Have you ever started a workout routine, only to get bored or burned out with it a few weeks or months later? It’s a bummer because you’re motivated to get fit, but it’s hard to keep it going when you’re not having fun.
Martial arts is typically thought of as a way to learn self-defense, and it’s a safe and structured way to learn these skills. But martial arts is also a fun way to get fit. And you don’t even need past experience with martial arts to get started.
Here are three things about martial arts that make it a fun way to get fit:
1. Full-Body Workout
Martial arts provides a full-body workout that is full of functional movements. When you practice martial arts, multiple muscle groups are working together to perform a specific skill. In most classes, you’ll go through a warm-up, work on skills and technique, and sometimes do some drilling with a partner. By the end of class, you’ll have gone through a fun, full-body workout. And it’s possible that you may not even think of it as a workout.
2. New Movements
Part of the fun in learning martial arts is taking on something new. Because many of the moves you’ll practice in martial arts are new to you, you will find yourself moving, kicking, punching, bending, and twisting in different ways. Not only will this increase your flexibility and range of motion, but it also builds overall body strength.
3. Get Out of a Rut
If your regular treadmill and weightlifting routine has you feeling like you’re stuck in a workout rut, martial arts might be just what you need to mix things up. Martial arts classes are both physically and mentally engaging. Rather than zoning out and just going through the motions at a gym, martial arts encourages you to have fun with what you’re doing and to keep learning something new in each class.
At Master Black’s Karate Fit USA, we offer a fun, family atmosphere where you can learn the martial arts while making new friends. We welcome all ages, fitness levels, and experience levels. To get started with one of our programs, contact us today.