We’re about two weeks into the new year. If you set fitness goals for 2020, how are things going so far? While setting goals is a great way to accomplish meaningful things in your life, the process itself can be tough to tackle and stick with long-term. Many people wind up giving up on their [...]
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We all have days when we’re not all that motivated to work out. This feeling usually passes, but if it doesn’t, you might be experiencing workout burnout. Common signs of burnout include: Persistent procrastination about working out. None of your workouts seem fun anymore. You’re tired, mentally tired, blah. After a workout, you’re even [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]