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Jungshin Fitness: New Total-Body Workout

If you love kickboxing and yoga this routine is for you
Jeanine Detz – Shape Magazine

What is Jungshin Fitness?

Dumbbells? Check. Balance disc? Check. Sword?…Not yet? Chances are that’s going to change fast, once you see these moves from Jungshin Fitness, a popular class at The Sports Club/LA in San Francisco. We’re talking the high energy of kickboxing and the focus of yoga—with a dash of combat training and meditation. “You’ll work the large muscles in your butt and legs, which blasts calories,” says Jungshin’s creator, Annika Kahn. “Plus, handling the sword fires up your arms, shoulders, and core.” So find a wide-open space, and get ready to embrace your inner ninja! Combat fat—and change things up—with this striking new total-body plan.

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Jungshin Workout

Whole Living

In Jungshin Fitness, the two practices are melded into one high-energy session. The trademark tool of Jungshin (“focused mind” in Korean) is a two-pound wooden sword. “You have to pay attention to where you’re striking,” says creator Annika Kahn, who teaches classes in the San Francisco Bay area, “so it really brings you into the present.” Try her 30-minute routine with a practice sword or even a broom handle. Do the fast-paced moves back-to-back, three times through, a few times a week, to uncover a calmer, leaner you — or, at the very least, to get in touch with your inner swashbuckler.

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Ali Sweeney’s Shortcut to Great Arms

Redbook Magazine
Alison Sweeney, our newest Team Red member, has a fun shortcut for hotter arms. To start, pick up sticks.

Here’s something I’ve learned over the years as host of The Biggest Loser and on my own fitness journey: Our bodies are smart. If you do the same workout all the time, your muscles won’t be challenged to get stronger and more toned. One fun way I mix things up is by incorporating weighted sticks into my exercise routine, using an ancient Filipino martial-arts technique called Escrima. It’s a full-body workout that’s especially great for arms. If you move quickly through the reps, it definitely counts as cardio, but you can also go slo-mo and tone your arms without breaking a sweat. I keep a pair of sticks in my dressing room on Days of Our Lives for when I’m wearing something sleeveless. Fast or slow, you can’t zone out the way you can on a treadmill. I think that’s why after even a 10-minute session, I don’t just feel stronger—I’m more focused, and less stressed.

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The Uniqueness of Jungshin Fitness ®

MASuccess Magazine

You matter! This is the message rooted within the cutting edge, modern-day fitness experience called Jungshin Fitness. Thie full-body, rotational workout uses wooden practice swords, combined with Eastern martial arts and modern conditioning techniques, to offer a playful, dynamic. warrior way of exercise. This legendary tactile tool helps to increase mental focus and ability to be radically present, even as you’re kicking, jumping, stretching and targeting your core.

Read full text…

 


 

Sword-wielding workout taps into inner power

San Francisco Chronicle – Sam Whiting

Chantal Dominique Anderson works out in a fitness class at Sports Club LA San Francisco. Her Healthy Obsession is participating in a “Jungshin” class that mixes fitness using wooden swords.

Chantal Dominique Anderson of Sausalito has her initials engraved in her Jungshin sword. It lets her opponent know she means business during this fitness class derived from a Korean martial art.

Why: I love having the ability to tap into my own power quickly, get a killer workout as a warrior wielding a sword, and achieve complete relaxation through the closing meditation – all within a one-hour class.

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LI classes focus on fitness with swords, surfboards

Long Island’s offbeat fitness classes can help lighten your mood and your weight this holiday season. Mary Beth Lessing, owner of Surfset Long Island in Bay Shore and Rafael Gomez, instructor of Jungshin Sword Fitness in Farmingdale, explained their non-traditional workout classes. (Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

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Workout Wednesday: Sword fitness workout

9News

On Workout Wednesday, we often highlight workouts you can do at home, but it’s always fun to introduce new workout trends that are happening in our neighborhood as well.

On Wednesday, 9NEWS Fitness Expert Jamie Atlas introduced us to the Jungshin sword fitness workout. While having a wooden practice sword is ideal, you can improvise and do a lot of these drills using a PVC pipe or other broomstick (just be sure to look out for your headroom). If you can’t find a class, here are some moves you can do to make your own sword fighting workout at home:

Read full text…

 


 

Jungshin incorporates strikes from Korean martial arts to provide a total-body workout

Washington Post Express

A 31⁄2-foot-long sword made of red oak can transform your body, but it can’t get through airport security. That’s the lesson Annika Kahn has learned flying back and forth from her home in San Francisco to Washington, where people are eager to take a stab at her fitness program, called Jungshin.

Local chain Sport & Health has embraced Kahn’s concept and plans to roll it out at all 24 of its locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Read full text…

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Jungshin Fitness:

 New Total-Body Workout

If you love kickboxing and yoga this routine is for you
Jeanine Detz – Shape Magazine

What is Jungshin Fitness?

Dumbbells? Check. Balance disc? Check. Sword?…Not yet? Chances are that’s going to change fast, once you see these moves from Jungshin Fitness, a popular class at The Sports Club/LA in San Francisco. We’re talking the high energy of kickboxing and the focus of yoga—with a dash of combat training and meditation. “You’ll work the large muscles in your butt and legs, which blasts calories,” says Jungshin’s creator, Annika Kahn. “Plus, handling the sword fires up your arms, shoulders, and core.” So find a wide-open space, and get ready to embrace your inner ninja! Combat fat—and change things up—with this striking new total-body plan.

Read full text…


 

Jungshin Workout

Whole Living

In Jungshin Fitness, the two practices are melded into one high-energy session. The trademark tool of Jungshin (“focused mind” in Korean) is a two-pound wooden sword. “You have to pay attention to where you’re striking,” says creator Annika Kahn, who teaches classes in the San Francisco Bay area, “so it really brings you into the present.” Try her 30-minute routine with a practice sword or even a broom handle. Do the fast-paced moves back-to-back, three times through, a few times a week, to uncover a calmer, leaner you — or, at the very least, to get in touch with your inner swashbuckler.

Read full text…

 


 

Ali Sweeney’s Shortcut to Great Arms

Redbook Magazine
Alison Sweeney, our newest Team Red member, has a fun shortcut for hotter arms. To start, pick up sticks.

Here’s something I’ve learned over the years as host of The Biggest Loser and on my own fitness journey: Our bodies are smart. If you do the same workout all the time, your muscles won’t be challenged to get stronger and more toned. One fun way I mix things up is by incorporating weighted sticks into my exercise routine, using an ancient Filipino martial-arts technique called Escrima. It’s a full-body workout that’s especially great for arms. If you move quickly through the reps, it definitely counts as cardio, but you can also go slo-mo and tone your arms without breaking a sweat. I keep a pair of sticks in my dressing room on Days of Our Lives for when I’m wearing something sleeveless. Fast or slow, you can’t zone out the way you can on a treadmill. I think that’s why after even a 10-minute session, I don’t just feel stronger—I’m more focused, and less stressed.

Read full text…

 


 

The Uniqueness of Jungshin Fitness ®

MASuccess Magazine

You matter! This is the message rooted within the cutting edge, modern-day fitness experience called Jungshin Fitness. Thie full-body, rotational workout uses wooden practice swords, combined with Eastern martial arts and modern conditioning techniques, to offer a playful, dynamic. warrior way of exercise. This legendary tactile tool helps to increase mental focus and ability to be radically present, even as you’re kicking, jumping, stretching and targeting your core.

Read full text…

 


 

Sword-wielding workout taps into inner power

San Francisco Chronicle – Sam Whiting

Chantal Dominique Anderson works out in a fitness class at Sports Club LA San Francisco. Her Healthy Obsession is participating in a “Jungshin” class that mixes fitness using wooden swords.

Chantal Dominique Anderson of Sausalito has her initials engraved in her Jungshin sword. It lets her opponent know she means business during this fitness class derived from a Korean martial art.

Why: I love having the ability to tap into my own power quickly, get a killer workout as a warrior wielding a sword, and achieve complete relaxation through the closing meditation – all within a one-hour class.

Read full text…

 


 

LI classes focus on fitness with swords, surfboards

Long Island’s offbeat fitness classes can help lighten your mood and your weight this holiday season. Mary Beth Lessing, owner of Surfset Long Island in Bay Shore and Rafael Gomez, instructor of Jungshin Sword Fitness in Farmingdale, explained their non-traditional workout classes. (Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Read full text…

 


 

Workout Wednesday: Sword fitness workout

9News

On Workout Wednesday, we often highlight workouts you can do at home, but it’s always fun to introduce new workout trends that are happening in our neighborhood as well.

On Wednesday, 9NEWS Fitness Expert Jamie Atlas introduced us to the Jungshin sword fitness workout. While having a wooden practice sword is ideal, you can improvise and do a lot of these drills using a PVC pipe or other broomstick (just be sure to look out for your headroom). If you can’t find a class, here are some moves you can do to make your own sword fighting workout at home:

Read full text…

 


 

Jungshin incorporates strikes from Korean martial arts to provide a total-body workout

Washington Post Express

A 31⁄2-foot-long sword made of red oak can transform your body, but it can’t get through airport security. That’s the lesson Annika Kahn has learned flying back and forth from her home in San Francisco to Washington, where people are eager to take a stab at her fitness program, called Jungshin.

Local chain Sport & Health has embraced Kahn’s concept and plans to roll it out at all 24 of its locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Read full text…