Martial Arts for Life

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Martial Arts for Life

Making our community healthier & safer, one family at a time.

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs.

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November 21, 2011 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 6 Minute Workout (30 – 30 – 30)

This is an example of one of the training methods we use in our classes. We call it a “30 – 30 – 30.” As explained in the clip, you choose three exercises and do each of them for 30 seconds (consecutively), with a 30 second rest in between each superset. If you go through the cycle 3 times, it takes 6 minutes of your day. Enjoy!

Martial Arts for Life

Making our community healthier & safer, one family at a time.

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs

Martial Arts for Life

October 27, 2011 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avoid Weight Gain This Holiday Season!

Enjoy the Holiday Season, Skip the Weight Gain!

It is well known that the average person gains weight during the Holiday Season. Estimates on exactly how much the average person gains vary widely. What most experts agree on is: 1.) Men and women who are obese tend to gain more weight than those who regularly maintain a healthy body weight  2.) The average man or woman does NOT tend to lose the weight that is gained over the holidays. In fact, recent studies have indicated that the holiday season may be a key contributor to long-term weight gain in adults. This is a concern since weight gain during adulthood may contribute to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health concerns.

So the goal during the holidays has to be to enjoy the season without packing on pounds that you’re probably going to struggle to lose. Here are some ways you can make that happen:

1.) Decide In Advance (D.I.A.): One of the best strategies when attending holiday parties and gatherings is to use the “Decide In Advance” strategy. This means that you decide in advance how many drinks you will allow yourself to have, what time you will stay until, etc. Basically, you formulate a plan and discipline yourself to stick to it.

2.) Don’t Arrive Hungry: When attending holiday festivities where food and cocktails will be served it is best to have a light nutritious snack and drink a glass of water prior to arriving. This will help you maintain discipline in the face of temptation and help you avoid over indulging.

3.) Limit Alcohol Consumption: Limiting alcohol consumption not only helps cut calories, but improves your chances of staying disciplined with your food choices as the night goes on.

4.) Don’t Over Indulge on Desserts: Discipline yourself to consume smaller portions of your favorite holiday dessert treats. Avoid the temptation to consume too many calorie-laden cookies and cakes.

5.) Limit Servings of These Fattening Foods: Scalloped potatoes, Cheesecake, Egg nog, Sweet potatoes with marshmallows & apple pie. These holiday favorites are all extremely high in calories and fat.

6.) Go For a Walk: Get some physical activity. Sadly, the average American lives a pretty sedentary lifestyle. If you eat more calories during the holidays (and most people do) you need to burn more calories or you will gain fat. Remember,  a little bit of physical activity is better than whole lot of no physical activity.

7.) Manage Stress: One of the main contributors to weight gain is stress. Manage stress levels by getting adequate sleep, exercising, and taking time to decompress during a busy holiday season.

There you have it, 7 ways to avoid unhealthy weight gain this Holiday Season courtesy of Martial Arts for Life – The New Providence Area’s Community School.

Martial Arts for Life

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Personal Improvement and Nutritional guidance to individuals and families in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn more about our Academy and our programs.

November 8, 2010 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Consumer Reports Evaluates Fitness Gadgets

Consumer Reports (CR) recently tested a series of fitness
devices that are being sold on television infomercials.

CR tested devices selling for $50 to $100. They measured
muscle activity and calories burned as panelists used each
device. Nine staff members also tried each machine. Finally,
they asked each manufacturer for evidence to support its claims.

Are your curious about the results? Read on…
Ab-Doer Xtreme $150

What it is: Chair with rotating handles for low-level torso
resistance, plus “Fat Blasting” DVD.

The reality: It engaged abs less effectively than no-equipment
exercises. The DVD workout burned calories at a rate similar
to a 3-mph walk. Most said the back pad dug into their back.

Ab Lounge XL $210

What it is: Mesh chair that mimics the motion of a jackknife
sit-up, plus aerobics, stretching & exercises DVD.

The reality: The signature jackknife move engaged the target
muscles, but for most tested muscle groups it was not as tough
as a full jackknife done on the floor. Most panelists thought
it was too bulky to buy.

Red Exerciser DX $160

What it is: Swivel chair with adjustable resistance to work
core muscles and workout videos.

The reality: The “core twist strides” in the infomercial and
some advanced exercises in the video engaged obliques at least
as much as comparable floor moves but may not work abs as well.
Panelists said they felt as if nothing was happening.

The Bean $50

What it is: Inflatable device for working abdominal and oblique
muscles and workout DVD.

The reality: On average, results were similar to those with
no equipment. The “3-in-1 Super Rock” exercise, for example,
worked about the same amount of muscle as a floor crunch with
pelvis tilted. Panelists said it was comfortable but not very
challenging.

Bun & Thigh Doer $300

What it is: Exerciser that focuses on small muscles of the
thighs but can also work arm muscles. Comes with color-coded
resistance bands and workout video.

The problem: One of the red resistance bands unhooked itself
from the frame striking our staffer on the upper thigh. We
confirmed the design flaw on two other units. Due to risk of
injury, we don’t recommend this device for anyone.

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Unfortunately, these results are typical; hundreds of
hard-earned dollars spent on fitness gadgetry that promises
results but delivers frustration. Trust me, if all it
took was 5 minutes a day on one of these contraptions
to look like a fitness model, everybody would be in phenomenal
shape!

Unlike “extreme” fitness gizmos our program promises to deliver
results. May I share some feedback I received from one of
our students?

“Dear Master & Mrs. B.,

Once again I have entrusted my physical fitness training to
the fine instructors of Martial Arts for Life After my injury-shortened
Tae Kwon Do training, I decided to embark on a new type of
training. Thai Kickboxing class is a great mix of fighting
techniques & conditioning.

Since starting Thai Kickboxing I feel better. I HAVE LOST 14
LBS. IN LESS THAN 2 MONTHS, my clothes fit better & I Have a
lot more energy and I feel stronger…

I really enjoy working with your whole staff will continue on
my journey…

Sincerely,

Chris Keneally”

To learn more about our Thai Kickboxing program for adults please visit our homepage by clicking here.

Martial Arts for Life, New Providence NJ

Teaching Martial Arts and Lifes Skills to Families in New Providence, Summit, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, and all of Northern Union County New Jersey.

April 16, 2008 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment