Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor, although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment. With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness, practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance-like exercises.
Brazilian Jui-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.
Cardio Kickboxing is a combination of aerobics, boxing, and martial arts using conventional heavy bags and training pads. It's an intense, total-body workout that can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The class provides both resistance training and cardio vascular benefits. During a one-hour kickboxing workout, you can burn from 500 to 800 calories. Cardio kickboxing is meant to be a fun and effective program for achieving your fitness goals. This class is taught by World Champion "Smokin Joe" Sarkissian.
Pilates this program is designed to get your mind in tune with your body. These exercises will teach you to be aware of your breathing and alignment of the spine. It also strengthens your torso muscles and core postural muscles which are important to provide support for the spine. While learning the essential proper breathing, Pilates is an exercise for the complete body including ankles and feet.
Muay Thai The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science Of Eight Limbs" because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay. Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang meaning foreign boxer.
Wrestling/Grappling is an ancient martial art that uses grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, generally between two people, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. Wrestling is one of the oldest of martial arts with references to it as early as the Iliad that recounts the Trojan War in the 13th or 12th century BC.
There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems. Grabble; 1. To feel around with the hands; grope. 2. To fall down; sprawl.
Yoga (Sanskrit, Pali: yóga) refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In Hinduism, it also refers to one of the six orthodox (astika) schools of Hindu philosophy, and to the goal toward which that school directs its practices. In Jainism it refers to the sum total of all activities—mental, verbal and physical.
The Sanskrit word yoga has many meanings, and is derived from the Sanskrit root "yuj," meaning "to control," "to yoke" or "to unite." Translations include "joining," "uniting," "union," "conjunction," and "means."Outside India, the term yoga is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise. Someone who practices yoga or follows the yoga philosophy is called a yogi or yogini.
Zumba is a mixture of music from all around the world, primarily of Latin origin. This program fuses Latin beats and easy to follow dance moves to create a one of a kind workout. These routines involve training sessions in which both fast and slow rhythms combined with resistance training to sculpt and tone your body while burning fat at the same time.
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