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The Sweat Factory Opening This Week in Summit

February 19, 2013 at 6:52 AM

SUMMIT, NJ - The Sweat Factory, a Cardio Kickboxing, Health and Fitness facility located on 485 Springfield Avenue in Summit, will officially be opening its doors to fitness fanatics and beginners alike this week. Owner and head instructor, Emerson W. Laohoo said his idea to open his own fitness studio began when he realized that quite a bit of instructors are not focus on correct forms in the classes he observed, so he wanted to break the chain and implement proper techniques given his experience of being a personal trainer for over 5 years, 3 years at Equinox Fitness in NYC and an avid Martial Artist for over 20 years. 

“Kickboxing and Martial Arts is really my passion and I want to teach and share my passion with others," Emerson said. "Cardio Kickboxing along with any type of fitness should focus on proper forms and techniques to build a strong foundation.”

Emerson explained that with his 20 years of extensive background and experience from competitions in various Martial Arts from Kickboxing, Brazilian Jujitsu to Boxing, and being a personal trainer he has the experience and qualifications necessary to provide excellent training and instruction. He will be the head instructor along  with one other full time instructor, Ricardo Datts, a natural bodybuilder and a few part time instructors all with extensive Martial Arts background like Frank Caruti, a retired police officer with 33 years of martial arts experience. Black Belt USA Goju, Brown Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Blue Belt in Brazialian Jujitsu under the legendary Gracie Family.  Business partner and brother Edwardson will be also instructing.

The class offerings will consist of Cardio Kickboxing daily morning and evening classes. Cardio Fit Lunch will be offered at noon, and Kids Kickboxing classes and strength and conditioning classes such as Reach Your Limit, Leave You Breathless and Intermediate Kickboxing will also be offered, which vary in intensity depending on each class, to improve strength and cardiovascular overall fitness.

Personal training will also be available at the facility for members seeking more personalized training and the class schedules will be progressive as time goes on, Emerson explained. “I guarantee anyone who attends a class will sweat,” Emerson said. “Kickboxing burns over 1,000 calories per class and you acquire self-defense skills along the way.

”Emerson and brother/business partner, Edwardson, explained that Sweat Factory classes are different because they incorporate kickboxing and various fitness disciplines all rolled into one. “These classes will be a different dynamic compared to how others teach typical kickboxing classes because we will have one instructor teaching front and one constantly walking  around to correct form,” Edwardson said.
Emerson added that the first class is free for each new member and walk-ins are always welcome.

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