There’s no question that working with a personal trainer at the gym is a more effective way to get fit than hitting the bench press all by your lonesome -- and there’s also no question that Krav Maga is one of the most intense and well-proven self-defense disciplines on the planet. What might these two statements have to do with each other, you ask? More than you’d think: a person only has so much time and energy to devote to fitness, and the “best” option for you is often the only one you’ll have the resources to pick.

If you’ve ever found yourself having to choose between learning Krav Maga and more traditional personal training, please read on. We’re taking a deep dive into the benefits and drawbacks of each method, and how it might be easier to get the best of both worlds than you ever thought possible. Everyone needs a little help now and again, and whether it’s in person or online, Krav Maga Worldwide is here to help you meet your goals.

So: Krav Maga or personal training, if you had to pick only one? Let’s figure it out right now.

The Benefits of Personal Training

As we said, you’re going to get a lot more out of your workout if you do it under the guidance of an experienced personal trainer. Personal trainers aren’t just experts on the best form to use for lifting weights and which machines will maximize your training; they’re also great motivational figures much of the time and can have great input about what kind of diet will best suit your specific regimen. Many Krav Maga masters also undergo personal training, and their lives (and technique) are all the better for it.

There’s no question that getting a personal trainer is going to make you fitter and happier, and it’s likely going to prepare you better for the martial arts and self-defense disciplines that you decided to undertake. But is there a way you can compound the benefits of personal training with those of Krav Maga? Let’s take a closer look.

The Benefits of Krav Maga

Of course, when you train in Krav Maga, you’re not just learning some of the most effective self-defense techniques in the world; you’re also conditioning your body to be the best it can be. Krav Maga is an incredibly rigorous practice that requires those studying it to be extremely aware and in peak physical condition. It folds cardio, flexibility and muscle gain into the sharpened purpose of making you powerful and self-sufficient in a dangerous situation. In a way, Krav Maga is personal training, just taken to the next level.

But what if you want to learn Krav Maga while also making it a point to keep fit in a general sense, but you don’t have the time or resources to devote to two completely separate tracks of physical self-improvement? Luckily, Krav Maga Worldwide has just the solution for you. We’ve devised a way for you to get all the physical benefits of personal training with the self-defense mastery of Krav Maga. You can get the real-world physique and the movie-land combat efficiency of a Hollywood action star by taking our courses that mix physical fitness with self-defense.

Fitness-Based Krav Maga

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Krav Maga is for everyone, and that means that at Krav Maga Worldwide, conditioning is as important as technique. Our fitness classes are built to be accessible to old hands and young bucks alike. We provide all the benefits of personal training in a Krav Maga-oriented environment that will meet you at your personal level of expertise, providing you not just with invaluable self-defense lessons but also teaching you personal conditioning tips and tricks that you may not have previously been aware of. From bag workouts to yoga and physical therapy, our fitness program encompasses everything your body needs to learn the craft at its highest level. It’s one of the best values and one of the most effective means you can find of getting yourself fighting fit (literally).

Our fitness program is designed for Krav Maga mastery. It’s not just a fantastic introduction to Krav Maga but also a great refresher course. It’s perfect for when you reach a higher level of proficiency and need to recondition yourself and become a better warrior. These classes are a great gateway to learning the core self-defense principles that Krav Maga consists of, and they’re the best way to keep yourself at your peak in a military or law-enforcement scenario. Even kids can get in on the action and get a boost in self-confidence and self-reliance from Krav Maga that ordinary personal training won’t be able to match.

Get in Touch

Do you have your own story about how you got fit with Krav Maga? Leave us a comment down below and sound off. Have any questions about the best fitness regimen for you, or need to know something else that we didn’t cover here? Give us a call at 800 KRAV MAGA or hit up our contact page. We’re always happy to hear from soon-to-be Krav Maga experts who might have questions for us.

When you’re ready to enjoy the personal training benefits only Krav Maga can provide, check out our training schedule here, and browse our shop for the best deals on all the gear you need to give yourself the competitive edge.

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