For someone who has worked in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, Chrissy Shaver rarely finds herself at the gym. Instead, the ACE-certified personal trainer usually holds her fitness classes at the studio or in her clients' homes. That's not the only way Chrissy sets herself apart from other coaches and instructors. She's also known to keep muscles guessing by calling them by different names and frequently changing her workout routines.
In addition to personalized one-on-one workouts, Chrissy leads group fitness classes in non-contact cardio kickboxing, TRX suspension training, and other exciting disciplines. She also helms a program an athletic development program for youths ages 10-18.
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 more than 20 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.
“Movement is life. Mind and body are one.” It is this philosophy that drives Amen Iseghohi in both his fitness regimen and his life. That view comes from two sources: a childhood spent with his grandmother in West Africa, and tires. While his grandmother encouraged perseverance and self-sufficiency, his games with tires helped him develop strength and discipline. And the humble objects still have significance to Amen—they form the basis of the exercises at his gym, AmenZone Fitness.
At the facility's many locations, Amen and his fellow instructors champion the practice of primal training. The unconventional, challenging workout uses natural movements, body weight, and car tires to build endurance and lean muscle.
Sonny Gutierrez has been in the boxing ring for more than 30 years. In that time, he's amassed six national titles, competed in nearly every amateur tournament, and fought on the USA Boxing team. Perhaps his crowning achievement, however, is helping transform people's lives at Sonny's Boxing Gym. Here, he and fellow instructors teach trainees how to throw punches and how to respond to a punching bag's witty insults. Classes include different levels of boxing, personal training, and a kids' antibullying program.
Jabz Boxing can seem a bit overwhelming the first time you walk through the fitness studio's door. But just 10 minutes into your first class, things start to make sense. Far from intimidating, the workouts present a fun and refreshing change of pace, with constantly changing exercises that incorporate everything from interval bike training to jump-rope drills.
Inspired by the techniques of boxing, the workouts also incorporate swift jabs to punching bags and other non-combative exercises taken straight from the ring. Classes can be taken at any level of fitness, so beginners can ease into the workouts and experts don't have to challenge themselves by precariously balancing dumbbells on their foreheads.
Throw on some shorts and sweat it out at Big John's Boxing Gym in Phoenix.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this gym has the restaurant just for you.
The perfect place to take the kids, this gym won't cost you a sitter.
Designed for all fitness levels, these kickboxing classes will give you a great cardio workout.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When you need to take your workout to the next level, head on over to Big John's Boxing Gym in Phoenix and try some new fitness routines.