Sticks and stones may break some bones, but not if they’re directed toward one of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness’s students. In a team-oriented environment, the studio’s instructors teach key mixed-martial-arts moves such as grappling, striking, and wrestling and supplement the training with classes in specific fighting styles, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai. Guests looking for a practical crash course in self-defense learn snippets from each technique in self-defense classes, learning methods for staying aware of surroundings, fending off attackers, and freeing themselves from the grip of King Kongs. Some women-only classes are also available.
The studio's CrossFit program, alternatively, boosts athleticism without combat, through a multi-faceted regimen of Olympic weightlifting, cardio exercise, and custom diets. Beyond group classes, the center offers private lessons and seminars, which allow its students—both children to adults—to learn with focused guidance.
There's no shortage of pastimes suitable for wiling away a summer day at Montclair Country Club. The centerpiece, of course, is the golf course designed by course architect Algie M. Pulley—an 18-holer with four sets of tees and a par of 71. At 6,083 yards, it's not a supremely long affair, but fairway bunkers, lively greens, and Lake Montclair itself can conspire to elevate both scores and blood pressures.
Beyond the fairways and greens, the club also offers 10 lighted tennis courts. The six hard, two Har-Tru, and two turf courts are great for settling ties over who had the lowest golf score and who guessed the correct number of grains of sand in a bunker. After all this recreation, a dip in the swimming pool along with relaxation on the sun deck make for a great end to the day.
At Power Kix Martial Arts, 5th-degree black belt and Olympic gold medalist Arlene Limas personally trains her staff of fellow black belt instructors. Their 12,500 sq. ft. training center has plenty of space to teach taekwondo to students as young as 4 as well as for adults. Programs for them include strike-heavy disciplines such as cardio kickboxing, boxing, and krav maga, the last of which is a practical self-defense tactic used by both the Israeli Defense Forces and the Justice League.
If you go to a restaurant called Hamburger, it's probably best to order the hamburger. The same logic applies to Bujinkan Virginia Budo, a martial-arts studio that specializes in the Japanese martial art budo taijutsu. Relaying the teachings of grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi, the staff preaches bujinkan budo taijutsu's practical self-defense tactics, including strikes, throws, and "yo mamma" jokes. They stick to the fundamentals during youth classes and incorporate more advanced tactics such as swordsmanship during adult classes.
While the packages deposited at your home by other trucks can be as exciting as new laptop or as mundane as a box of socks, GameTruck's party packages always deliver a good time. There's a variety of tricked-out coaches that pull up to the site of children's—and adults'—parties. The company's bread and butter is its mobile video-game center, which brims over with high-definition TVs, Nintendo Wiis, PlayStation 3s, and XBox 360s, as well as video games suitable for every age (ratings range from Everyone to Mature).
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Book your next kickboxing class at this establishment and kick and punch your way to your fitness goals.
Learn how to tell a story with your body at Dance and Gym Expressions — with so many great dance classes to choose from, you may very well seek out more than one style.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.