This is a great place to get fit. You won't find a lot of spandex here...there are a series of machines that target specific areas. Best of all there is a trainer at all times to set the weights and adjust the machines, time your work out and encourage you during those last 90 seconds when you think you just can't do one more rep. You work on four to five machines each visit for about 5 minutes each. There are also optional cardio machines - tread mills, bicycle and elliptical. You can use those before or after the machines. All the staff is great - they encourage you - gently - to do more. The workout can easily be done in your street clothes so it is easy to stop in going to or from work or even during lunch. I don't feel sweaty when I leave but my muscles know they've been worked big time. Weight is gradually added to the machines as you improve your fitness ability. I am getting shoulder and upper arm muscles for the first time and I can see the difference in the way clothes fit. No upper age limit - it really is great for those who want to improve core strength and balance so you don't get problems later on in life.
My buddy told me about the Haganah program there and convinced me to try it out. I love it! I've only gone a few times, but I think I'm going to make it full time now. So far, I've learned gun and knife defense that I could apply to 4 scenarios. There's regular hand self defense that goes with it too. It's a good work out and easy to learn. The guys there taught me to funnel it all down to one move that means if I can get there the fight is practically over. You don't have to wear a uniform or anything and this kind of program is only meant for the die hard serious people who really want to learn to defend themselves. It's very straight to the point, and I don't feel like i'm wasting my time. Some of the tactics can be brutal...But it's either that or get killed..so I'm glad to be learning. It's a good outlet for my stress, and we practice with the real intensity of the situation in mind. I'm going to bring my teenage brother in to do it with me soon so that he can learn too.
This school is the best around!! You should definitely enroll in their program. They have all the correct certifications and their instructors are recognized by the NCTA, California Taekwondo Association, and Kukkiwon. Their master and black belts are all registered by the World Taekwondo Federation in Korea. They also have instructor certification! They have a very flexible class schedule with a variety of lessons. This school provides their students with an excellent facility, staff, and a knowledge of good martial arts. Self-defense, Olympic sparring, Demonstration, Breaking, weapons. They also teach their students about taekwondo philosophy, history, and culture. This is a first rate school! It focuses not only on the physical aspect but also allows their students to grow as human beings. The instructors are very patient and have taught my kids many life lessons about respect and perseverance. My family DEFINITELY recommends Kang's Taekwondo Academy ~A8 Family