We all need motivation every once in a while. I don't want you guys to forget about your kickboxing family this summer. Stay motivated to keep your skills up. Think about the reason you started kickboxing? I am here to help you guys and I love motivating people in class and seeing everyone leave sweaty and smiling. We have a few new drills we have been doing recently. So you definitely want make sure you get to work on them.
Our fitness kickboxing class is a great mix of these 3 components. It is great cardio. Non-stop action from start to finish is what we are going for. We also are able to work on toning and strengthening throughout the class by incorporating some medicine balls and weights into the class. Adding a little weight has great benefits. We try to make sure everyone hates our instructors the next day :) haha. The reason I wanted to talk about this today is because I have been asked a lot recently what our classes are like. Besides the obvious punching and kicking on the bag, we do this other stuff to :)
I am sharing a video today from a motivational speaker whos name is Eric Thomas. He has a fantastic message about being motivated in life. This Lion mentality will help you be successful in life. I encourage everyone reading this to take 5 or 10 minutes each day for yourself and read or listen to some motivational material. Just a little break to help you get refocused and re charged. I hope you enjoy the video.
In todays world things are instant. If you want to buy something you can go on amazon push a button and have it at your house that day if you want. If you want to watch a tv show you can just talk into your tv remote and it will come on the screen. It is important to remember that success is not instant. It takes time and consistent effort. You might not see the results you want after a day or two or even after a week or two. But you will see progress and that is the important thing . You have to be able to see the little progress day to day or week to week. Keep doing that and eventually you will see the goal you want :)
Hard work will get you in good shape. But what you eat is very important. Think about it like this. Your car runs on gas. How well would your car run if you filled it with apple juice? Apple juice might be good for us but not for a car. So you have to fuel your body with the right fuel. Your body has the amazing ability to heal itself and grow muscle to deal with the stress we put on it. Just remember your body can't do that very well if your fueling it with donuts and pepsi. Be aware of how your fueling your body and ill see you in for class :)
Remember our kickboxing program is a fitness program. There is no contact. Its all about helping you be the best you you can be. Our class is high energy and non stop action the entire time. With that being said , you can take the class at your pace. Just the other day I was talking to a student who sad she tried a class before ours and she said there was a lot of advanced and new people. However the class catered toward the advanced. We try to eliminate that by giving quick options to let you take it to the next level if your ready. My point with all of this is if you want to lose weight you will love our class. You will get a full body workout that will help you burn fat and you will have fun with great music while doing it.
I love the fact that everyone knows what this means and I love that I hear people say this when summer starts getting close.
I WANT TO MAKE THIS CLEAR. MY BEACH BODY IS DIFFERENT THEN YOUR BEACH BODY. YOUR BEACH BODY IS DIFFERENT THEN SOMEONE ELSE S BEACH BODY.
What I mean is you do not have to have a flat stomach and six pack abs. The popular vision of what we " should " look like is unrealistic. So don't set outrageous goals for yourself that would require you to spend 4-5 hours at the gym each day. I know I don't have that much free time. But I do have the time to workout enough to be healthy and maintain strong muscle tone. Thats my beach body.
So the reason I said I love hearing people say " I gotta get ready for the beach" is because it motivates them to work a little harder to reach a goal. So with all that in mind, lets get to work on getting your beach body ready.
I heard a reporter once ask Muhammad Ali how many sit ups he does a day. He said I do not know because I don't count them. I only start counting when its starts to hurt. Thats how you become a champion. I love this attitude and I know if you would think like this during your workout it would help take you to the next level. Keep this in mind. Sure you might feel tired after a punching drill, but did you really feel that burn? That is when it really starts to count. Try to feel that burn with every kick drill we do and you will see a great increase in your kicking strength.