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Health and Wellness Class for Tai Chi Flowery Branch

Tai Chi Flowery Branch

–Martial Arts location offers an opportunity to learn Tai-Chi, QiGong, and more.

Flowery Branch– People may rise up in the mornings to run, and others may be found heading to a fitness class that has them peacefully moving from QiGong, to Tai Chi, and to Yoga. This class is called Health and Wellness (Tai Chi Flowery Branch), and it is offered by the local Choe’s HapKiDo studio in Flowery Branch. Classes are offered twice a week: Wednesdays at 10 A.M. and Saturdays at 9 A.M.

A martial arts location ran by her and her husband who are both second degree black belts, Instructor Patti Ann Rivera describes how the Health and Wellness class allows all ages to positively increase their well beings with a relaxing, low-impact, and meditative course.

Each class is forty-five minutes long, and it begins with general respect by bowing to each other. As Instructor Patti Ann describes, “We then start with QiGong, which are breathing exercises. Next, calisthenics to warm us up, which includes knee bends and circles. After that, we go into more deep stretching in the style of Zen Kinesthetics. The breathing exercises warm up our bodies and give us a little aerobic activity. And then we move into more QiGong to stimulate all bodily functions. We then move on to the Tai Chi form, and then we end with yoga and meditation.”

Class participant Wade Andrews, age 65, has happily been coming the last four months, “Tai-Chi is perfect for Parkinson’s Disease, and I have finally found a great place to take class.”

For 44-year-old Paula Rowell, who also takes Kickboxing and HapKiDo classes at Choe’s HapKiDo, shares: “Each one of them is a building block with another. The Health and Wellness class helps me with my balance in HapKiDo. In HapKiDo, it helps me with technique and form, which prevents less injury in kickboxing. Plus, they are all a good outlet for stress.”

The main benefits one can experience from the class at Choe’s HapKiDo in Flowery Branch includes better flexibility, extra stamina, an increase in circulation and mobility, and a better grasp on concentration and focus.

As a lot of forms of martial arts like Tai Chi and QiGong are in respect to nature, Instructor Patti Ann likes to have class outdoors at a nearby park during the mild weather months. One perspective that she shares is that each season is connected with the techniques performed in class. To benefit the organs, like the heart that may not be so active during winter, the moves and exercises are meant stimulate them.

For anyone who is interested in try Choe’s HapKiDo Health and Wellness class, the first class is complimentary.

For more information about Choe’s HapKiDo in Flowery Branch and their other locations, check out www.ilovemartialartsgeorgia.com.

Go 20’s with iLoveKickboxing’s Great Gatsby DJ Night!

Kickboxing Class
Kickboxing Class

—Flappers and Gentlemen Kickbox!

Atlanta—After all of the holiday partying, pump up those New Year’s resolutions with iLoveKickboxing’s Great Gatsby DJ Night. The party being hosted during one or two of daily kickboxing classes on January 11th, check out an iLoveKickboxing near you for the class times. With a live DJ in the house, the flappers and gentlemen can fabulously kickbox to 20’s tunes.

Each month, the nationwide kickboxing crew hosts fun DJ nights, each with a different theme. From Atlanta Kickboxing Instructor David Caine, “The best part of DJ night is mixing it up and feeling like you’re at a club while workout out!”

As Instructor David also describes, “I always look forward to the creative costumes members wear!” While one month everyone will show up in football jerseys, another month everyone will show up in tacky sweaters. And if someone is new, s/he may be surprised to be sharing a large punching bag with Batman.

iLoveKickboxing is sweeping the nation with the motivation to share the wonders of kickboxing. People all around the states are experiencing incredible weight-loss journeys. Other results include toning up muscles and increasing confidence levels.

For more information on iLoveKickboxing, visit www.ilovekickboxing.com

Shape Up for the Holidays with I Love Kickboxing Georgia!

Shape Up With Kickboxing Georgia

Kickboxing Georgia
Kickboxing Georgia

Worried about the holiday gain this year? The kickboxing instructors at I Love Kickboxing Georgia are here to coach anyone interested in shaping up for the holidays. This bag-hitting-adrenaline-rushing workout is incredible for anyone who wants to trim off the weight, to tone up the muscles,  and to be excited about going to workout.

With all of the occasions that pop up this time of year, adding a little kickboxing into the mix of festivities allow individuals to be in more control of weight gain. As a result of the I Love Kickboxing Georgia program, an individual can expect to gain confidence for holiday portraits, and to feel fabulous in any outfit.

Members experience better results when they come to class 1-3 times a week. According to Instructor RJ from I Love Kickboxing Cumming, “Every person who walks into our studios has some goal he wants to reach. Us instructors believe that we can meet that gap of helping members reach goals and keeping them motivated.”

For some people, especially during the business of the holidays, it is difficult to maintain the habit of working out. One of the few factors that I Love Kickboxing Georgia offers that help to keep accountable is a sense of community. The members love the opportunity to receive consistent help from the kickboxing instructors and to workout with incredible members as steady workout partners.

In additon to the grown kickboxing community, the members also enjoy having accessibility to the I Love Kickboxing equipment, space, and sound system make for a great gym.

Getitng ready for the holidays? Check out I Love Kickboxing Georgia for more details on classes and special holiday deals!

Fitness Challenges: You Become a Better Person! – I Love Kickboxing

bhkb4I Love Kickboxing is looking forward to a new year of being a part of your transformation! For whatever happened last year, let’s make this year the best ever experienced. And for any fitness challenge, we are here for support and coaching!

“To become fit” challenges everything about a person. Not only does an individual train physically, but mentally as well. In fact, what a person thinks can affect what s/he does next. For all those days of tempting to skip work out time or caving into old eating habits, a person also develops mental toughness for every negative thought overcome.

When struggling to go to the gym or a kickboxing class, it is great to try to counteract with positive thinking; however, it is even better when the reasons for the negative idea are solved. For example, detected reasons to wanting to skip exercise include feeling tired or stressed from school/work, having no ride, feeling cozy, having muscle soreness, and/or having no time. Whatever the excuse, they can feed into negative reasons of why someone would want to skip a work out day. It is not bad to skip a day here and there to give your body a break, but to cave in once tells the mind that it is fine to replicate.

Overcoming negative thoughts are not easy, and sometimes it takes every ounce to push self forward – but it will be worth it in the long run!

For any questions about I Love Kickboxing, visit here.

Written by: Christie McGowan

Get Back Into Shape with I Love Kickboxing!

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As a kid, staying in shape was mindless because fun came from running around all the time. But as we grew older, life threw fast balls that changed our lives. Regardless of the changes, we eventually arrive to the point where exercising is mandatory to maintain health and to look good. This phase of life is a real struggle for all sorts of people, but finding fun exercise rids all negativity at play.

At I Love Kickboxing, an infinite number of individuals find kickboxing enjoyable. If it’s not from the blasting, upbeat music that drives the mood to take it out on a gigantic punching bag, then it must be from the awesome kickboxing community – from instructors to peers! In addition to these perks, others have found that including I Love Kickboxing as part of their lives has given them back their life, or a new found energy to take on a new one. I Love Kickboxing keeps off and sheds the unwanted weight, tones up the body, and only makes people look incredible!

You may have been fit in high school, but I Love Kickboxing can make you look and feel better than ever! Check out our kickboxing program here!