Active Edge Lifestyle & Fitness in Lansing, Illinois, is a Full Fitness Gym that also offers Martial Arts, Dance and Fitness Classes! Our mission at Active Edge is to promote total health and fitness in an all-inclusive, state of the art environment. Our goal is to deliver unsurpassed excellence in cardiovascular, muscular fitness, martial arts and dance.

We offer traditional Muay Thai training and Judo. Whether it is to get in shape, compete, or to learn practical self-defense, we have the best equipped facility and the staff to help you reach your goal. Trirata “Chai” Earmsmuth is the Muay Thai Instructor, and has been training in the martial arts for over 27 years. He holds a black belt in Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do. He has trained with some of the greatest fighters in Muay Thai such as Saekson Janjira, Kaensak Sor. Pleonchit, Matee Jedeepitak, Pongsan Ek-Yotin, Bunkerd Faphimai, Sakesem Kanthawong, Jongsanan Fairtex, and Walter Michalowski. In addition to the ranks held, he has attended numerous seminars and workshops for various other martial arts. Some of these arts include Wing Chun, Kali, Silat, Brazilian Capoeria, Kempo, Aikido, Grappling, Modern Arnis, Boxing and Jeet Kune Do.

Our facility contains a spacious dance studio, an official boxing ring, martial art mats with heavy bags, free weight area, ample cardiovascular and strength training equipment, fully equipped locker rooms and multiple cable televisions.


  • Molli says:

    I have been taking Muay Thai at Active Edge for a little over a year now. The instructor Chai Earmsmuth is an excellent instructor. His technique and skills are exceptional. The gym has a very comfortable atmosphere and whether you are a beginner or a veteran of Muay Thai Chai is very much able to train at both levels to get you what you need.

  • Logan says:

    I have begun taking Muay Thai there and I have to say it has been one of the best experiences! They have so much to offer! They don’t just have Muay Thai , they also have Traditional Boxing, Judo, Yoga, and Kids Muay Thai! The friendly atmosphere is great! The place is very clean and the staff is extremely helpful! I highly recommend Active Edge!

  • Steve says:

    I’ve been looking for Muay Thai in the chicago area for a while. I keep finding these schools, mostly MMA, who throw in a few knees, leg kicks, and elbows and call it Muay Thai. I found Active Edge and went there a few times and trained with Kru Chai. Kru Chai is very experienced and proficient at breaking down the techniques and teaches in a very traditional manner. He’s the biggest Thai guy Ive ever seen! He’s like 210 lbs, 6 ft tall and very powerful. They say he’s 100% Thai but born in the US. Even though he was born here, he embraces his culture and traditions with passion which is what makes the Muay Thai here different. I highly recommend classes there and even privates which had helped me alot.

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