Once you have been coached on how to combine stance, body rotation, and proper timing you will be astonished at how much target-crushing power you can deliver through your hands and feet.
There are two ingredients to acquiring a powerful punch (or kick):
- Technique, and
We will teach you the technique part. But knowing . . . understanding how is not enough. You have to program your body instantly and automatically fire off an effective strike when you are under the stress of facing an attacker. In other words, you have to train. And train. And train some more.
You have to train as if your life depends on it.
We make the training part exhilarating. Bag classes are one of our most popular offerings. When you show up for bag class, you’ll experience is a high-energy hour of punch power. Hundreds of glove popping against leather bags. Thousands of calories being burned. Frustration lifting and dissipating like early-morning fog.
Before long you will have thrown thousands of punches. You will have thrown thousands of kicks. Each blow capable of turning an attacker into a patient at the emergency room. Each blow capable of turning you into a survivor.
Unless you have worked at a punching bag manufacturing plant, it’s likely you will have never seen as many heavy hanging punching bags together in one place as you’ll find in our bag room.
Battling Ropes* (sometimes referred to as battle ropes or power rope) is an exercise system that builds remarkable strength and stamina. Battling Ropes is highly effective for athletes who need to increase strength and speed that needs to be sustained for a long duration of time.
It uses the principle of sustained velocity (the combination of strength and speed) to keep muscles under continuous load during both the adduction and abduction phases of exercise.
The idea for Battling Ropes was inspired by the constant energy carried in ocean waves. Hydraulic force is continuously transferred as ocean waves oscillate. Similarly, Battling Ropes require you to constantly exert muscle power to create and counteract waves of continuous force.
Battling Ropes are appropriate for people at all levels of physical fitness. You choose the intensity level of your workout.
Although it should be no surprise that Battling Ropes will strengthen your shoulders, arms, chest, and back . . . you may be surprised at how much it strengthens your core. Battling Ropes require you to maintain core stabilization throughout the exercise.
Battling Ropes used to be the “secret weapon” of the Olympic Training Center and of professional sports teams, but now the secret is out. Their popularity has been exploding since they started being seen on the TV program “The Biggest Loser”.
You have complete control of how moderate or intense your workout will be. You choose your own goals. But be warned–our instructors know how to motivate you to give maximum effort. Vee have vays ov making you verk!
Calorie burn and endurance. That’s what our indoor cycling program is about.
Our spin classes are engineered to increase your overall fitness level. You’ll be led through different levels of intensity, varying both resistance and cadence. Your heart rate is the “gauge” that tells you when you’re getting it done.
Our spin auditorium is equipped with stationary cycles designed specifically for full-out training. Multiple adjustment points allow you to customize their fit to match your body, ensuring that you can give it everything you’ve got when you’re pouring it on.
Pilates & Yoga
Pilates takes exercise to a whole new level. Instead of being focused just on getting strong and lean, Pilates aims to improve your body’s entire physiology.
Consider the everyday pushup. When you do pushups the Pilates way, you get a stretch, a back extension, a spinal articulation, as well as shoulder and arm toning in an exercise that also requires strength and coordination from just about every part of your body – butt, back, inner thighs, abs, you name it.
Almost every class we teach incorporates some form of floor exercise. We understand that how you do it matters as much as what you do, and that’s why we incorporate the Pilates method in our exercise programs.
Yoga isn’t just for meditating monks. It’s become the secret weapon of professional athletes. . . . people whose careers depend on balance, flexibility, and the power to control their bodies.
If you listen to most yoga practitioners you’ll hear them say that yoga leads to inner peace and a sense of overall well-being.
Which is true enough. But the next time you encounter a yoga instructor, take a moment to quit listening and start looking.
You’ll see someone with a powerful, lean physique. A radiant glow. Great posture, and graceful, solid movement.