"We provide a full-body workout. Depending on your size and the intensity of your workout, research states that you will be able to burn between 800 and 1,200 calories in a one-hour session. Many routines we use have been scientifically researched. For example, we pioneered the use of heavy bags, whereas other gyms kicked and punched air. The resistance provided by heavy bags allows for better muscle tone and burning calories at a faster rate," Orlando said.The two friends started taking kickboxing classes in 2011 and quickly realized they wanted to open a CKO Kickboxing franchise because of the warm, family-like caring atmosphere. "We were instantly hooked. The atmosphere was constantly energizing and everybody who worked there would know you by name. We both agreed that we had never been to a gym so passionate and personalized like CKO," he said. CKO Kickboxing 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 franchise 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."