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How Running Can Help With Endurance

How Running Can Help With Endurance

How does running or any other cardio workout help you build your endurance? First let’s define endurance. It’s more than just cardio, it’s about the body’s stamina and ability to “endure” long workouts and activities that are physically tasking. It’s about the body being able to take a pounding, from the legs and joints to […]


Muay Thai Changes Your Approach To Life

Muay Thai Changes Your Approach To Life

At Garcia Muay Thai and MMA gym in Glen Cove, NY, people take classes for a variety of reasons. Muay Thai is definitely good to help get you fitter and that’s one of the big motivators. It also is an exceptional tool for self-defense, which is another important reason people study it and participate. There’s […]


Is Your Weight Loss Goal Realistic?

Is Your Weight Loss Goal Realistic?

If you’re like most people, when you finally decide to lose weight, you want to do it in a few weeks. If you only have a few pounds to lose, that’s possible, but for most people, it’s the weight they gained over years of poor lifestyle habits. In order to maximize your potential to take […]


How Can I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?

How Can I Tell If I’m Dehydrated?

We emphasize proper form, practice and quality training at Garcia Muay Thai & MMA Gym in Glen Cove, NY, but not matter how well you’re trained, if you don’t take care of your body, you simply won’t perform your best. Drinking adequate fluids is extremely important. During training, you’ll lose a lot of fluid and […]


Is Religion Used In Muay Thai?

Is Religion Used In Muay Thai?

There’s a lot of misinformation about Muay Thai. I frequently get questions about whether Muay Thai is a religion or contains religious movements and ceremonies from people who are considering coming to Garcia Muay Thai and MMA Gym in Glen Cove, NY. The answer is simple, “NO.” While Muay Thai is steeped in culture and […]


The Difference Between Muay Thai And Boxing

The Difference Between Muay Thai And Boxing

The translation of the words Muay Thai is Thai boxing, so is Muay Thai similar to the style of boxing seen in America? They both use punches and strikes, hoping to defeat their opponent, but that’s where the similarities end. Something as simple as wearing shoes or boots during a fight is one example. Boxers […]


Is Muay Thai Good For Weight Loss?

Is Muay Thai Good For Weight Loss?

If you’re tired of yo-yo dieting, maybe you should try Muay Thai for weight loss. It’s a good addition to any weight loss program. Muay Thai helps build muscle tissue and burn off fat. While the calories you burn will vary based on the intensity of your moves and your weight, some estimate it could […]


Can Muay Thai Skills Make You Successful?

Can Muay Thai Skills Make You Successful?

At the Garcia Muay Thai and MMA Gym in Glen Cove, NY, we focus on not only the precise movements of Muay Thai, but also the philosophy and Muay Thai skills that can help you be more successful. This sport, like most martial arts, is steeped in tradition and imparts values. It focuses on respect, […]


Will Muay Thai Make You Strong

Will Muay Thai Make You Strong

While the ultimate goal of Muay Thai is not to make you strong, but to give you exceptional fighting skills, that boost of strength is a nice added side effect. While you won’t see many Muay Thai fighters with bulging huge muscles, you will see the ones who practice this type of fighting with a […]


Muay Thai Benefits For Women

Muay Thai Benefits For Women

The days of the damsel in distress are gone, if they ever really were here. Today’s women have to be tough and strong. Many are going it on their own, while raising a family. They have to compete in a business world that isn’t always female friendly and face the same dangers as men from […]