Sensei Christopher Iavarone, Head Instructor at our Glendale location, was “practically raised on the mat” and always knew he was destined to become a Tiger Schulmann’s instructor. “As a kid, Tiger Schulmann’s became the place I went to feel good about myself and all the physical activity made it easy to lose the excess weight,” he says. “Reaching my first black belt in record time (less than two years) gave me the confidence I lacked and the skills to defend myself. At an early age I learned the power of self discipline and what can be achieved.” Today, he brings over 25 years of teaching experience to help students of all ages realize their full potential.
Iavarone takes great pride in creating a bright, accessible, family-friendly atmosphere where students can get in the best shape of their lives supported by motivational instructors. He ensures that each student receives tailored training from master instructors, explaining that, when it comes to fitness, there is simply “no match for superior instruction, cleanliness and friendliness.” A passionate cook and health advocate, Iavarone also offers nutritional guidance and healthy recipes in his video series, Cooking with Sensei.
Sensei Iavone’s total-body adult kickboxing classes offer endless benefits, including a newly toned, flexible physique and self-defense skills that can be used in everyday life. But, he says, it is the self-discipline instilled by the practice that truly transforms all areas of his students’ lives.