LYNDHURST, N.J., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health fitness franchises, will celebrate the Grand Opening of its newest fitness kickboxing gym at 601 Riverside Avenue in Lyndhurst, kitty-corner from the Lyndhurst Diner on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The high quality, cross training gym provides a family friendly setting to Bergen County residents who are looking for an alternative to Pilates, yoga, martial arts and spinning classes.
"We're excited to offer CKO Kickboxing in Lyndhurst," said Jacqueline Gomes, franchisee of the new gym in Lyndhurst, which is offering several Grand Opening Specials starting from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Live music with DJ.
- Kickboxing classes begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- Beginners orientation available between 9 a.m. and noon
- Free chair massage provided by Elements Therapeutic Massage, Nutley NJ
- GNC – General Nutrition Center
- Muscle Maker Grill
- Registered Dietitians will be on hand to answer your weight control and sports nutrition questions
- Current members: Bring a friend and sign them up for a one-year membership and receive an additional one free month to your current membership.
- All retail items – t-shirts, sweatshirts, wraps, gloves 10% off
- Student summer membership begins! Special $199 for the summer Memorial Day through Labor Day
- All first time CKO Lyndhurst guests receive a free 3-day class pass.
"It's a good way to introduce them to the workout," said Gomes, a registered dietitian for 10 years, who worked for one of the largest supermarket chains in New Jersey. "I always have been involved in promoting health in the community."
The 5,000 square-foot gym features 57 heavy bags and a personal training area. CKO Kickboxing Lyndhurst will post its kickboxing classes online.
Gomes got involved in kickboxing first as a member of CKO Kickboxing.
"I was sitting at my desk for many hours each day. I was looking for something different in an exercise routine. A girlfriend mentioned CKO to me. I loved it. It was a fun, exciting and effective workout," she said. "I can see how people are so passionate about kickboxing. The results are very real in people who embrace this way of life."
She looked into turning recreation into a career and a business.
"I noticed there were franchise opportunities. I thought this was a great way to combine my interest in nutrition and fitness. The two go hand in hand," she said. "I wanted to do something more with my career. I wanted to make an impact on peoples' lives."
CKO Kickboxing is effective for men and women, old and young.
"The beauty of our exercise classes is that anybody can do it. Since it focuses more on the fitness aspect rather than the martial art, it is not intimidating. Add upbeat music and you have a fun, effective and safe workout," said Joe Andreula, Founder of CKO Kickboxing.
Kickboxing is a cardio workout that helps people lose weight.
"We provide a full-body workout. Depending on your size and the intensity of your workout, research states you could burn between 800 and 1,200 calories in a one-hour session. Many routines we use have been scientifically researched. For example, we pioneered the use of heavy bags, whereas other gyms kicked and punched air," Andreula said.
"CKO Kickboxing is a true nationwide sports fitness franchise with gyms from coast to coast," said Andreula.
CKO Kickboxing is 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."
For information about franchising, go to http://www.ckofranchising.com
SOURCE CKO Kickboxing