I started searching for a workout that would keep me interested for longer than a month... I was interested in kickboxing because I heard that you can lose weight like nobodys business. I compared ~3 different kickboxing classes to Villaris, and ended up at Villaris. It was a no-brainer. Its not just a dance aerobics. They go at a pace that everyone can join in on. Every class is different. Their schedule is great for even the busiest of people... I HIGHLY recommend you go here!!I started working out at Villaris to get the beach body I had always wanted, for a trip to Brazil (you know what their bikinis look like!). I wanted to feel proud of my vacation photos. 6 months of cardio kickboxing at Villaris and eating healthy, and I was at my personal best, lost a pant size, had improved/high self-esteem, and I absolutely LOVE (for the first time ever) my beach vacation photos!Not only was kickboxing at Villaris a great workout to lose weight, but it also vastly improved my self-defense capabilities! In the past, I had no interest in karate, however, after they showed me what it was like in my Cardio workouts, I realized just how much fun it was to learn! Especially as a woman, I feel so much safer with this knowledge and muscle memory under my belt!Now, lets throw the cherry on top! Villaris is located in downtown Madison, a great convenience. Their people are incredibly helpful! Every class we do something different, and if youre interested, you learn something new and work on new skills every day! I love the way no two classes are EVER the same. It is by far the most fun workout of my life and something I know I can stick with.Respect. You dont have to be a pro. You dont have to be fit. You dont have to be good at it. The people who teach, as well as the students, are incredibly respectful. I have never felt uncomfortable in the atmosphere they have created. It is not an intimidating atmosphere what so ever. I am very impressed at the quality of people who go to Villaris. They also offer kids workshops! Some day when I have a kid, I hope they are interested in Karate too because it is great to have self-defense, but its also so wonderful to have such a structure for learning respect and being a good person.They are a co-op, so everything they do for improvements is because everyone cares so much about making the place better! They have made quite a few improvements over the past year to making it even nicer of a facility. There are loads of punching bags and new equipment. They sell some starter items for new kickboxers. Their schedule is great for a really REALLY busy person. I am able to fit it into my daily routine to keep in shape.You wont regret coming here!