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Michelle Renney reviewed Fitness One in Kernersville, NC
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I have been very pleased with every aspect of this gym. From the trainers, other members and how Allen makes a point to say hello and encourage!! I tried BBC and found it didn’t suit me and especially when it came to the price of membership!! Just as many classes available and 1/2 the price...So glad to have found this treasure!!’

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I absolutely love the fact that every time you go, you will always be doing a different, while very effective, workout! I get bored super easily working out - but not here! Love the variety, the instructors, and the people attending! Everyone is so supportive!!! If you are looking for a gym - give this one a try!

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There isn't a better gym out there.. These guys work hard to bring us the newest most effective way to get and stay strong/fit. Fitness One is also the friendliest gym I have ever been to.

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Personable trainers, intense workouts and a variety of classes will get you where you want to be. Allen does an awesome job on the Krav classes! Never had one class disappoint.

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The best coach's and trainers. The best martial arts systems and methods. The best members. Nuf' Said' ! :)

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Allen is more than those- much more. He is insightful, resourceful, intuitive, energetic and optimistic. in short- a force to be reckoned with. How do I know? I have been trained and counseled by Allen for almost five years. At first I was merely interested in the physical development side of Allen but then it developed into something much deeper- something rare between modern males. Don’t misunderstand, under Allen’s tutelage I was able to earn my Black Belt in Krav but the education did not stop there. Allen has an intuitive feel for a person’s psyche and needs. You have a problem; Allen typically has a practical solution. You have an emotional set back, Allen is there to stop the slide and move you forward. You have a physical goal or even slide back, Allen is there to push you forward or to stop your slide backward. Allen has the knowledge, he has the capability and he has the wherewithal to improve almost anyone that seeks his help. Ask Allen to be your coach- both physical and lifestyle- you will be a better person in a very short period of time.

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Where do I even begin...I'll start by saying I live 45 minutes from Fitness One and yet I still go there! Why? Because I've never experienced a workout like the one I get a Fitness One. I've tried several different gyms and nothing even comes close! The energy, the encouragement, the feeling you have after a work out is incredible. I've done cardio at a box gym that is closer to my house, and when I've looked at my fitness tracker, I got so frustrated because I had only burned half the calories in the same amount of time that I would at Fitness One. The kick boxing classes are a huge stress reliever for me too. In 45 minutes you burn so many calories and leave feeling like you've really accomplished something. My energy level is better, my clothes fit better, and I'm getting tone. Whatever your fitness goals are they can help you. I absolutely love this gym!

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Great classes and instructors. They have a variety of classes to fit your personality and fitness goals. You will find top of the line equipment and knowledgeable staff. They offer aerobics, weight training, boxing and martial arts classes.

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Omg Ashley was a great trainer I really enjoyed my first day of the 21 rapid weight loss boot camp I look forward to many more and I definitely recommend this place !! Can't want to go back it definitely kicked my butt hahaha

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I have been going to Fitness One for over a month now. This is one of the best commitments I have ever made. I love the variety of classes and all the instructors. From day one I jumped right in and have felt right at home. When I first visited I met Ethan and told him I had never really participated in classes before. I could see the commitment and strong belief in him for fitness. He's one of the biggest reasons I joined. For several years I have been running and doing workouts at home. I wish I had known about Fitness One a long time ago. I am looking forward to my journey here and seeing how much I improve.

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My experience at Fitness One has been amazing and it has exceeded my expectations in the 4 months I've been going there! I need something that pushes me because I won't push myself hard doing my own workout. I get excited to go to class and I'm always in a better mood after I workout! My kids also love going into child care while I workout! I am very happy I found this gym and have become a regular there!

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This is the best place ever! Allen and the staff are really invested in their clients success and are helpful to make sure you achieve your goals. The classes, nutrition information and trainers kitchen site has helped me exceed the goals I set for myself. There is no other "gym" like it

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Allan and his staff do a wonderful job at helping each member find their "place" at Fitness One. The family type atmosphere at Fitness One is incredible and works to hold you accountable, as well as motivating you to achieve levels you never thought were possible. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, you will certainly get there faster at Fitness One than at any of the big box gyms!

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5 Martial Arts Secrets Everyone should Know

Secrets of the Martial Arts, Kernersville N.C.

From Bruce Lee to the UFC, the martial arts offer incredible promise to someone seeking training for self-defense, fitness, confidence or maybe even personal balance. Training in martial arts truly is one of the best hobbies/activities someone can pursue, but there are a few things about this type of training that everyone should know when considering/seeking a program for their family.

Allen Branch, American Martial Arts at Fitness One

 

Martial Arts are infused with legend and folklore, and to many can provide in the search for super human abilities. Stories of monks levitating above ground, ninjas catching bullets in their teeth and visions of movies where martial artists seem to fly through the air create a make believe concept. There truly are some remarkable things one can accomplish, learn and become as a result of training, but only if they are in the right system for them. Our martial arts program in Kernersville NC is designed to teach the best of these arts.

 

 

Today, I am going to give you 5 secrets of the martial arts that you probably didn’t know. This will help you as you work to make a decision about what type of program is best for you.

 

Martial Arts Secret Number One

Not all styles are created equal

Todd White, Youth Martial Arts Instructor in Kernersville NC

Did you know that most cultures in the world have a martial arts style? For Instance a Karate style can originate from Japan, Kung-fu from China. In Thailand the primary style is Muay Thai, in Indonesia it is Pentjak Silat and focuses on weapons. . In France, the martial sport of Savate (French foot fighting) is practiced, and in Korea Taekwondo. Most people do not realize that Taekwondo for example is also a martial sport, not an art. The emphasis is on competition is most schools, not real world self-defense. The list goes on, and each style has it’s strengths and weaknesses. As a practitioner of multiple styles, we have grown to learn for certain that they are not created equal, which is what led us to create American Martial Arts Systems. AMAS combines the best of all of these styles into a cohesive program. For example, there is no better roundhouse kick that the one practiced in Thailand, so we use that. In Western boxing, the student has  effect punching skills so we use that with striking. Krav Maga is superior for weapons disarms and real world self-defense. To sum it up, a combination of styles offers the most complete program for any student.

Martial Arts Secret Number Two

The history of  martial arts belt ranking

Alex Rice, Senior female Black Belt, Kickboxing and Krav Maga Kernersville NC

The  use of belt color to denote the rank was first used in Japan by Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo who first devised the colored belt system using an obi (sash), and awarded the first black belts to denote rank in the 1880s. Initially the wide obi was used and only white and black sash were used. It was not until the early 1900s, after the introduction of the judogi that an expanded colored belt system of awarding rank was created.  Other martial arts later adopted this custom or a variation of it (e.g., using colored sashes) to denote rank. This includes martial arts that traditionally did not have a formalized rank structure. This kind of ranking is less common in arts that do not claim a far eastern origin, and are many times used by instructors to differentiate student abilities during teaching.

The rank of black belt, used to really mean something, and it is designed to symbolize ones proficiency in a particular martial art. Now, in many schools, 10 year olds and younger sport black belts before they are close to understanding what that really means. Regular belt promotions where parents can pay up to $100 per belt provide instant gratification to students and parents that may not be necessarily earned.

In our system of martial arts in Kernersville, NC, youths are awarded a rank after meeting a strict criteria which includes a combination of verbal skills, striking, self-defense and wrestling. the techniques are derived from krav maga, ju-jitsu, kickboxing, taekwondo and many other styles.

Adults are awarded levels should they choose to be, and others just train for the knowledge, fitness and confidence. Our students do not wear traditional uniforms, and our children wear our school t shirt and martial arts pants for comfort and realism.

Martial Arts ranking can be an awesome thing, providing growing students with confidence. WE just want to be sure at our school that the confidence they gain is backed up with the knowledge and skill.

Martial Arts Secret Number Three

Jon Phipps, Martial Arts instructor in Kernersville NC

Most of the techniques are very unlikely to work in a realistic situation

Imagine a situation arises while walking through a mall. Someone may begin with a verbal assault, which if not handled correctly (99% of martial arts schools do not teach verbal skills) can escalate to a physical attack. Suddenly, you have a rush of adrenaline, and you prepare to fight or flee, but in many times it becomes fight or freeze. Under the duress of a realistic situation, your fine motor skills deteriorate, and your reactions are gross skills and not technical. You only react with the primal things. This is the opposite of how most martial arts schools train!

 

Our martial arts system at Fitness One in Kernersville N.C.  is the combination of art and reality, effective without flash and and a path that leads to a stronger, more confident you. We train to read and react to potential bad situations, and our martial arts systems teach you how to handle the unpredictable world that is self defense.

 

Train smart, and train safe!

Allen Branch

 

Allen is a 7th Degree Black Belt and holds Black Belts in 5 styles of martial arts. He is a 2nd generation student of Bruce Lee under the legendary champion Joe Lewis. Allen operate American Martial Arts Systems at Fitness One in Kernersville NC.