Greg Silva martial artist, teacher and author Are you thinking about fitness goals before the holidays? Here are a few easy success tips.
We are told not to shoot for the moon but rather set our sights on the stars. Problem is that for fitness, this simply doesn't work.
1. The problem with long term goals is you don't have to do anything today. To motivate yourself to get started begin with a short 2 - 6 week goal. Take a martial arts fitness based class twice a week for 6 weeks. 2. Huge goals are painful because you realistically don't believe you will make it. Everyone knows that new year goals are often abandoned before the end of January. Don't plan for a marathon until you run around the block a bunch of times.
3. You do better when you reward yourself for a short term goal. Maybe subscribe to a fitness magazine after you lose 5 lbs or treat yourself to a new pair of running shoes.
4. Think of going from where you are in fitness to where you want to be, as following GPS directions. Some times you may take a wrong turn. If the happens on Map Quest the GPS simple re - routes you. Same with fitness goals. Have a bad day - re-route and continue your journey tomorrow.
Adults often overlook martial arts as a path to fitness when in actuality martial artists understand what I just mentioned.
Beginners train 2 times a week and most schools offer a 6 week program to get started. Goals are realistic. Beginners are not compared to higher rank students and each member is coached on their goals.
Martial Art is based on rewarding progress through short term goals of belts and belt tips.
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding fitness program with a purpose of self defense and protection, try our Beginner Workshop Saturday morning at 10 am.