By Pat Tomlinson
The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) After months of planning, two CT women with third-degree black belts have finally realized their dreams in the form of HiiTKick Fitness. The fitness studio is a fusion of traditional kickboxing training, strength and cardio workouts.
For years, Suzie Clifford and Amy Liang drove all over southwestern Connecticut seeking out creative, high-intensity workouts.
The two Wilton residents carpooled to gyms in Ridgefield and Westport, Wilton and Norwalk, all the while looking for the perfect combination of martial arts training and cardio-heavy workouts.
Together, they practiced Tang Soo Do, a Korean-inspired martial arts, and kickboxing, but it seemed whenever they found the perfect gym or the right trainer, the gym would close or the trainer would uproot to some location even further away.
When their latest trainer moved his practice to Armonk, New York earlier this year, Clifford and Liang decided to take matters into their own hands and open a studio of their own.
“It got to the point where the drive to the gym was taking longer than the workout, and that’s no good,” Liang said.
After months of planning, the pair of third-degree black belts have finally realized their dreams in the form of HiiTKick Fitness, a studio located in Wilton near the Norwalk border.