At the age of 13, when most kids are writing The Karate Kid fan fiction, David Martucci was beginning his martial-arts training.
He eventually transferred his punching prowess into a coaching career that has yielded title-winning students in tournaments such as NAGA and Grapplers Quest. As the head coach of the American Top Team training centers, he's overseen a team of professional fighting trainers that has produced more than 67 pro fighters competing in the UFC and WEC.
Inside the gym's 5,000-square-foot training space, trainers share their sage grappling advice and recipes for coffeecake, molding future champions disciplined in muay thai, MMA, and boxing. Students learn high-level takedowns in the martial-arts room where heavy bags hover over a floor padded in Zebra mats, or how to negotiate the grueling confines of a 22-foot competition cage. Just beyond the training room, people work on writing checks that their fists can cash in the workout facility stockpiled with dumbbells, weight benches, machines, and cardio equipment.
Members of Synergy Fitness Clubs thrive on choice. Choice of location? There are nine. Choice of activity? Instructors lead classes in almost any form of exercise imaginable, such as power sculpt, full-body circuits, and intense cycling. To make sure that members are making the choices that will help reach their fitness goals the fastest, the clubs are staffed with more than 100 lifestyle coaches. These pros are continually educated in their fields of specialty—which might mean nutrition counseling, yoga, or boxing.
A wide slate of equipment and amenities makes it as easy as possible to fit in workouts. Most locations are open 24 hours, and while parents lift free weights or dance a beautiful tango with a Precor elliptical, their kids can hang out in a free childcare room.
At Vforce Scientific Fighting Concepts, instructors pay homage to the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee through a curriculum rooted in his philosophy. Lee believed martial arts have value beyond self-defense, and that's why the instructors' training programs branch off into three tracks: fang shi do, WEAP-X, and cardio combat conditioning (CX3). At fang shi do classes, they teach the art of street self-defense by blending various martial-arts and military-combat moves. At WEAP-X, instructors build upon hand-to-hand combat techniques by making everyday objects into weapons. And at CX3, they help pupils master fighting techniques over the course of a grueling workout.
If you love to try new things, head to Yoga & Fitness Passport in Franklin Square and experience something new and exciting.
Join hot yoga enthusiasts at Yoga & Fitness Passport and open up your mind, body (and pores) to a healthier lifestyle.
You don't need to have dance experience to take a barre class. Sign up for a class today and reap the benefits.
Sync your mind and body when you reap the benefits of yoga walking.
If you're looking for a fun and adventurous group fitness class, check out this aerial yoga class.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So this weekend, don't do the same old thing. Head to Yoga & Fitness Passport!
Kashmir Hands’ owner, Dina M. Giugliano, possesses an unending fascination with the abilities of the human body. She fosters her enchantment through three primary avenues: massage, yoga, and doula services, a Greek tradition that combines the duties of a pregnancy counselor with those of a midwife. Her thumbs relieve patrons’ tension and coax out toxins during therapeutic deep-tissue massage, a soothing avenue to injury recovery, particularly when paired with a gentle form of yoga. There are more gentle and more intense forms to choose from, as Giugliano offers 17 types of yoga classes, each developed for a certain age group, level of athletic ability, or species.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
With a Mixed Martial Arts program that trains everyone from Professional athletes to hobbyists and children, 5 different fitness programs, and cardio kickboxing, our gym offers something for everyone and every family.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Everything we offer is a class, and every class has an incredibly large amount of one on one time with our coaches. No member every feels unnoticed, and no question goes unanswered.