Boca Kickboxing has partnered with Intensity X3 to offer the first certified P90x fitness program in Boca Raton.

So, in addition to featuring classes and one-on-one sessions in kickboxing and the martial arts, the studio (at 8221 Glades Road, #13, Boca Raton) has a lineup of classes taught by experienced P90X instructors.

I recently asked the instructors and studio owners (the studios have separate owners but are in the same location) about these types of workouts and what they offer exercisers.

First, meet Allan Prince and Dash Kellner, P90X instructors at IntensityX3, as well as Chris Esposito, Boca Kickboxing’s owner and head kickboxing instructor.

Tell me about kickboxing.

Esposito: Kickboxing is a full-body workout that can burn up to 850 calories or more per class. The moves are safe and fun to do, which is why people stick with it for so long. It's never boring like running on a treadmill or Stairmaster.

Describe the P90X program.

Prince: P90X is an integrated program encompassing all areas of fitness. It is designed to revitalize the body, promote flexibility, increase strength, endurance and power. Both men and women participate in the high-intensity classes that rotate every three weeks to encourage constant adaptation. P90X revolutionized the in-home training regimen, and now IntenstyX3 is bringing it to you in a high-energy class format.

What’s special about the class format?

Prince: P90X was originally designed as an in-home program. Beachbody, the creator of P90X has since produced a certification program, allowing professionals to become skilled in the science and structure behind the program. Many people attempt to exercise at home, yet common distractions often interfere with this routine that in order to be effective, needs to be completed on a regular basis. With our energetic certified staff and state-of-the-art facility, we are able to utilize this proven fitness program to deliver results to each and every one of our members.

Tell me about your P90x instructors.

Prince: Dash Kellner is a Beachbody P90X Master Instructor that teaches the certification courses nationwide. He is currently one of only eight Master Instructors in the United States and the only Master Instructor in the entire state of Florida. Dash also has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

[I am] a certified P90X instructor and Certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), with designations in corrective exercise and performance enhancement. [I’ve also] completed continuing education with the Age Management Medical Group (AMMG) and worked alongside physicians as an exercise and lifestyle counselor in an exclusive preventative medical practice in Boca Raton.

What do classes cost?

Esposito: We start everyone on a three lesson trial program for $19.99, plus a free pair of boxing gloves. The total value for this is $95.

For more about IntensityX3 or Boca Kickboxing, visit 8221 Glades Rd. #13, Boca Raton, 33434. Call 954/588-5569 or go to www.intensityx3.com for Intensity X3, or www.BocaKB.com or 561/451-9999 for Boca Kickboxing.

Mark your calendars…

The Third Annual Walk for Life, Sunday, February 10, starting at 9 a.m., is dedicated to raising awareness for bone marrow and stem cell transplants.  

Held at the Palm Beach Plaza on Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus, the 5K event is given by Boca Raton-based Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, an internationally recognized bone marrow, blood stem cell, and umbilical cord blood registry. All proceeds raised from the walk will be used to add new donors to the registry, specifically ethnically diverse donors.

The event includes not only walking and running, but also food, music and a fun-filled kids' area. Advance registration is $25 for adults and $30 the day of the walk ($15 for students). For more information about the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation or about the event, go to www.giftoflife.org/walk4life or call 561.982.2900.

Also on February 10, Life Time Fitness, at 1499 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, is hosting an indoor triathlon.

Starting at 8 a.m., participants swim for 10 minutes, run for 20 and bike for 30 minutes. Total distances are then calculated to determine your standing among competitors. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Use this link to register and contact the race director. Waves for the event go off every 20 minutes, starting at 7 a.m. Use this link to register and contact the race director: http://www.indoortri.com/page/show/699686-florida-indoor-triathlon. The main number for the Boca Raton health club is 561/208-5900.