From Our Editors
Backed by years of experience, the trainers at UMTBC Lifestyle Center, formerly Ultimate Muay Thai Boot Camp, introduce participants of all fitness levels to the exercise, healthy lifestyle practices, and stress-fighting benefits rendered by the martial art of Muay Thai and meditation. Set to stimulating music, each of the studio's group fitness classes beckons fitness seekers to aim for excellence in body and mind by hitting target pads, perform full-body exercises, and hogtie dumbbells to potentially burn up to 800 calories per hour. The Foundation class lets fledgling kickboxers build a strong foundation of Muay Thai skills and the Elevate program helps develop lean muscle mass in isolated body areas. The classes are designed for participants of all skill levels, including for kids, who are focusing on transforming and changing more than just their physical appearance—but also their lifestyle. As exercisers master each new skill set, they can gain the increased strength, balance, and coordination needed to wrestle tightrope walkers at the professional level.