If you are just starting out your workout journey, chances are that some of the classes your gym has to offer are appealing to you. But how do you know which one to choose? Well, it is easy enough to sample all of them, but four of the very best exercise classes to choose when you are new to the gym are the following:
There’s great value in being able to put together your own workout plan, especially if you can combine strength training and cardio in just the right mix. But there are also significant benefits to getting some expert help along the way.
Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis. Some of the greatest boxers who have set foot in the ring have transcended the sport to become cultural icons. Even boxing’s silver-screen characters become larger than life and part of our regular lexicon (“Adrian!”).
Functional fitness is a manner of exercise that simulates movements used in everyday activities. To supplement some of the workouts in a functional fitness routine, equipment can be used to make it more challenging and even funner. Here are some of the most effective pieces of functional fitness equipment being used in gyms today.
Are you on the fence when it comes to joining a mixed martial arts (MMA) class? Perhaps you’re unsure or unfamiliar with the sport. Or maybe you feel the classes might be too extreme for you. They’re all legitimate concerns, but keep in mind that an MMA gym class, at its core, is a full-body workout that is meant to put you in shape. And like every workout you perform, you should go at a comfortable pace to stay with the class. Here are four reasons why we think you should consider an MMA class as your next workout:
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As a beginner to any gym, it can be challenging to find your routine. You’ll question what workouts you should focus on, how many days and hours you should attend, and what classes, if any, you should take. That’s why here at UFC GYM, we’re firm believers in starting off with a bang.
Getting your kids involved in exercise can have significant benefits that can last a lifetime. Not only will they likely be more physically active as they age, but fitness has been shown to have a ton of other advantages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Everybody wants abs. Even MMA fighters. Sure, MMA fighters are less concerned about the aesthetics of a six-pack and more concerned about developing massive core strength to twist, move, and grapple for a submission.
“If there's one thing that an MMA fighter must have when they get in the cage, it's strong abs,” says strength coach Jeff Cavaliere.
So maybe you’re not planning to go all five rounds in the Octagon. But you can still use an MMA ab workout to develop core strength and tone up.