Cynthia 'Rocky-Balboa' Newsome kicks and punches her way to fitness

This Wednesday Workout was just in time for the Fourth of July. I call it my Rocky Movie Workout. Mere minutes into the training, I started feeling my biceps and hamstrings! It was definitely challenging, but fun.

Jason High and LC Davis invited me to their new gym called American Top Team HD, 11227 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kan. 

They have mixed martial arts classes for beginners all the way to advanced competitive fighters. When I walked in they gave me a tour. When I saw the day care room for kids, I knew this was a gym that connects and caters to children and families.

"We have youth classes in Mixed Martial Arts and special classes for the military, families, couples and adults," said LC Davis.

Davis is a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter who was ranked in the Top 10 in the world in 2010. Jason High is also a championship Mixed Martial Arts fighter. The two friends decided to combine their expertise and start a gym.

"We are passionate about what we do and we're able to train the elite fighters and recreational fighters of any age," said Jason High.

"This is a great workout because it challenges them physically and mentally," High explained. 

I learned a few boxing moves and a couple of kicks while I was there. I'll always remember that once I punch I need to pull my hands back and up to protect my face. Thanks for the workout guys!

To find out more about American Top Team HD click here to visit their website,

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