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Welcome to THE Ultimate Fitness Center, HARD KNOCKS GYM. We have been transforming body, mind, and spirit for over a decade. Our workout facility is like no other. Our experienced trainers and our fitness training are only a few of the things that make Hard Knocks Gym so unique. Our spacious club, incomparable amenities, and comfortable atmosphere makes getting fit a truly inspiring adventure.
We offer a wide range of private and group classes, all professionally designed and led, that target your unique needs. You will not be lost in a crowd. Our class sizes are limited and offered frequently, enabling our professional trainers to spend the time necessary to maximize results. We offer private classes in weight-training, nutrition, and cardiovascular endurance. Our group classes include Boxing, Kickboxing, Kempo (Kajukenbo), Aerobic Kickboxing, Jujitsu & MMA and Wrestling. New classes are added all the time.
Hard Knocks Gym features a complete workout facility two floors. But we do not rely on equipment to make us the leader in fitness. We understand that knowledgeable courteous staff is essential to your, and our, success. Our trainers have all been educated and certified in their respective fields of expertise. We require a deep knowledge of physiology and fitness, as well as a friendly and understanding demeanor. Our trainers are not here to judge you; they are here to support you on your journey.
Strengthening Body and Mind for Over a Decade
Our patient, motivating staff will help you get the results you want!
Open Monday thru Friday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
(602) 973-9192 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (602) 973-9192 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
2605 W. Northern Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85051
EVENTS & RESULTS
April 25, 2013
Tonight our Pearl City Branch on Oahu, Hawaii had there first night of training in our new location. Come in on any Thursday night at 7:00pm and train for a Free Night. Our Pearl City branch is located at the Momilani Community Center 715 Hoomoana Street on the Corner of Komo Mai Drive and Hoomoana Street.
Sr. Chief Paul Allen Head Instructor Cody Allen
April 18, 2013
Our Kempo / Kajukenbo Class had a belt promotion tonight. Mr. Damon Gray was promoted to the rank of Sr. Head Instructor 3rd Degree Black Belt. Mr. Gray who lives in Florida now and soon to open a new branch of Vierra's International Kempo Schools of Self-Defense in Florida. Congratulations Mr. Gray!
Rhonda Vierra Damon Gray Clement Vierra
Sr. Chief Instructor Sr. Head Instructor Grand Master
Arturo Martin Damon The Vierra's Anthony Ryan
Ortega Vierra Gray Bartinelli Timmons
Some of the students that was at the promotion
February 1, 2013
It was announced on January 29th that Grand Master Clement Vierra was inducted into the Kajukenbo Hall of Fame. Congratulations!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Amazing Ariel Arismendez has won the Regional Silver Gloves Title in California. Next is the Nationals Tournament in Missouri. Great Job! to Ariel and her trainer Fidel Hernandez.
FREE FUN DAY
Sunday, November 25, 2012 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Come in for a Fun time, we will be having Great Music, Free Membership Give a ways, Boxing Expo, MMA Demo and Kempo Karate Demo with Never Seen Before Brick Breaking by Grand Master Clement Vierra.
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:00pm
New Kids Kempo Karate Class
There is no doubt that if you want to get the maximum gains from your intense weight training workouts that you should use both dumbbells as well as barbells but there are some men who specifically prefer one or the other so we are going to be talking about the advantages of using each of these.
Dumbbells are better for beginners because when you are training with dumbbells then you are forced to use the stabilizing muscles in or to stabilize the weight. When you are training with dumbbells the weight you're holding in each hand improves coordination and activates more muscle fibers over all.
It is for this reason that dumbbells are recommended for beginners and usually are the first pieces of free weight training that a good personal trainer will start with when demonstrating a movement to someone who has never done the exercise before, as doing it with dumbbells will improve your co-ordination when you do the same movement with a barbell later on.
Another big advantage of using dumbbells when training a beginner is that you will be able to even out any strength imbalances that the person might have and to begin to help to even out strength imbalances between limbs (this is a problem especially common in beginners).
Dumbbells are also safer than a doing the same exercise with a barbell. Such as in the dumbbell bench press, if you fail to get back up to the top of the movement, you can just drop the dumbbells rather than getting pinned under a heavy barbell.
There are also many advantages to using barbells such as they allow you use a much heavier weight. Due to this reason, it is highly recommended that you do your barbell exercises before you do dumbbell exercises for the same muscle group.
Barbells are much better for working out your leg muscles. While, you of course can do dead lifts, squats, etc. using dumbbells, when you get stronger and stronger the weight you can use will end up being too much to hold onto. Barbells allow you lift bigger weights much more comfortably and easily.
Barbells are an absolute must for explosive type exercises such as the clean and press. You will not be able to generate anywhere near as much power (strength plus speed) by using dumbbells.