Though Springfield Fit 2 Fight's jiu jitsu team competes at a national level—the studio also teaches the basics during beginner classes. During these sessions, students learn jiu jitsu moves that allow them to take on bigger opponents by focusing on leverage rather than brute strength. The gym also hosts boxing, krav maga, and kickboxing lessons in its well-appointed confines, which features a play center for visitors' kids.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The Spartan Boxing Club is an official group member of USA Boxing with coaches certified by USA Boxing. We have a youth boxing program for kids ages 8–15, as well as training for adults. We welcome all sizes, shapes, and sexes!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Whether you are interested in self-defense, wanting to get fit, or have a desire to box competitively, the Spartan Boxing Club is the place to train!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My son started boxing a couple of years ago and is a member of the Spartan Boxing Club. He is also the current 106# Missouri State Silver Gloves Champion! I love giving our youth and adults the opportunity to work hard and realize their dreams as he has been able to do.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing our students develop as people and fighters!
With programs designed for martial artists aged 4 and older, Martial Arts USA caters to students young and old, not only teaching methods of self-defense, but also the importance of self-discipline and a strong moral foundation. Enrolling kids in classes helps develop focus, respect, and physical acumen during fun, engaging sessions. Adults can sign up for classes in tae kwon do to learn methods of defense while also getting a great workout.
Springfield Fight Club owners Gabe Wouk and Brett Welcome are well versed in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Gabe holds a black belt in the discipline while Brett holds a brown belt, so it's no surprise their gym offers plenty of classes in that particular discipline. But, perhaps because Brazilian jiu-jitsu earned its reputation as a superior grappling form in the MMA octagon, the gym also complements its jiu-jitsu classes with training in a variety of striking arts. Students may practice elements of boxing, kickboxing, and muay thai to prepare them for the cage.
There are few places that see the exercise potential of swinging a sledgehammer or dragging a palate full of weight across the parking lot. But the instructors at Extreme Fitness, which includes King Owens and Jon Hickman, don't wear blinders when it comes to what helps the body. Alongside such out-of-the-box techniques, these pros use ropes, medicine balls, boxing pads, barbells, and cardiovascular machines to help every committed person find his or her ideal body.
Fusion Fitness's name says it all. Each of its four women's classes rejects monotony and the threat of becoming entangled in a treadmill belt by incorporating the most fun and intense portions of classic and trendy workout routines. The result: combinations of cardio work and ab work, total-body routines, and mixes of boxing with Pilates and dance. Each class also can be scaled for any fitness level and takes place within a supportive atmosphere.