How to Give Winter Boredom the Boot by Building a Martial Arts Studio!

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If you’re a parent who’s looking to kick boredom out of your family’s routine, then you need to consider building a martial arts studio! Before you start thinking this project is extreme, you should know that practicing martial arts at home doesn’t require a lot of square footage. It also doesn’t have to require a lot of effort or cost from parents. If you need a little more convincing to consider this exciting project, these resources may help. 

You and Your Kids Can Benefit From Staying Active at Home 

Do you know that rundown feeling you tend to get after missing a workout? Well, a lack of exercise can impact your kids’ moods and mental health as well. Here’s what else you need to know. 

  • First thing’s first: A home practice will not replace the dedicated guidance of trained martial arts instructors, so your kids should still go to class when studios are open. 
  • That said, kids can definitely benefit from staying active at home, whether it’s practicing martial arts or participating in other active activities.  
  • If you want to burn off some stress for yourself, you should consider practicing with your kids and getting in a little extra exercise. 

Your Martial Arts Studio Can Serve Other Functions As Well 

Does dedicating an entire room to a martial arts studio sound impossible? Well, you can maximize your studio’s potential by creating a multipurpose room instead. 

  • Home value should be on the minds of homeowners when planning any remodeling projects, including adding a multipurpose room. 
  • Speaking of home value, a home gym is one of the top features buyers look for when searching for a new home. 
  • You can use room dividers to split your new room into a workout space for you and martial arts practice space for the kiddos. 
  • A basement could be the perfect spot for your home studio, but you’ll need to budget for any needed renovations (depending on materials and improvements you make, you could easily spend between $23,000 and $53,000).

Your Family Can Practice Safely with a Few Simple Precautions

We’re all thinking more about health and safety these days, and thankfully keeping your family healthy can be as simple as investing in some basic equipment. 

  • Hardwood floors are perfect for practicing martial arts and exercising but consider using gym mats to provide some added cushion for knees and joints. 
  • If you have smaller children, you should have an adult or older sibling supervise their practice in order to prevent common martial arts injuries

Your Budget Doesn’t Have to Suffer to Keep Kids Practicing at Home 

If you’re like most folks, you may be more stressed out about your budget these days, but building a martial arts space and getting your kids to practice doesn’t have to cost a lot: 

  • If you are concerned about costs, you can use a budget planner to figure out whether building a studio is affordable for your family. 
  • Honestly, your kids don’t need a lot of equipment to practice martial arts at home, but you can save money by picking up used equipment for martial arts and other sports.  

Practicing karate and other forms of martial arts is a seriously fun way for your kids to kick boredom out of their winter routine. Plus, you can use any extra space in your new multipurpose room for your own workouts! So building a martial arts studio in your home can provide a big wellness boost for your entire family. 

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