I am here speaking about Chuan Fit of course, but also about exercise in general. I am often asked “What is the best and fastest way to improve?” While there are a number of variables that can affect the answer, the simple 3 are: Consistency, Focus, and Repetition. Consistency is just what we all know it to be: Show up, and show up to EVERY class that you possibly can. Don’t skip because you had a long day, or are a little tired. Get your hind parts moving to class. I don’t think I have ever felt regret for having gone to class. The movements, and the energy of the class and instructor are enough to motivate and energize you.
Focus is just an adult way of saying pay attention. NOT only should you focus on the instructor and the instruction, be sure to focus on the details and nuances of your own movements. Every person is different. What works for your instructor may not work the same way for you. That means, get comfortable with your own body. Find which ways you can move that help you feel like you are maximizing your class time. The class is for YOU! Remember that! While you are participating in a group setting, YOU are the most important person there. Don’t feel bad for making the class about you.
Repetition is just practice. How did you learn to tie your shoes? Walk? Drive? By doing it over and over again. I would love to tell you that you can short cut the process, but you cannot. Remember, you go because you enjoy it. Give yourself a change to be successful. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Now go out there and MOVE!!!