In our martial arts practice, one of the main areas of focus for our members of all ages is self-development and mindset.
Definition of “Mindset”
The dictionary defines the term mindset as “the established set of attitudes held by someone”.
5 Goal Setting Mistakes That You're Probably Making
Posted: January 17, 2020
We are one week into the new year, and that means resolutions. Lots of them. How are yours going so far? Are you making any of these 5 sure-to-fail mistakes?
Setting goals gives us a clear direction forward to achieving them. But there are a few common mistakes that can quickly derail your progress! For example, studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed and been forgotten by February 15, so be sure to keep these in mind and you’ll be far more likely to reach your goals!
If you think you are making any of the following mistakes, there is still plenty of time to get back on track and hit your january goals!
What Is Functional Strength Training - And How Can I Benefit?
Posted: November 27, 2019
By Sarah Kroes
You may have heard the fitness term Functional Strength Training. Before you walk into the studio and join a class, let’s learn what you are signing up for!
Functional Strength Training is defined as using resistance (ex. bodyweight, dumbbells, resistance bands, etc.) to strengthen your muscles.
Why Martial Arts for Kids
Posted: November 25, 2019
Parents are faced with many choices for activies for their children. With extra-curriclar offerings at school, and options in our communities - there is no shortage of things to do, and places to be. When choosing an activity for your kids, their interest pays a large part. We want them to learn and enjoy what they do, but we also want them to benefit with more than just a fun activity. Check out some of the great benefits of martial arts for kids!
Fosters Self-Discipline One of the central tenets of all forms of martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.
Boosts Socialization Skills Kids who don't always thrive in highly social environments may find it easier to get to know people and make new friends in a room filled with peers with a common interest. The kids on the playground may not always have much common ground, but kids in martial arts are able to get to know one another through shared pursuits. Partner-driven training can also foster camaraderie, as kids pair off and build their skills together.
The Benefits of Kickboxing (Besides getting to hit stuff!)
Posted: November 20, 2019
By Britney Kramer
Fitness Kickboxing is a great new group fitness class at Triumph in Pella that provides more benefits than a traditional cardio workout. While traditional cardio can certainly aid in weight loss goals, and improve cardiovascular health, it can become quite repetitive and boring. There is so much more that your workout could be doing for you, and listed below are just a few of the main benefits that set a Fitness Kickboxing class apart from traditional cardio.
BUILD MUSCLE STRENGTH The workouts are designed to give you a great full body workout that will engage every muscle in your body. With a kickboxing bag working as your resistance, each kick and punch will build strength as you progress through each workout.