Last Updated on September 11, 2014.


1) “I just don’t have the time.”

If you want something bad enough, you’ll make time for it. Sensei Jose Montes and Joshu Shane Burgos of Tiger Schulmann’s mixed martial arts (TSMMA) at Vails Gate, NY believe that exercise through kickboxing is essential to reach your goals of weight loss, self discipline, or self defense. Everyone has the same amount of time each day….24 hours. What you do with it is up to you. The Vails Gate instructors stress prioritizing exercise for a healthy lifestyle in order to complete daily tasks,  go to work and take care of your family. There is only one YOU, and the body you have is a precious commodity. Kickboxing is great exercise, and will help you defend yourself in the event you or your family is compromised. And that is something worth making time for.

2) “It’s too expensive”

How is last year’s New Year’s gym membership working out? On average, at least $40 a month is wasted on exercise that never occurs. There is a peak in individuals joining gyms around late December every year and 70 percent do not stay committed.

What about that personal trainer you hired? The cost is between $30 and $60 per exercise session, or nearly $300 a month for only 12 exercise sessions.

How about that nutrition plan you saw on a late night infomercial? Many of the programs out there can run between $300 to $500 a month with minimal information on exercise protocols to supplement dietary changes.

With kickboxing classes at TSMMA, you will receive the benefits of exercise through kickboxing combined with nutritional support.  The program offers the possibility of unlimited training up to six days a week. The perks of a gym, trainer and nutrition program all rolled up into one with access to a variable weekly strength and conditioning and heavybag routines. In addition you will learn how to defend yourself. All of the benefits you need to maintain your health and safety. You can’t put a price on that.

Exercise through kickboxing is a fun and effective way to achieve fitness results that last!

3) “I am too old for kickboxing”

There is no reason you should stop exercising at any age. Many of the excuses Sensei Montes and Joshu Shane hear are that people feel they are too old, weak and stiff to participate in kickboxing. The good news is, kickboxing classes go at your own pace. There is never pressure to exercise at a more advanced level.

Studies show that people suffering from general malaise and muscle stiffness actually benefit from physical exercise. Individuals that participate in a regular exercise routine, such as kickboxing, have better mental clarity, increased energy and less aches and pains.


4) “I get bored easily with exercise”

A spin class, a zumba class, and simply weight training can sometimes become redundant. Kickboxing at TSMMA offers a changing exercise curriculum every week including shadow boxing, heavybag workouts and strength and conditioning routines that are always different.  Even a change in atmosphere, fresh training partners or a different perspective on teaching methods is available to you at other Tiger Schulmann’s schools! TSMMA at Vails Gate often collaborates with neighboring schools in Nanuet, Ramsey and Paramus to name a few.

Weight Loss
Kickboxing burns up to 800 calories in just one hour! An exercise routine through kickboxing is the most beneficial way to start losing weight no matter what your fitness level is.

5) “I have to get in shape first….then I will join”

This is one of my all time favorites because of how ridiculous it sounds! The whole reason behind starting a kickboxing class IS to get in shape. Sensei Montes and Joshu Shane pride themselves on seeing students achieve drastic results from start to finish, and all over again. The friendly and judgment free zone at the Vails Gate school has invited students with open arms, encouragement and kindness. There is no other exercise program that promotes weight loss and improved health at such a rapid rate.

Kickboxing classes at TSMMA Vails Gate have become an enjoyable, daily exercise routine that accommodates all age groups and fitness levels. The total package that kickboxing at TSMMA offers does not compare to any other exercise program on the market. The combined available resources that come with starting a kickboxing program cannot be attained through any other medium. Ditch the excuses and make an appointment to start your free trial class today!


By Lauren Rose

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