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7 Things Every Martial Arts Gyms Should Have

7 Things Every Martial Arts Gyms Should Have

By Elisabeth Clay So, today’s thoughts… while I have always fought the idea of someday opening a school, and still have no real plans to, I am beginning to have an opinion on what is important for opening a school. I am sure that as time goes on, I will change some...

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Show Your Stripes: Vida Hot Yoga

Show Your Stripes: Vida Hot Yoga

Located in Kingsport, TN, Vida Hot Yoga seeks to provide a challenging, yet approachable, fitness experience and an environment that celebrates each individual for showing up and striving to improve their health and fitness. Owners Ashley and Nate Davis reached out to...

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Creating A Family Environment In Your Gym

Creating A Family Environment In Your Gym

Martial arts gyms are often considered the home of tough, unstoppable, hardcore athletes. And they absolutely are, but all too often, especially in gyms that may have a lot of MMA fighters or competitive jiu jitsu athletes, it may be difficult for the gym owner to...

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No Excuses, Only Priorities

No Excuses, Only Priorities

By Kaitlin Young In the not so distant past, I split my time between training for fights and working as a personal trainer. It’s a profession that goes hand in hand with fighting very well. Sessions can be scheduled around practices easily.  We’re usually accustomed...

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Investing In Fitness Equipment For Your Martial Arts Facility

Investing In Fitness Equipment For Your Martial Arts Facility

Gym owners have repeatedly heard the benefits of adding fitness programs and fitness space to their martial arts facilities. For those that have decided to move forward and have dedicated a portion of their mat space to fitness, deciding on what fitness equipment to...

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Why I Think Warm-Ups are Important for Every Class

Why I Think Warm-Ups are Important for Every Class

By Elisabeth Clay Every sport has warm-ups — getting the muscles warm and more pliable, thereby reducing injury. Some of these warm-ups are sport specific and are used to learn basic movements utilized in each sport. Why Warm-Ups Are Important I'm sure a lot of you...

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Implementing Additional Programming For Your Yoga Studio

Implementing Additional Programming For Your Yoga Studio

Yoga studio owners work hard at providing top notch yoga instruction to their students. However, many yoga studios and their owners would benefit from the addition of other fitness programming to provide more options to their students, bring in additional members, and...

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Preparing Your Gym For the Winter Months

Preparing Your Gym For the Winter Months

Winter is almost here, and in most parts of the country, that can mean everything from snow to rain to freezing temperatures and months of mud. How do you prepare your gym for the upcoming months of challenging weather? Coat Hangers/Hooks Nothing is worse than piles...

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