By Charlene Roth, Safety Kid
The current pandemic has driven most Americans to stay in their homes. And with many martial arts studios closed indefinitely, the issue of inactivity is a real concern, especially for kids who are used to spending time practicing martial arts regularly.
One way to address this activity is to set up a martial arts studio or gym in your home. Not only will it help your kids (and you) stay active, but it will make it more practical to stay active long-term and to keep up with training. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these resources.
First things first: decide if you have enough space, then determine where to put your home gym. In some cases, it may require thinking outside the box, or making some minor or major adjustments.
Maintaining Your Lessons
It can be challenging at first for kids to return to their training after spending so much time away. Remind them to be patient with their efforts, but also look for ways to help them level up.
Getting the Gear
While you don’t need expensive gear to make this space work, there are a few items you’ll want to have to give this a true martial arts studio feel. Spend some time looking for quality gear that you need for your space.
Finally, practicing self-care is the key to succeeding in martial arts or any other form of exercise. Remember that healthy eating is still important when it comes to training, as does keeping your space clean and disinfected.
Creating an at-home martial arts studio doesn’t have to be a difficult undertaking. With the right approach, you can transform a room or space in your home that provides incredible health benefits for your family. And if you make sure this room has the ability to support other types of fitness or even turn it into a flexible space, it could make a big difference in the price of your home when it’s time to sell.
Don’t settle for the status quo for you or your kids. Get healthy as a household by building a martial arts studio at home. If you designate a space, acquire the gear you need, and practice self-care, you’ll be well on your way to staying active together.