After-School All-Stars Students Lace Up Their Boxing Gloves with CKO Kickboxing

CKO Kickboxing Teams Up with After-School All-Stars Newark & New York to provide 40 students with a kickboxing class in Wayne, New Jersey.

ckoWEDNESDAY, February 17, 2016 (Newark, NJ) – CKO Kickboxing, a national health fitness and kickboxing gym franchise, is teaming up with After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a national nonprofit that provides comprehensive after-school programs to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life, to give kids a kickboxing class.

On February 19, 40 ASAS middle school participants Manhattan will lace up their boxinggloves at the CKO kickboxing gym in Wayne, New Jersey where CKO’s professional kickboxing team will guide the students through the basics of kickboxing.

Through ASAS’ national health and wellness initiative, Sports as a Hook (SAAH), New Jersey and New York area students are equipped with the tools and information they need to develop healthy habits and lead healthier lives.

ASAS Newark/New York Executive Director Dax Devlon Ross said, “Partners like James Cortopassi and  CKO Kickboxing allow us to give our students the opportunity to become excited about health and fitness, which ties into our organizational mission to keep our kids fit and healthy, which enables them to be better positioned to graduate high school and go on to college, find careers they love and give back to their communities. So, we are really grateful that our vision aligns so well.”

About CKO Kickboxing

ckoCKO Kickboxing offers nationwide health fitness and kickboxing gym franchise opportunities. CKO Kickboxing was originally formed in Hoboken, NJ as “Take It To The Max” in November, 1997 by Joseph Andreula. Joseph designed and created the intense workout, which was the first of its kind. CKO became so popular in Hoboken, that by 2004, nine additional locations opened throughout NJ and NY. In the summer of 2005, CKO opened the doors to its second Hoboken gym and today has over 55 locations. CKO has a massive army of devoted followers and has been recognized in countless national fitness magazines and television programs such as NBC’s The Today ShowBecome a part of the revolution that is CKO KICKBOXING and Get Addicted to Fitness! For more information please visit or

About After School All Stars

newark_ny_4clr1Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. Nearly 72,000 children from 17 U.S. regions benefit: ASAS serves Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, North Texas, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, South Florida, Tampa, Toledo, and Washington, D.C.

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