My child is out of control. Can martial arts help?
Yes. Self-control is essential to the study of martial arts, and our students learn that they must be the masters of their actions and emotions.
I don’t want my child getting into fights. Won’t martial arts make them want to fight?
No. Martial arts has its roots in self-defense, but we teach children that violence is not the answer to their problems.
My child hates sports – won’t they hate martial arts too?
Some kids who come to us are resistant at first, but martial arts instruction is both fun and active. Many kids think that martial artists are cool and that can help them stick with it even if it’s hard at first.
What skills will my child learn to help themselves do better in school?
Martial arts training teaches focus, discipline, self-control, and respect. These traits help children let go of petty grievances and learn to pay attention to the things that are most important to their future success.
My child isn’t physically coordinated. Will they get hurt?
No. Our instructors are experienced working with children of all abilities and ages. Your child will learn at a pace that is comfortable for them, and in environment that puts their physical safety first.
Can martial arts help my child have faith in their abilities?
Yes. Kids who study martial arts learn that hard and persistent work pays off. Each small success helps children believe in themselves and have faith they can achieve their next goal.
My teen doesn’t respect me at all. Can studying martial arts change that?
Yes. Respect is a core value in our martial arts school, and all students learn to respect their instructors, fellow students, and their parents.
I can’t believe how poor my teen’s judgment is. Can studying martial arts make a difference?
Yes. Martial arts classes require teens to learn and then apply lessons to decisions in real time in our martial arts school. That’s a skill that they will carry with them everywhere they go.
Will taking martial arts classes make my teenager less prone to making careless and thoughtless decisions?
We teach teenagers the value of respect, discipline, and judgment, and they learn that knee-jerk decisions are often not the right ones.
My teenager feels like they have a target on their back. How can studying martial arts help?
Teens who study martial arts learn to carry themselves with strength and confidence, and that makes them less likely to be targeted by bullies. They also learn how to defend themselves if necessary.
My teenager spends all day playing video games – won’t they resist the idea of taking a fitness class?
They might – but martial arts classes are fun and social, and kids also see them as cool. We’re used to a little resistance, but we also know how to get teens interested in what we teach, and keep them interested.
My teenager starts things and gives them up all the time. Why should I expect martial arts to be different?
Teens who want to excel in martial arts must make a commitment to continued study. We can’t guarantee that your teen will stick to it, but we can tell you that our instructors encourage persistence and teach teens that they can’t achieve their goals if they give up.
Do I need to be in shape before I start Kickboxing?
Short answer; absolutely not! We have members of all health and fitness levels, and our classes are designed to fit around each one of these levels.
The only thing we ask is that you bring your best attitude when you come to one of our classes. If you have the mental framework determined to become physically healthy, that is all we want to see. Our trainers will help you get into the best shape of your life!
Can I lose weight with the Fitness Kickboxing program?
Of course. Although, we must say you get what you put in. If you follow a consistent workout pattern, you are bound to see the results you want. On average, kickboxers burn an average of 820 calories per hour.
Do I need any kickboxing experience?
No, we love teaching new members. There is no better way to gain respect from our community than someone who has the will to join our class without any experience. If you can take that first step, you have already proven to our group that you are a strong-minded individual. We will teach you everything you need to know.
Does the physical training include weights or machines?
Most of the training comes from the natural, isotonic, aerobic, anaerobic, and isometric exercises, although, some weight training may be recommended or used. These exercises help our members with losing weight and toning the whole body; our focus is for you to develop speed, flexibility, and force.
What should I wear or bring?
Sweats and a T-shirt, or yoga attire, work best. You’ll also want to bring a towel and a bottle of water. And of course bring the mental attitude that you’re going to kill this workout!
How often should I attend classes?
We understand how busy your life can be; we would love to see you at least once a week. We believe once a week will be a good start for you to build your overall endurance and capability to implement the basic kickboxing moves.
Once you have built the basic foundation of the Kickboxing moves, we encourage you to then increase the amount of frequency and intensity of your workouts. We want you to go at your own pace, but make sure to challenge yourself to see the best results.
I’ve tried every diet. Why should I spend more money on a nutritional coach?
The problem with most diets is that they aren’t designed to be long-term solutions. Nutritional coaching is different because it will teach you how to make healthy food choices in the long-term, without deprivation. In other words, it’s not a diet!
I have no idea what food I should be eating. Will working with a nutritional coach help me?
Absolutely! Our nutritional coaches understand what their clients’ bodies need and help them learn how to decipher food labels, shop for healthy foods, and prepare their food in healthy ways.
I don’t need to lose weight, but I need help choosing healthy foods. Can I benefit from nutritional coaching?
Yes, you can. While many people who sign up for nutritional coaching cite weight loss as a goal, healthy eating is important for all of us.
Won’t I just gain weight back if I stop working with a nutritional coach?
No. The difference between a regular diet and nutritional coaching is that coaches teach you how to eat for the rest of your life. It’s not a short-term diet, it’s a long-term solution that they provide.
Can a nutritional coach help me learn what to eat in restaurants when I’m out?
Yes. Nutritional coaches can walk you through the things that normally appear on menus, so you understand the foods that should make up your diet. Then, they can provide you with guidance on what to order (and how to order it) so you can stay on track.
Will working with a nutritional coach help keep me on track with my weight loss goals?
Yes. Your nutritional coach will provide you with personalized guidance and motivation. Having someone to hold you accountable and track your progress is very helpful for most people.
Can working with a personal trainer help me lose weight?
Yes, it can! In fact, weight loss is one of the most common reasons people decide to hire a personal trainer. Discussing your weight loss goals with your trainer will help them design workouts to burn calories, build muscle, and lose weight.
I’m not in great shape. Can I still work with a personal trainer?
Absolutely. Our personal trainers are accustomed to helping clients at all levels of fitness and ability. Your trainer will help you learn the right way to exercise so you can achieve your fitness goals.
I hate working out. Why will working with a personal trainer be different?
One of the reasons people don’t like going to the gym is that they don’t know what they’re doing. A good personal trainer will help you find workouts that you enjoy and that deliver the results you want.
Will my personal trainer yell at me if I don’t achieve my goals?
No. Our trainers want you to achieve your goals, and they provide positive motivation to keep their clients going. This isn’t boot camp. Personal training should be a good experience.
Working out hurts. Will a personal trainer be able to help me?
Personal trainers know how to work with injuries to help people get in shape. Whether you have a recent or old injury, our trainers can devise a workout that will support your healing and health.
I’m training for an event. How can a personal trainer help me get ready?
Your personal trainer will assess your fitness and readiness and help you devise a workout schedule that will ensure that you’re ready to compete in the event of your choice.
I need someone to push me – it’s the only way I’ll work out. Will your instructors challenge me?
Yes. Our instructors understand that motivation is a big part of fitness and they’ll help you stay on track.
I’m afraid I’ve ruined my chances of losing weight with yo-yo dieting. Can you help?
Yes. Our instructors can help you understand nutrition and what your body needs and teach you about healthy eating.
I’m more concerned with losing inches than pounds. Won’t fitness classes bulk up my muscles?
We can cater your workout to your specific goals!
I hate the way I look. Will your classes help me feel better?
It’s common for self-esteem and physical appearance to be related to one another. If you take our classes regularly and eat a healthy diet, you can change your body and feel better about your appearance.
My kids don’t want to learn during the summer, they want to have fun. Will they like your camp?
Yes. We work hard to make sure that our summer camp is both fun and educational. Kids learn core skills and values, but we also provide them with tons of activities and opportunities to socialize.
I want my child to stay mentally active during the summer. How will summer camp help?
Our summer camps are both intellectual and physical. Our summer camp activities emphasizes the mind-body connection and teaches kids to focus, memorize, and use discipline to achieve their goals – all skills that require them to use their brains.
Will my child make new friends at summer camp?
Many children do. Kids of all ages attend our camps, and many of them start friendships that will last the rest of their lives.
My child has never attended a summer camp before – can they still attend your camp?
Absolutely! We cater to kids of all ages and experience levels. We have beginners attend our camps and then transition to regular classes when the school year starts, and experienced young students attend our camps too.
My child had a hard time in school this year. Will attending your camp help them prepare for next year?
Yes. A lot of kids with behavioral or attention issues benefit from attending our camp. We build key skills and teach kids to pay attention, respect themselves and others, and work toward achievable goals, all of which can help them in the classroom.
How much of the planning will I have to do?
We can’t decide who to invite, and there are a few other details that you’ll need to be involved in, but we’ll take care of planning activities, providing supervision and instruction, and handling the set-up and clean-up for the party.
Who will be supervising the party? I don’t want my child’s friends’ parents to be worried.
Experienced martial arts instructors will be on hand to make sure that kids learn in a safe and carefully supervised environment.
My child loves martial arts but I’m not sure about their friends. Will they have fun, too?
Of course! Even kids who have never studied martial arts can find something to love at our parties. They might discover that they have a real gift for kicking and punching (in a controlled environment.)
I don’t want my child to learn that violence is acceptable. Won’t giving them a martial arts party make them think it’s okay to be aggressive?
Not at all. Martial arts instruction teaches that students must respect instructors, one another, and themselves. We never encourage aggression in or out of our martial arts school.
I’m worried that my child will be bored. Is the whole party like a martial arts class?
No. Basic martial arts instruction is part of the fun, but we also provide kids with fun activities and games during the party. Nobody will be bored.
What if my child decides they want to take martial arts classes after the party?
We’d be thrilled to have your child as a student. We can provide you with information about age-appropriate classes to take home and review at the end of the party – and the same goes for your child’s friends’ parents, too.
I don’t feel good about myself. Can studying martial arts make me feel better?
Yes. Martial arts instruction combines physical fitness with mental strength, and people who feel fit and strong are also confident.
I don’t think of myself as an athlete and I was never good at sports. Can I do martial arts?
Yes. Martial arts instruction is tailored to each student’s capabilities and goals, so anybody – at any fitness level – can benefit from studying martial arts.
I live in a tough neighborhood and I don’t feel safe at night. Can studying martial arts help me feel better?
Yes. Studying martial arts builds physical strength and mental resilience, and makes many people feel confident about their ability to defend themselves.
Do people really study martial arts to make friends?
Yes, it happens all the time. Everyone in the class has an interest in martial arts and fitness, and that gives people a good starting place to build new friendships.
I do better with workouts when I have a friend with me. Can my friend and I take classes together?
Yes, we love it when friends come in together. Working out together can help strengthen your friendship and help both of you meet new people, too.
I’ve always thought of myself as clumsy and un-athletic. Can martial arts make me more graceful?
Yes. Martial arts instruction focuses on building core strength and improving balance. As you become more aware of your body and its capabilities, you will feel less clumsy.