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.
Our kickboxing program is not about fighting. We are focused on getting a great workout in by loosing weight and building tone muscle. Classes are always challenging and you get to pace yourself. You have your bag to work on and our instructors will be around to help you. You get your time to push yourself to your limit, with our instructors encouraging you to do a little more haha. But no matter how long you have been doing class there is always a way to make it more challenging. We can always modify an exercise to make it more challenging or less challenging. This is why our class can be taken by anyone at any age :)
Someone recently came in for their 1st class and after class said they loved it. She asked me what she should expect to see from the class. What kind of results would she get. I told her that since the class is a good mix of cardio and strengthening that she would notice clothing sizes start to drop. You might see a decrease in weight. However because we are working on building tone muscle, you might not see your weight go down it may actually go up a little, but you will notice you have more energy and your clothes fitting a bit looser. You will notice the changes in your strength during class where you were once only able to hold a pushup position you can now actually do a push up.
Everyone is sore after classes. Usually you feel it the worst 2 days after your class with us. So here are a few tips to help get rid of that sore feeling faster. #1 Drink water. Drinking water is not the magical cure for feeling sore but it will help flush out all the waste in your muscles that are making you feel sore. #2 Stretch. Stretching will help loosen up the muscle and stop it from feeling so tense and in turn causing you so much pain. You will have to stretch several times throughout the day. #3 Do some cardio. Getting your heart rate up and you blood pumping will also help to flush out the waste in your muscles that is causing you pain. Do little jogging in place, jog up the stairs instead of taking the elevator haha. #4 Stretch after that little bit of cardio :) These little things will help you get rid of that stiff feeling and get you back into kicking shape just in time for your next class. Have a great day!
Here we go again. I know you have probably heard me talk about this but I feel it is really important. When you write something down in a schedule or a calendar you have to do it. But if you don't write it down you may or may not do it. Think about it, why do you have a to do list at home? Do you you use a calendar or schedule at work to keep track of your meeting s or tasks that have to be done? Ok, so it makes sense to have a to do list or a schedule for your fitness. If you write it down it is set in stone and you must do it. I write everything down on my to do list and I have set times throughout the week that I workout and train. You should to :)