Hi! My name is Nguyet Overby and my husband Tim and I own and operate a small gym, 5 Elements MMA and Fitness, located in Costa Mesa (behind The Camp). We specialize in high intensity cardio exercises aka Cage Fitness™, strength training, kickboxing, and self defense.
We are excited to be teaming up with Newport Mesa Moms to bring you a monthly blog on fitness, health and nutrition. We will be discussing ways to maximize your workout with the time you have, showing you proper form, addressing what to eat before and after your workout, and much more.
In my first blog, I’d like to introduce you to Cage Fitness™. This program is very popular with women because it is only 30 minutes long and is a no contact workout that involves punching and pounding the s#@! out of a 25 – 50lb. dummy bag. Do you have stress or aggression you need to relieve? This workout is for you!
Cage Fitness™ is a crazy-fun, kick-butt, total body workout designed to cater to people at all levels of fitness. Cage Fitness™ is based on the structure of an MMA Main Event Fight. What this means is that Cage Fitness™ will give you a total body workout in just 5 – 5 minute rounds (only 30 minutes)!
There are four key elements that we focus on: endurance, strength, power and core.
The best part about Cage Fitness™ is that you can customize your workout by adjusting the intensity level to best suit your personal fitness goals. Each 5 minute round incorporates both aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will help you maximize burning fat while also gaining muscle. This system of training is going to allow you to burn more calories while increasing your metabolism.
You don’t need to have prior workout experience, however, you should always consult a physician prior to starting a new workout routine. The good news is that unlike an aerobic class or other fitness classes where an instructor is leading a group of people through various exercises at a certain pace, Cage Fitness™ allows everyone to go at their own pace.
We do get asked if these classes involve fighting. And the answer is NO! There is no fighting whatsoever. Actually, there is no contact in Cage Fitness™ or working with any partners either. This is a fitness class and not martial arts training.
So stop by, try a FREE Cage Fitness™ class, and see what we are all about.