According to Harvard Health Publications, martial arts training burns an average of 750 calories per hour. It is very difficult to duplicate this with ’main-steam’ exercise programs like running or bicycling, party because these activities usually rely heavily on continuous self-motivation. The motivation is always in the dojo or martial arts gym. Between the instructors, friends, and the art itself...you will typically forget about what a chore exercising is once you step on the mats.
Another advantage to centering your exercise around a martial arts program is the social aspect. In most other activities, including running, swimming, yoga, spinning, or even main-stream gyms, the participants are isolated and do not interact with each other much. The training in Kickboxing, Jiu-jitsu, Karate or even MMA is based on interaction with others in a positive way. A dojo with the right rules in place and a constructive learning environment is an enjoyable place to be for all.
During the coming summer months the schedule at ZenQuest will remain the same with only two exceptions. First, the Thursday morning Uechi Karate class will be adjusted from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. This is to try to provide more flexibility for student schedules. The second adjustment is that there will be no Sunday morning Jiu-jitsu for the summer season. We hope that this doesn’t present too much inconvenience for students who’ve been attending this class.
Remember that keeping a routine of training each week will make you fitter, lower your stress, and make you feel better about yourself. It’s not too late to work on that ‘beach bod’ that you so want! See you in training.