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Women’s Fitness and Body shaping


Fitness for women or men for that matter should be the number one target for every individual. By increasing your fitness level you will improve you’re over all health and well being with the added bonus of improved body shape. On top of this women should not only look to increase their cardiovascular exercise but also their resistance exercise. Don’t worry you won’t turn in to a muscle bound Amazonian warrior by lifting weights. A woman body is lacking in the levels of testosterone that would be needed to build huge muscles. However one of the major benefits of combining resistance training in your workout is that it strengthens your bones and helps greatly to prevent the onset of osteoporosis in later life.


Body shaping is the wise use of certain principles of exercise combined with a healthy nutritious diet to help make noticeable and desired changes in ones body shape. Some body shaping programs attempt to combine the resistance exercise with cardiovascular or aerobic exercise. While this is not easy, and most programs fall short of doing this successfully, it is quite possible - especially when the body shaping program uses body-weight exercise principles. The benefit of this type of program is extremely conducive to what body shaping is all about. You won’t find this kind of work out in the gym though, you really need to be working in a group and this is where TEAM TE-MA FITNESS classes offer you just what you need to reach your fitness and body shape goals.


Ladies, if you want to burn off fat, boost your metabolic rate to help you keep burning calories even when resting and increase your toned lean muscle mass which also helps you to burn off fat faster then join TEAM TE-MA FITNESS today!




1. FAT – Spot reduction ‘I can burn fat off my bum and hips or focus on those bingo wings and muffin top.’

IT’S A MYTH! There is no such thing as spot reduction! Fat is lost throughout the body in a pattern dependent upon genetics, sex (hormones), and age. Overall body fat must be reduced to lose fat in any particular area. Although fat is lost or gained throughout the body it seems the first area to get fat, or the last area to become lean, is the midsection (in men and some women, especially after menopause) and hips and thighs (in women and few men). Sit-ups, crunches, leg-hip raises, leg raises, hip adduction, hip abduction, etc. will only exercise the muscles under the fat.


 2. ‘If I work at a lower intensity a higher proportion of calories you burn will come from stored fat.’

IT’S ANOTHER MYTH! This principle just does not work in practice. The overall number of calories you can burn from fat exercising at high intensities (while being a smaller proportion of total calories burn) will be greater than the number of fat calories burnt off at a lower intensity exercise routine. In fact by working out at a high intensity you will raise your metabolic rate and keep burning calories even when you’re resting.


Therefore if you’re serious about making a real reduction to your overall body fat percentage its time to become part of the TEAM because...


Together Everyone Achieves More!


Tina from Arlesey in Bedfordshire

Before (left)  and after taking up

TEAM TEAM FITNESS  Challenge (right)