Muay Thai Growing in Popularity for Good Reasons
Santa Rosa Muay Thai school PHAS3 wants to help you learn about the great sport of Muay Thai as a way to get fit, build confidence, and even make some new friends.
Running. Hiking. Crossfit. Cycling. Fitness Clubs. Muay Thai?
There are many we’ve all tried to get exercise. But many people have never even heard of the martial art known as Muay Thai.
But you’d be surprised how many people are falling in love with this fast-growing sport. And you have an opportunity to try Muay Thai for free right here in Santa Rosa. More on that at the end of this article, but for now:
Why Is Muay Thai One of the Best Options for Staying in Shape?
There are an incredible amount of options for staying in shape. Anything from sporting activities to long lists of fitness classes offered at your local gym. So why would someone choose something like Muay Thai when there are so many other options?
For someone who is not familiar with the culture surrounding Muay Thai it may appear to be an intense sport suited only for people willing to get in the ring and fight. But the truth is that most of the people who train at Santa Rosa Muay Thai school PHAS3 are not and would never consider being a fighter. They come for many other reasons. So here is a list of the top five reasons Muay Thai is becoming so popular among the modern population.
1. Getting in shape.
The single most common reason people step into a Muay Thai gym is because they want to improve their fitness. Some people are already established athletes while others may not have been active at all. Either way they find themselves having an incredible workout. The fact that a Muay Thai class is a “full body workout” in every sense of the word combined with the flexibility of letting people work at their own pace makes it an ideal fitness option.
2. Stress Relief
It is surprising how many people come away from work or taking care of their children and just want to hit something. The weight of everyday responsibilities add up for all of us. But once you put on your gloves and start hitting the stress simply melts away. The cathartic joy of taking your frustration out on a punching bag coupled with being able to forget your troubles for a while makes Muay Thai a one of a kind stress relief activity.
3. Confidence Building
It goes without saying that developing strong striking and kicking skills would allow someone to walk down the street feeling a bit safer. But Muay Thai allows for much more than that. Every day in class you are pushed to find your limits. And very often you find that you are stronger physically and emotionally than you ever thought you could be. Stepping onto the mats, facing your challenges, and then overcoming them inevitably leads to a stronger sense of self worth. So long as you put in honest effort regular Muay Thai training is an outstanding way to build your self confidence.
4. Beats the Boredom
One thing is for certain, Mauy Thai is not the same experience as sitting on an exercise bike or lumbering on a treadmill. While the repetition of basics is essential to learning any skill set, what most people realize early on in their Muay Thai journey is that no two classes are the same. The diverse use of punches, elbows, knees, and kicks makes the variety of combinations exhilarating. And even more so when you begin to spar with your partners. The quick paced exchanges are filled with surprises and stimulation. Very few things are more exciting and fun as a couple good rounds of Muay Thai.
5. Community and Friendship
When someone arrives at their first Muay Thai class it is not uncommon that they do not know or associate with most (if not all) of the people in the gym. But what they will find as the weeks and months go on is that these people they are training with, sweating with, struggling with, and achieving with become close very quickly. The community building nature of Muay Thai training has an amazing ability to bring people together regardless of gender, race, or political affiliations. Simply put your training partners become like family. Every time you head out to train you can look forward to being with your own amazing and diverse Muay Thai Tribe.
It should go without saying that there are many more reasons one would choose to join a Muay Thai gym. The 5 reasons I listed above are simply some of the most common. But what ever your motivations might be it’s pretty clear what you should do. Find your local Muay Thai scene and jump in with both feet. You will not regret it.
Would you like to try Muay Thai? Santa Rosa Muay Thai school PHAS3 welcomes you to come try a class for free. Just visit our main website for class schedules. At PHAS3 you will find a welcoming, supportive atmosphere with people of all types and skill levels who are willing to help you learn about this great sport.
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