Frequently Asked Questions
Q: “Should I get in shape before starting Muay Thai?”
Not at all. If you're not in shape already, our Muay Thai classes will get you into tip-top shape in no time. It's not only an incredible martial art - it's also one of the funnest, most kick-butt workouts around.
Q: “Will my past injury / medical condition interfere with classes?”
Contact your doctor, and see what he/she says. If your doctor has any questions for us, let us know and we'll gladly answer them!
Q: “Muay Thai seems very intense. Do people get injured a lot?”
Muay Thai IS intense. That's what's so awesome about it ;-). However, people do NOT get injured a lot. We've created a supportive, safe environment here.
Q: “If I'm new to this, am I going to have a 'painful' learning process?”
Not at all. For sparring & drills, you'll be paired up with either people of your skill level - or more advanced students who will help show you the ropes. No one here is a "bully" or anything like that. Everyone is extremely supportive and encouraging of one another.
Q: “I have no interest in competitive fighting. Can I still take these Muay Thai classes?”
Absolutely! Our Muay Thai classes are great for people wanting to learn martial arts... wanting to get their adrenaline fix... or just looking for a killer workout.
Q: “I'm a competitive fighter. Will these Muay Thai classes help me in my matches?”
Definitely. We'll help you tone & perfect your technique to give you an edge over your opponents. In addition our training will improve your physique, increase your endurance and stamina, and boost your strength.
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “Will Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do teach my child to be hostile and aggressive?”
Absolutely not. Children learn a lot about what it means to be respectful and polite here. As a result, kids who weren't violent in the first place become even more respectful and kind. Kids with behavior problems often become very respectful and calm.
Q: “Do kids get injured in Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”
Sometimes. But the truth is, injuries are very, very rare here. We have a lot of measures in place to keep your child perfectly safe. In fact, safety is our #1 concern.
Q: “My child isn't athletic. Can they still participate in Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do if they're not athletic?”
Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Q: “Do kids enjoy Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do? Do they stick with it for a while?”
Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.
Q: “Will Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do improve my child's confidence?”
Yes! Martial Arts is a powerful source of confidence for kids. They practice hard and learn techniques in order to advance through the ranks. And as they advance, they fill with pride. After all, they're the ones doing all the work - so they feel all of the accomplishment whenever they learn a new move... achieve a new belt... or get praise from their fellow students and instructors.
Q: “What's a good age for a child to start Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”
Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have children as young as 3 years old, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter where you or your child is on the age spectrum - we've got you covered.
Q: “Do boys AND girls take Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”
Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!
Fitness Bootcamp and Kickboxing
Q:"What can I expect to do in your Boot Camp class"?
Every workout is always something new and different… so no repeat or routine training days here! We like to change up your workout, which prevents boredom and maximizes your workout goals and results. You can expect “multi-tasking” for your muscles. Stretching, running, obstacle courses, circuit training, jumping jacks, pushups, jump roping, sit-ups, abdominal work, core training and agility drills. Basically, just a lot of good old sweat, which is a great way to detox your body and mind!
Q:"What kind of people go to Boot Camp classes?"
People just like you! Best of the Best is designed for all fitness levels - all different shapes, sizes and ages. You do not have to be an athlete or physically fit to start. We establish a baseline for you, set achievable goals and monitor your progress. We have a wide range of participants - from those who have never worked out to those who are marathon runners. Everyone has a challenging personalized training program with individual goals and is pushed at their own pace and potential.
Q:"Can anyone join Boot Camp?"
Participants that join should be healthy adults. Even if you haven’t exercised for a while, Fitness Boot Camp classes are designed to allow any fitness level to achieve success. Instructors will show different levels of most exercises (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) and participants choose which best suits their fitness level. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
Q:"What should I bring to class?"
Bring a water bottle, towel, a smile and a positive attitude. Be sure to dress comfortably – workout pants, t-shirt/tank and athletic shoes.
Q:"What kind of results can I expect?"
Every person is different so it really depends on you and your commitment to attending classes regularly and achieving your goals. Generally speaking, you will experience a range of health and fitness benefits such as weight loss, decrease in clothes size, reduction in body fat, increase in strength, fitness and confidence, team building and camaraderie with fellow classmates, perseverance of physical and mental challenges and realization of your goals.
Q:"How soon will I see results?"
Everyone is different with different types of body frames and constitutions. Some can see improvements in performance in as little time as 1 week. Many see visual improvements in 3 weeks, depending on your effort level and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle outside of classes. It is very common to see people lose weight and decrease in size when consistently attending boot camp.
We will conduct assessments and fitness tests to gauge fitness improvements. These tests will be recorded to show you how and where you’ve improved, as well as areas to work on to maximize individual results.
Q:"What other benefits does Hillsborough Knockout Fit provide besides an intense workout?"
You will enjoy the combination of personal attention and social interaction from our boot camp classes. People who exercise regularly are also happier, healthier and live longer. Exercise helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis and cancer. Exercise has also been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and increase energy and stamina. So many good things!
Q:"Will I be sore?"
Most people feel some soreness after the first few days. It typically goes away after that, but the trick is to exercise on a regular basis, which helps to prevent soreness.
Q:"What if I have a specific injury (i.e. bad knees or back) or can't perform a certain exercise?"
We will provide modified workouts that are personalized for you as an alternative to strengthen your body and still give you the most intense workout possible.
Q:"Will you yell at us?"
Yes, there will be yelling involved, but only in a healthy, motivating way. We don't abuse, harass or degrade anyone…ever. We provide positive reinforcement, encouragement, some good jokes and lots of fun.