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Karate Berkeley Heights NJ | Kickboxing Berkeley Heights | 908-464-2836

Kickboxing Berkeley Heights NJ

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

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of Berkeley Heights NJ, New Providence NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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

We have been providing Kickboxing classes to residents of Berkeley Heights for nearly a decade! If you are interested in Kickboxing, Fitness Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, or Thai Kickboxing and you live in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit, Chatham or a surrounding area, contact Martial Arts for Life at 908.464.2836 today!

 

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December 3, 2014 Posted by | Health & Nutrition, Kickboxing Union County NJ, Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Martial Arts New Providence NJ | Martial Arts Berkeley Heights NJ

Kickboxing Union County NJ

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

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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.

October 7, 2014 Posted by | Karate Union County NJ, Kickboxing Union County NJ, Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kickboxing New Providence NJ | Martial Arts For Life

Kickboxing Union County NJ

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

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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.

July 24, 2014 Posted by | Karate Union County NJ, Kickboxing Union County NJ, Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Benchmark Workout

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 15, 2011 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Benchmark Workout

Interested vs. Committed

Have you noticed the abundance of weight loss & fitness advertisements that continue to bombard the general public?

These are advertisements for products that include pills, diets, meal plans, workout DVDs, books, gym memberships, and fitness gadgets. The question most people ask is, “Does any of that stuff actually work?” The answer is, NONE of it works and ALL of it works. Yes, you read that right. The simple fact is absolutely nothing works unless you are COMMITTED to getting a result and most people are merely INTERESTED. Let’s take a look at the difference…

This is actually really simple. People who are INTERESTED in achieving a goal will do whatever is CONVENIENT to achieve that goal. What that means is folks who are interested in losing weight, getting back in shape, etc. will go to the gym or take a fitness class if they have time and it fits nicely into their schedule. If they are tired or have an opportunity to do something that is more fun or exciting they will choose that over exercise. “Interested” men and women will eat healthy as long as it’s easy and convenient for them (and how often is that?). This type of approach to diet and exercise is why 1 out of every 3 people in the U.S. is overweight (34% according to the Center for Disease Control’s most recent statistics).

The other side of the coin is folks who are COMMITTED. Men and women who are committed to their health, fitness and weight loss goals will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve these goals whether it is convenient or not. You will not hear committed people complain about not having the time or energy to work out. They will get up an hour earlier to go for a jog or give up an hour of leisure time to workout. Committed people will discipline themselves to eat healthy a vast majority of the time and enjoy unhealthy food and beverages in moderation. Now, what type of results would you expect committed people to get in terms of their health, fitness, finances, relationships, etc?

When it comes to your health and fitness don’t be INTERESTED, be COMMITTED!

This article was written by Rich Brugger. He holds a Strength Conditioning and Weight Training Certification from ISMA and is Black Belt Master Instructor. He co-owns and operates Martial Arts for Life in New Providence, NJ with his wife Michelle (a certified personal fitness trainer, a certified nutritional consultant and Black Belt Instructor).

Martial Arts for Life

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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April 14, 2011 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Basic Grappling with Robert Drysdale

This is a great example of one of the basic grappling techniques we cover when training grappling at our Academy.


Above: Martial Arts For Life Chief Instructor Master Rich Brugger with BJJ phenom Robert Drysdale after his training workshop in Las Vegas.

Martial Arts for Life

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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March 27, 2011 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Basic Grappling with Robert Drysdale

Thai Kickboxing Demonstration New Providence, NJ

September 2008 Thai Kickboxing Demonstration at New Providence, NJ Street Fair

Here are some photos (courtesy of Mrs. Greaney) from our Thai Kickboxing demonstration at the New Providence, NJ Street Fair in September 2008. The street fair drew families from New Providence NJ, Summit NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Madison NJ, Murray Hill NJ, and many surrounding areas in Union County and Morris County.

Martial Arts for Life: Helping children, families, and adults reach their highest potential in New Providence NJ, Summit NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Murray Hill NJ and surrounding areas. Kickboxing for Self-Defense, Fitness, Cardio, Toning, Strength, and much more.

Contact us at (908) 464 – 2836 or visit our homepage at http://www.BeginKarate.com.

Member of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and the New Providence Business & Professional Association

Karate World students prepare for the New Providence Street Fair Demo.

Karate World students prepare for the New Providence Street Fair Demo.

Some of our Kickboxing students who participated in the demonstration.

Some of our Kickboxing students who participated in the demonstration.

Karate World Kickboxing students prepare for the demonstration.

Karate World Kickboxing students with their instructors.

September 25, 2008 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Body for Life

Body for Life

This nutritional program is highly recommended for people looking to improve their physique…

http://bodyforlife.com/nutrition/index.asp

This program was developed by Bill Phillips, owner of EAS supplements, so naturally all recommended products are EAS. However, I have found them to be of high quality.

Always remember, Nothing is accomplished in occasional great leaps. It’s all about CONSISTENCY.

 

Martial Arts for Life  – Helping children, families, and adults reach their highest potential in New Providence NJ, Summit NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Murray Hill NJ and surrounding areas.

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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