November 17, 2010:
Maplewood Karate's kickboxing classes are such a smashing success they are adding two additional sessions to keep up with the demand.
Louis Toledo, Maplewood Karate's chief instructor, says people are really connecting with the range that the workout offers, "What we're teaching is my own mix of martial arts, exercise and full contact training," he explains. "It's a complete mind/body approach."
Toledo says kickboxing also builds upon skills many already possess. "Kickboxing really incorporates exercises from all sports out there, so there's something familiar in it for everyone," says Toledo, who adds it's also a great workout for men and women alike. According to Toledo his tried-and-true approach offers something else people connect with: visible results."Within six weeks people are fitting into clothes they haven't worn in years- and they're having a blast getting there," he said.
97 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Chief Instructor (Hanshi)
Are you looking for a total body workout, how about a way to increase your stamina, flexibility and strength. Improve your overall fitness, sleep quality and reduce stress.
Enjoy the excitement and challenges training in a safe, professional environment with instructional fitness from certified instructors. Classes are beginner friendly, the instructors make sure to challenge the most in-shape individuals so that everyone has a good workout. There are no uniforms required and no curriculum to memorize.
I love this class; it’s nothing like I’ve ever done before.Janet Trzaska
Who knew a lunging side kick could be such fun?Cecelia Cancellaro
Working & training with Louis - has not only lowered my blood pressure but has made me feel strong and warrior-like! Thank you for teaching an awesome class where every day is fun and different and challenging. I love it!. This is the first time I truly enjoyed a sport since my soccer days.Suz Stone
What a great workout, for your body and your mind. Everyone goes at their own pace, and you'd be amazed at what you’re actually capable of. Invigorating and empowering. Highly recommend!Wendy Padilla
With his patience & encouragement, Louis has gotten a whole lotta women in amazing shape with his multifaceted cardio kickboxing class. GREAT workout!Stephanie Ringelheim Asch
Louis is a patient and motivating instructor. He's gotten me to move in ways I never thought I could, and find an inner strength I never thought I could have. Now, I hate to miss a class. It is truly the best thing I have ever done for myself.Emíly T. Stern
Louis and his classes have changed my life. I have never enjoyed working out and always considered it something I "had" to do. This class has not only helped me get into better shape but it has built my confidence, made me stronger both mentally and physically, and made me love working out. I have made great friends and look forward to going to class each and every time. Louis pushes us beyond limits and gives us the strength and confidence to reach deep within ourselves to push harder. I cannot say enough about what a transformational experience this class has been. Thank you Louis!!!Tammy Palazzo Dandino
Its more than a workout. For those of us raised to be "gentle, young ladies," it is empowering. I am no longer worried about that creepy grocery store guy. I can take him.Susan Anderson Rogers