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The 3 Reasons Most People Give Up on Fitness Programs

Starting a fitness program is not easy. If you’re new to exercising or coming back to exercising after a break, you’re probably going to have some challenges adjusting. For some people, adjusting to those challenges can end up in giving up on fitness programs altogether. If you know ahead of time the problems that you’re […]

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What No One Tells You About Training in Krav Maga

One of the greatest joys of training in Krav Maga is encountering the unexpected. That first time someone walks into a dojo, they’re fairly sure they know what they’re there to learn. They’ve come to learn how to take names and kick butt, increase their physical fitness, possibly build some relationships. Those are all part […]

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Is Learning Self Defense Still Relevant?

We now live in an age of smartphones in our pockets and cameras seemingly everywhere. There’s a constant feeling that someone is watching, so is there really a need to have physical self defense skills anymore? The truth is that there is more to self defense than throwing someone to the ground or hitting an […]

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Why Cardio Kickboxing Drives Physical and Mental Fitness

Fitness is about much more than losing belly fat or building bulging arm muscles. While the outer body changes are important, working out with cardio kickboxing pushes whole body fitness for health as well as mental fitness. If you’re having a hard time deciding which kind of cardio and strength training is best for you, […]

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Kids Learn Life Skills through Martial Arts

Though training in martial arts for kids looks like it’s about punching and kicking, it’s really about self confidence. More than ever before, kids live in a world where they are surrounded by screens that call out to be something different, to numb themselves with whatever content a marketer is placing in front of them. […]

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4 Things You Should Expect from Fitness Boot Camp

The term “boot camp” brings up images of hardcore training and a drill instructor style coach yelling at a line of people to work harder and get that sweat. There’s an intensity about it, which is part of both the appeal and the intimidation. If you’re signing up for a fitness boot camp, you’re doing […]

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7 Benefits of Online Martial Arts Training

The old ways of doing things aren’t necessarily the best ways If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that old ways of doing things aren’t necessarily the best ways. That’s not to say that traditional martial arts training is not still valuable, but online martial arts classes have proven to be powerful and effective. Training […]

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Holistic Growth through Martial Arts

We are all looking for ways to level up our lives Figuring out how to access our potential, that’s the tough part. Martial arts is a pathway to a deeper sense of who we are because it’s grounded in our most fundamental relationship – the one we have with ourselves. People sometimes have the false […]

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Cardio vs. Strength Training: Which is Best for You?

An age-old fitness concern that has echoed throughout time is the differences between cardio and strength training. The push and pull between cardio vs. strength training is a constant one, with most individuals debating between the two while trying to maximize their workouts. At the end of the day, neither fitness regime can be neglected […]

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Myths About Weight Lifting and Strength Training

Making the decision to take control of your health and get into shape is never a bad call. Many people have turned to weight lifting and strength training to transform their bodies and feel amazing after successful workouts. Strength training and weight lifting can provide a full-body workout, build muscle, boost energy levels, and can […]

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