The summer is the perfect time to lose the winter weight and get into excellent shape. With the weather being warm and inviting, going outside and finding ways to get in shape can be surprisingly easy, if you know where to look. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to review five surprising ways to get in shape this summer.
Pilates (as well as Tai Chi discussed later) are two excellent options if you want lower impact movements great for people of all ages. Through careful, deliberate movements, individuals build up the skill sets necessary to improve their balance, flexibility, and posture. A great tension relief, Pilates aids in the prevention of injuries while building up core strength.
Jujutsu is fantastic for individuals at all levels of physical fitness and ability. It is perfect for beginners and experts like, providing a gradual improvement in skill building and endurance to match everyone where they are. Benefiting your upper body, lower body, and core, Jujutsu will help you lose body fat while improving your health.
Tai Chi is a favourite for those who have mobility issues or are older. It is a low impact martial art, utilizing slow, deliberate movements that can aid people regardless of age or ability. It can be great for creating a stronger core, for improving confidence, and also help improve heart and lung health and function.
Aiding in the development of mental awareness through improving skills in identifying your surroundings, Kobudo increases strength throughout your entire body. You end up being able to use weapons to their greatest effect, improving your upper body strength in particular. Along with being a physical fitness challenge, you can learn a lot that you can take with you throughout your day.
Last but not least, karate offers an excellent opportunity for people to get in shape regardless of their age. Karate helps you to focus your mind and body, making it easier for you to improve your health as well as your own mindfulness. With The Academy of Martial Arts’ conveniently located studios in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, and Naples, finding a class and enrolling has never been as easy as it is right now.
Karate teaches you self-defence skills. In doing so, you get a fantastic cardio workout that benefits your heart and lungs while also teaching you balance. You become more flexible, your weight is easier to control, and you have more stamina throughout the day. Add to that improved reflexes as well as coordination and it is no wonder karate is so popular across the country.
If you’re interested in learning martial arts this summer, we’re happy to help! Check out our classes to find the one that best suits you.