I am so excited about a super cool workout to share with you Smarties! I got the inside scoop from Nina Moore, co-owner of CKO Kickboxing South Charlotte. Nina and her husband Mark (who I knew in college at Furman) are opening CKO Kickboxing South Charlotte in November. They are giving us all the ins and outs now to get us ready for their big opening. They are also offering some amazing pre-opening prices. You must sign up early to get this amazing monthly deal. I cannot wait to get in and give their classes a try. Who doesn’t want to get your stress out on a punching bag and get a great hour workout at the same time? CKO Kickboxing South Charlotte will give you all that and more.
What is CKO Kickboxing?
At CKO Kickboxing, get ready to burn fat, reduce stress and tone up by punching and kicking real heavy bags. Fitness Kickboxing is the number one fat-burning, cardio exercise, with up to 1,200 calories burned during a one-hour class. Our fun and engaging group fitness classes keep the punches and kicks basic to focus on the fitness aspect of your workout. Since our kickboxing classes are for both beginner and advanced levels, each member can work out at their own pace. At CKO Kickboxing, REAL PEOPLE use REAL HEAVY BAGS to get REAL RESULTS.
CKO Kickboxing was originally formed in Hoboken, NJ as “Take It To The Max” in November, 1997 by Joseph Andreula. Joseph designed and created the intense workout, which was the first of its kind. CKO became so popular in Hoboken, that by 2004, nine additional locations opened throughout NJ and NY. In the summer of 2005, CKO opened the doors to its second Hoboken gym and today has over 55 locations! CKO has a massive army of devoted followers and has been recognized in countless national fitness magazines and television programs such as NBC’s The Today Show. Become a part of the revolution that is CKO KICKBOXING and Get Addicted to Fitness!
What equipment do I need?
Since you will be punching a heavy bag, you will need to protect your hands with boxing/MMA gloves. Feel free to bring your own or we have a variety of gloves available for purchase at the gym. Wear loose fitting and comfortable gym clothes. We guarantee you’re going to sweat. Therefore, shorts will probably be a good option. You will not be permitted to participate in a class unless you are wearing sneakers/tennis shoes. Please bring a towel and you will definitely need water or some type of sports drink. These are also available for purchase at the gym.
Do I have to wait for a specific start date?
Once you become a member, you can begin taking classes immediately. (Once the gym is open :-).)
Do I have to have previous kickboxing experience?
The majority of our members have never taken a kickboxing class prior to coming to CKO. However, they get addicted to the workout quickly.
Are there advanced classes and beginner classes?
Since everyone has their own heavy bag to workout on and goes at their own pace, our classes are geared for all fitness levels. Our certified instructors are trained to motivate and push each member to their desired results.
Are there age restrictions?
If a young adult under the age of 18 is interested, a parent/guardian must sign for him or her to take a class. We plan to add kids’ classes at a later date.
Are the classes co-ed?
We have both male and female members and the classes are mixed.
Am I restricted to a certain number of classes per week?
Your membership entitles you to unlimited classes. You can workout everyday if you like!
What are the membership rates?
Once our gym is open, we will have different programs available. Once you have completed your trial class, one of our representatives will go over different pricing options and you can pick the one that’s best for you.
If I sign up at one location, can I use all locations?
All of our locations are individually owned and operated. If a member would like to take a class in another location, there’s a $5.00 charge per class. In addition to CKO South Charlotte, there is a CKO located at 5350 Docia Crossing Road in North Charlotte.
How often does a new 10 week program begin?
We offer our 10 Week Challenge Program at different times of the year. Once signed up as a prospect in our system, you will be notified whenever the program is offered.
About Nina & Mark
A little bit about us… Mark (my husband) and I actually met at the Morrison YMCA so opening our own gym was probably inevitable. Mark is originally from Tampa and I was born in Detroit. Mark has been in the Carolinas since his college days at Furman. His dad worked in the gym business for quite some time so this is something that Mark grew up around. Mark studied Health and Exercise Science in college and also played football at Furman. He has spent most of his professional career in sales, many of those years in medical device sales. My family made the move to Charlotte when I was 12, so most people think I’m basically from here and I spent my college days in beautiful Boone at App State! I am a former event planner, turned stay at home mom, now business owner and soon to be fitness instructor. We live in the South Park area, have a two year old son, and a baby girl due at the end of October. We can’t wait to build the CKO South Charlotte family!
Right now, we are running a HUGE pre-sale special with discounted rates available to the first 100 charter members and Charlotte Smarty Pants readers. The pre-sale price is $49.99/month for the year plus a one time sign-up fee of $24.99. This special pricing is only available during this time and once our doors are open, it will no longer be available. To sign up, prospective members can go to http://www.ckosouthcharlotte.com. Our gym is under construction right now and we are anticipating an opening date sometime in late November. We plan to have a big grand opening party in January after the holidays!