CKO Kickboxing Opens First Gym in Florida in Lake County

CLERMONT, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 // PRNewswire // -- CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest growing health fitness franchises, will open its first fitness kickboxing gym in Florida in Clermont. The high quality, cross-training gym will open on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 in the strip mall in the intersection of Highway 50 and Oakley Seaver Drive, 1500 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suites 6-7.

The family friendly gym offers Lake County residents an alternative to Pilates, yoga, martial arts and spinning classes.

The 2,700 square-foot gym features 51 heavy bags. It is open seven days a week. CKO Kickboxing Clermont posts its kickboxing classes online. Classes run from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. so commuters can work out before or after work.

The gym is owned by franchisee Michael Opal, a former corporate executive who has a black belt in a traditional Japanese karate style.

"In my industry, everyone was stressed out all the time. But every time I went to the gym, I saw people were happy on the way in and happy on the way out. I wanted to be part of that," he said. "I wanted to open something for adults. They go home happy and they get good results from it".

"I wanted to do something that had a high energy, high cardio workout," he said. He investigated several health fitness franchises and decided CKO Kickboxing had the right stuff.

"The fitness industry is always growing. CKO Kickboxing is new in Florida. I wanted to get in on the ground floor."

Grand Opening

The grand opening will be held on Aug. 27th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prospective members can take a free class. New members can lock in a special low monthly rate of $49.99, which is available only to the first 100 members.

The first 100 People who sign up through the Grand Opening will only have to pay the $25 one-time enrollment fee instead of the regular $99 Enrollment Fee. They will also receive a free pair of starter gloves and a T-shirt.  The price after the Grand Opening will be $59.99.

About the CKO Kickboxing Workout

Unlike other gyms, CKO Kickboxing features one heavy bag per person and is instructor driven. The family atmosphere and the sense of community also make CKO Kickboxing unique among gyms.

CKO Kickboxing is an effective exercise and weight loss program for men and women, old and young.

"The beauty of our exercise classes is that anybody can do it. Since it focuses more on the fitness aspect rather than the martial arts, it is not intimidating. The instructor controls the tempo, but the client controls the intensity. You can have a fun, effective and safe workout," said Joe Andreula, Founder of CKO Kickboxing.

About CKO Kickboxing

CKO Kickboxing is one of America's fastest growing franchises according to Entrepreneur Magazine, which included the kickboxing gym franchise in its Franchise 500 list of best franchises in 2015. The magazine rated CKO Kickboxing the Top Personal Service Franchise in the Fitness category in 2016.

"CKO Kickboxing is one of the most trusted names in fitness franchises. CKO Kickboxing is a true nationwide sports fitness franchise with gyms from coast to coast in approximately 75 locations," said Andreula. The company recently opened several gyms in Los Angeles.

For more information about owning a CKO Kickboxing franchise, go to

CKO Kickboxing bags will be the last obstacle at Spartan races this year, at CitiField, Cowboy Stadium,Fenway Park and Citizens Bank Park.

"CKO Kickboxing is one of the leading fitness franchise opportunities in the country," he said. CKO Kickboxing also was named a Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

CKO Kickboxing continues to grow because new franchise owners receive ongoing training on how to run a business and coaching on the latest trends in health and fitness.

"We treat our franchisee owners like they are family, because they are," Andreula said. "That's why so many people, including former military members, want to take advantage of our fitness franchise opportunity."

For information about CKO Kickboxing Clermont, call 352-404-6049 or visit

If you are interested in Franchise Opportunities, please visit or call 800-489-1964.

SOURCE CKO Kickboxing


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CKO Kickboxing® uses REAL heavy bags for REAL results. By incorporating real heavy bags into the CKO workout, they ensure that members are working their muscles as well as burning a lot of calories through an intensive cardio workout.


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