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FitReserve Studio Spotlight: Five Points Academy

10.16.2015

It's fight not flight at Five Points Academy, which specializes in martial arts classes designed to promote strength, focus and agility. Open to serious athletes and weekend warriors alike, this state-of-the-art studio offers classes like Muay Thai, Judo and Jiu Jitsu that are taught by veteran competitors and coaches. Out of the ring, you'll find strength, conditioning, TRX, kettlebell and yoga classes to get you in peak physical condition.

Whether you're working on martial arts technique, self-defense or just want a new way to build strength and work up a crazy amount of sweat, you'll get a real education at Five Points Academy.

Neighborhood: SoHo

Classes Offered: TRX Primed, Muay Thai, Muay Thai/ Tech Sparring, Muay Thai Drills/Tech Sparring, Muay Thai Fighters' Sparring,Kettlebell Training, Primal Bar and Bell, Athletic Tone & Stretch,  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (No Gi), Advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Open Gym, Ultimate Sandbags, Direct HIIT, Judo, Fighters' Thai Clinch, Vinyasa Yoga, TRX Primed, Total Conditioning, Better Faster Stronger

Why We Love It: Although this studio focuses on martial arts, the variety of classes hits a whole array of fitness interests. In addition to the wide variety of martial arts, you can get your sweat on in Vinyasa yoga, kettlebell classes, HIIT workouts and conditioning classes. Open gym blocks give you access to the range of equipment Five Points Academy offers, including state of the art cardio machines, free weights, kettlebells, plyometrics boxes, power rack, rope, bumper plates and tire.

Why It's So Effective: Martial arts classes combine functional movements with cardio conditioning, core conditioning, strength training, flexibility, balance and agility, giving you a full body workout in the process. And how cool do you look with fighting gloves on!?

Know Before You Go: All martial arts classes are performed barefoot, but have athletic shoes ready for conditioning classes. Gloves are available for purchase or rental, and wraps are available for purchase. Mats and towels are provided free of charge.

Don't Miss: Don't be afraid to try something new at this studio! Even if you've never grappled before, the instructors and students at this gym give off a very welcoming vibe to newbies. Five Points Academy is a friendly place to dip your toe into martial arts.

Added Bonus: Many of Five Points Academy's expert trainers are world champion fighters so you can be confident you are in good hands (literally!). 

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