Baan Muay Thai Academy provides a close-knit environment where everyone works hard to better themselves and those around them. After three years of training, I still look forward to class because I know I will work hard and have fun doing it. I also find that there is nothing that helps alleviate stress than a few rounds of punching the heavy bag. If you are looking for a fun method for stress relief and a fantastic workout give Bann Muay Thai a try!
Baan Muay Thai Academy changed my life. Prior to joining BMT, I would start different workout programs and bounce around to different classes, but I would always grow bored or get injured and then lose motivation. Baan Muay Thai gave me a sport that I love that includes cardio, strength, and skills training. I am stronger, more confident, and more capable because of Baan Muay Thai!
When I first stepped into Baan Muay Thai Academy, I was 210 pounds, and I had recently quit drinking. Now I weigh around 175, and am almost three years sober. I had taken up running, but was looking for something else to push myself; after watching my friend’s first fight, I decided I wanted to train Muay Thai. I was nervous the first time I went to the gym because I had no idea what I was doing. Looking back now, it’s pretty comical that I had gone my entire life up to that point thinking that I knew how to fight, just to learn that I barely knew how to properly throw a punch.
Everybody at the gym made me feel really welcome, and I quickly came to realize that no matter how good someone is, or how long they’ve been training, they also had a first day when they could hardly throw a punch.
This sport is about more than just getting into (really good) shape, and fighting. It’s about becoming a better person. It’s about discovering what you’re capable of, and realizing that you’re capable of even more. It isn’t easy. It’s a lot of really hard work. And it was through this hard work that I gained a sense of self worth. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this sport, and this gym, has changed my life for the better.
I’ve been training for about 2.5 years, I’ve fought four times, and now I get to run classes and teach private lessons. It’s an honor, and a pleasure, to be able to pass on my love for Muay Thai to others who want to better themselves. I know I talked about how much hard work it is, but it is definitely worth mentioning how much fun this sport is, as well. There is something in inherently enjoyable and therapeutic about kicking a heavy bag as hard as you can. Whether you’re looking to fight, learn self-defense, or just get into shape, this is the place to do it.