EATONTOWN, N.J., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health fitness franchises in the country, celebrated the opening of its newest cardio kickboxing gym at is 315 Route 35, Eatontown, N.J. on January 7, 2013. The high quality, cross training gym provides a family friendly setting to Monmouth County residents who are looking for an alternative to Pilates, yoga, martial arts and spinning classes.
"We truly believe in the CKO Kickboxing workout. We're excited to offer cardio boxing classes in Monmouth County," said James Trapanese, Franchisee of CKO Kickboxing Eatontown.
The 3,900 square foot facility features 43 heavy bags and a 300-square-foot personal training area. CKO Kickboxing Eatontown is open seven days a week and offers daycare and personal training.
CKO Kickboxing's unique training programs are a great way for families to work out, he found.
"I got involved with CKO Kickboxing due to my wife Stacey, who is also my business partner. She was going with a friend for months and would always flaunt her results on how rapidly she was losing weight. She repeatedly tried to get me to join and I refused and was skeptical," he said.
"I finally decided to take a free trial class and I fell in love with the workout. What I loved about CKO was that anyone can do it. Yet it challenges you at the same time, while providing immediate results," he said. "I never got results like that from all the regular gyms I had joined all my life. I became a member and to date have lost 75 pounds because of CKO and healthy eating. Between my wife and I, we have lost over 100 pounds combined."
They also liked the family atmosphere at CKO Kickboxing, so they decided to make fitness a way of life and open a CKO Kickboxing franchise.
"At CKO you are not treated as a number. The instructors and owners actually care about your success and celebrate with you," he said. "My wife and I decided we would love to change others lives, the way CKO has changed ours. My wife resigned from her 12-year career as a high school teacher, and we were on our way to opening CKO Kickboxing Eatontown and helping the people in this community."
CKO Kickboxing Eatontown 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," he said.
For more information about franchising, go to http://www.ckokickboxing.com
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SOURCE CKO Kickboxing