Century Program Pick: ISCA

ISCA, the International Sports Conditioning Association, comes with a pretty cool piece of lineage trivia: Its creator made the first-ever boxing-based formatted group exercise program! The man was Thomas “The Promise” Trebotich, a martial artist with a successful boxing and kickboxing career, and a drive to inspire the public to train. The program was called Boxaerobics, but ISCA didn’t stop there. Today, ISCA boasts over 20 certifications, including the latest and first...

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BOXING AND KICKBOXING ARE GAINING TRACTION AS A FITNESS TREND!

boxing fitness kickboxing Feb 26, 2020

Boxing and kickboxing workouts provide inherent benefits that fulfill deeper human needs, which other forms of exercise simply do not. The resurgence of demand for these classes is sweeping along steadily, driven by a rising wave of factors, and doesn’t show signs of slowing.

Here are just a few reasons why cardio boxing and kickboxing are hitting the top of every trend list:

 

 1. It’s relief for stress and depression.

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9 Reasons to Work Out (That Have Nothing to do with Weight)

fitness health Feb 19, 2020

It’s common knowledge that working out and having good cardio fitness can be beneficial to your health. However, too often people see “health” and “weight loss” as interchangeable concepts – and confusing the two can be catastrophic. People may ignore the other benefits of exercise and focus on weight, then get discouraged and quit when they don’t see quick results. In extreme cases, individuals can become obsessed with losing weight to the degree...

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The Best Gloves for Every Fitness Program

fitnesss gear group fitness Feb 12, 2020

Martial arts workouts definitely pack a punch! But before you start striking, you need to make sure you’re using the right gloves. If you’re new to this form of fitness, this blog’s for you!

 

First, it’s important to distinguish between different types of martial arts fitness. Before you choose a glove, you need to know what you’ll be doing. Here are some common fitness training activities that require gloves, so you can determine your glove needs.

 

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The Missing Piece of the Fitness Puzzle

fitness Feb 05, 2020

By Guest Blogger: Bethany Doherty

 

You’ve perfected your workout regimen, carefully calculated your nutrition, and finally found the supplements that support your fitness goals. Progress is just around the corner!

 

Maybe not. Sure, you’ve covered your fitness ABCs, but what about your ZZZs?

 

Sleep is critical for your general health, but it’s especially important for those who lead highly active lifestyles. Unfortunately, an estimated 70 million...

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Basics of Holding the BEST Group Fitness Class!

It's no secret that people perform certain tasks better in groups. Sociologists have studied group vs. individual performance, and, more often than not, people in certain groups outperform those who participate individually. Group fitness vs. individual exercise is one example of this.

 

If you’re a gym owner who offers group fitness classes, you need to take advantage of all the benefits you may not even know you’re offering! To fully harness the power of group fitness...

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5 Bad Excuses for Skipping a Workout (and 3 Times When it's OK!)

fitness Jan 22, 2020

Whether it was a New Year’s resolution, a promise to your doctor or a promise to yourself, you had a plan to start exercising more. Maybe you bought some new workout clothes, finally got that gym membership and even wrote it into your schedule. Before you know it, months have passed, and you haven’t even broken a sweat. What happened? You likely fell victim to one (or more) of the most common excuses for not exercising.

 

Know When to Push

Excuse: I’m too busy.

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Century's Program Pick: Cage Fitness

fitness programs Dec 04, 2019

Nearly every martial arts-based fitness program has its roots in authentic martial arts; the creators are often practicing martial artists or have extensive training. This is especially true of Cage Fitness. Cage Fitness was created by 9-time UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes. The workouts are even formatted in rounds, just like a cage fight!

To get more insight on this intense program, Century Kickboxing reached out to Cage Fitness coach and licensing director Nick Peterman.

 

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Century's Program Pick: UBOX

Shane Barnard discovered her “true loves,” movement and fitness, in college, when she began teaching fitness classes as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon. Later, she moved to California where she taught strength training, HIIT, and cardio kickboxing at the University of California Berkeley.  In 2013, Barnard and her business partner Miwa Natsuki launched their first cardio kickboxing course and instructor certification program, Urbankick. In 2019, they launched...

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5 Tips to Enhance Your Workouts

fitness Nov 13, 2019

Regardless of whether you’re on a tight schedule and squeezing in a quick workout or heading to the gym ready for a long sweat session, it’s important to make the most out of your workout. A person’s workout game plan is often only a few tweaks away from being much more effective. From fueling your body with the proper nutrients to wearing the proper workout attire, there are a ton of little switches you can make to enhance your workouts and reach your fitness goals. Before...

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