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Elliott has been my personal trainer for over three years now. I am 59y/o and have worked out all my life. Elliott is the best trainer I have ever worked with. He is affordable, inspiring, and leads by example. He walks the walk. He designs a program that has put me in the best fitness of my life. And I enjoy feeling this way. My favorite part of the program is kickboxing!!! Check him out!!! You won't be disappointed, I promise. That is if you are serious about getting in shape.
I experienced Judo instruction in high school for about 6 months. Then in college for over 1 year I studied Japanese Karate and many years later, 2 years of Shotokan Karate. At age 68, after experiencing various physical issues, I wanted to try an age appropriate martial arts to keep my reflexes beyond par and learn new skills. Unfortunately, some of the teachers I observed before choosing Peter Honigmann, forgot the need to tone things down for seniors, especially those with physical issues. Then I met Peter, whose style of teaching an amalgam of the best of the various styles, fit perfectly into my needs. He teaches situational personal defense so a student of any age and any ability can know what to if they encounter various dangerous situations, potential and actual. My fellow students and I enjoy the 1 hour class and look forward to it. It also says something when prior students renew.
I initially signed up for this as a way to get back into shape, however thanks to Don and his Assistant instructors its morphed into something much more amazing. I'm only just barely a month into private training and group classes and I've already done so many things I didn't think my body was capable of doing. Not only that it's also an amazingly fun time throughout each class and session. I'm currently signed up with a friend and honestly all week we look forward to coming in and training with don! He makes it fun, and easy to grasp. Everything is explained step by step. If there is something you feel insecure about he's sure to work with you on it. If there's a certain style you want to work on that day he's more then happy to help. It's not about making money like most places are these days. He wants you to feel safe outside of the classroom and wants you to be confident in each technique you learn. Even his students, young to adults, will go out of their way to help you nail a technique or combo, something they obviously learned from Don. I would recommend him for any person looking to feel safer, stronger, more confident and even healthier in their life.
I have had only 1 class with him, but he is easy going explins everything and helped me understand why. Then he went on to charm the women in mangment of the apartmen and they want him to offer classes.
Began piano lessons with Clara as a mature adult. She is extremely patient and highly skilled at breaking things down to smaller, more achievable goals. Enjoyed each lesson and opportunities to play with others.
My Trainer Tony Wuebker is amazing. I've been training with him since 2008. He has seen me at my all time high (which was 400 lbs) and was a HUGE part of my weight loss. He trained me before I had bariatric surgery helping me lose about 75 lbs pre surgery. Thru it all I have lost over 230 lbs. My body is unique in a few ways and Tony accommodated and modified my workouts to adjust to that and still helped me be successful. He holds you accountable and is very supportive. His workouts at Crosskick are like no other. Intense and exciting. No day is ever the same which I absolutely love. From arm day to legs to boxing and Core. To boot camps and days outside flipping tractor tires and swinging ropes. It's the best workout I've ever had. I honestly credit Tony to a lot of my success. Having someone supportive to help with the physical part and teach you the nutrition part is crucial to success. For those looking to train not even for weight loss HE IS YOUR GUY! Tony is knowledgeable, experienced and the best there is. Thank you Tony for your confidence and support thru the years with me! You and your team at Crosskick Rock!
I originally started taking classes with lee just for the expirence I have never done anything like this before and wound up really enjoying it. I have learned a lot from lee in a very short time and I'm eager to learn more. He is a pleasure to work with and makes training a lot of fun.
I am writing to say a few words and express my support for Bert Witte of Buffalo Grove Martial Arts. I have worked with Bert for over a year and have immensely enjoyed my time working with him. He is clearly an expert in the various martial arts which he teaches, always conducts himself in an extremely professional manner (and insists his staff does as well), and while he is always serious and respectful of the material he is training he displays the same respect to each individual in his class. I have previously taken martial arts classes at other locations but never really stayed with a class for more than a few months - to be honest I just never enjoyed it enough before, or felt as if I was getting enough out of it to keep going. I have found with Bert, however, that while his classes are serious and intense he has a way of making sure each class is a rewarding, enjoyable experience. He has a great personality, knows when and just how much to push, and is always tremendously supportive. In short he takes his classes very personally and makes sure they are conducted in the manner which he expects. Not only would I recommend Bert to anyone I have already recommended him to various family members who now also train with Bert and as well.
Although I felt nervous first walking in to Victory, I definitely felt welcome after the first few minutes after walking in. I was welcomed warmly by the instructor as well as by the majority of the students. When class started the instructor took time to give me attention to ensure that I was correctly doing everything. The more experienced students looked out for me as well. You could definitely tell that these instructors were not merely just having everybody go through the motions, but it was obvious that these instructors were very knowledgeable in Mixed Martial Arts. This gym definitely makes sure they pay close attention and are looking out for your safety while making sure you learn something new every time! I would totally recommend this place to men and women.
Where do I begin? As an overweight man in his early 30s, I realized that if I didn't start taking care of my body now, I'd be setting the stage for future health problems. I can't stand gyms (too repetitive), and I have little patience for martial arts that serve no real life purpose. If I'm going to be stuck in a life or death situation, high-kicking attackers all around me isn't going to work. I whittled down which martial arts would actually interest me, and it came down to Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Lucky for me, Threshold had BOTH, and is right by my train stop and home. How much more convenient can you get?!? The Muay Thai classes are great. There's no "line up side by side and mimic my moves" here! The moves or combos are demonstrated multiple times, then your job is to practice them one for one with a partner. You learn to read real life opponents, not am imaginary figure taking all of your shots. It is fast paced and intense, but the methodology is such that even a rookie won't feel overwhelmed. Class is competitive, but at the same time the more advanced students do their best to get all new members to their level. Our instructors, Bill Shimuk and Ed Serra, have years of experience, and have both the patience and passion to impart their skills to us. Seriously, I haven't felt this great in over a decade. Thanks!
My daughter and I took a self defense class with Dylan at Players U. It was an awesome experience and I tell everyone about it. He was a great teacher and very professional. Patient and thorough, all Mom and girls should take this class. Boys being bullied should too! Just so they have an option to defend themselves. He teaches self confidence and Core strength thats beneficial to other sports and dance. We look forward to coming back this fall.
Ryan is a knowledgeable and professional trainer always willing to accommodate and meet the needs of individual clients even when in a group setting. Pricing is extremely reasonable. LIFT Academy is a great place for people of all fitness levels. Thorough explanations and demonstrations ensure all members learn proper form and understand the science behind each exercise. Group classes are small and lots of fun!
I thought this was an excellent, personalized class. The verbal/anecdotal content was helpful to identify and mitigate potential threats before they even happen, and getting to actually "fight back" in a physical manner was a unique experience I could not have had elsewhere. I certainly feel more educated about personal safety after taking this class. Both instructors were great!
Jay did a great job accommodating my busy schedule. He is knowledgeable and professional. I recommend his class to beginners or anyone looking to improve his/her self-defense techniques.
I offer traditional and authentic Japanese Shotokan Karate and self-defense instruction under the Japan Karate Association.
We are certifying fitness instructors to teach Hit It! cardio kickbox and Hit It! P.O.W.E.R. We are offering in-home workout DVDs: Hit It! kickbox, P.O.W.E.R. and hard core. We are providing nightclub fitness events in Chicago, IL featuring Hit It! kickbox classes and social hour after.
I teach shotokan karate for self-discipline and exercise, with an emphasis on self-defense. I can train at the Konjo Dojo or any location large enough to do karate.
We offer: - Martial arts instruction - Fitness - Muay Thai - MMA - Character development - Life skills - Karate - Martial arts and fitness supplies and equipment We are a personal achievement academy and black belt school, and can cater to special needs students.
I am offering the very best in traditional Chinese martial arts: Gong Fu, Taijiquan, Qigong, Chin Na, San Shou kickboxing, and more.
One block off Belmont L, access to multiple instructors with variety of martial arts and personal fitness experience. One of the oldest and most traditional Karate schools in upper Midwest.
Our main focus is teaching children, and we are great at it. We can teach the children how to focus and concentrate, and show them how the martial arts can help them every day of their life. At the same time, teach them all the values the martial arts can offer. We inform the parents that we are here to support what they want for their children, and all we ask is that they support us. We offer classes 6 days a week, and unlimited classes for students. All classes are age appropiate. We also teach all the fancy techniques that are being seen on the internet, and movies that include the jumps, spins and flying techniques. We teach all the weapons that are associated with the martial arts. We also offer adult classes where we specialize in self-defense, conditioning and also a full martial art program. In addition to the above, we also have sessions in aerobic kickboxing where we are doing martial art techniques done to music. Our classes are most part-high intensity. We teach unarmed and armed protection class for bouncers and security personnel; basically, a third party self-defense program where we teach the military and law enforcement a third party self-defense. We are also available for birthday parties at our location, as well as at a location of the person's choice. As a motivational speaker, we have sessions at our location or can be called onsite. We give seminars from self-defense in the workplace to health issues and the importance of exercise. We work with insurance and health agencies in providing onsite programs as listed above.