A Cross-Training Secret

You can’t kickbox every day.  So what’s the ideal secondary workout to stay in shape and complement Jay’s Kickboxing?

The traditional answer is running. But there is a better exercise – yoga.  Yoga doesn’t just burn calories and raise your fitness level like running; it also builds flexibility, balance, and strength, all critical for a kickboxer.  In fact, Jay’s kickboxing classes include a number of yoga techniques like planks.

The article Is Yoga All the Exercise You Need? shares the research and benefits.  Here is an excerpt.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Nursing published a comparative analysis of 81 studies that examined yoga’s health benefits and the health benefits of aerobic exercise. The researchers found yoga to be especially effective at reducing stress. This may not be news to those who practice yoga, but even die-hard enthusiasts will be surprised at the number of other health benefits yoga can confer—often to a larger degree than aerobic exercise. The researchers found that yoga outperformed aerobic exercise at improving balance, flexibility, strength, pain levels among seniors, menopausal symptoms, daily energy level, and social and occupation functioning, among other health parameters.

T-shirts & Holiday Schedule

Jay’s T’s are in! Click the logo below to see the t-shirt design in full cool splendor. Come to class to pick one up (cash only, please), or better yet buy two!

But hurry as we only have class Monday and Tuesday this week due to the holiday.   Be careful with turkey day carbs, carve some time over the weekend for running, biking, yoga, or at least a looooong walk,  and we’ll be back next Monday with our regular schedule to whip you back in shape and meet your fitness and sports goals.