Last Updated on December 23, 2013.
Last week was my six month anniversary at Tiger Schulmann’s and I was proud to let Sensei know that I had lost 50 lbs in that time.
My lifestyle changed due to Tiger Schulmann’s disciplined Kickboxing workouts. My name is David and only 6 months ago I was 50 lbs overweight and looking at my 20th year anniversary as a smoker. Every now and then I would be reminded how out of shape I was. Thanks to a friend that works at the Tiger Schulmann’s Center on Steinway street in Astoria, I was fast on my way to a new life.
Six months later I am proud and ecstatic to say that I am no longer a smoker and dropped my weight from 225 lbs to a trim 175. It was not easy at first, classes were tough and I could not even walk after the first few. With the positive motivation of my instructor I was able to realize that my health was in my own hands and I made the decision to stop a bad habit that had been with me for a long time. After a few weeks of not smoking I noticed my performance improve and I wasn’t so exhausted after each workout. I was able to push myself even harder and got more and more out of each class.
Every time I would go to class my instructor would let me know how well I was doing. His positive motivation again would inspire me to keep trying harder. While trying to master some of the most effective self defense and kickboxing techniques I have seen it was hard to realize how many calories I was burning with each class. My mind would be on Auto Pilot while Sensei would be instructing how things were done. By the end of each class I would feel like I really did something. Later I found out I was burning 800 calories an hour.
Last week was my six month anniversary at Tiger Schulmann’s and I was proud to let Sensei know that I had lost 50 lbs in that time. I have been having fun the whole time, enjoying the atmosphere of a family based center and training with and being pushed by my partners there. All the while learning techniques that help protect myself. There is no way you can get this type of experience in a gym and I would recommend it for everyone.
Thank you Sensei and staff.
David Yusupov – TSMMA Astoria