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Why Martial Arts is Great for Weight Loss

Martial Arts can be a great activity for weight loss.  It’s not just your regular run on the treadmill. It’s such an entertaining way to exercise that you may not feel like your working out at all.

Taking a class kicking and punching will seem like it went by in no time.  On top of that, you will be learning valuable self-defense and relieve stress at the same time.

At Brian Mayes Karate, there is every type of workout that you’re looking for, from training to earn your black belt in karate or burning the pounds away with fitness kickboxing, so asking questions and taking a trial class to help you decide which program works for your specific goals is a good idea.

100-pound weight loss

Though all styles of martial arts combine nearly all effective types of workouts including strength training, cardiovascular endurance, agility, and flexibility. Depending on the intensity of your workout, you can burn anywhere between 500 – 2,000 calories per class!

Martial Arts is great for toning muscles. With most styles being highly aerobic and using almost every muscle group in the body you can get a lot out of a one-hour class. Just think about the time that you can save and how many calories you can burn in less than an hour as opposed to an hour on the “boring” stationary elliptical machine.

Now, you may be thinking that you need to ALREADY be in top physical shape in order to start practicing martial arts. This is the complete opposite. You can start taking martial arts classes regardless of how in or out of shape you may be.

Who doesn’t want to learn to kick butt while getting a workout in at the same time? Burn your gym membership and try Brian Mayes Karate, you won’t be disappointed.