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Dale Lott

Champions martial arts is a great facility with so many different opportunities to offer. It has the best after school program in Alamance county with some of the best staff around. Not to mention a great taekwondo program for all ages. It also has a great Brazilian-Jiu-Jitsu class. All of the classes are very friendly and are great for beginners and people already trained in the respected art. The classes are taught by some of the best in the sport and are great for anyone looking to leran how to defend themselves or just wanting a great workout.

Earl Van Horn

I am a new member of Champions Martial Arts and Fitness. I have been attending the XFit class for two weeks and just started the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. I have found the environment to be very friendly and comfortable for a beginner in all facets of martial arts. Coach Marc has been very encouraging in the martial arts techniques and in the diet/weight loss program. I look forward to each workout and I can tell that the classes are already helping me on my weight loss journey. I recommend checking out Champions Martial Arts if you are looking for a alternative way to workout instead of going to the gym.

Mike Czawlytko

In 3 short months, Champions Martial Arts has had a tremendous impact on my fitness (down 30 lbs!) Coach Marc Fletcher has been fantastic at not only motivating me to work hard, but sharing valuable insight into my martial art of choice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Champions is a fun and friendly environment for kids and adults. Come in and get rowdy with us!

John Byun

I have been taking BJJ at Champions for several months now and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Marc is a great instructor and the culture is extremely friendly and easy going. I would highly recommend Champions for anyone interested in BJJ or any other martial arts class they offer.

Melissa Chamberlain Almers reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
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This place has allowed me to feel strong again, to feel like I have some power and some control over my health. It kicks my behind but I love it! Can't wait for the next class:)

Lauren Victoria Bennett reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
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I frequent the adult kickboxing classes and have a great time! The instructors are super friendly and helpful! Classes tend to last 50ish minutes and 25 of that is spent doing bag work. Then there is an extended warm up and cool down on either side. These classes are definitely newbie-friendly, as they are more fitness/exercise-oriented than skill/technique-oriented. The classes can feel a little redundant, so I like when they incorporate different moves and conditioning exercises throughout the class. Thanks guys

Bernadette Betz Ahern reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
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I've been waiting to write a review. After 4 weeks of kickboxing and one week of my kids taking classes I'd say we, as a family, are hooked. I've never had a better workout than I do during the kickboxing classes. I enjoy the instructors and the different variations they provide. As for my children, they are completely thrilled to be doing something new, staying active, meeting new people and gaining confidence. I truly hope this is a long term thing for all of us!

Rebekah Roten reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
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I have been attending Champions since April, and I have fallen in love with the adult kickboxing class! It's the first time that I have ever been excited to go workout! I'm actually bummed if I have to miss a class. The instructors are very friendly and really help push you to keep going! They switch up the workouts so you're never bored, and let's face it the 80's rock music is just a bonus! It's a great group of people, a great atmosphere, and a great way to stay active and healthy! Thanks guys!

Shannon Chestnut reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
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Of 3 local martial arts facilities, Champions was the only one to give me good prompt information, professional customer service, and a welcome feeling. My son is almost 5 years old and has been welcomed into his class by staff and students alike, and LOVES it. The atmosphere, structure, and quality of instruction are AMAZING. We’re happy to be part of the Champions family!

Ashley Alger reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
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We love Champions! My son has been a student here for 2.5 years (since he was 3) and he's learned so much. The entire staff really cares about the kids. They have a lot of fun and get their energy out while learning. The little ninja's classes are 40 minutes and take place every evening (there is one Saturday morning as well) so you have a choice to bring your child which ever day/time works best for your schedule. It's really helpful to us as a large, busy family to have the flexibility. They even off afterschool care, camps, and parents night out. We have only done the PNO so far but our son has a BLAST. He talks about it for days after.

Jackie Rena reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
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Amazing program, family oriented. My 5 yrs old loves it!

Barry Le Cornu reviewed Champions Martial Arts and Fitness
5
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We cannot state enough what an amazing opportunity and experience this has been for our son Isaac.
The staff are amazing with the children and teach them not just MMA but a great deal of self control and respect.
I really don't pay for just martial arts training, I pay for Isaac to learn respect, control, working together and so much more!
He has so much fun and loves the teachers.

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Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

Valentine’s Day has just passed, but February is still 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 are 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 Raise 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 Lower 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