Programs

BAB Flyer Back (3)Bay Area Boxing’s BayFit Program:

Bay Area Boxing BayFit program includes BayFit Boxing, BayFit kickboxing, BayFit kettle bell conditioning, BayFit BootCamp and BayFit CrossTrain classes.All the BayFit classes are designed to not only introduce members to a new intense way to workout but also teach our members the techniques behind martial arts. In other word, while you’re getting a full body work out, you are also learning everything you need to know about boxing, kickboxing, kettle bell training and weight lifting. The result will be one bad version of you.

All the BayFit classes are non-full contact and are very beginner friendly. The workouts are fast paced and challenging but new members are encouraged to excel at their own pace. Also, if there are any exercises you can’t do we will give you an alternative exercise. BayFit Boxing and Kickboxing classes are great for weight lose and cardio, CrossTrain, Kettle Bell, and BootCamp classes are great for muscle toning and body sculpting. With all of these programs being offered in our basic membership Bay Area Boxing has got you covered for ALL your fitness needs.
BAB BayFit Boxing class description:
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BAB BayFit Boxing is our non-full contact boxing conditioning class. These classes are taught on the heavy bags, they’re 1 hour long, and offer a full body workout. Classes start with an intense warm up using plyometric, followed by a full body stretch, after warm ups and stretch you will go into a half hour of bag time. Bag times consists of roughly 5 5minute rounds verse your heavy bag. The instructor will call out and demonstrate the combo for that round, the class executes that specific combo and most importantly the instructor will go bag to bag working individually with each member. As a beginner the instructor will help you with form and answer any question you may have as a more experienced member they will work more high level personal training with you.

From a fitness stand point you’ll burned 800-1000 calories and have activated every muscle on your body. The last 15 minutes is a cool down period where we take you over to the Jiu-Jitsu mats and finish you up with core strength exercises (isolated abs and oblique’s).

These classes are great for increasing cardiovascular and muscular endurance, fat burning and coordination!! Whether you are just looking to get in shape for the summer or are a competitive fighter the BAB BayFit  Boxing classes are sure to get you in the best shape of your life!!

Besides keeping your body fit, boxing has tons of other benefits. You can burn anywhere from 800 to 1000 calories an hour with boxing! Boxing also reduces and relieves stress. Its rigorous workout – controlled punching movements carried out with the discipline and skill – can do wonders for feelings of frustration and anger. Practicing boxing moves can also help to improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Boxing is also a great way to get a total body workout while learning simple self-defense moves. Boxing fans say the sport helps them to feel more empowered and confident. So get out there and jab and punch your way to fitness.

**The only equipment you need is glove, wraps, your body and the will to get the best work out of your life. There should be no concerns regarding age or fitness level as each individual will train and excel at their own pace.

BAB BayFit Cardio Kickboxing class description: Training

Besides keeping your body fit, kickboxing has tons of other benefits. You can burn anywhere from 800 to 1000 calories an hour with kickboxing! Kickboxing also reduces and relieves stress. Its rigorous workout – controlled punching and kicking movements carried out with the discipline and skills required for martial arts – can do wonders for feelings of frustration and anger. Practicing kickboxing moves can also help to improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Kickboxing is also a great way to get a total body workout while learning simple self-defense moves. Kickboxing fans say the sport helps them to feel more empowered and confident. So get out there and jab, punch, and kick your way to fitness.

Bay Area Boxing offers our own version of a  popular form of kickboxing is known as aerobic or cardiovascular (cardio) kickboxing, called BAB BAyFit Cardio Kickboxing which combines elements of boxing, martial arts, and aerobics to provide overall physical conditioning and toning. Unlike other types of kickboxing, cardio kickboxing does not involve physical contact between competitors – it’s a cardiovascular workout that’s done because of its many benefits to the body.

Cardio kickboxing classes are usually comprised of 10 to 15 minutes of warm-ups, which may include stretching and traditional exercises such as jumping jacks and push-ups, followed by a 30-minute kickboxing session that includes movements such as knee strikes, kicks, and punches. The class uses 150 lb. punching bags.

After this, at least 5 minutes should be devoted to cooling down, followed by about 10 minutes of stretching and muscle conditioning. Stretching is really important and slow, proper stretching helps relax muscles and prevent injury.

  • When you do begin kickboxing, allow yourself to be a beginner by working at your own pace and not overexerting yourself to the point of exhaustion.
  • Try a class beforehand to see whether it’s right for you and to make sure to tell the instructor to modify the routine a bit to accommodate your skill level.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows your arms and legs to move easily in all directions. The best shoes are cross-trainers – not tennis shoes – because cross-trainers allow for side-to-side movements. Gloves or hand wraps are used during classes – you will be able to borrow these for your free trial class and buy your own when you enroll.
  • The key to a good kickboxing workout is controlled movement. Overextending yourself by kicking too high or locking your arms and legs during movements can cause pulled muscles and tendons and sprained knee or ankle joints. Start with low kicks as you slowly learn proper kickboxing technique. This is very important for beginners.

BayFit CrossTrain class description:

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BayFit CrossTrain was cooked up by the mad scientist at BAB to incorporate all elements of fitness for an overall goal of success. BAB BayFit combines the muscle building elements  of weight training/Olympic lifting with high cardio plyometric. These classes are different everyday but provided a more extensive full body tone while still isolating individual muscle groups. Classes a fun, fast paced, and very informative. Learn while you burn is our moto for a well-balanced fitness program. The more you know the better results your going to achieve.

The class is 1 hour long and starts with an intense warm up, workout of the day, and a cool down period were while you body’s cooling down we finish you off with abs and oblique’s.

BAB BayFit Kettle Bell conditioning class description:

kettleBAB BayFit Kettle Bell conditioning classes is a strength training class using Russian style kettle bells. Classes are 1 hour long and are great for muscle toning and increasing overall strength. Kettle Bell conditioning is a great combination to our BayFit boxing and kick boxing program. Boxing and Kick boxing classes are great for weight loss and kettle bell class is great for strength, power and coordination.

Bay Area Boxing Full Contact Fight Team programs:

Muay_ThaiBAB Fight Team classes include Instructional Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts. Classes are between 1 and 1 ½ hours long and consist of warm-ups, learning techniques and sparring to practice the techniques you’re learning against an opponent. We do make competition available but it is not a requirement. Fight team classes are great for anyone looking to train martial arts for fun and fitness and also for the serious athlete. We pride ourselves on offering high level instructors and training while still persevering a welcoming atmosphere and remaining beginner friendly.  Classes are broken up into beginners and advance but everyone will also train together to help increase technical advancement.

Although these classes are full contact injuries are still very uncommon and safety is emphasized.

Instructional Boxing class description:

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Instructional boxing is a 100% technical boxing class. In Instructional Boxing you are learning the sweet science of boxing with a pro fighter from the ground up. These classes are great if you just want to brush up on your technique for the fitness classes or if you want to continue to learn boxing and maybe one day compete. In Instruction Boxing you will start off with the basics but then over time will advance to whatever level you’re dedicated to. Sparing is available in and after instructional classes but is not required. We are signed with USA boxing for any potential amateur boxers out there who want to test their skills. Our boxing coaches’ info and bios are under the instructor page.

Muay Thai Fight Team class description:

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Our Muay Thai fight team classes are a 100% instructional program learning Muay Thai kickboxing from the ground up. You will still get a workout but these classes are geared toward learning Muay Thai.  Classes are beginner friendly but are much more full contact then our BAB BayFit Cardio kickboxing.  You will not be injured in these classes but sparring and pad work are included and we do make competition available. So weather you are a beginner and just want to train or you are an experienced fighter looking to compete Bay Area Boxing’s got you covered for Muay Thai.

Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing from Thailand. Muay Thai is the 8 limb martial art. Muay Thai is the most common form of striking for self-defense and MMA. Muay Thai use punches, elbows, knees, roundhouse kicks, push kicks and a strong emphasis on clinching (grabbing your opponent by the head when they get to close to strike them). The combination of techniques in Muay Thai makes it one of the most brutal forms of striking in the world.

 

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Bay Area Boxing’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fight Team class description:

Don’t let the name fool you. We do make competition available to you but it is not a requirement. We call these classes a fight team because it is comprised of a very close group of people who share a common bond, the love of learning Jiu-jitsu. We are not close because we already knew each other but because we’ve developed bonds in the weeks, months, and years we’ve been training together. Jiu -jitsu at BAB  is for the anyone looking to learn Jiu-Jitsu and for the serious competitor. Our class is taught by  Ralph Gracie black belt Brian Fernandez. Brian is also a black belt in Judo under Willy Cahill and teaches us stand up Judo as well. We teach all moves that are com

petition legal and self defence applicable . Each belt take 1-3 years to move up. The belts go white, blue,purple, brown, black. All experience level will roll (Spar) together to increase learning and technically advancement. Classes are 1 1/2 hours long and consist of 30 min warm ups/abs, 30 mins learning new techniques and 30 mins of grappling. Jiu-jitsu will not only take you fitness level to new heights but also make you very proficient in close corner hand to hand combat.

A brief history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a modified form of Japanese Jiu-Jitus founder by the Gracie family.It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant. It primarily uses Judo takedowns to gain the dominant position. BJJ can be trained for self defence  sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and choke-holds to force an opponent to submit or be knocked out depending on what submission method is used. The art was based on early 20th century Kodokan Judo which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese Jujutsu.

Bay Area Boxing MMA Fight Team class description:

MMA classOur MMA fight team class is a full contact cage fighting program. This is as close as it gets to Ultimate Fighting. In these classes you will be learning how to combine your ground and stand up fighting skills to become a mixed martial artist. We do make competition available but it is not a requirement. Classes are beginner friendly but it helps to have a back ground in Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, boxing, or kickboxing. If you do not have a back ground in martial arts its ok but we do encourage coming to the BJJ and stand up classes to work on the individual areas of you game. Classes are 1 ½ hours long and consist of standup fighting, No-Gi grappling, wrestling, and Muay Thai kickboxing.

A brief history of MMA:

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. The term may also be used, less correctly, to describe hybrid martial arts styles.

Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Initially based on finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety. In the following decade, MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. The name Mixed martial arts was coined by one of the developers of these rules Jeff Blatnick a former Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic gold medalist. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling.

This class has been designed for beginner/intermediate/advanced level students who want to drill combos that include ground and stand up combos. Students will be matched up with someone their size and experience level. Its goal is to train from two perspectives. A fight that starts on the ground and then goes to stand up and a fight that starts standing up and then finishes on the ground. Although it integrates Jiu-Jitsu, it combines basic level Jiu-Jitsu with the threat of strikes and kicks. It does not follow sport Jiu-Jitsu rules. This class is taught with a few formats, although it mostly couples students similar in size and has them drill out these elaborate fighting combinations. No shoes or belts are worn in this class. See our store for proper equipment.

  • Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your class to quench your thirst and keep yourself hydrated and don’t eat a least one hour before your class.

Mixed Martial Arts:

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. The term may also be used, less correctly, to describe hybrid martial arts styles.

Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Initially based on finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety. In the following decade, MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. The name Mixed martial arts was coined by one of the developers of these rules Jeff Blatnick a former Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic gold medallist. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling.

This class has been designed for intermediate level students who want to drill combos that include ground and stand up combos. You must have taken at least 5 Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing and boxing classes to attend. Its goal is to train from two perspectives. A fight that starts on the ground and then goes to stand up and a fight that starts standing up and then finishes on the ground. Although it integrates Jiu-Jitsu, it combines basic level Jiu-Jitsu with the threat of strikes and kicks. It does not follow sport Jiu-Jitsu rules. This class is taught with a few formats, although it mostly couples students similar in size and has them drill out these elaborate fighting combinations. No shoes or belts are worn in this class. Sanctioned grappling gloves required, see our store for proper equipment.

• Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your class to quench your thirst and keep yourself hydrated and don’t eat a least one hour before your class.