It's that time of the year again. Chaos ensues as our calendar fills up with holiday parties and engagements we must attend. Holidays are supposed to be a time of peace and reflection. But instead, it's often endless to-do lists, obligations, and too much food. On average, Americans gain 7-10 pounds during the holiday [...]
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Whether it’s been a while since you’ve stepped foot in a gym or you’ve been doing your own workouts for years, group fitness classes can be a functional addition or substitution to your workout routine. Here are five reasons to start group fitness classes: 1. Learn Proper Form When you train with a group, the [...]
Committing to a consistent martial arts practice offers a lot of benefits. The first one that may come to your mind is learning self-defense. And while you will learn self-defense techniques, you will also get a great workout. Martial arts might be a less traditional way to work out, especially compared to hopping on a [...]
Here are a few of the reasons why CrossFit has become so popular over the last several years: 1. Variety When you first start CrossFit, the number of movements and lifts you learn as a beginner can be overwhelming. But if you stick with the learning process, the result is plenty of variety in your [...]
Kids who practice martial arts have the opportunity to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a fun and safe environment. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial art that emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground. However, BJJ is a lot more than just physical training. Through BJJ, kids have the opportunity to learn valuable skills that [...]
When it comes to defending yourself against a threat, it’d be hard to find a method more effective than Krav Maga. Krav Maga is a reality-based style of self-defense that teaches students skills and techniques based on real-life scenarios. Not only does Krav Maga teach you how to defend yourself, but it also strengthens your [...]
If you’re new to martial arts, it can be tough to know what to look for in an instructor. So, here are a few suggestions of what to look for in a good martial arts instructor: 1. Credibility What experience does the instructor have? You can learn a lot about an instructor by reading [...]
As kids are starting to head back to school, you might be looking for after school activities for your child. And martial arts is a great choice! Here are a few reasons to go back to school with martial arts this year: 1. Physical Activity Most kids spend most of their school day sitting at [...]
Martial arts provides kids with a lot of benefits. It encourages an active lifestyle and gets kids up and moving around. At the same time, martial arts training teaches kids valuable life lessons that they can use now, as well as into adulthood. One of those lessons is how to deal with a bully. Through [...]
You may assume that if you don’t have any kind of martial arts background that something like kickboxing might not be for you. It’s true that kickboxing can be intimidating. But you still might be intrigued enough to give it a try. Kickboxing has both physical and mental benefits, and it can be a [...]