Looking for a new challenge?
Just for Kicks Martial arts is the North East’s only ladies-only Kickboxing club. The class takes place at All Saints College West Denton on a Monday evening from 6.30 – 7.30pm.
Instructor Julie Spowart holds a 2nd Dan Black belt, has been training for over 12 years and teaching for 6 years.
Students are a mix of old and young, tall and short, super fit to not so much and we cater for all different needs. Some students come along to try something new, some to get fit, whilst others just enjoy the social element and fun side to the class.
If you exercise on a regular basis, you’re probably familiar with the lather-rinse-repeat phenomenon that occurs with almost any exercise program. You get into a nice comfortable routine (Monday: Running, Tuesday: Weights, Wednesday: Yoga, etc.) and it’s all working like a well-oiled machine until, suddenly, it doesn’t.
Maybe it’s burnout or overtraining, maybe you aren’t seeing results or maybe you’re not sure why you suddenly hate your workout routine…you just know that the thought of dragging your behind out of bed for a workout requires more energy than you have available.
The transition from winter to spring is often when workout ruts appear. We’re tired of the old and, perhaps, not quite sure what the new should be. But, it’s just that feeling that calls for a new challenge. Thinking of that, how could you challenge yourself this week? Any change will work, such as:
Work Harder – If you always work at a moderate intensity, maybe it’s time to push your limits and see what you’re really capable of. Try adding intensity to your workouts or try high intensity interval training to give your cardio workouts a boost.
Back Off – On the other hand, if high intensity is your middle name, what would it be like to work at an easy pace? Try working at a lower intensity for at least one of your workouts, or cut your workout in half and spend the rest of the time stretching. Give your body a chance to slow down and enjoy what you’re doing.
Set a New Goal – What are your goals and how long have you been working for them? Maybe it’s time to set new goals: A race, a new class, a new workout schedule. Something different may be just what you need to get excited about your workouts.
Take an Extra Rest Day – For some of us type A exercisers, ‘extra rest day’ isn’t in our vocabularies. That extra rest, however, may be just what your body needs to come back to your workouts stronger than before.
Or maybe it is just time to try something new, kickboxing is a full body workout that will improve muscle tone, shed fat, increase flexibility and send you home sweating and grinning from ear to ear.
All levels are welcome and you work at your own pace, the students in the class are friendly and approachable and always happy to lend a hand.
Please feel free to drop me a line for further information on 07917616029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or check out www.justforkicks.org.uk