- done Lose Unwanted Body Fat
- done Train In A Friend Community
- done Feel Proud Of Your Body
Our indoor bootcamps aren’t like your average gym-based group fitness class. We pride ourselves in not only providing functional and effective training but in creating a motivating, dynamic environment filled with like-minded people of all ages and body types. Our workouts primarily include body weight exercises, higher repetition movements to work on toning, coordinated body movements for agility and some boxing and kicking to give you a martial arts based kick start.
Each indoor bootcamp session is different to provide you with a varied workout which is great for motivation as well as for fitness. We are also very focused on ensuring you complete all exercises with great technique. This makes sure everything you do in our indoor bootcamp with us counts towards your fitness goals.
Our cardio boxing classes are a mix of technique building, cardio workout, and a few controlled kicks thrown in to provide some variation. Cardio boxing is fantastic – your heart rate will be lifted, as will your spirits, as you smash out a great workout and get rid of any stress or anxiety.
At CMA we have a wonderful community of members so in addition to our highly trained instructors you will always have a great partner to support you and help you to push through your barriers. Boxing gloves and mits are provided – you just need to bring along some cotton inserts so we can keep our equipment hygienic. You will walk away from every class feeling totally pumped!
Our flexfit class is a mix of strength and stretching. The classes are suited to all fitness levels with a focus on lengthing muscles and building functional strength. Stretching helps with posture, balance, range of motion and flexibility, which are important both in your martial arts and fitness training, as well as in your everyday activities.
While the class is relaxing in its format, it is also a great low-impact workout using body weight and body positioning to challenge you. Flexfit is also a great stress-relief allowing you the opportunity to slow down and unwind at the end of your week. You will walk away from every class feeling relaxed and ready to face whatever the week has in store!
TURBO30 & ABSmash
There are many different ways you can approach your training depending on your goals and the time you have available. Our Turbo30 classes provide you with an awesome workout in just 30 minutes. In each session our qualified instructor will bring out your best with an all-out, one hundred percent effort workout. This includes intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.
We’ve paired these workouts with a 15 minute ABSmash session which focuses on strengthening your abdominal and back muscles to build core stability. ABSmash is great addition to your Turbo30 workout, or they can be stand-alone sessions if you have other places you need to be. These sessions are great workouts for all fitness levels – with progressions, regressions and variations provided.
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CANBERRA MARTIAL ARTS
Our facility is unlike any gym you’ve been to before. We pride ourselves in not only providing world class training but we also believe in creating a motivating, dynamic environment filled with like-minded people of all ages and body types, who are committed to working hard and achieving lasting fitness results. If you’re serious about your health, learning fitness skills that cross over into Martial Arts than you should start with the Foundation Program and join our Martial Arts Fit Classes each week.
SUCCESS STORIES FROM MEMBERS
The one-off Women’s Self Defence course was a great introduction to Hapkido and targeted self defence techniques. What I didn’t expect was that the concept that would resonate with me most would be developing my confidence to act in situations requiring defensive tactics. Thanks for a mental and physical learning experience!
I will tell my story a little differently and start midway through my martial arts journey. I got injured early this year in January of 2017. It was a pretty devastating part of my life, coming to the realisation that my right knee and leg would never fully be as functional as it once was. For the initial month or two I dwelled on this fact and was pretty down on my luck, but like with any injury, you get back on your feet and start finding out what you can do.
I attended class on the sidelines to support my fellow members at Canberra Martial Arts/Hapkido Canberra and support my partner who was still training. As time passed I realised that my ability as a member of Canberra Martial Arts was not limited to what I could do with my leg and that I could still be a perfectly capable member and be able to learn and support the members of the dojang in other means, such as helping around the dojang or sanity checking a technique. This was a spiritual lesson and realisation through my recovery which mirrored much of what was taught on the mats. Much like how there are many ways to perform or approach a technique or opponent, life is the same in that there are many ways to tackle a problem. And at the core of all this, it is vital to stay positive throughout the failures and use it as an opportunity to learn and improve.
Fast forward to now and I am happy to say I am back on the mats training. Although my right leg is still weak (for now), I will find other ways to approach a technique and strive to do my best to work towards reaching black belt and beyond. Hapkido at Canberra Martial Arts is more than simply just a self defence artform, but a way to better yourself in your everyday life. Much of the lessons you learn on the mats can and will help you approach everyday life with a different perspective for the better. Highly recommend it to anyone who considers taking it up.
Started as a child and now after 32 years of Taekwondo, I’ve got my black belt. Helped many others achieve theirs. Trained people of all ages. Met some of the best friends ever. Trained champions. Become a champion. Met, trained with and competed against many from overseas. And made friends with lots of them too. Had the opportunity to visit different countries. Became an international instructor (IV degree). Crossed of lots on my bucket list.