7 Tips for Achieving Your Fitness Resolutions

January 4th, 2017 by Mary Murphy
Hand Wraps for Fitness Resolutions

It’s a few days into the new year, but if you’re anything like me, you’re probably still fine-tuning your fitness resolutions. When I was in college, every January was NEW YEAR NEW ME, and it was obvious by the scope and quantity of my resolutions that I spent 95% of my effort writing them down and … Continue reading “7 Tips for Achieving Your Fitness Resolutions”

Keeping Your Workouts Fresh

December 28th, 2016 by Crystal Carlton
Young Family Practicing Yoga

With the New Year coming up you may be thinking of starting a new workout routine. Often people will start working out with a goal in mind; to lose weight, be healthier, or just to have a new activity. What many people don’t know is that after a time your body gets used to the … Continue reading “Keeping Your Workouts Fresh”

4 Ways To Protect Your Child From Bullying

December 21st, 2016 by Mary Murphy
Bully Prevention in Schools

Bully Prevention While some kids may dream of their summer and winter breaks, I spent my childhood continuously looking forward to the next back-to-school season. Starting a new semester of classes each September and January was like shedding an old skin and starting over with brand new color-coded notebooks and matching pens. But not every kid is … Continue reading “4 Ways To Protect Your Child From Bullying”

8 Ways Kickboxing Can Change Your Life

June 18th, 2016 by Mary Murphy
Women's kickboxing Workout

A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs–but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, too.  Call me a sucker for brain power, but there’s definitely something to a healthier mind, a happier you.  And here’s the thing: it’s easy.  You don’t … Continue reading “8 Ways Kickboxing Can Change Your Life”

4 Snacks to Eat Before Kickboxing Class

March 17th, 2015 by Mary Murphy
Best Snacks To Eat Before NYC Kickboxing Classes

As any NYC kickboxing school will tell you, fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the right things at the right time.  Eating too far in advance of your kickboxing class can lead to an energy dropout, and eating too close can lead to an unsettled … Continue reading “4 Snacks to Eat Before Kickboxing Class”

The Proper Way to Stretch Before Your Workout

January 9th, 2015 by Mary Murphy
Students in Kickboxing Classes Showing Static Stretching

If you’ve taken kickboxing classes with us at MMA NYC, you probably already know this but for everyone else….did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful? The American Council on Exercise warns against static stretching (like reaching down to touch your toes) on cold muscles. Static stretches usually involve … Continue reading “The Proper Way to Stretch Before Your Workout”

How to Get the Most Out of Your Kickboxing Workout

December 8th, 2014 by Mary Murphy
Best Kickboxing Classes | MMA NYC

I can’t tell you how many times people have called us here at MMA NYC begging for an answer to their problems. They’re just not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go to the gym every day but aren’t getting stronger.  People who want better … Continue reading “How to Get the Most Out of Your Kickboxing Workout”