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Fitness for children

Posted: January 11, 2020

fitness for children:

 

We are approaching a crisis point in our country when it comes to the health and fitness of our youth, and we are past that point in regard to adults.  Here are some ideas to get your children moving and active.  


Levels of awareness

Posted: January 08, 2020

Levels of Awareness

 

In an age dominated by social media and ever-advancing mobile technology, awareness is seemingly at an all time low.  A quick video search on YouTube will find thousands of videos showing pedestrians walking into street signs, walls, windows, traffic and each other while checking their mobile phones.  Sadly, we are evening seeing people walking off of cliffs.  You, yourself, can likely remember a conversation where you were only half listening while glancing at Instagram, or a jog you were distracted on while fiddling with a music or a running app.  The dangers of this lack of situational awareness stretch beyond that of comical trips and falls, into the dangers of assault, robbery and even rape.  We all assume that living in a “nice” or “safe” area automatically protects us, and that for the most part, the world is a friendly place.  There are, however, people out there who are looking to take advantage of us and target those of us that overestimate our safety.  We simply need to look at the number of people attacked on their early morning jogs to see this is true.  Something we know through our Krav Maga training is that most of these dangerous situations can be avoided simply by having a high level of awareness.  Let’s take a minute to break down the levels of awareness.


Starting a New Fitness Program

Posted: January 01, 2020

Getting started with a physical fitness routine or new diet program can be very intimidating.  Especially, the first time you are making fitness a priority.  I hope to provide adults in this situation with some helpful tips and in the future we will tackle tips for getting our children into a new activity.  Even those of us that consider ourselves very fit and who are used to various training routines can become intimidated by new training programs.  This was true for me when I started Krav Maga years ago and more recently Crossfit.  My athlete friends have said the same was true for them with activities like Spartan Race and marathon running.  Any time we set a new big, hairy, audacious goal (bhag)  it can be intimidating.  Honestly, anything worth doing will be a little scary and is the sign you are setting a good goal.

 


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