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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Benefits of Offering Group Fitness Classes

group fitness trainer Nov 06, 2019

by  Nick Weinbrenner

 

If you run a gym, you want to challenge your members and inspire them to reach their full potential. You also want to provide an environment that’s run, exciting, and makes them want to come back again, and again, and again!

 

However, it can be difficult for people to find the motivation to reach their goals on their own. An effective way to promote high achievement in the gym and allow your customers to see the results they want is to offer group...

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Starting a Fitness Program When You’re Overweight

fitness health Oct 30, 2019

 

Building muscle and increasing your endurance is a challenging proposition for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult if you’re overweight. Whether you’re carrying just a few extra pounds or ready to take the first steps on a path to serious weight loss, getting fit and losing weight can be difficult. Here are some ways to discover the best exercise for you and take charge of your workout routine*.

 

Know What You’re In It For

There are countless reasons to...

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Century's Program Pick: FightFit Fitness

boxing kickboxing program Oct 23, 2019

Using innovation to combine things has lead to some spectacular discoveries (plant seeds plus hot water… hello coffee!), and exercise is no exception! Jason Watson looked around his gym and asked himself what he could do with Wavemaster heavy bags, plus his knowledge of fitness programs, plus his multiple martial arts black belts. What he came up with was the FightFit Fitness program!

 

 

How did your martial arts background play a role in creating FightFit?

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