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How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can help you lose weight and get fit

Ah 2023, here we are! Have any NY resolutions? Want to get fit or lose a few kgs but don’t like the idea of an impersonal gym? You may even have had a gym membership at a large impersonal gym which you visited seldom. You would occasionally go there for cardio or lift weights just to reduce your guilt from paying – locked-in – membership fees.

Replace your guilt of an unused impersonal gym membership, with real results. Enter BJJ. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that mainly focuses on takedowns, grappling and ground fighting. BJJ techniques consist of controlling an opponent with leverage and movement to create an opening for a submission; a joint lock or a choke.

Oh… and yes, it is also one of the best ways to lose weight because it involves ample amount of cardio. Besides weight loss, this martial art has numerous health benefits like stress management, focus and more. BJJ training will help you lose weight and get fit while having fun at the same time!

BJJ teaches you how to control an opponent using your hips, arms, legs, and body. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will help improve balance, coordination, and strength. You will also develop endurance and flexibility. Many people start training in BJJ because of the benefits it offers in terms of fitness and weight loss.

Sick of a weight lifting gym and like to learn BJJ for sport or self-defence? Then consider booking a free trial class.

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Health benefits of doing BJJ

BJJ will help you lose weight and get fit. The intense cardio exercises involved in the martial art will fasten your metabolism and help you to eat smarter and with less calories overall.

BJJ is a full-body workout. It also teaches discipline, self-control, and the importance of fitness. This will help you stay on track. BJJ facilitates a healthy diet and staying active. BJJ reduces stress and anxiety, also leading to overall well-being.

It will improve your strength, flexibility and overall health. In addition, doing BJJ improves stamina, endurance, coordination and balance. BJJ training builds confidence and improves a positive mindset.

How to get started with BJJ?

Book a free trial class first. After your free trial class, should you decide BJJ is for you then come to class on a regular basis. Practicing the techniques regularly and developing a solid training schedule are most important. By consistently practicing you will be able to become more proficient and achieve your goals faster.

BJJ provides a social environment with a sense of camaraderie. This can motivate you to stay active and engaged. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is an amazing way to build confidence and self-esteem. You practice and -optionally – compete in a friendly, ego-free and safe environment.

BJJ is not just for self-defence, it teaches healthy habits

BJJ teaches discipline and encourages healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating healthy and getting enough exercise. BJJ is also good for reducing stress and anxiety, it promotes mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing is necessary to reach your health and fitness goals.

BJJ promotes a balanced diet that will help you maintain a healthy weight and stay fit. A balanced diet that includes lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. A healthy diet provides you with vital nutrients and energy for training a physically demanding martial art like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

BJJ provides a social environment with a sense of camaraderie. This can help to motivate you to stay active and engaged in your training. Additionally, it provides an amasing way to build confidence and self-esteem by practicing and competing in a friendly and safe environment. Overall, learning the techniques of BJJ can help you improve your overall health and well-being.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great workout. It’s also a great way to learn self-defence. When practiced regularly, BJJ will help improve your fitness, endurance and strength. So if you want to lose weight, get fit, or just feel better about yourself in general, give BJJ a try today!

Gracie Botany’s academy is centrally located in Lord Street, Botany. Minutes from Maroubra, Matraville or Mascot.

Gracie Botany is a well known martial arts academy located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. We teach kids and adults the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, including self-defence techniques. Gracie Botany is a safe place to learn effective self-defence.

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