STB Training Center in Gaithersburg

Get fit and learn new skills in 2020 with STB Training Center – A Muay Thai/Boxing gym in Gaithersburg!

STB Training Center offers the following classes at both of their locations (Gaithersburg and Lorton):
Muay Thai/Kickboxing for kids (ages 6-12). Our fun kid’s program uses martial arts to help them to develop discipline, focus, respect, coordination, and strength. As we look for all our students to develop fundamental and technical techniques during each class, we also give them life lessons for the outside world. Your children will learn Muay Thai, Boxing, self-discipline, and anti-bullying techniques. Safety is our top priority and proper control and use protective gear is emphasized during training.

Muay Thai for teens and adults (ages 13+). STB’s Muay Thai classes will teach beginner and intermediate students a variety of strike and kick combinations using their elbows, fists, and knees in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Each class is unique and you will be so busy learning new skills that you will not notice the amount of calories that you are burning. Again, safety is our top priority and proper control and use protective gear is emphasized during training.

Fitness for adults – In this class, you will be incorporating many different cardio exercises that will have your muscles, heart, and lungs thanking you later. Each class will challenge your body to improve your strength, power, and speed. Whether you would like to get fit, lean, or train for a fight, our classes will help you to meet your goals.

Emilio and his staff are also available for personal training sessions that include Muay Thai, Boxing, and fitness. They will individualize your sessions to help you to reach your personal goals.

Check out for more information and class schedules. When you are ready to break out of your exercise rut and change your mind, body, and spirit, give us a call 844-568-1308 to schedule your first class. Mention this article and get the first 3 classes on us.

Emilio Gonzalez, owner of STB Training Center in Lorton, VA has opened his second Muay Thai/Boxing training center at 8945 N. Westland Drive Suite 101 in Gaithersburg (across from Goodwill). Whether you want to learn a new sport or just get into shape, STB has a program for you. Emilio and his seven staff members each have 15-55 year of experience in Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Jiujitsu, MMA, and Personal Training/Fitness and have dedicated their lives to teaching students all that they know. STB’s friendly and fun atmosphere and programs are a great way for beginner and intermediate students alike to get into shape, learn new skills, and meet new friends.

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