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Robin Port Brusca reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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I am so empowered I enjoy the training Im receiving from Master Stehlik she has such patience in her teachings and makes you feel so confident. LOVE LOVE LOVE this school
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Rossana Alvarez reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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I attended a women's self defense seminar given by Master Stehlik. I have never met a more dedicated and wonderful person. Her seminar was packed with information and skills for every level. It was an eye opener on how much we really don't know.

Gretchen Pina-Breedy reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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I just started taking the class and Master Helen has made me feel so welcome. It is a wonderful and fun work out for all fitness levels...Give It a try and you'll be hooked!!!

Lola Jean reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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My 10 year old son goes here. He tried it out a few years ago at a different school and it was too loud for him and crowded. Since joining Fit2Fight he looks forward to going 3 days a week. It has improved his self confidence and he is more mature. Master Stehlik works with each child individually and as a group. I highly recommend it to friends and family.

Lilly Colon reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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Helen is an exceptional trainer and always has the best curriculum for her students. She takes pride in her work and has a special connection with my son. The environment is cozy, fun & safe. I recommend Fit2Fight for everyone!!! She's my favorite!!

Victoria Therese reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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Master Stehlik has not only shaped me as a martial artist, but had provided me with support and encouragement to become a better person both inside and outside the dojang. I am fortunate to have trained with her; the values I have learned will stick with me throughout the rest of my life. She is truly an inspiration.

Angel Scalice reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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Master Stehlik is not only an accomplished martial artist, she is a dedicated teacher who approaches her art with passion. She is truly dedicated to each and every student, working with them to help them achieve their personal goals resulting in self confidence and a great sense of accomplishment! It is a gift to be able to teach and I can't recommend a better instructor!

Carolynn Rose reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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My boys just started taking classes and abosutely LOVE going. I started taking the womens class she has on Tuesday and Thursdays and because of a previous foot injury I had to stop going :(. I wish I didn't have this injury because I would still be training. I truly love the class and can't wait until my foot feels better :)

Deb Amels French reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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Really enjoyed the women's self defense class, with friends. Learned a lot while having fun and did not feel embarrassed or uncomfortable with the interaction.

Mary Rudinski reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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Originally looked into fit2fight for my children and decided to try it for myself. Absolutely love this place. Can not wait to get to class. Everyone is helpful and polite. Master Stehlik is patient and encouraging. I highly recommend.

Shayna French reviewed Fit2Fight Martial Arts
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I had so much fun and learned a lot from just one class. The two hours flew by with hands on demonstrations from very skillful instructors. As someone moving to a new and very different city, I feel much more comfortable and confident with the skills they were able to teach me, which I will keep in my mental toolbox.

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Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Valentine’s Day has just passed, and February was all about the heart. Every year, the American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and heart health.

What you may not know is that martial arts is great for the heart.  In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness.  With that in mind, here are some ways that taking martial arts classes can protect and strengthen your heart:

 

Martial Arts Raises the Heart Rate
The first way that martial arts can help the heart is by raising your heart rate when you work out. The heart is a muscle and it needs to be worked. When you take a martial arts class, your heart rate is elevated.  The benefit of raising the heart rate is that it oxygenates the blood, and helps promote calorie burning even after you’re done working out.  People of all ages need to keep their hearts pumping, and martial arts is a great way to do it!

Martial Arts Lower Blood Pressure
Did you know that a high-intensity martial arts workout can help lower your blood pressure?  It’s true.  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading contributor to heart disease.  When you work out, your heart becomes stronger – and that means that it can pump blood more efficiently than it can without exercise.  The less effort your heart has to expend on pumping blood, the lower your blood pressure is.

Martial Arts Lowers Cholesterol
LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol” – is a contributing factor in heart disease.  Regular participation in martial arts helps you lose weight and that decreases the amount of LDL cholesterol in your blood.  There’s evidence that working out also shrinks the proteins that carry cholesterol through the bloodstream, making them less dangerous to the heart.  On a related note, regular vigorous exercise – such as the kind you get in a martial arts workout – helps to increase HDL or “good” cholesterol.

Martial Arts Reduces Stress
One thing that separates martial arts from many other forms of exercise is that it requires mental stillness combined with physical exertion.  Mental stillness contributes to mindfulness, a practice that can significantly decrease stress and anxiety in both children and adults.  Considering that there is a direct link between stress and heart health (stress contributes to high blood pressure and related issues), the fact that participating in martial arts can reduce stress is a huge benefit for the heart.

Conclusion
In addition to the benefits already mentioned, martial arts training also helps to improve discipline, build muscle coordination, and increase self-confidence.

This month, why not give your heart a boost by adding martial arts to your workout routine?

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