Since March of 2020, the way we stay active is now completely different. College students were spending their time at the gym to practice martial arts to get a release. Now, they are spending all of their time confined in their bedrooms, expected to study, work out, relax and more. There is a new solution… It’s a new gym in Brampton that offers virtual Muay-Thai classes
Brampton’s PSB Fitness Gym
A new gym opening at the Davis campus in Brampton, PBS Fitness is a brand new martial arts gym devoted to helping its members grow as individuals. Founded by 2 Sheridan Alumni, they are bringing their fitness expertise back to the Bruins family.
Live Virtual Classes
To accommodate for the government-regulated restrictions, PSB Fitness offers Live Virtual Classes. In these virtual classes, members can train at home in their preferred martial art form while still being motivated by both the instructor and their classmates. Members can access the live virtual classes in two ways: through the members portal through the website and the PSBF smartphone app.
There will be no need to purchase any extra equipment for your home either. PSB Fitness offers an equipment loan program that will give each member the necessary tools to train as if they were at the studio. Once a member signs up with PSB Fitness while in lockdown, an employee will contact them to speak about what they would like to get out of their time with the gym. The employee will personalize a schedule that they see fit and recommend the proper equipment to take out for the time being.
There are so many live virtual classes that PSB Fitness offers. Available classes include Zumba, yoga, pilates and three styles of martial arts. PSB Fitness offers differing times throughout the week for each class, both in the morning and at night. We value our members. We want to accommodate their ever-changing schedules. Click here to see a full list of virtual classes available and their times.
PSB offers three martial art styles to train their members including, Muay-Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Boxing. Our staff is highly trained in each art form to give the purest iteration of the craft. Sounds appealing? Sign up, and enjoy the best of Brampton virtual Muay-Thai classes.
Muay-Thai, also known as Thai Boxing is Thailand’s national sport and cultural martial art. It originated hundreds of years ago in the 14th century as a form of close combat where the entire body resembles munition.
Muay Thai is known as “The Art of Eight Limbs” because it uses eight points of contact on the body to imitate “weapons of war.” The hands became the sword and dagger. The shins and forearms were reinforced in preparation to serve as armour against strikes. The elbow is used to drop enemies like a mace or hammer. The legs and knees had become the axe and staff. When fighters are battling and attempting to spin an opponent to the ground, the knees and elbows are actively looking and checking for an opening in their opponent. The body works as a single entity.
Moral principles and self-discipline are in Muay-Thai as well. Muay-Thai also instills humility, self-confidence, and modesty in its practitioners. Muay-Thai is a ritualistic art form that integrates essential principles and lessons into its practice. For example, the fighter’s pre-competition homage dance is called Wai Kru. Wai Kru is a practice that shows a student paying respect to his or her instructor who supported them to become Muay-Thai fighters. The ceremony is a show of appreciation for the teacher, as well as the parents and relatives.
So, can you practice Muay-Thai through virtual classes?
Everyone has a unique situation while in lockdown but here is the simplest answer: Yes. As long as you have a 4ft-by-4ft area space where you can move around, you are all set to practice Muay-Thai in virtual classes. The lockdown will be only temporary. PSB Fitness will be thrilled to welcome all of our members into our beautiful Brampton gym.