BROWNSVILLE — Feeling stressed? Get ready to kick the tension away.
A Brownsville community organization is offering free kickboxing classes to women every Tuesday in August, giving Brooklyn ladies a chance to get tough, get in shape, and break a sweat in a women-friendly environment.
Sponsored by the Caribbean Women’s Health Association, the classes are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22 and Aug. 28 at the SCO Family Services Morris Koppelman Early Childhood Education Center at 774 Saratoga Ave. at Livonia Avenue in Brownsville.
The classes, taught by Carol “Kick Fever” Glasgow, will include a combination of aerobics, martial arts, kickboxing, and self defense, according to the instructor, a first-degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu who said she has been training in martial arts for more than two decades.
It’s a full-body workout for anyone looking to increase stamina, strength, and the confidence to knock down anyone who might be a threat, said Glasgow, 53, who typically works out of her Kick Fever studio at 92 Herkimer St. between Bedford and Nostrand avenues in Bed-stuy.
“It’s all about empowering women,” Glasgow said. “If you’re ever in a situation where you need to defend yourself, knowing you can is really important. Unfortunately many people would rather film an altercation than come to your aid, so knowing how to push, shove, and kick your way out is exceedingly important.”
The classes are open to women and girls ages 14 and up, and due to space limitations registration is required. For more information on how to get kicking, call (718) 826–2912 ext. 206 or visit the Caribbean Women’s Health Association website.