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Dara Mussar reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
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Steve has so much heart for this community <3 Ferraro Karate is Guelph gem!

Hadiya Ahmar reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I think it's honestly the best place to train in Guelph and probably Canada. I've had an amazing experience and everyone everyone at the dojo is great

Viresh Mistry reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

AMAZING Master with SOLID knowledge and passion in the arts. Very rare to find a school where the Master / Owner is physically able and engaged in classes.

Robert Cruz reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Sensei Ferraro and Black Belt team are just dedicated, focused on teaching great / fantastic pure Okinawan Karate. They also focus on the art of sparring using Karate techniques we learn in our Katas! And they are dedicated not only to this fascinating world of Karate but Senseis also make sure we get mental integrity to avoid mental break down, self steam, as well as physical fitness to avoid body break down. I, as an adult, and my 9 year old daughter are just very happy to be part of Sensei Ferraro Dojo and Karate lineage. We feel the difference in our lives pre Ferraro Karate and post Ferraro Karate. Thanks Sensei and Black Belt Team of Ferraro Karate!!!

Connie Constantino reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My grandsons love learning karate. The senseis are great with the students especially the young ones. Best among the best.

Stephen Fish reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Ferraro Karate is great! The sensei are great with kids and adults alike, pushing everyone to be the best they can. Whether you are looking for fitness or self defense I highly recommend coming down to see Sensei Steve and crew!

Jc Pelletier reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Where old world traditions are applied in modern times. If you want to unleash your full potential, Ferraro Karate is the place that can bring out the best in you, to make you better, stronger, faster, and wiser.

Suzanne Boudreau Stonewitch reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Karate has changed my life, and Ferraro Karate is the where that change took place.

No matter where I go and what I do, I can always count on the life lessons I have learned at the dojo to help me make good decisions, be a stronger, better person.

Come out to the dojo today and give it a try-you won't regret it!

James Romey reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

When I first started with Ferraro Karate I told Sensei Steve I will come back to Karate and start from fresh so I did when January comes in and start watching the kids class and the adult class in January 17, 2017 the date I was started and if you like doing the exercises right and the techniques you are in the right place so if you wanna come please join Ferraro Karate... Your future Shotokan black belter. Train hard and never give up

Tara Maxwell reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We just moved to Guelph and my son tried out the 3-5 year old class last week. We are instantly sold on everything this place has to offer. A perfect mix of fun and skills. Definitely would recommend this place to others.

Wes Burrows reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

My family and I have all had the pleasure of training with Sensi Steve Ferraro. His passion, energy, knowledge and incredible teaching ability is second to none. He is able to adapt his teaching style to be able to relate to children as well as adults, creating an atmosphere that is both motivating and fun for all ages. These are the reasons, although no longer training myself I always recommend Ferraro Karate to people who are looking for a place to train martial arts. Whether you're looking for the right fit for your child or looking for a dojo that you yourself can call home you have found the right place.

Shayne Burrows reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Ferraro Karate is THE place to train karate. Its difficult to put into words what it is to train here, other than it being a place to constantly test your limits physically and also inwardly. This is a place where I always feel challenged to find more of myself and also see more of others. Part of that is being exposed to a group of people whom share the same drive to be better in their karate and fitness on a weekly basis. The teachers are passionate and have the depth and breadth of knowledge that leaves little not to be engaged. If you have the strange desire to kick your own ass (and get it kicked), Ferraro Karate is the place to do it.

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Setting SMART New Year Goals

The New Year is upon us and everyone’s social media is blowing up with promises from friends and family that this year…YES, THIS YEAR… is “Their Year!” They are going to “Wake Up and Get After It!” and “Make Monday their…” you know what. 😉

This can be quite frustrating for avid gym goers who make goals and keep promises to their health and wellness all year round.

So, perhaps let us look at the keys to making and surpassing goals by using a little acronym from school: SMART

Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound…Goals.

  1. Specific: State exactly what you want to accomplish and try not to be too broad like, “I wanna be JACKED!” We get it, you would like to be in shape but maybe it could be, “Id like to lose X lbs or Y inches.” Now, that is a more specific goal that can be measured.
  2. Measurable: How will you evaluate your progress? How will you chart your successes? Think of it like analytics. Use the data to keep yourself on track and for motivation.
  3. Achievable: Is this an achievable goal? Are you taking on too much? Are you taking on too little? Is it challenging? Can you do it within the time period? Remember to be realistic with your expectations and make small steps toward the bigger picture.
  4. Relevant: Can you keep this goal and your lifestyle? Can you commit to this? Are you too busy to take on a 4 day workout plan? Are you setting yourself up for failure from the start?
  5. Time-Bound: Set some target dates so “by this date…” and use them as check points, exactly like stated above.

Sensei Steve’s Tips for Successful Health Related Smart Goals:

  1. Set 2-3 smaller SMART goals to achieve and bigger SMART goal. If losing or gaining weight is your bigger goal than what are the two smaller ones that will help you achieve this? Working out? Eating well? Every little thing helps.
  2. Don’t Work Out Alone: Pay Someone, or join a group class. You can’t push yourself like someone else can push you. You aren’t an Olympic Athlete and guess what, they have Coaches and Trainers. That is their job. Your job is to think less and do more.
  3. Invest in your Strengths and Weaknesses: What do you lack? What are your strengths? If you are awesome at cooking and not working out, hire a trainer. If you are awesome at working out and not cooking, hire a meal prep company or start preps on Sunday. Success costs, people. And, success costs people. You are a customer and an employer. Remember that balance.

Lets do this!