Bored of the Health clubs? New years resolution already wearing thin?
then maybe it’s time you joined The Way Martial Arts & Fitness programs, combining high intensity crossfit routines with exciting martial arts skills and training, you’ll never set foot in a health club again!
CrossFit is a vigorous workout that combines weigh-lifting aerobics and gymnastics all in one so that you become fit in every area of your game. It prepares you to be functionally fit: to push every aspect of your body to the max so that you’re healthy, strong and in shape so you’re fit to do anything that life throws at you.
MMA includes Kickboxing/Muay Thai and Jiu-jitsu training and sparring. Kickboxing/Muay Thai is a standing fighting sport using kicks, punches and strikes and Jiu-jitsu is a system utilising throws, locks and chokes to submit your opponent.
CrossFit forms the basis of our conditioning here at The Way and is a fast-paced, intense workout that can take less than 15 minutes a day because that quarter of an hour is going to be condensed, nonstop movement. It may only be three or four routines, such as burpees, a jog and squats, but the idea is that you keep doing each one over and over through the set time.
It’s a concentrated shot of exercise and the perfect partner for your Martial Arts training.
Coupled with the pad training drills you’ll learn in Kickboxing and the sparring routines in Jiu-jitsu it provides a great ratio of intensity to skill training.
Effort is the key to any sucessful workout and because you’re working against the clock in the CrossFit and kickboxing pad rounds you reach your goals sooner. The key to CrossFit is the intensity, but hidden in that fact is that you’re inherently pushing yourself to do the most you can through each exercise in the workout.
Everyone wants results, but not everyone puts in the effort. In a regular gym, it’s easy to cheat reps here and there or sneak a longer break than necessary, but because of the time limit and also the motivation to achieve your own personal best time, there’s no option other than to max yourself out.
If you don’t have the time to spend an hour on the treadmill staring at the wall, the CrossFit Workouts of the Week (WOWs) are what you need. One of the main benefits of CrossFit is that you can be finished in a matter of minutes — literally.
In a span of 15 or 20 minutes, you’ll be asked to complete as many rounds of a specific circuit as you can. By the end of it, because of the aforementioned intensity and effort, you’ll have burned more calories than you would have sleepwalking through a regular workout. Then you’ll move onto the skills training providing the perfect mental and physical workout.
It’s faster and it’s more effective and helps you build a great functional fitness base on which to build your martial skills.
Often times a gym is just a collection of random people focused on doing their own different exercises. At The Way, it’s community.
Since the exercises are done in group workouts, the others often encourage you and help you push your boundaries.
Everyone has the same goal in mind: to get in the best shape possible. Because of that, everyone is on the same team and working for the same goals. The camaraderie at The Way is part of what makes our programs so unique.
The instructors make a huge difference. You didn’t think you were doing these intense workouts on your own, did you?
The Way instructors will teach, motivate and guide you through the workouts and help modify them around your skills.
If you’ve been thinking about signing up for an expensive personal trainer your membership at The Way basically has one included so spend wisely!
The workouts are sometimes hard to describe because they are so multidimensional. When you’re doing CrossFit, you’re not just going to the gym to bulk up or to climb steps. This isn’t basic circuit training or boxing it’s a program that mixes many different exercises that push all parts of your body to their limits.
The MMA includes self defence, hand skills, kicks, strikes, chokes, locks, pad work, partner work and sparring.
CrossFit includes Olympic weightlifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, sprints, plyometrics and a few other miscellaneous exercises. When you add it all up, you’ll never be disinterested at the gym and your body won’t plateau from repetition.
In the CrossFit workout you are not specializing. It’s constantly changing, which keeps your mind and body from getting bored. The Martial Arts skills you will learn are engaging and interesting so you wont even know you’re getting fit!
Weakness Can’t Hide
Since there are so many different challenging facets to our crossfit and Martial Arts classes none of your weaknesses will be able to hide. If you’re a power lifter who solely focuses on the glory muscles, your endurance, cardio and conditioning will be exposed. If you’re a marathon runner, then you’re going to grow in very different realms.
The goal of CrossFit is not to make you necessarily super-strong, super-flexible or super-fast, but pretty strong, pretty flexible, pretty fast and pretty good at a lot of other things, too. It’s the ultimate jack-of-all-trades workout and nothing gets left behind. The Martial aspects will provide you with exciting sports specific skills, self defence skills, confidence, speed, balance and discipline.
Guys and Girls welcome!
If you thought that Martial Arts was a guy thing, think again. With the goal of the workout focused around overall physical preparedness opposed to just bulk strength, women are drawn to it.
You’d be surprised to know that the male-female ratios show women as the majority participants, with splits ranging from 60-40 and even up to 70-30.