We all want to eat better, do our daily yoga (maybe), and feel confident in our own bodies. Honestly, it is easier said than done. Martial arts can give you a frame work to build good habits.We are moving a lot in class, we focus a lot on stretching and how to be relaxed. A lot of our training is just as much about mental health as it is about our physical ability. Through training we will learn to breath and relax our mind, how to balance, improve our posture, and build some muscle. Self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-defence is what we are building if you join a martial art.
Running around the block isn’t keeping your attention? That’s ok, I find it pretty boring too. You can burn up to 1,000 calories a session, and that isn’t something to scoff at. But it’s not just the exercise that helps. We are training in a lifestyle. Yoga, eating right and being consistent are all aspects of training that you can choose to take on. Take on a martial art and start shedding the Covid weight.
Regular stretching, yoga, and set forms are all ways you can start your mobility journey. Have you ever considered: What will I do if I slip on some ice? or What if I trip while carrying those groceries? We give you tools to land safely and how to avoid those siuations all together! Obviously, Flexibility is nice for things like kicks and required for more advanced moves, but it is a process.
Another big piece about mobility, is if your day job is at a desk. We sit at a computer for 6-8 hours per day, which leads to a lot of back problems and posture issues. Something to keep in mind, look at regular streching throughout the day or even if you don’t join a martial art, do a few minutes of stretching before bed and it will help immensely.
When training you are setting aside time to focus solely on the training at hand. You are with people that are there to look out for your safety, are there for fun as well. We learn to focus the mind and how to deal with stressful situations that we face in our daily lives. Staying active and learning new things will keep things interesting and gives everyone something to look forward to.