Whether students are interested in losing weight or learning practical self-defense techniques, TrySelfDefense.com gives clients the tools they need to do so. With courses designed for adults, teens, kids, and even families, each program works toward the common goals of honing physical strength, developing confidence, and improving agility in a fun environment.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are part of a franchise organization that has over 300 locations in over 20 countries.
Our curriculum is based on your child's developmental milestones and has been continually refined since 1976.
What equipment is provided? Is there anything visitors need to bring?
All students are barefoot in the gym and need comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.
Parents coming to class with their infant or toddler can wear socks or go barefoot in the gym.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We were looking for fun, positive things to do with our own toddler and couldn't find anything like this in McAllen so we decided to take the plunge and open one.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that look on a child's face when they master a skill and come running up to me and ask "Did you see me, did you see me?
I GOT IT!"
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of 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.
Around the globe, each of Gracie Barra's more than 300 schools shares a common curriculum: Brazilian jiu jitsu. The school's instructors instill the traditional martial art throughout the world, venturing beyond Brazil to nearly every continent on Earth. At the McAllen branch, the instructors possess the same International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation certifications as their colleagues across the globe, and call on their training in the Gracie Barra curriculum to teach the martial-arts technique to all ages and experience levels. Additionally, they schedule programs such as muay thai and women's fight-fitness classes that incorporate self-defense tactics for beating up unwanted calories.