Dojo Etiquette and Hygiene

"Dutch girl entering Lahu house" by avlxyz is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. Removing one’s shoes when going from the outdoors to the indoors is common practice in many cultures, although the custom itself varies greatly from one region to another. From India to Japan, this practice still prevails. When entering a temple, ...

By |2022-01-05T05:03:40+00:00June 1, 2021|General Fitness, Health and Hygiene|

Weight May Not Be the Best Indicator of Health

https://youtu.be/fElrpaXdc8g It can be a sensitive topic asking a person’s age or inquiring how much one weighs. We seem to be hyper focused on our age, and whether we act it.  And I’m frequently cautioning people not to associate their self-worth with the feedback they get from a scale, but must admit, I could ...

By |2020-10-01T13:15:31+00:00October 1, 2020|General Fitness|

Learn online from Home – Coach Decker’s TWO WEEK FITNESS assessment FREE!

https://youtu.be/yZK8vuAqTgY You're invite to try Coach Decker's online, Fighting Fit program at home, and if you haven't seen our website in a while, start by visiting our main-page at https://coachdecker.com/ There you can subscribe FREE for TWO WEEKS! Start with our introductory two week fitness assessment and person goal setting session where we will ...

By |2020-08-01T00:00:41+00:00August 1, 2020|Fitness, General Fitness, Goal setting|

Summer Training Motivation

https://youtu.be/kQnDsaDb3ps Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”  Often, a little reminder when it seems nothing is going our way can lift our spirits. Let’s take a moment to remind ourselves, who we are. Martial Arts is a way of life!  It’s the ...

How to Stay Healthy this Summer – Return Smarter! Return Stronger!

https://youtu.be/NmJG6NPD4kQ WE REOPENED Saturday, May 16th with Yoga and Kickboxing classes after 7 weeks of an emergency closure to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  This has been a difficult period for all, but I am thrilled to see students returning to our Dojo. I am pleased to be able to invite everyone to ...

By |2020-05-31T15:45:15+00:00May 31, 2020|General Fitness|

Life After COVID-19: How To Move On

We are reopening the studio May 16th but know the guidelines. Read on… TRANSITIONING TO THE NEW NORMAL AFTER COVID-19. How to enjoy recreational activities in the new age where social distancing is the social convention. COVID-19 is a global crisis that touches us all. Everyone’s neighborhood has been touched by this pandemic. Immediate and ...

By |2020-04-27T20:37:24+00:00April 27, 2020|General Fitness|

A 30 Day Challenge

Sometimes people want to make a change, but they don’t know where to start. Before the journey starts it can look like an enormous undertaking and just overwhelming enough to cause a “freeze-or-flight” response. Rather than take that first step, sometimes people tell themselves they’re “too busy” and later would be a better time to ...

By |2022-01-05T03:42:54+00:00March 2, 2020|General Fitness|

Resolutions vs. Goals

I want to wish everyone the happiest and healthiest of holidays, whatever holiday you are celebrating. Enjoy the season and do share that joy with all. Maybe after enjoying a bit too much, you may come around shortly to the next common tradition of setting resolutions. Indeed, a resolution not to indulge quite so much ...

By |2019-11-27T07:25:18+00:00November 27, 2019|General Fitness|

Gratitude

November already! The year is flying by. Before Halloween was even cold in the ground, the stores were already pulling out the Red Nosed Reindeer. Of course, we will take a pitstop for Thanksgiving, the busiest travel holiday of the year. Time to show gratitude first! I know immediately what I want to talk about ...

By |2019-10-30T13:23:01+00:00October 30, 2019|General Fitness|
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