Eat healthier food, quit smoking and drinking, be more responsible with money. These are all good New Year’s resolutions, but if you want to make it a little more interesting, why don’t you try something new? Why not promise yourself to hit the gym and learn martial arts?
Martial arts isn’t just about fighting, unlike the common misconception. It can actually improve every aspect of your life. Here are some of the benefits of learning martial arts:
You’ll Get Healthier and More Fit
Did you know that it’s common for people to gain up to 10 pounds or more during the holiday season? Those dinners and parties can really make you forget about your diet.
Striving to lose those extra pounds is not always easy, particularly if you don’t enjoy lifting weights, running and doing crunches. With martial arts, it’s not just about those things; it’s about learning to move in a way you never have before. Boxing, Muay Thai, karate and other martial arts are fun to learn, and they also improve your muscle coordination and benefit your cardiovascular system. You’ll be losing flab in no time and having fun doing it.
You’ll Become More Disciplined
It’s not easy to keep a New Year’s resolution because the average person doesn’t have that kind of discipline. But if you choose martial arts as your New Year’s resolution, you’re also improving your self-discipline at the same time.
Martial arts help improve mental focus, which benefits you far longer than the time you spend on the mat. You’ll notice the focus and discipline in other areas of your life, especially if you work closely with your personal trainer. Your loved ones, friends, and colleagues might even compliment you for it.
Focus and concentration improve through martial arts because of these factors:
You learn to breathe rhythmically
You learn new techniques to ease your mind and relax your body
The repetitive movements make focusing and concentrating second nature
You learn to follow the rules
Your Confidence Will Grow
Confidence in yourself will help you achieve your New Year’s resolution. With martial arts, growing confidence is par for the course. You’ll learn how to set goals and meet them. You’ll get positive encouragement from your trainer. And you will strive to earn the respect of everyone in your martial arts class. All of these things will help build your confidence.
Get in touch with American Boxing and you’ll finally get to keep your New Year’s resolution with our professional fitness consultant and trainers. Call us today at (858) 581-2694 or fill out this form.