The Jow Ga Shaolin Institute promotes the study of authentic Chinese martial arts for health, fitness, emotional well-being and self-defense. We provide expert instruction for adults, teens and kids. We offer training to anyone interested, provided they have good moral character and a sincere desire to learn.
The odds of earning a black belt are about one in a hundred, according to Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy. That's how many martial-arts students actually stay with it long enough to achieve the honor. The instructors understand the struggle—they've gone through it themselves—and strive to keep their programs engaging and fun. Their tae kwon do, karate, and MMA classes are available for everyone aged 2.5 and up.
The goal at Brickhouse Cardio Club, according to its website, “is to ditch the workout and have a party in every class.” To do this, the trainers crank up energetic dance music on the full sound system so it reverberates through every plank of the joint-friendly flooring, motivating the students to power through the Zumba, PiYo Strength, INSANITY, and TRX Suspension Training classes. This unconventional approach to fitness also surfaces in the friendly trainers’ dedication to cultivating a supportive community of members, as well as creating a welcoming space free from ogling gym rats.
TITLE Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of non-contract 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.
The lessons taught at Jeff Smith's Mile High Karate go beyond punches and kicks to help students develop strength of character through a discipline-focused brand of martial arts. In his guidance of the curriculum, Grand Master Jeff Smith—a seven-time world light heavyweight karate champion who served as the opening act to Muhammad Ali's "Thrilla in Manila"—ensures each instructor demonstrates a mastery of effective teaching methods and the ability to interact with students on a one-on-one basis.
The staff at the Sterling location boasts more than a decade of martial-arts experience, which they share in classes for all ages. The studio also features family classes where parents and children practice side by side.