It's been a little over a month since we opened our doors and mats again. Modified Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and FaMA Fit classes are in full swing, with many of our peak hour sessions filling up quickly! While we look forward to going back to regular classes, we have also wondered how the online and modified classes have helped our members over the past few months. We sat in on an afternoon Muay Thai class last week and witnessed the full-out cardio fest that Kru Yo took the members through. We also managed to catch a few of them for a quick chat, right before they departed the mats!
So, if you are still unconvinced that the modified classes will do much for your martial arts progress, wait till you hear these tales from some of our members, all of whom have been showing up almost every day!
"I am still getting a fantastic workout, and it's also because we are being taught by an instructor who is super knowledgeable about what he does. That's one of the big things. Kru Yo manages to combine the physical - for my cardio - with the technical - teaching new moves and executing the combinations through pad work.
In fact, I feel like I'm getting stronger, even since the online classes! It was fascinating because I'd initially thought that I would need a vast space to do the workouts. However, it wasn't like that at all. I only had a 2 metre by 2 metre space, and it forced me to be tighter and more contained in my movements. As such, my footwork got better. I'm thrilled I attended the online classes during the Circuit Breaker because it helped keep my fitness level up. I didn't feel like I was going to pass out when we eased into physical modified classes after the re-opening. Muay Thai and FaMA Fit classes have made my body stronger and improved my core over the past few months.
I'm loving that FaMA is resuming FaMA Fit online classes on the weekend now. It is at a great timing where I can still sleep in a little. Without going to the gym, I get a late morning workout over the weekend, and my body remains active and fluid!"
"I'm more conscious about safe distancing during this period, so I'm quite grateful for how FaMA has implemented these regulations. I get to have a personal space in the class where I can still work out. The only downside is that we can't run around the gym during our warm-ups for now. But I guess I can still run when I'm not at the gym!"
"Online classes were initially strange because I'm not the type that works out on my own. I mean, that's why we have FaMA - so we can have the community!
However, I remember attending the first online class that took place; it quite a reunion! We all got so emotional seeing each other's faces on the screen - even Zoro was emotional! Because of the connection, I got to keep moving during the Circuit Breaker. Initially, I had thought I wouldn't be working out during that period.
Yet, nothing beats coming back to the gym. It's way better than working at home. The classes lack the sparring element, which is weird because we are still in a combat sport after all. However, I'm grateful that we can do pad work during Muay Thai classes. It is also harder to execute the techniques now, because you need to be in more control, and concentrate on your form. That is where the benefits come into play for the modified classes.
Also, I'm just glad to be back. I would totally rot at home otherwise."
FaMA - Fitness and Martial Arts Established in 2016, FaMA is a world-class martial arts academy located in the heart of the Central Business District in Singapore. Walking distance from Clarke Quay and Fort Canning MRT stations, FaMA’s main goal is to help people improve their lives through martial arts regardless of age or athletic capability. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kids Martial Arts and Fitness programs are led by experts in their respective fields. So, whether it is weight loss, a fun workout, camaraderie, competition training, or just to break a sweat, FaMA has something for the whole family.