We know that one of the things you all love about ENRGi is that with our class reservation system you have to plan out your whole week of workouts in advance. This ensures your commitment to those workouts! Studies show that when you plan your workouts in advance and physically write them in your schedule (or tap them into your iPhone) you are much more likely to stick to a workout plan. We know that our clients can attest to this phenomenon!
With our new healing center classes and treatment appointments, now you can schedule in your healing time the exact same way! We all know the importance of a good long stretch, the benefits of full-body foam rolling and the effect that 30 minutes of meditation can have on a busy mind. Unfortunately, when it comes to actually putting aside time for those things, sometimes they fall all the way back there with “clean out trunk of car” on our to-do lists.
This month, make it a goal to schedule 30 minutes per week to heal your body or mind! Schedule it the same way you schedule your work meetings, your date night, or your favorite ENRGi workouts. In our top-notch healing classes you can get yo’ healing on with our highly trained instructors guiding you every step of the way. Check out our online schedule and reserve your spots right now! While you’re at it, you can pencil in some time to clean out that trunk too;-)
A selection of combat fitness types
Combat sports are gaining popularity.
By the way, a large number of martial arts fans are also among Hollywood celebrities. For example, Pamela Anderson immediately fell in love with Tai-bo and even took lessons from the founder of the direction.
Combat sports are also popular among models. So the most famous conquerors of the catwalk-Victoria Secret models claim that it is boxing that helps them keep themselves in great shape.
The techniques of tai-bo and ki-bo are very similar to each other and differ only in that tai-bo combines aerobics and martial arts, and ki-bo is a dance fight (instead of aerobics, choreographic elements are presented here).
And now a little history. The founder of the tai-bo technique is seven-time martial arts champion Billy Blanks.
This type of fitness combines elements of Thai boxing, taekwondo, karate and basic steps of aerobics, which are combined in bundles.
Like dance fitness, martial arts are very useful for brain development and memory. Learning complex ligaments to rhythmic music involves all parts of your brain. And the combat directions of fitness develop coordination and a sense of balance (after all, many elements imply a stand on only one leg)
The Tai-bo class includes a warm-up, an aerobic part, a power part, and a hitch:
1. Warm-up is necessary for warming up and stretching the muscles
2. In the aerobic part, new elements are learned, which are then combined into bundles
3. During weight training, additional equipment is included (body bars, dumbbells, balls)
Well, in the end, stretching and restoring breathing.
Benefits of tai-bo and ki-bo classes:
1. Training is exciting and fun: it is much more interesting to learn a new bunch of good music than to practice on a cardio machine.
2. Tai-bo and ki-bo are high-intensity types of fitness, so such training increases the endurance of the body.
3. During a workout, a total of 700-800 kcal is burned
4. Emotional relief on a par with punching bags.
This set of exercises combines the basic elements of aerobics and martial arts techniques.
Over time, people began to think that there is a direct connection between health and physical activity, so it is not surprising that fitness has become a trend of modern fashion. If earlier sports were considered football, volleyball, hockey, skiing, which only the strongest could do, today fitness is more or less present in the lives of most people.
Like tai-bo and ki-bo, kick fitness is very useful for the health of all the structures of our body. Few people know that the word “KICK” is an abbreviation of the three structural components of fitness: “cardio”, “intensity”, “condition-improving the physical condition to the proper level”.
Cardio includes aerobic exercises that have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and lung function. For this purpose, special equipment is used (most often a jump rope is used).
The intensity of the training is achieved due to the high pace. In this regard, kick-fit has a fairly large number of contraindications: heart, kidney, lung diseases, disorders of the genitourinary system, early spinal injuries, arthritis, arthrosis, etc.
The condition is achieved due to the variety of exercises for all muscle groups.
How to prepare for classes?
1. Buy comfortable shoes. This is a very important point that many people do not pay attention to.
Since kick fitness classes include both jumping rope and running exercises, the shoes must be equipped with a good shock absorber system.
2. Comfortable clothing made of breathable fabric.
This item is a must for all types of fitness. Since active sweating occurs during exercise, it is important that the clothing is “ventilated” to prevent the occurrence of a greenhouse effect.
3. Purchase of equipment (skipping rope, dumbbells).
This item is suitable for those who do kick fitness on their own.
Mastering martial arts not only makes you prepared for the outside world, but also teaches you how to defend yourself properly. The types of fitness listed above will help you quickly get in shape, make your body bold and muscular.
And we continue our exciting journey through the world of fitness! And the next step is for us…
TOP 3 dance fitness types
Dancing is a great way to throw out all the negative energy, get in touch with your body and soul and just enjoy the incendiary music from the heart.
If you want to have fun with positive people, then you should definitely try zumba, rope skipping and other types of dance fitness!
By the way, dance sports are a great workout not only for your body, but also for the brain! When you learn a new bunch, believe me, all your convolutions are included in the work. Moreover, those parts of the brain that are not involved in normal life are also activated.
The results of a study conducted on the basis of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, showed that older people who dance, the risk of developing dementia is lower than those who solved crosswords and read books.
Groovy and rhythmic music stimulates the pleasure center (increases serotonin) in the brain. Regular dance classes improve long-term memory and spatial thinking.
Although some consider dancing a women’s sport, but the benefits of such activities are great for both women and men!
And now we will analyze some types of dance fitness!
We think that everyone knows about this clockwork dance.
Zumba is a fitness program consisting of choreographed movements to Latin American motifs. Zumba is a real national hodgepodge and includes elements of samba, hip-hop, salsa, bachata, flamenco, etc.
From Spanish, “zumba” translates as “to have fun, to buzz”. The founder of this sports direction is considered to be the Colombian choreographer-dancer Alberto Perez.
Many people deliberately do not consider dance sports, referring to the fact that they will not be able to remember the next movement, but there are many ways to include dance in your life:
1. You can take an individual lesson.
This is a great opportunity for those who really want to learn how to move beautifully, but have never done choreography before. The coach will point out the inaccuracies and advise you on how to move more correctly, as well as tell you in detail the incomprehensible movements of the passed ligament.
2. Choose the right type of zumba for you.
Few people know, but there are about 8 varieties of this dance (you will find them later in the article). Many beginners make the mistake of choosing a difficult zumba direction, so choose what you like and go to the dance floor!
Varieties of zumba:
ZUMBA-classic includes simple dance moves to classical motifs.
ZUMBA-toning using dumbbell maracas.
ZUMBA-pilates is aimed at stretching muscles and plastic surgery.
In ZUMBA – sentao, exercises with a chair are added.
ZUMBA-gold for the elderly.
ZUMBA-step using the step platform
It is not difficult to guess where aqua-ZUMBA is held . Classes in the pool are useful for people with spinal problems, pregnant women.
And, of course, ZUMBA-kids for the youngest (4-12 years old).
This new type of fitness involves performing various tricks, including acrobatic ones, while jumping rope. In addition, during his performance, the athlete performs some choreographic elements of Break Dance, Hip-Hop, rock and roll, and other styles.
The number of possible variations of the performance is quite large:
solo performance, when the athlete independently twists the rope and simultaneously performs tricks.
Double Dutch. This type of rope skipping is considered the most spectacular: two people twist the rope, and one or more athletes perform various jumps, flips, flips and stands.
Team competition, when several members of the same team participate in the room at once.
In addition to freestyle, there are also other types of rope skipping:
1. Speed competition (how many jumps you can make in 30 seconds determines your place in the competition)
2. Endurance competition (number of jumps in 3 minutes)
3. Power competition (the maximum number of double and triple jumps that you can do)
Every year, the world rope skipping championships are held mainly among young people, but sometimes among children and even the elderly.
By the way, before preparing for the exam, it will be useful to take a “vitamin” course in the form of several choreographic classes!
Learning new dance strings perfectly trains your memory and logical thinking!
1. Skipping is one of the most mobile areas of fitness: jumping rope is a great cardio workout, but that’s not all. During rope-skipping classes, all muscle groups are involved: the calf, thigh, glute, and upper limb muscles. And due to the performance of acrobatic tricks, the muscles of the press and back are activated.
2. Jumping rope is especially effective if you want to lose weight (an hour of training burns up to 1000 kcal).
3. All types of jumps, and especially jumps “with a weight” in the form of a rope, develop dexterity and coordination of movements. And indeed, you need to try very hard to avoid tripping over the rope after the next flip.
If you want a tough strength training, then choosing rope skipping, you will definitely not lose!