They also liked the family atmosphere at CKO Kickboxing, so they decided to make fitness a way of life and open a CKO Kickboxing franchise."At CKO you are not treated as a number. The instructors and owners actually care about your success and celebrate with you," he said. "My wife and I decided we would love to change others lives, the way CKO has changed ours. My wife resigned from her 12-year career as a high school teacher, and we were on our way to opening CKO Kickboxing Eatontown and helping the people in this community." CKO Kickboxing Eatontown will post its kickboxing classes online. "CKO Kickboxing is a true nationwide sports fitness franchise with gyms from coast to coast," said Joe Andreula, Founder of CKO Kickboxing, one of America's fastest growing franchises according to industry standard Entrepreneur Magazine, which included the kickboxing gym franchise in its Franchise 500 list of best franchises. The magazine also rated CKO Kickboxing, as the 48th top new franchise in 2011. "CKO Kickboxing is emerging as one of the leading fitness franchise opportunities in the country," he said. CKO Kickboxing also was named a 2012 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 the coaching on the latest trends in health and fitness. "We treat our franchisee owners like they are family, because they are," Andreula said. "They aren't numbers or faceless profit centers. They are people who we want to help succeed. That's why so many people, including former military members, want to take advantage of our fitness franchise opportunity." "Fitness kickboxing is a fast-growing health trend. People who have tried to lose weight with yoga, Pilates and spin classes are now getting in shape by joining kickboxing gyms, he said. Kickboxing is the perfect way to cross train," he said.