Leicester Judo Academy & Fitness Centre
Training Future Champions
Leicester Judo Academy is a family friendly Judo Club and Fitness Centre promoting fun, fitness and discipline through quality Judo Instruction and Coaching. Leicester Judo Academy offers recreational and competitive Judo, tournaments, instructional courses, and training camps. When you come to visit, you’ll see why people in the Leicester area love to train here.
Also Offering 121 and Small Group Fitness Training, Online Coaching and Nutritional Guidance from a fully qualified Personal Trainer with over 15 years experience in the industry
The Benefits of Judo
Judo is for all ages; Great Cardiovascular workout, requires all aspects of Fitness - Strength, Flexibility, Speed and Agility. It improves co-ordination and improves reaction times which is ideal for any young person. We look to train children as young as 4 to improve and develop basic motor skills and teach discipline. Participants have seen improvements in their physical and mental health:
FITNESS: Judo training can be an intense workout, even though you don’t rely purely on strength, it takes a significant amount of energy to continuously throw an opponent or even avoid an opponent’s attempt to throw you! There is no fitness like MAT fitness.
STRENGTH: Will increase due to the additional lifting or manoeuvring of an opponent and taking their weight or once again fending off an opponent’s attack.
FLEXIBILITY: Will increase with the different positions you will find your body in and emphasis on stretching and certain exercises.
SPEED AND AGILITY: Judo will improve reaction times and reflexes. This will improve the speed which you see openings for throws and move your body into position to execute them.
Judo will also improve mental resilience to deal with challenging situations. Judo also teaches respect, self defence and increases self confidence.
RESPECT: In judo you always start and finish lessons with a bow to instructor or opponent. You help each other develop and build great friendship. Judo can help overcome shyness and improve social skills.
SELF CONFIDENCE: Judo is a great sport to manage aggression and overcome aggressive behaviours. Participation regularly can give you confidence to deal with confrontational situations should they arise and improve self-esteem.
My Journey to Online Coaching
Fully qualified personal trainer with over 20 years experience in the coaching industry. Like many fitness professionals, I had thought about taking the coaching online but never had the real opportunity to pursue it with young family and daily life as hectic as it is... or was.
However with COVID-19 I think the fitness industry has moved on about 5 years in the last 5 weeks and we are evolving in these uncertain times in the way that we lead our lives. We find ourselves confined to our homes with limited interaction with others, which can be a psychological strain and where we would usually go to the gym or play sports to relieve our stress, we find with social distancing we're unable to do this. Naturally our usual movements have reduced and along with that so has our calorie expenditure, with the new restrictions we can also find ourselves becoming bored and potentially over eating, drinking or picking up other habits that impact our health
It is at times like this we need to be at our healthiest to fight not only COVID-19 but also the psychological pressures that we place on ourselves by reducing that social contact. One way to combat this is to exercise to keep our mind and bodies active, giving ourselves the best chance. That is where I can help. I can organise a personal training plan that will keep your calorie expenditure up and improve your mental wellbeing. I can deliver a nutrition plan to suit your needs and goals or you can join in with some of my fitness classes to maintain your fitness levels and keep that social contact... from a distance and the safety of your own home. I'm a strong believer if your head is in a good place, any task seems easier and exercise is one of the best ways to maintain a strong and healthy mindset. With that in mind, we must do everything we can to protect ourselves.