5 Things You Need to Open a Yoga Studio (That No One Talks About)

So, you’ve decided to open your first yoga studio. Odds are you’ve been given a lot of advice, most of which falls into one of the following buckets: 

1. Surprisingly insightful
2. Terribly obvious
3. Completely unhelpful 

Let’s be real about it, it’s fun and exciting to focus on designing the space and finding all the products you’ll need: yoga mats, blocks, towels, decorations, etc., but there are a few things you’ll need to successfully open and run your own yoga studio that people don’t talk about as often.

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The Hardest Part of Being an Athlete: Missing My Family

By Elisabeth Clay

Sometimes you have to do things that are hard. I’ve talked about this before but I still think it’s important for me to touch on it again, especially because I’m super homesick and need to talk about it. It’s also important for people to see that it’s not all sunshine and roses; it’s not all easy and perfect, nor will it ever be. But that is the case with everything; nothing is ever going to be perfect no matter what you choose to do in this life. That is something my mother taught me and I will forever love her for it.

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The Best Mats for Traditional BJJ Facilities

We are commonly asked, “Which mats are best for BJJ training” by facility owners. As a major martial arts discipline, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is quickly growing across the U.S., and we are outfitting facilities in nearly every state in the country. While many martial arts mats provide a basic level of protection for those practicing BJJ, there is a special type of jiu jitsu mats that is made specifically for this type of martial arts training in the Gi.

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Why I’ll always recommend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Self Defense

By Kaitlin Young

Whenever I am asked about which martial art a person should take up to best learn self-defense, my answer is always the same: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There are several reasons for this and there are certainly other arts that can get the job done. Usually when someone is asking about which martial art they or their children should begin to practice, it is coming from a place of concern for their own safety or the safety of their loved ones. They need the most effective option that will work in a relatively short amount of time.

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The Pros and Cons of the Top Yoga Flooring Options

Wabi-sabi, the art of embracing imperfection, dictates that “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect.” The same can be said about your yoga studio; it will forever be a work in progress. Whether you have recently purchased a studio or are looking to remodel, you’ll eventually come to the realization that no yoga flooring lasts forever, and no yoga flooring is perfect, but that doesn’t mean some options aren’t better than others. You can embrace the imperfections of our yoga studio flooring while simultaneously having the best yoga flooring possible.

Which yoga flooring should you choose? To help you, here are a few positives and negatives about each option.

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How to Properly Clean Yoga Studio Flooring

Cleaning yoga flooring is no one’s favorite chore, but it’s an absolute must for studios. It’s not something you should do infrequently, either. Nothing will turn yoga students off more than the smell that is left behind by an unkempt yoga studio.

Thankfully, cleaning yoga mat tiles is easy and requires little effort. Follow this quick guide to cleaning your yoga studio flooring.

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Zebra Athletics Partners with Axonom to Bring Virtual Reality to the Training Facility Design Process

Worldwide debut at MA Supershow featured the training facilities of MMA superstars Daniel Cormier, Michelle Waterson, Benson Henderson and Cortney Casey

Minneapolis, MN- July 17, 2018 Zebra Athletics, the world’s leading outfitter of MMA and martial arts training centers, in collaboration with Axonom, a global provider of visual and virtual product configurator software, debuted the first virtual reality-based training facility design application at the 2018 MA Supershow in Las Vegas, NV.

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3 Ways to Keep Martial Arts Students Training This Summer

School’s out for summer! For many, this is a very exciting time of year. But, we know that for a good number of martial arts school owners this is also a time of concern. Worries about student retention and how to keep students engaged during summer months are present regardless of geographic location. With the mix of summer sports, camps, family vacations, and the obvious desire to be outdoors, students have plenty of distractions when it comes to staying passionate and engaged on the martial arts mats.

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