"Sunday marked one full year of kickboxing for me. I have gone 4 or 5 days each week during the year and have learned innumerable things about myself and life. I have also experienced the blessing of meeting some of the most wonderful people I've ever encountered -- who took seriously the desires of a middle aged, out of shape, and very frightened woman to learn something completely outside of her comfort zone, pretty much out of internal desperation.
There were times I was completely convinced that I couldn't do it, that I wouldn't ever get the hang of it, that my kicks would never be strong, that I would always and forever punch like a kitten, and that it was foolish of me even to try. At every one of those moments -- red faced, out of breath, phenomenally embarrassed, and on the verge of tears, there were multiple gym members who stepped in, made a joke, commiserated, and made it all seem wonderfully normal.
I will never have the words to explain how grateful I am and how much love I have for every single person who walks in the gym, but the reality is that now when I look in the mirror and see how my body has changed and gotten stronger and how my whole sense of self is more balanced and empowered, I see a reflection of all of the gym members because there was never even one day that I did any of this without them.
I walked in anxious and afraid and hot-tempered -- and every day since has been an exercise of mind, body, and spirit that continues to calm, focus, and strengthen who I am.
Eternally grateful doesn't begin to cover it, but a whole-hearted Thank You is definitely in order. Rick, the gym is a reflection of who you are -- strong, loving, hilarious, and dedicated to genuine transformation, a true Blessing. Thank you.
Leanne Dedrick, 2017
"Best workout, self defense, stress reliever !! Working out doesn't have to be a chore. This class will have you hooked!"
Sarah Beecher, 2014
Would give this place 20 stars if I could! I have NEVER stuck to any type of class or gym until I joined here. The teacher is GREAT!!! The people you meet and become good friends with are too! I love this gym and even though it's a 20 minute drive from my house, I wouldn't change it for anything different.
Jaime Renee, 2016
I love this gym! Rick is an amazing instructor, and this is the first workout I've wanted to stick to. I actually look forward to going to class and burning so many calories. This gym is not like other cardio kickboxing gyms!!! Rick actually teaches you proper technique and the classes are smaller so you get one on one instruction. This is my happy place!
Tyra Martinez, 2017