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Lumpini Muay Thai Fighters Session

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A short clip of Paulo’s Muay Thai Fighter’s class which runs every Wednesday Night.

A nice mix of people in the class, a few novices through to season A Class fighters (Professional) who fight with knees and elbows (full Muay Thai rules) to the head and even a couple of retired fighters in there too 😉

We try to make sure you learn from sparring. It’s not a fight (if you want to have a fight, then just have a fight) but sparring should be a time to learn how to apply your techniques.

To learn how to read your opponent, to time your shots and fight with your brain, not just brawn.

Then you get better and you don’t get injured (which would mean you can’t fight and if you’re a pro-fighter it means you don’t get paid and don’t get to eat!)

Personally, I think everyone should spar. Regardless of ability. We don’t make people spar but even if you “play spar” super-light you’re going to learn. You’re going to become technically better and you’re going to be able to use your techniques for real.When you learn new techniques, when you shadow box, hit the bags or pads then you hit them the same way you hope to spar and one day fight (if that’s your goal).

Everything is consistent.

You train how you fight, so you fight how you train.

It makes Muay Thai a “live” martial art because you’re not up against a compliant partner, they’re resisting and that’s what keeps the art and the sport real.

If you’re interested in learning Muay Thai you can find out more by clicking HERE.

Fast Fat Buster with Personal Trainer, Mr Motivator

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I just found this clip of TV personal trainer, Mr Motivator putting his ladies only class through their paces.

Now while the lycra isn’t quite out thing, nor are the crazy animal names to his exercises there’s one thing he did really well and that was — he made exercise fun.

While it’s far for a full body workout and it’s far from being overly functional there’s one big take-away and that is — by making exercise fun you’re more likely to do it and you’re more likely to stay at it.

And staying at it is ultimately the biggest stumbling block when it comes to losing weight and getting fit.  Which (yes, I’m biased) is massively influenced by the gym you go to.

At our gym in Crawley we’ve a very different approach to fitness.

Plus we’re lucky that — by sheer chance — our methods are some of the best fat burning exercise you’ll find anyway.

So what are they?

We teach our personal training clients and all of our gym members how to fight.

Yep, we teach them how to fight and we train them the exact same way we train our Champion fighters.

First, hitting stuff (not necessarily other people) is great fun and a great calorie burner.  Why else would so many personal trainers copy our methods by using pads to get their clients punching and kicking?!  Because it’s fun and it works!

Second, our training is pretty intense.  By training our PT clients like fighters they have to work in short, sharp and intense rounds which is a great way to get your heart rate pumping and the calories burning during and even after your leave the gym.

So next time you’re looking for a Mr. Motivator style workout — STOP — and give us a call because we’ve got something equally fun and in our opinion a lot, lot better for building a fitter, leaner body.

Get in touch with the gym on 01293 552 511 or visit our gym homepage to find out more!