By Laura Cosenza
There comes a time when you look at your exercise routine and realize you need to step it up. With that said the new HD classes at WF came at the perfect time for me.
I took full advantage of the demo classes but quickly found myself gravitating towards the shotobody & shotocamp. I can’t explain why I signed up for those classes but I can honestly say I love them! Shotobody is different than anything I typically take at the gym, it’s physically and mentally challenging .
During the class I’m learning shotokan karate moves integrated with calisthenics. These two exercise/techniques together create the ultimate work out routine. My upper body is getting stronger along with my core with the repetitive karate moves I’m learning. The shotocamp has already proven to challenge me in ways I did not expect. Its a boot camp style work out with karate moves. This is a huge perk, knowing how to defend yourself and getting in shape all at the same time.
The best part of all of this is the individual attention you receive in the HD classes. The groups are small so the trainers have the ability to correct your form, see when your struggling and modify, and best of all see when your slacking off and cheating yourself out of a good work out.
I encourage anyone looking to step it up or just shake up their current routine to try one of the Shoto HD classes. I guarantee you’ll be stronger, healthier and happier you did.