Evolution Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

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Fighting Off the Winter Blues with Our Martial Arts

Most people only view martial arts as a workout that helps you stay in shape and learn useful self-defense skills. While that may be true, this type of training offers so much more! Martial arts training provides many natural mental health benefits that are often overlooked.

Our kickboxing can help improve your mood, fight off the winter blues, and even help alleviate symptoms of stress or anxiety. 

Our mix martial arts and fitness class can help kids develop healthy habits, improve focus, and boost their self-confidence. These programmes helps people build strength, self-control, and release stress.

All of the different styles of MMA that Evolution Martial Arts and Fitness Academy teaches offers our students a well-rounded, holistic approach to physical and mental fitness. At our academy, we place an emphasis on the entire person – mastering body, mind, and spirit. 

Mental health is an important component of fitness, being mentally fit affects our abilities and performance in all areas of life.

It is that time of year again – the days are shorter, the weather is colder, and the winter blues are setting in. But did you know that the “winter blues” are more than just a phrase?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), often referred to as “seasonal depression” is a form of depression brought on by changes in seasons.

It usually starts in the late fall and early winter and goes away during the spring and summer. It is common for people’s moods and energy levels to change with the seasons or with the weather.

For example, you might find that you feel more down or tired when it gets colder or warmer, or notice changes in your sleeping or eating patterns.

You may feel sluggish, disinterested in daily activities, and overall very low and sad.

Symptoms may include:

  • Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day
  • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Experiencing changes in appetite or weight
  • Having problems with sleep
  • Feeling sluggish or agitated
  • Having low energy

Does this sound like you or  your loved one?

It is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. Millions of people may suffer from SAD, although many may not know they have the condition. Whether it is a depression, anxiety, or high stress, these are all normal to experience.

If you think this may be affecting yourself or a loved one, please discuss this with your doctor.

Martial arts training is proven to be an effective way to beat the winter blues or seasonal depression. The days are dark and cold, leaving us cooped up inside and sedentary for long periods of time.

Joining our martial arts program is a great way to get yourself off the couch, out of the house, and move your body!

Not only will you be on your way to getting physically fit, but also mentally strong, helping you fight negative thoughts and getting out of unhealthy habits.

And with so many different classes at our academy to choose from, there is sure to be a class that is perfect for you at Evolution Martial Arts Academy. 

We are proud to offer a variety of classes for every age group from kids to adults.

So if you are looking for a way to beat the winter blues, why not try out martial arts class which are kickboxing, self defence and MMA.

Here are some physical and mental health benefits that can’t be ignored…


Improves Your Mood and Increases Endorphins

Regular exercise can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also increase self-esteem, improve sleep, and help you cope with difficult situations. So, if you are feeling down, try getting moving!

A little exercise can go a long way towards improving your mood.

When you are feeling down, getting up and moving around can seem like the last thing you want to do. But trust us, it is worth it.

Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects.


Martial Arts Can Help You Develop Healthy Habits

It is no secret that developing healthy habits is good for our overall well-being and peace of mind. But did you know attending group fitness and practicing MMA can help you develop a healthy lifestyle?

That is because martial arts helps students of all ages foster discipline, focus, accountability, and commitment – all essential qualities for developing healthy habits.

So if you want healthy habits, consider taking up martial arts!

Joining group fitness will help keep you accountable to your peers in accomplishing your goals.

Regular exercise typically opens the door to eating better, drinking more water, and getting more sleep.

A perfect way to set yourself up for success in ready for the New Year!


Keeping Your Mind Clear and Sharp

As your heart starts to pump faster during our HIGH energy, intense workouts, it also increases the oxygen supply to your brain.

This improves executive function, which includes working memory, mental clarity, flexible thinking, and self-control.

Staying active also helps keep your energy levels up and your mind active. This can be a big help when dealing with a busy family schedule, tight deadlines at work, or a stressful personal situation.

Exercise program helps increase cerebral blood flow and reduced the risk of further cognitive decline.

Stay moving and breathe clearly to keep your mind young!


Group Fitness is a Great Way to Meet New People

Group fitness classes are great if you are looking for a fun and social way to get in shape. Not only will you get a great workout, but you will also have the chance to meet new people and make friends with similar interests.

If you are feeling intimidated by the thought of working out in a group, don’t worry. Our instructors are here to help you and make sure you are comfortable. And you will quickly find that everyone at our academy is supportive and friendly.

Stay fit while having fun!


Other Benefits of Martial Arts

Other top benefits of martial arts include improved discipline, focus, and concentration.

Martial arts training requires students to maintain concentration and patience in order to execute techniques correctly.

The focus, dedication, and discipline you will gain by committing to martial arts often carry over into other areas of your life, such as school or work and other goals.

Because students must pay close attention to their instructors and execute techniques quickly and accurately, they often develop better concentration and focus skills. But wait, there are even MORE amazing benefits to practicing martial arts:

  • Promotes positive thinking and a better outlook on life.
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence and provide a sense of achievement and accomplishment.
  • Better posture, helping people stand tall which helps with bully prevention.
  • Improve your physical health, leading to better stamina, building muscle, and losing weight.
  • Enhance your balance, coordination, and flexibility.
  • A positive way to relieve boredom or frustration, also offering a healthy activity to release negative emotions.

Training our martial arts practice can feel empowering and validating, but what you get it out of it depends on how much effort you put in. 

It is also important to remember that while martial arts can be a powerful tool for regulating and shifting your emotions.

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