I started looking into alternative HIIT classes to improve my cardiovascular fitness after two episodes of coronary stenting. During my research I found the website of Morakot Muay Thai Gym in Epping. Not knowing what to expect, I started off with one class on a Saturday to see if this is for me. I was surprised by the friendly welcome as a ‘new guy’ and the camaraderie between the athletes and the respect shown between each other. The trainers took their time individually showing their students the technique required. I must admit, that I didn’t know anything about Muay Thai boxing, other than it was an ancient Thai combat art now the national sport of Thailand. I was very intrigued after my first lesson and planned to do it once a week to improve my cardio fitness. Never thought in my wildest dreams that I get ‘hooked’ on Muay Thai. Over the next couple of weeks and month my appetite grew, where I started going twice a week, then three times a week, till I took up the unlimited membership option and currently train 5-6 times a week.
I fell in love with a sport unknown to me 10 month ago