IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO…TONE YOUR ENTIRE BODY
Whether you’re looking to tone your arms, legs or core, there’s no area of your body kickboxing won’t tighten up. If you’ve ever taken a kickboxing class before, you have discovered that, like swimming, kickboxing is a full-body workout. By moving your entire body throughout the duration of your workout, your muscles become more defined with every session.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO…RELIEVE STRESS
There’s nothing quite like punching out your stress and anger. Studies show that boxing exercises effectively lessen those not-so-great feelings of anxiety and depression. Trust us, when you’re enjoying your hour-long kickboxing session surrounded by motivating trainers and encouraging classmates, you won’t be able to think of anything except for what a blast you’re having.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO…IMPROVE ENDURANCE
Cardio workouts are key for building endurance. By improving your endurance with kickboxing, you can transfer it to any other workout you pick up, whether biking, running, weightlifting, rowing…the list goes on. One of the most important components of kickboxing that we stress at ILKB is learning when to breathe during your workout to prevent getting winded. These proper breathing techniques are just as integral to your practice as throwing the perfect punch.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO…BURN CALORIES
Kickboxing is a high-intensity, high-impact workout. Translation: You’re always moving. When your heart rate is elevated throughout your session, that means you’re constantly burning calories. Some estimates say that an hour-long kickboxing session burns about 750 calories. What’s more, a study by Duke University found that aerobic exercise, like kickboxing, was the most effective way to reduce belly fat, a problem area for fat accumulation that correlates with heart disease and diabetes.
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Before we run our FREE Anti-Bullying seminar and workshop on Sunday 28th August (Click here for more info), we'd like to give out some information and help for those who may not be able to attend).
One of the biggest concerns from parents during the back-to-school season is bullying. Some 160,000 kids skip school every day because they fear of being attacked or ridiculed by bullies. The good news is that these disturbing statistics can be limited with the proper education.
As an educator that has worked with hundreds of children on anti-bullying strategies, I have found that the most important skill a child should have when dealing with bullies is confidence. No matter what you teach a child, it will not be effective without the confidence to put the lessons into action. Children that fall victim to bullies usually are targets because they lack the confidence to stand up for themselves. Therefore, it is very important that you begin instilling confidence within your child if you want him or her to effectively handle bullying.
Here are a few tips on how you can build confidence within your child:
Make sure that you are a good listener when talking with your child. Try not to ignore your child’s feelings. Children are more confident when they feel like they are being heard. If you, as a parent, take the time to listen to your child then he or she will have more confidence to speak their mind when dealing with bullies.
Pay attention to your child’s moods. If your child is grumpy or agitated, then most-likely he or she can act the same way around other children. That can increase the chance of your child falling victim to unnecessary arguments and fights with others. Factors that can affect your child’s mood include:
Keep your child active in extra-curricular sports and activities, such as Martial Arts. Your child will make plenty of new friends and learn skills which can build confidence. Make sure the activities are healthy and are focused on character development. Also make sure that the teachers and coaches are experts at working with children and building confidence. If you pick the right activity, then you will notice a change in your child’s confidence almost immediately.
Is your child a confident individual? If so, then the next step is to speak with your child about anti-bullying strategies.
Here are five strategies that you should review with your child:
Need a bit more help? Why not attend our FREE Anti-Bullying seminar and Workshop on Sunday 28th August? Click here to find out more!