Is that stationary class having you wanted to fall asleep? Are you looking for more of an adrenaline rush, in the fight to keep your body firm? There is a new class being offered called Body Combat and it won’t have you stepping into a cage but it will train you like you are about to go into one! While you won’t be fighting any other fellow classmates for a belt, or shot at the champion, you will need to prepare to start sweating. Focusing on the same training style of some of the most influential fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, you will be trading in sit ups and push ups for punches and kicks.
If you think that there is no real base to this form of training, take a second look at most of the fighters out there right now. Known for some the leanest body fat percentages, fighters don’t want to waste time on a training program that wouldn’t deliver. Some see fighters as nothing but human punching bags but that wouldn’t drive home all of the intense conditioning that allows them to even step foot into a cage. Where Body Combat is different from other training programs is pretty much evident when learning about it, I think it is a welcome change.
For many years, we’ve all been victim to the boring classes that our gym offers, with no new changes to the class, making one wonder if they are even missing out. I guarantee you, if my gym had started getting the gear in place for Body Combat workouts, I would have waited all day to step into that class. In my opinion, the greatest training classes teach you lessons that can be applied in other places. For instance, I remember going to a relaxation class that my local gym was offering, I had never been much for learning new ways to relax but I had some time to kill. To this day, I am still so happy with myself that I decided to stop by a relaxation class, thank goodness for not having any plans that night.
What I learned about allowing myself to calm down and not let stress get to me has paid off so much, I wish I could back and see that teacher again to thank him! You’ll notice that Body Combat does offer differing exercise times, meaning that you jump into a class that fits the time that you have left for the day. One annoying aspect of many classes that I have taken is the indifference at how long a class went. Sometimes, it seemed that only the fellow classmates were the only ones paying attention to how long a class was supposed to run, which was weird. Our gym has been able to hire on some really great trainers, as well as other staff, I haven’t had a bad experience there since the change in staff started happening. However, before those very important changes, were teachers giving classes that I don’t think were fully qualified, but we will save that story for another time. Getting back to Body Combat, you will only find knowledgeable professionals leading these courses. Being able to learn real deal combat techniques, from a wide variety of disciplines, along with staying skinny is a win-win for everyone.