Do you want to become
You need a way to combat stress and anxiety.
You want a workout that will burn a ton of calories and help you lose weight.
You’re worried about losing flexibility and strength as you age.
Ever feel in a rut from the same old workouts at the gym?
There are plenty of workouts you could try, but it can be difficult choosing the one that’s going to give you the greatest health benefits and best results. If you want to lose weight, you’ll also want to choose a workout that will help you burn a large number of calories and tone your muscles at the same time.
The workout you choose should do everything you want it to do – from toning your muscles to improving your cardiovascular health and reducing stress.
you will grow with every class!
Muay Thai combines the discipline and focus of martial arts with an intense, body-toning workout that can help you lose weight, improve your cardiovascular health, and minimize your stress and anxiety.
Get the Results You Want from Your Workouts
We all have times when we fall into a workout rut. We go to the gym, but we aren’t getting the same results we used to see.
One problem may be that you’re doing a workout that doesn’t challenge your entire body. Muay Thai workouts require students to use every major muscle group – and that means it delivers a great workout every time.
In addition to providing an intense workout, Muay Thai builds muscles and tones your entire body. It’s the workout you’ve been looking for.
Muay Thai Burn Calories and Fat
The secret to losing weight is finding a way to burn more calories each day than you take in. For most people, that means getting regular exercise to burn some of what they eat.
A single Muay Thai workout can burn as much as a thousand calories. That means that your body will easily burn more calories than you take in, leading to a net loss of weight.
And, Muay Thai increases muscle mass. Since muscle burns more calories than fat does, regular Muay Thai workouts can boost your metabolism, making it easy to lose weight.
Maintain Flexibility and Strength As You Age
As people age, they tend to lose flexibility in their joints and may find that they lose strength as well. Experiencing a physical decline can limit your ability to do the things you love.
People who practice Muay Thai reinforce their body’s strength and flexibility with each workout. By emphasizing core strength and overall fitness, Muay Thai can help you combat the aging process.
Just as importantly, Muay Thai people of all fitness levels and ages can benefit from Muay Thai.
Muay Thai Banishes Stress and Anxiety
Stress is a part of modern life. It can have a negative impact on your physical, emotional, and mental health if you don’t find ways to minimize it.
Working out regularly releases feel-good hormones called endorphins. Muay Thai workouts will help you maintain the proper hormonal balance so you can cope with stress as it arises.
At the same time, Muay Thai can also make you feel better about yourself and your body, which contributes to good mental health and makes it less likely that stress will affect you.
I can honestly say that I’ve never learned so much so quickly. The instructors are experienced and really know how to bring your martial arts potential, whether your goals are just to get fit or your an experienced martial artist looking to compete, there’s a spot here for everyone and everyone gets better together. I personally take Muay Thai can measurably see my improvement in skill and fitness every time I go. All in all this place is awesome.
Pentagon MMA is an absolutely fantastic gym! I’ve been a member of their Muay Thai program for over four years and I don’t know what I would do without it. When the gym closed because of COVID-19 they shifted effortlessly online, holding live classes almost every day and posting recorded classes on their website. In this way, they never lost the incredible community feeling that has always been present in the gym. Since they reopened recently, they quickly re-adapted once more, finding a way to hold in-person and online classes while complying with all the COVID-19 requirements for gyms. I feel completely comfortable taking their in-person classes. Even with the required modifications, the workouts as just as challenging as they were before. I have recommended Pentagon MMA to countless friends and family members. It doesn’t get any better than this gym!
I joined Pentagon MMA almost a three years ago. I watched my body transform into the best shape of my life. Who would have know that comes at the age of 35?! Well with Muay Thai, it does! This school has some of the best instructors in the game. Kru Vivek, Kru Chon, and all of the staff give this boutique gym a family feel, one that is active in the community just as they keep you active on the mats. When the pandemic hit, the gym immediately pivoted to online distance learning for the few months they were shut down. I have never seen a business take it on the chin so well (pun intended) and make this kind of a tremendous pivot. It must have cost them lots of money and certainly lots of work. But they did it, and it kept me sane during the worst of quarantine. When they reopened, they made sure people are training in a safe environment where social distancing is heavily implemented and online classes are still offered for those unable to come in. I highly recommend this gym. Anyone, regardless of age or gender or fitness level or experience should try a class out. Keep it up Pentagon MMA and thanks for getting me (and keeping me) in shape during these tough times!
Awesome place. I love training here. Have been learning Muay Thai for over a year. The trainers are excellent and the community outstanding. The facility is always clean and all the staff is very friendly. I would recommend this gym to anyone: Beginners and advanced. Master Chon keeps the lessons interesting so that you will learn something new.
I am a complete newbie when it comes to Muay Thai. I have grappled with some friends with jiujitsu and always wanted to get back into some sort of martial art but as a female, I always felt intimidated as usually these places are male-dominated. I did not have to worry about that here! The instructors have always been informative, patient, and kind. It must rub off onto the people to as they have been super nice as well. I'm glad I signed up! Will continue this until I move out of the area but I definitely have a better appreciation for Muay Thai now thanks to Pentagon MMA.
I cannot say enough positive things about Pentagon MMA. I moved to VA without knowing anyone and I quickly made life long friends here. In addition to these connections, I learned not only Muay Thai, but the ART of Muay Thai. I cannot stress how rare this is. Pentagon MMA is not just a cardio kickboxing class. You will learn proper technique, the art of Muay Thai and its origins, and boost your self-confidence. Vivek was the best teacher I have ever had in Muay Thai, and I have yet to find a school that even comes close to PMMA now that I have moved north for work. Best Muay Thai school around!
I couldn't ask for a better place to train and call my second home! Pentagon MMA has hands down the best instructors. Master Chon and Master Vivek run an awesome Muay Thai program that keeps you fit and always learning more techniques. The gym has a "family vibe" atmosphere and everyone in the community is supportive of your fitness goals. I've already lost 20lbs thanks to PMMA's fight team, training, and encouragement. If you're looking to train with the best, you should definitely check out this gym.
Pentagon MMA is an excellent place to train! Vivek is an outstanding Muay Thai coach and their BJJ instructor, Sugi, is not only a BJJ Black belt but also a 2x Olympic Judoka. They are both friendly, welcoming, and great at what they do! If you are looking to start training in the Arlington area, this is definitely the place to go!
I highly recommend Pentagon MMA. I've been taking the women's kickboxing classes since November. Staff members are warm, welcoming, and immediately made me feel comfortable. I love the instructors (Belinda and Patti are particularly fantastic) and the challenging and supportive environment. If you're on the fence, try a free class or two. I think you'll love it.
Amazing place. The staff is beyond friendly and create a truly welcoming environment. At no point do you feel like an outsider. The training is top notch. Master Chon is a true professional and makes sure you're learning step by step. Walking into Pentagon MMA has been one of the best decisions of my life.
I have seen, from far away, how Pentagon MMA has grown from its beginnings to what it has become today. Vivek, the owner, introduced me to Muay Thai a few years ago and ever since I can’t seem to stop. Vivek showed me the basics to this beautiful art, back then he would tell me about his dream of opening a gym where he could share his knowledge with everyone else. After a few years, I finally went to visit his accomplished dream, his own gym, I was truly impressed. Pentagon MMA is a true Muay Thai school, where people are learning how to perfect their moves. I haven’t yet seen anyone who is there to show off or to put anyone down, everyone is focused and is there to learn. Thank you Vivek for Muay Thai is now part of my life. Thank you Kru Chon for never letting me quit!
No. In fact, Muay Thai is one of the best workouts you can do to get in shape if you’re not happy with your current fitness level. It works your entire body. Over time, you can increase the intensity of your workouts to continue to challenge your body.
Yes. Muay Thai teaches students to leverage their own body weight as well as their opponent’s weight. Students learn practical moves that are ideal for self-defense – and Muay Thai also builds good reflexes, which are essential in a fight.
Yes. However, it is important to combine Muay Thai with a healthy diet and lifestyle if you want your body to be lean and strong. Muay Thai burns a lot of calories but you may have problems if you eat a diet high in sugar and processed foods.
Muay Thai is not dangerous for beginners, especially if you wear the proper equipment. If you choose to compete, there is some risk of injury. Here again, though, proper protection can help you minimize injuries in the ring.
Learning Muay Thai can help improve your confidence and self-esteem.
Muay Thai helps decrease insomnia and improves the quality of your sleep.
Muay Thai workouts improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Muay Thai can help you defend yourself and the people you love.
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