In recent years there’s been a whole host of fitness DVDs released. Enabling people to take up a particular form of exercise in their own homes. But while these DVDs have their place, they don’t replace the many benefits you can get if you attend real classes.
The same applies to group martial arts classes as well as other fitness classes of various kinds. For starters, a professional class will be led with someone who has appropriate experience. You could say the same of DVDs, of course, but when you have a real live instructor in front of you, you can ask questions. You also get a response! You can’t do that with your favourite DVD.
You also get the experience of learning alongside other people. Martial arts are challenging, but people get involved who come from all walks of life. There is no such thing as an average martial arts learner. If you’re feeling self-conscious about going to proper classes instead of learning at home, don’t be! Everyone else is there to support and to learn too.
When you attend a real class you also get the chance to interact with other people. Everyone learns at a different rate, but you will never be left behind. It’s possible to learn much more quickly when you have the benefit of instructors and pupils around you each week.
You’re also accountable when you sign up for lessons. It’s a lot harder to say no to a group martial arts lesson than it is to get home and decide not to follow the DVD today. This fact alone is the reason why so many people get a lot out of their lessons, both physically and mentally.
How will you benefit most when you join us for a forthcoming martial arts lesson?
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.