Take a bit of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mix in some Muay Thai and add a touch of wrestling to the mix to get one of the most intense workouts ever!
Schaumburg Park District will offer new Fitness MMA Conditioning classes for ages 15 and older. Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, is rapidly becoming a popular sport and workout regimen. This total body workout enables men and women to develop strength, burn fat and achieve the fit body of an MMA fighter. Every class consists of drills from MMA disciplines including aerobic exercises such as shadow boxing and footwork, anaerobic exercises such as punching and kicking focus mitts, and grappling bags in muscle-building resistance exercises. The class is non-contact between participants, but contact with mitts and exercise equipment is used.
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"Fitness MMA will take your fitness kickboxing to the next level and increase your calorie burn," said Jennie Bever, fitness supervisor for the District.
Class sessions are six weeks long. The Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, will offer classes from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, July 15 to Aug. 21; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, July 15 to Aug. 19 and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, July 17 to Aug. 21. A class session will also be held from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays, July 14 to Aug. 18 at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way.
Cost per class session is $92 for residents and $112 for non-residents for the July 15 to August 21 class. Cost is $62 for residents and $82 for non-residents for July 15 to August 19, July 17 to Aug. 21 and July 14 to Aug. 18 classes. Participants who enroll in more than one class will receive a 15 percent discount.
Pre-registration is required. Registration is available at parkfun.com and District registration facilities.
For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.