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3 Simple Steps to Get Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Sometimes when there are so many class options to choose from it can be challenging to determine which class is best suited for your interests. Martial arts classes such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are increasing in interest amongst new demographics including women and youth.

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How BJJ Can Change Your Life

Martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) teach students how to maneuver around opponents with physical skill, however it also provides lessons that carry over into your everyday life. It’s one of the many reasons Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students become so connected to its deeply profound martial arts culture.   

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4 Reasons to Find Kickboxing Classes In Your Area

Fitness websites and apps can be tremendously helpful when it comes to giving you workout combinations you can do from anywhere, even if you're traveling. One of the most popular types of exercise for online videos is kickboxing, and that makes sense since it's also one of the best full-body workouts available.

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Are Kickboxing Classes for Women Different From Co-Ed Classes?

When comparing classes, it's helpful to know about the differences within a particular style of training — for example, understanding the nuances of Judo vs Brazilian Ju-Jitsu can lead you to the class that's right for you. Or, if you're looking for Energizing Yoga and end up in relaxation-focused Restorative Yoga, you may leave feeling grumpy that you didn't quite get what you wanted.

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Boxing Classes: The Serious Cardio Workout You Haven't Considered

When most people think of boxing, they conjure of images of strength and speed, and for good reason — boxers are usually whittled down to pure muscle, and have spent years building their agility in the ring.

But what you might not realize is that boxing is a full-on, tough-as-nails, heart-pumping cardio session that's just as sweat producing as classes like Zumba and Cize.

Here are three reasons that boxing class is a cardio powerhouse:

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Train Like An Elite Athlete in These 5 Fitness Classes

Right now, the very best, most elite athletes are competing at what is often heralded as the pinnacle of sports.  From a young age they put in hours upon hours of sweat equity to make it to the top of the podium during the games, each one vying for the gold. Want to train like these elites? These five classes will get you on the fast track to gold and is a summer games staple:

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Understanding Gym Membership Prices: What Are You Really Paying For?

When you’re looking to get fit, you have a wealth of options, from creating an at-home setup with a few key pieces of equipment and plenty of apps to keep you motivated to taking classes at a boutique studio where you can specialize in one type of workout like hot yoga or kickboxing. Although each of those options might appear more affordable than joining a gym, your membership fee can actually be a larger return on your investment, especially with faster results.

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What Non Fighters Need to Know Before a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class

Every class has its own distinctive blend of moves and techniques, and that can be most apparent in a martial arts class. What you learn in Muay Thai won't be the same as Capoeira, even though both can train you to think quickly and act with strength in a conflict.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu definitely has its own unique blend of strategies and nuances. Widely considered one of the most effective fight training styles in the world, this martial art offers plenty of advantages for people at every skill level, even those who've never had a single minute of fight training.

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Gi or No Gi: How to Find the Right Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is widely considered one of the most effective real-life fight training practices in the world. Since so many fights tend to end up with combatants on the ground — including UFC matches — learning how to use leverage and strength is essential.

There are two types of classes: those that require students to wear the type of Gi that is standard in martial arts classes, and those in which students can wear whatever workout clothes they like.

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CrossFit vs. MMA Training: 4 Things You Should Know

Maintaining a fitness program comes down to picking one that works for you and that you enjoy doing. This approach will help you to stick with your training when the going gets tough. Some people prefer a large-gym setting, while others prefer specialty facilities like Crossfit gyms or Mixed-martial arts (MMA) style gyms. Both offer high intensity training, variety, and challenging workouts. So which is better? Here are some things you should know before deciding which option is best for you:

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