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Promoting Your Child's Physical Health and Self Esteem
Experts debate about the appropriate age for children to get involved with martial arts classes. Some argue that a minimum age of 16 should be observed; others contend that 5 years of age is not only sufficient, but beneficial. In truth, the younger they are, the more easily kids can adapt themselves to the training.
As a parent, you’ll find that their interest often begins at an early age. Their exposure to television shows which showcase feats of martial arts prowess will spark their imagination. However, left on its own, that interest may subside and disappear. At The Dojo of Karate, we can explore and build upon your child’s interest while maintaining their enthusiasm.
Encourage Fitness And Exercise
In order for a young person to be open to learning karate they must first have an active lifestyle. If they spend hours in front of the television each day, their sedentary lifestyle will siphon their motivation to get involved. Often, children need their parents to spur them to action. Remember, young people emulate their parents. If you encourage them to be active by example, you’ll find it much easier to get them involved in martial arts classes.
Visit The Dojo of Karate
Once your child has become excited about enrolling in martial arts classes, let them observe one of our classes, or bring them in for a free introductory visit. Watching others practice various styles is important to building their interest, but getting them actively involved builds commitment. It gives children a chance to determine whether they truly want to learn martial arts. It also gives them the opportunity to interact with the instructor. The first session is integral to their embracing the classes.
Getting your kids involved in martial arts classes supports their physical health and self-esteem. A long-term commitment to the classes can provide several residual benefits. The instruction will have a positive influence on the way your kids interact with their peers, treat authority, and strive for personal excellence.
They are located in the Safeway Shopping Center on 128th Ave and Zuni St. in Westminster / Broomfield.
Broomfield Breast Cancer Boot Camp
Westminster, CO — May 18th 2010 – Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women. There are several organizations out there, such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and many more, that put on weekend long events where the entire country, regions, states, counties, and towns, can gather together to raise money and find a cure for breast cancer.
Local martial arts expert and certified personal trainer, Javier Lozano, Jr. is the owner and chief instructor at The Dojo of Karate & Fitness in Westminster, and plans on hosting their 1st Inaugural Breast Cancer Boot Camp on June 12th, 2010.
Their goal is to raise over $3,000 and donate the funds to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
However, Coach Lozano plans on approaching this fundraiser a little different.
He wants to get all of his martial arts and fitness members involved too, even though some of the students may be too young to train in a boot camp session.
His plan of attack…? pink karate belts.
Coach Lozano says, “We will be selling pink karate belts to students for them to wear during the week of June 7th to June 12th during their martial arts classes. This way, they can show their support in finding a cure for breast cancer. When we brought up the concept a couple of months ago, students were extremely excited about the idea, and couldn’t wait to signup.”
The pink martial arts belts will be on sale for purchase at $15 per belt, with approximately $10 of the proceeds going to the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer.
Than, on Saturday, June 12th from 9:30am to 10:30am The Dojo of Karate & Fitness will be hosting the official Breast Cancer Boot Camp. A 1-hour boot camp session where participants will have an opportunity to workout in the popular fitness boot camp class.
Their boot camps really focus on variety.
“When someone asks what a typical boot camp consists of, I sort of tell them we do not have a normal routine or workout” says Coach Lozano. “Now if they want to know what people are saying about our programs and how they feel after the workout, the best example is that they leave feeling like jelly, sweating like pigs, and hurting… while having a big smile on their face.”
The Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp, as it’s known by locals, train with a variety of exercise equipment. This way, it keeps the workouts interesting, and the athletes on their toes.
For instance, they use resistance bands instead of dumb-bells because it becomes more difficult to control the bands. There is resistance on both the pushing / pulling motion, as well as the retrieving motion.
In addition, Coach Lozano teaches them how to use sandbags. It’s an unorthodox way of training because the sand will shift in all different ways, making it difficult to maintain control. This forces athletes to use their stabilizer muscles too.
“Plus, I tell them they can put on their resume that they are professional sandbag movers, incase an employer is trying to set apart candidates” says Lozano jokingly.
And, the ever so kettlebells are another piece of equipment they train with too. Kettlebells are beginning to gain popularity because of its functional type movement, strength and cardio exercise, and great results athletes are gaining.
After the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, Coach Lozano invited a local chiropractor from Countryside Health and Wellness, to discuss ways to prevent breast cancer — from diet and nutrition, to physical fitness and exercise.
This will be a 30 minute educational class, in order to teach all of the participants on how they can help prevent breast cancer.
The cost to participate in the Breast Cancer Boot is only $30 per participant with approximately $20 of the proceeds going towards the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
And, if you decide to signup for the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, than Coach Lozano will apply a $30 discount to your 1st month of training.
This is a great way to get introduced into the Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp.
To signup or learn more about the Breast Cancer Boot Camp, please contact The Dojo of Karate and Fitness at: 303.920.4500 or email Coach Lozano at: [email protected]
Broomfield Fitness Boot Camp Challenge Winner
As many of you know, The Dojo of Karate & Fitness ran a Fitness Boot Camp Challenge during the last 4 week cycle.
Basically, we challenged our athletes to follow our nutritional plan, workout 3 days per week in our boot camp and train on their own during the week too.
By doing so, we guaranteed they would lose at least 1 inch around their waist and / or hips.
In addition, we took everyone’s body fat percentage, as we used that number as our baseline and used the value to determine a winner in our contest.
The winner would receive 1 free month of training in our fitness boot camp.
The best part about this contest was that our athletes really started to take their training a bit more serious and rooting for each other when they would retest during PFT Day (Physical Fitness Training Day).
Plus, Coach Lozano was extremely happy on how all of his athletes tried their best during every group fitness class.
So, the winner of the Fitness Boot Camp Challenge was Marival G. from Brighton, Colorado. She lost 1.6% body fat, dropped 3.5 lbs, went down 1.5 inches around her hips, and shaved 25 seconds off her 1 mile run… in just 4 weeks!
She has made a lifestyle change by being dedicated in her training, diet, and habits.
More Broomfield Boot Camp Testimonials
We’ve got more testimonials from our boot campers from getting amazing results.
The average amount of weight these ladies are losing is about 4 lbs in 4 weeks… the healthy way. However, we’ve had these ladies lose approximatelyy 2-4 inches on their waist, hips, and thighs by simply following our workout plan and nutrition program.
Those companies that say you can lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks… though it may be possible, your biggest concern should be whether it’s healthy…
Losing weight is great. It’s motivating, builds confidence, and makes you healthier. However, it’s not worth the cost of your future health.
So, when you’re looking for a fitness program that guarantees results, make sure it’s healthy.
Interested in joining our fitness boot camp programs…?
Go to http://www.BroomfieldBootCamp.com to learn more and get signed up.
We want to help you feel better about yourself.