Well, I'm going to start by saying that AT THIS moment, my main goal is to lose a bit of weight and start learning an art. Having said that, I've tried out trial classes at 2 training centers for Muay Thai near my house. One is Curren's Martial Arts (http://www.teamcurran.com) and the other is Z's Martial Arts (http://www.teamzs.com/). Curren's offers a true Muay Thai environment for $125/mo -- Muay Thai + Jui Jitsu is $145/mo. The instructors seem very knowledgable and the class size is nice. They have bags to practice on and a weights/machines area to increase your strength. My "trial" experience with them was mixed. Intro class was great. The guy they had me working with was knowledgable and very helpful. However, the actual class the next day sucked for me. I just jumped into the class and later found out that they had no running water fountains and I hadn't brought any water with me. Became dehydrated during the workout and stepped out of class. I just don't find it acceptable for a facility like this to not have running water. Of course, it's not a HUGE deal since next time I'll just bring a bottle of water and it was partially my fault for not being good w/ water consumption. Curren's is also about 25 minutes from my house and the Muay Thai class starts at 6pm, so it's not always easy to make the class due to work. Z's offers Kickboxing w/ Muay Thai mixed in (not as many elbows and knees), but offers a friendlier atmosphere and you get to take Karate (not for me), Jui Jitsu, and Kickboxing for $115/mo. My "trial" with them showed that they didn't concentrate on Muay Thai as much as I hoped. They mix in a few techniques, but still give an amazing workout. The instructor went through the proper stretching exercises also, which was very important to a person like me who doesn't have much experience w/ martial arts. Also, Z's is about 10 minutes away and has classes at 8:40pm which is very convenient, however doesn't provide a true Muay Thai experience. Which one would you pick? I'm really torn between the two. Also, just wanted to add that price isn't the issue, I just wanted to add that in for reference.