How I Fell In Love With Muay Thai (And You Can Too!)

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Blog, Kickboxing, Self-defense, Workout Routines | 0 comments

How I Fell In Love With Muay Thai (And You Can Too!)

When I was younger, I lacked a lot of drive and focus. There wasn’t really anything out there that I was passionate about. I would pick up certain hobbies and drop them out of sheer boredom. I just couldn’t seem to find that something that I loved that drove me to be the best I could be in that area. Until I found Sitan Gym Arizona. I remember it like it was yesterday…my older sister had been going for a little while and each and every night came home drenched in sweat with an odd yet crazy happy smile on her face. “You need to come with me!” she would always say. And after what felt like the millionth time, I gave in hoping my appearance at this place would shut her up and she would leave me alone. I remember my first day there (over five years ago) and let me tell you I was terrified. Everything and everyone looked so intense. There was sweat dripping everywhere, weird noises erupting from people when they kicked or punched, and a little bit of blood.fe746e15badbb5ddad395561f0fd9c29

I immediately thought “what have I gotten myself into?”. And when I threw my first punch (if you could even call it that) I was embarrassed by the fact that my fighting form didn’t look like everyone else’s; that I didn’t immediately have a knack for this sport. I hated to admit it, but I sucked. My cardio was a joke and my form looked like I was swatting at a swarm of bees. But I had to decide right then and there if I was going to give up or keep trying. I knew it was stupid of me to expect to be good right away, but I’m way too competitive to just give up before I even start something. So I found myself coming back each night, knowing that in time I would suck a little bit less and maybe eventually wouldn’t suck at all.

Muay Thai is one of the hardest things I ever set out to tackle, but I’m SO glad I did, because it completely changed my life. I don’t know where I would be without it, but I have a pretty good guess. I would never have met my amazing husband or have gone on to have the two most wonderful daughters in the world. I would never have lost the baby weight from both pregnancies, that I know for sure. I would never have learned what the TRUE meaning of discipline was. I would never have learned how to focus my energy on anything, let alone go on to compete. Muay Thai showed me what it feels like to get beat down (literally) and how to get back up.

I love my Sitan, it’s like my second home and everyone there is part of my sweat family. No other gym has accepted me the way they do and there’s no other place I would rather train. You walk in and are immediately met with smiles and hugs and sometimes light kicks to the leg (all in good fun). And no matter how long you’re away (I’ve had to take time off in the past due to moving out of the country or being pregnant) you’re always greeted like you were just in the gym yesterday training with everybody. Sitan Gym Arizona has created an unbreakable bond for everyone that has walked through their doors. It’s welcoming and friendly, and unlike other gyms, you don’t have to try and flag down the trainers because they are instantly by your side, giving you their full attention.

The reason I bring up Sitan so much is because I’m so passionate about it and about the sport of Muay Thai. It has given me so much in my life and I want to pass that opportunity on to other people as well. So if you’re EVER in the Chandler, AZ area look it up. I promise that once you set foot inside this gym, you’re never going to want to leave.


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