There's a powerful new activity afoot in Downtown Hollywood with the opening of the second Broward County location of CKO Kickboxing, at 2000 Harrison Street, Suite #6.
Franchise owners Tony and Shirley Zitek were members at CKO's Miami location who loved the workout and corporate culture so much that they decided to buy into it. They said they chose Downtown Hollywood from several potential spots because they had heard the area was attracting many new and progressive business owners.
"We think it's the place to be in Broward," said Tony, an ER doctor by training, who for now will split his time between CKO Hollywood and Mariner's Hospital in Tavernier in the Keys, while Shirley will be managing the kickboxing facility full time.
CKO Kickboxing offers one-hour group fitness kickboxing classes, led by an instructor trained in fitness and often in martial arts. The studio offers a heavy kickboxing bag for each participant during the class, as well as other included activities.
"This workout can replace a gym," noted Shirley. "It's a better workout, better for stress relief, and more fun."
CKO Kickboxing Hollywood is open Monday-Friday, 6:00am-9:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm. Classes are held in early mornings, mid-day, and late evenings.
In addition, there are a variety of specialty programs such as team training, corporate events, and "10 week transformation challenges" available, as well as optional nutritional support. Going forward, their plan is to eventually add kids' classes for ages 5 and up, and after-school programs.
"We want to be a part of the neighborhood, and make everyone feel welcome," said Tony. "While many gyms make you feel anonymous, at CKO, most of the staff will know you; you develop a community."
For information on classes and membership, or to sign up for a free introductory class, please contact CKO Kickboxing at 954.362.4459 or info@ckoHollywood.com, and visit them on Facebook, Instagram or on their website.