across 16 states, Championship Martial Arts instills confidence, self-discipline, and healthy lifestyles in men, women, and kids of all ages through its fun karate classes. Certified instructors help adult students burn fat and build muscle with motivating, no-pressure karate courses, while kids and teens learn respect and teamwork with youth classes for ages three and up. Under the watchful eye of skilled martial arts experts, martial artists safely punch, leap, kick, and block their way to personal achievement and good health.