- $39 for one month of unlimited boot-camp classes ($99 value)
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first AmeriKick in 1967 and has since taught karate and self-defense to several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Asian martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, each of AmeriKick’s seasoned instructors also possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer’s belt of live cobras.