Marlboro Fitness and Martial Arts is a family-owned and operated business conveniently located at 282 East Main Street in Hosmer Plaza at the intersection of Route 20 (Boston Post Road) and Hosmer Street. Plenty of parking is available in Hosmer Plaza.
We offer a variety of martial arts and dance classes including Team Link Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, Capoeira, and Zumba, as well as personal fitness services with licensed fitness trainers. Please contact us to take a tour of our facility or try out any one of our classes. We are happy to answer any questions and look forward to helping you achieve your fitness goals.
282 East Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752 (map)
Martial Arts, Fitness, and Dance Class Descriptions
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (often abbreviated as BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport focusing heavily on the use of submission holds through ground grappling in order to defeat opponents. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century, which itself was developed from Japanese Jujutsu in the 19th century. Using the proper Jiu-Jitsu techniques, a weaker person can learn how to successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage — most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Training involves sparring, commonly referred to as rolling, as well as drilling.
Muscle Conditioning: This non-cardiovascular conditioning class uses a variety of resistance equipment to tone and shape all muscle groups. It improves muscle definition and strength.
Cardio Kick Boxing: A High-impact cardiovascular workout that blends elements of boxing, martial arts and traditional aerobics into a 30-to 60-minute exercise routine.
Samba is a classic Brazilian dance with an Afro beat. It is the oldest dance tradition in Brazil and is recognized around the world as a symbol of the Brazilian Carnival. It incorporates quick footwork with flow and grace and can be done either alone or with a partner. Come learn this joyful, exuberant, and flirtatious style of dance, which is considered to be one of the most popular expressions of Brazilian culture.
Taekwondo (also written as tae kwon do) is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is characterized by fast, high and spinning kicks. In Korean, tae means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with fist”; and do means “way,” “method,” or “art.” Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the art of the foot and fist” or “the art of kicking and punching.” Taekwondo training includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes, as well as various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks.
Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in Columbia during the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international music with dance, resulting in a fun and enjoyable aerobic workout. Music is the key ingredient to Zumba classes. The score, created with specific beats and tempo changes, transitions the workout from specific toning, strengthening or cardio moves to another, and targets every major muscle group in the body. The Zumba program borrows its Latin flavor from the following dance styles: Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Flamenco, Chachacha, Reggaeton, Samba, Belly dancing, Bhangra, Hip Hop, and Tango.