THERIEN Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing Orléans

''When it comes to martial arts, fitness and personal development, Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing schools are synonymous with success and the development of highly qualified martial artists for over four decades.''

My wife and I tried Orléans Martial Arts Kick Boxing in February 2016. We showed up on a Thursday night and were immediately greeted by the staff. They were very nice at explaining to us how their dojo works. What I liked the most was the fact that all of the participants were eager to help us. I had already taken a few boxing lessons but my wife has never boxed or taken a kickboxing lesson.

We started the lesson with a dynamic warm-up to get our muscles ready for the session. We did some jogging and skipping. Once our muscles were warmed up, we started the fun part. We got to punch and kick and learned a variety of striking combos. What was really great about the workout was that our brains were tested as well to strike with the perfect sequence. We finished our workout with abdominal training.

I strongly recommend this class if you're looking at improving your cardiovascular system and want to sweat a lot. According to their website, they are still offering a free session. Go for it if you want to enjoy an amazing workout!

This is the description of the program according to their website:

One of the hottest fitness activities today! Cardio kickboxing blends the fast hand techniques of boxing with powerful kicking exercises.

Students will learn to use their hands, feet, elbows and knees effectively and in combination to strengthen and tone every muscle from head to toe.

Cardio vascular training is combined with an incredible core workout. An average class can help you burn between 600 to 800 calories while you get in shape and have fun learning basic self defense along the way.

Achieve and maintain the following goals:

Cardio-vascular health

Muscle toning and conditioning: tight buns, flat stomach, increased upper body strength

Energy and well being: think clearly, sharper, and increase enthusiasm

Weight loss

Flexibility: develop supple muscles and better blood circulation

Empowerment: get fit, stay fit, look good, feel good!