When you think of martial arts, the first thing you may think of might be self-defense. But martial arts is also a great way to accomplish your fitness goals.

Many martial arts schools and academies now offer fitness classes with a foundation in martial arts. Here are a few benefits of getting started with martial arts fitness classes:

1. All Fitness Levels

Some people assume that before starting a new workout or fitness program, they have to get in shape first. But when it comes to martial arts fitness classes, all levels and experience are welcome. You’ll find that the class is designed for people at all fitness levels. So no matter if you’re just getting back into workout out or you’ve built up a consistent fitness habit, you’ll fit right in.

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2. No Contact

You may be hesitant to try a martial arts-based fitness class because you’d rather not fight, spar, or use what you’ve learned with a partner. If you’d prefer a no contact option, then you’re in luck. Most fitness classes don’t include fighting, so there is no contact involved.

3. Total Body Workout

Martial arts fitness classes provide a full-body workout where you will increase endurance, strength, and power while also strengthening your core. If you have a hard time coming up with workouts on your own that target all the major muscle groups while improving your fitness, then getting started with a group class could be a great solution.

4. Varied Intensity

Not only can you modify most movements to suit your fitness level, but you can also adjust the intensity level to fit your fitness and personal goals. At the same time, if you work out at the same intensity all the time, then you’ll probably hit a plateau in your fitness level. Martial arts fitness classes provide varied intensity levels and keep you on a path to achieving your goals.

5. Have Fun

Your workouts shouldn’t feel like something you have to do or that you dread more than going to the dentist. You can work hard, sweat, and get a fantastic workout while having fun. Not all workouts are the same, so if you have yet to find an activity that makes working out fun, then you should definitely give martial arts fitness classes a try.

The Way Family Dojo in Magnolia offers Cage Fitness – a crazy-fun, kick-butt, full-body workout. In just five, five-minute rounds, this energy-packed workout will get you closer to achieving your personal fitness goals.

To learn more about how to get started with Cage Fitness or any of our martial arts programs, contact us today.