Q. What do I need for my first class?
Wondering what you need to bring or wear for your first sessions? Typically people wear a T-shirt or tank top and a pair of shorts. Shorts allow us to see the technique more clearly in the legs. However, wear anything that you feel comfortable in, which could include tights or jogging pants. Bring water, a towel and a snack for after the workout. Handwraps can be purchased at the school and gloves will be provided for your first few classes.
Q. What if I am really out of shape?
That is ok! Everyone has to start somewhere and York Muay Thai is a great place to kick start your fitness goals. Each class is a graduation from fitness to technique. Our instructors always work with each student to help them progress at their own level and speed. Our family of instructors and students will always keep you motivated and improving.
Q. Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! At York Muay Thai we realize that it can be a little intimidating trying your first Muay Thai class alone. Although we have a very great group of welcoming students, we encourage every member to bring a friend.
Q. How often should I be training each week?
If you are a new student typically three days a week is a great start. You want to challenge your body but not over train and injure yourself. As you get comfortable with the workouts, you are more then welcome to increase your training as you wish.
Q. What equipment do I need to buy for classes and where do I get it?
Beginners should buy hand-wraps, Thai shorts and bag gloves first. Once you are further along in your progression of Muay Thai we encourage you to pick up some shin-guards and sparring gloves. York Muay Thai sells all the equipment you will need including other Thai related clothing and accessories.
Q. How many women train at York Muay Thai?
Our Kru Yai is a woman and we are very welcoming of women, we offer a Women's Only class as well! We have many women enrolled at Muay Thai training very hard; some are champions, some are avid practitioners and some are health enthusiasts! The environment we curate is focused on dissolving ego and very friendly encouraging women to enjoy learning Muay Thai.
Q. Will I get a good workout?
Absolutely you will and the workouts gradually increase and change so your body is constantly being challenged with varying workouts.
Feel free to give us a call or email with any other questions about your first classes at YMT.