Take your fitness to the next level. Optimum Fitness in Niantic offers personal training, Boot Camp and Advanced Street Defense classes that give you remarkable results! ADVANCED STREET DEFENSE: Advanced Street Defense is designed for anyone who wants to learn to protect themselves, and their family quickly and effectively. You do not need to be in great shape to participate; this program will raise your fitness level throughout the course. This class is a commitment, but the rewards are endless. Optimimum Fitness is the ONLY gym in the area that offers a class like this. It will get you fit and tough! PERSONAL TRAINING: Come and experience for yourself exactly how powerful and result-oriented personal training packages are. The custom designed fitness programs are your complete resource for great results. BOOT CAMP: A four-week outdoor program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training. Be inspired and have fun while participating in a fantastic workout led by Certified Adventure Fitness Trainer, Brian Cowee. Nobody will be left behind or asked to complete more than they are capable of doing safely. Women of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Each day will slightly increase in intensity. Exercises include: Core conditioning, short distance running (less than one mile), muscular strength, jumping rope, circuit training, hiking, sport yoga, fitness kick boxing, pilates, sport drills, obstacle courses, surprises, and more. Call Optimum Fitness at 860-510-3466 or check out Class Schedule on the website for schedule/more details. Emery, from The E List, tried Advanced Street Defense and this is what she had to say: Advanced Street Defense is designed for anyone who wants to learn to protect themselves and their family quickly and effectively. You must be willing to train hard, but you don’t need to be in great shape to start the course. You’ll get there with this course. The ASD Course will prepare you for virtually any real-life situation you might encounter on the street. This class is a commitment, but the rewards are endless. ASD is the fastest system of self-defense in the world because you will learn just ONE technique for each type of attack. Many of the fundamental techniques are similar to each other and this system uses repetition to systematically imbed these techniques into your muscle memory. After six months of training you will be proficient in defense against attack moves such as a punch, choke, wrist grab, lapel grab, kick, tackle, hair pull, headlock, handgun to body & head, knife attack, baseball attack, and tire iron (to name a few!). You’ll learn conceptual principles, too: what to do once you’ve disarmed an attacker, how to deal with multiple attackers, awareness and threat level principles, and how to keep your head during an attack.