JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health and fitness franchises, opened a new cardio kickboxing gym in the Power House Arts District of downtown Jersey City at 150 Bay Street on February 16, 2013. The high intensity, top quality, cross training gym provides a family friendly, community setting to downtown Jersey City residents who are looking for an alternative to their current gym membership, Pilates, yoga, cross training martial arts and spinning classes.
"We're excited to bring cardio boxing classes to downtown Jersey City," said Joe DiMare, franchise owner, who was first introduced to CKO Kickboxing in Hoboken in 2005. "I looking for something new that would get me excited about getting into shape."
Hooked after one class, he quickly signed up for a one-year membership.
"I noticed how much fun I was having while working up a sweat and burning up to 1000 calories in the one hour full body workout classes," said Mr. DiMare.
"I've been a member of CKO since 2005. I was overweight and out of shape. The workouts were great, and I was addicted going 4-5 days a week, the classes were a huge stress reliever, confidence builder, and I lost over 30 pounds in time for my wedding; it's amazing," said Mr. DiMare.
In 2010 Joe decided to get trained and started instructing classes in Hoboken and that's when it hit him. "It's a great feeling when someone comes up to you and says 'Great class' and you see their whole attitude on life has changed in the past three months. Their smile's bigger and brighter, they have more energy, and they've lost 10-15 pounds. It can change your life," he said.
Mr. DiMare decided to invest in a CKO Kickboxing franchise because he believed that through CKO he could make a positive impact on the health of the Jersey City community.
During the Grand Opening Celebration, all registration fees will be dropped for a savings of $100. Prospective members can take a free class as well.
CKO Kickboxing will post its kickboxing classes online.
"CKO Kickboxing is a true nationwide sports fitness franchise with gyms from coast to coast," said Joe Andreula, Founder of CKO Kickboxing, one of America's fastest growing franchises according to industry standard Entrepreneur Magazine, which included the kickboxing gym franchise in its Franchise 500 list of best franchises. The magazine also rated CKO Kickboxing, as the 48th top new franchise in 2011.
CKO Kickboxing continues to grow because new franchise owners receive ongoing training on how to run a business and the coaching on the latest trends in health and fitness.
"We treat our franchisee owners like they are family, because they are," Andreula said. "They aren't numbers or faceless profit centers. They are people who we want to help succeed. That's why so many people, including former military members, want to take advantage of our fitness franchise opportunity."
"Fitness kickboxing is a fast-growing health trend. People who have tried to lose weight with yoga, Pilates and spin classes are now getting in shape by joining kickboxing gyms," he said. "Kickboxing is the perfect way to cross train."
For more information about franchising, go to http://www.ckokickboxing.com
SOURCE CKO Kickboxing