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KaSandra Murphy reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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The adult classes are great. No judgement for what level you are. I learn something new every time and is fun!

Jeffrey Mages reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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ve been training here since 2010 and even though a lot has changed it is still one of the best training schools in the valley. Once you start youre apart of the family. Everyone there will help you grow any way they can.

Joie Delores reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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Love This place! Great workout and a good place to let go of your stress!

Victor Young reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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Sifu/Guro Troy is one of the most well rounded and skilled martial arts instructors I know. If you live in Grand Junction this the only place to train.

Kyla Marie Hackett reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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The instructors are really knowledgeable and helpful. I truly feel like it is a family atmosphere and have always felt welcome. The Kids have such a blast in class and kickboxing is full of energy and such a great workout! Love this place! Wouldn't choose anywhere else!

Heather Martin reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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My son has been going to mars for over five years now. He has opened up so much and has so much respect for everyone around him and even himself. I would tell anyone to go here over any other school. The owners love the kids and they work hard to find instructors who feel the same. Great job guys!!!!

Jennifer Balharry reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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The instructors here are just amazing! My son is in martial arts and he LOVES it they make it fun while teaching which is perfect to keep him focused and engaged. Im in kickboxing, just starting my my third week and I can't say enough great things about the instructors. They are fun and patient, they explain what we are working on if it's something I haven't learned yet they have no problem going over it again. It is such a positive, comfortable environment all around. When you come to class it feels like you are with friends and family not just at some gym. My family will be with MARS for many years to come. My husband is even taking kickboxing classes now as well!! Thank you all so much you are fantastic :-)

Bess Gault reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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My son loves this place! He is 12 and we have been going here for almost a year! I've noticed a huge difference in his confidence and respect. Awesome place!! 🥋

Georgia Anne Thielen reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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Easily one of the best schools in the entire state of Colorado. The people that work there are genuine and caring. The curriculum is thorough - and rare. You won't find another school with the same level of knowledge available in one place. I highly recommend them for all ages for anyone that wants to learn about comprehensive self defense, get in shape, or take their training to another level.

Shauna Irene reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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My two oldest sons love your martial arts school, they have both gained self confidence, are more respectful and attentive. They also have become great leaders, modeling the correct behavior more often than not. My oldest has really enjoyed being a part of the leadership/demo team and gets his community service hours for school by helping the younger students. They are both looking forward to the kids fitness kickboxing program starting this summer as well.

Melonie Ham reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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I'm new to this discipline but I'm really enjoying the workout and the learning. I used to feel insecure about my ability to defend myself in such case, but with what I'm learning I feel more empowered. And the instructors are encouraging and don't make me feel any less because I'm out of shape! I feel great when I leave each class. Beating a bag is so therapeutic too!!! I can say that anger management is no longer needed. Ha ha

Tina Ross reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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My son began karate over a year ago. I would have never picked this activity for him. After asking what seemed to be a million times, we registered for the 6 week introductory program and the rest is history! My son is the happiest doing karate than I've seen him in any other sport. He looks up to the instructors and is learning concepts about leadership that expand beyond karate as a discipline. Thank you MARS.

Christina Bowers reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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This place is amazing! My daughter has been in Martial arts for a couple months now and she's so much more confident and expressive! The instructors are top notch! They're always working hard and putting their all into the kids they are teaching while making it fun!

Amy Shippy Gilowski reviewed Martial Arts Research Systems of Colorado
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My son has been going here for over a year now and he has gained so much confidence! The instructors are wonderful and really care about the students. They also do school talks and came to the school where I teach and talked to the first graders. The students got to learn how to be safe and some martial arts moves. They loved it so much they still ask me to use the martial arts terms for sitting and standing!

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Metabolism? How it Works for You!

Metabolism: What Is It?

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.

Even when you’re at rest, your body needs energy for all its “hidden” functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells. The number of calories your body uses to carry out these basic functions is known as your basal metabolic rate — what you might call metabolism.

Several factors determine your individual basal metabolism, including:

  • Your body size and composition. People who are larger or have more muscle burn more calories, even at rest.
  • Your sex. Men usually have less body fat and more muscle than do women of the same age and weight, which means men burn more calories.
  • Your age. As you get older, the amount of muscle tends to decrease and fat accounts for more of your weight, slowing down calorie burning.

Energy needs for your body’s basic functions stay fairly consistent and aren’t easily changed!

Metabolism & Weight                                               

It may be tempting to blame your metabolism for weight gain. But because metabolism is a natural process, your body has many mechanisms that regulate it to meet your individual needs. Unfortunately, weight gain is a complicated process. It’s likely a combination of genetic makeup, hormonal controls, diet composition and the impact of environment on your lifestyle, including sleep, physical activity and stress. All of these factors result in an imbalance in the energy equation. You gain weight when you eat more calories than you burn — or burn fewer calories than you eat.

Metabolism & Physical Activity

While you don’t have much control over the speed of your basal metabolism, you can control how many calories you burn through your level of physical activity. The more active you are, the more calories you burn. In fact, some people who are said to have a fast metabolism are probably just more active — and maybe fidget more — than others.

You can burn more calories with:

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  • Lifestyle activities. Any extra movement helps burn calories. Look for ways to walk and move around a few minutes more each day than the day before.

Taking the stairs more often and parking farther away at the store are simple ways to burn more calories. Even activities such as gardening, washing your car and housework burn calories and contribute to weight loss.

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