How to Work Out (Safely) with a Friend

Did you know that more than 40% of participants drop a fitness course shortly after it begins if they attend on their own? But if they work out with a friend, the dropout rate decreases to 6%. This suggests that one of the best reasons for exercising with friends is the social interaction.

People who train together form a group identity and no longer feel alone. When you accomplish something on your own, of course, it’s amazing. Sharing your successes with your friends who know how hard you’ve worked to conquer your inner couch potato feels even better.

It’s more fun exercising with a friend

You’re less likely to get bored when you have a workout buddy, especially a friend. While you’re catching up, having a laugh, encouraging each other, you’re also getting healthier. It’s a win-win.

Chatting to a friend during exercise and breaks can help time pass quickly too. You’ll have more options as well, such as a game of tennis or squash.

You’re stick to your commitment

If you’ve arranged to meet a friend for a walk or booked an exercise class, you’re more likely to keep that commitment. Not wanting to let your friend or exercise partner down can be a great motivator to show up.

And as your exercise becomes routine, perhaps after a few weeks, you’ll both find it less challenging and will more likely stick to your commitment. 

On those days when you don’t feel like exercising, a pep talk from your workout buddy might be just the lift you need. You can support each other. 

It’s safer to exercise with someone else

Having someone to spot you when you’re lifting weights (that is, someone ready to support you, if need be), or to go running with you, especially at night, means you have help at hand if anything goes wrong.

Start with friends and family who live nearby, or maybe your neighbour or a work colleague. Suggest a daily or weekly workout date, and make the commitment, helping each other along the way to achieve goals. 

On those days when you don’t feel like exercising, a pep talk from your workout buddy might be just the lift you need. You can support each other. 

Having someone to motivate you can make all the difference to achieving your goal. In fact, research has found that people are more likely to lose weight if their exercise buddy is losing weight. Bonus!

If you’ve arranged to meet a friend for a walk or booked an exercise class, you’re more likely to keep that commitment. Not wanting to let your friend or exercise partner down can be a great motivator to show up.

恭喜發財!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Wishing you and your familes a prosperous and healthy Year Of The Dragon 2024.

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Youth Movement //

It's great to see younger people take an interest in traditional martial arts.
As we guide in teach them, they in turn have much to teach us.
How to engage and be engaging, listening to their needs and gudinging them to be their best as a a person and practitioner, and seeing through the eyes of unbiased perspective to remind us that there is always room to learn and improve.

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REAL TO REEL // TAAN DA PT.2

Once some sufficient, and of course consistent, drilling and practice pf Taan Da has been put to work evolve it with more energy, intention, aggression, variety, and other real variables.
Introducing a variety of unfamiliar, non drill-compliant, and unorthodox attacking lines to make your understanding and application more dynamic and powerful.

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REAL TO REEL // TAAN DA PT.1

This class' focuses on a fundamental Lin Siu Dai Da action: Taan Da.
Connecting concept, to construct, to coordination to control the action, space, and the most important threat being the opponent.

A well employed controlling action should create an unobstructed line of attack for the Da (punching or striking action) to hit the target.

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REAL TO REEL // CHANGING

This class' subject worked changing from an Outside/Fook Sau position to inside employing Huen Sau in coordination with Juen Ma, and from Inside/Taan Sau position to outside employing Bong Sau using Daan Chi/Single Hand Chi Sau as the drilling exercise.

Change occurs out of necessity when one finds themselves structurally or positionally compromised by either the training partner's, and eventually would be opponent's, control of space and position, compromise of control and structure, sideways pushing energy, and/or excessive force and strength employed by the other in response to your structural and positional maintenance. 

Eyes Up, Elbows Down.

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REAL TO REEL // CHANGING

This class' subject worked changing from an Outside/Fook Sau position to inside employing Huen Sau in coordination with Juen Ma, and from Inside/Taan Sau position to outside employing Bong Sau using Daan Chi/Single Hand Chi Sau as the drilling exercise.

Change occurs out of necessity when one finds themselves structurally or positionally compromised by either the training partner's, and eventually would be opponent's, control of space and position, compromise of control and structure, sideways pushing energy, and/or excessive force and strength employed by the other in response to your structural and positional maintenance. 

Eyes Up, Elbows Down.

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Coming from another VT/WC environment into another can be a challenging adjustment at times.
Schools and lineages have their own training methods and ideologies impressed within an individual.

But once one changes their perspective to understanding, recognizing, and applying themselves to their training one's learning curve and improvements pursue what works when provided with the tools to grow.

Garfield has only just begun to learn the Mook Yan Jong in our last 3 private sessions and has evolved from playing techniques to employing actions with purpose and understanding.

It's incredible to participate in and witness light bulb moments of realization growth in a student.

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Excited to see all the family and friends coming in to Toronto from across North America for a weekend of fistivities and festivities. 

See you all soon.

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Looking forward to be hosting a training weekend for friends and students from across North America once again
It's been a while since we've been able to come together for such a gathering.

It'll be 3 days of building skills, knowledge, and community. 
Working Forms, Footwork, Drills, Chi Sau, and Practical Fighting Applications.

Friday, April 21st will be training in the private studio by invite only.
Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd will be at Armour Heights Community Center in North York from 10am to 4pm both days.
With a big food feast on Saturday night. 

For more details and to participate email at: makecontact@s3vt.com 

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A simple concept.
A challenging mental, physical, and neurological quality to develop.

📷 Alan Lau - TEAM S3VT

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Starting the week with gratitude, appreciation, and celebration of the gifts shared.
Thank you, Sifu.

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KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous Year Of The Rabbit!!

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