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Jimmy Costas reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
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Grand Master Park and his staff are top notch. The school provides some of the best staff around who build confidence in their/our kids, teach the students the meaning of respect through structured training. Our daughter trained at Parks Tae Kwon Do for years and that great experience will support her endeavors. Thanks Grand Master Park and staff!

Alison Marshall Wasserman reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
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Like many people who start with TKD at a young age, I took a "break" after getting my black belt. A 20 year break. This year, I rekindled my love for this sport when I enrolled at Parks. This time around, I am practicing with my son. Grand Master Parks is right - it is kind of like riding a bike. What is even better than getting back into shape is that I get to share an activity with my son that I have loved since I was his age. Gabe is so excited for TKD and the disciplinary benefits are starting to sink in. Thank you for giving me the chance to share this with my son the way I used to share it with my own father.

Elyse Santiago reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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We started with Parks 23 years ago with our son. It's was great then & even greater now. The Parks family are warm, caring & we know that are 8 year old daughter will thrive. Since she has been there, her self-confidence has risen. After she being bullied in school, & Parks knowledge of this, we know she will stand strong with confidence thank to Grandmaster Park & his instructors

Ayesha Alibaig reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
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We moved from Wisconsin to Boca about a year and half ago. My son Mikaeel was already doing Taekwondo in Wisconsin. He was able to continue at Park's from same belt rank. After a few months at Park's, he also decided to join the Elite team. Today it was my honor and privilege to see my 7 year old son getting his Sr Red Belt. This weekend was a great experience for us, and a very well organized event for Black Belt testing hosted by Grandmaster Park and his instructors. Best part was the belt ceremony, where Grandmaster honored Moms and had them give the certificates and belts to the kids.

Mikaeel's hard work, dedication, perseverance is a true testament of his instructors and masters. Looking forward to many more testings to come as he continues on his journey of becoming a Black Belt.

Neish Rochelle reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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My mom signed my son up for classes mid September. It started as an investment to help build my son's confidence and disicpline. Besides the ethics side he loved it! He even more enjoyed having an uniform becoming a member. It has been a challenging experience but Parks is a phenominal individual and has made the experience much smoother for him and myself. It was very new for me as well. It's going on 8 months and he is now in red uniform and wears a yellow belt. He has equipment and weapons they utilize and learn in class. This step I can tell is a huge challenge for him. Remembering moves and steps, I am very excited to see him transition. We are from California so this experience is super awesome knowing back home we are limited to these type of sports and activities. I'm proud to be apart of the Park' s Taekwondo Family ��

Krystal Legarreta reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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The absolute best! Super clean! Fun place for both kids and parents ! The instructors there are super patient, friendly, and eager to show their passion and knowledge with the kids and parents in reference to taekwondo. Absolutely love this place! Can't wait till my youngest is old enough to join his brother !!!

Carlos Orbegozo reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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My son has been attending Parks Tae Kwondo for over 2 years and he truly loves it! He is learning a lot about building strength, confidence and security. The Masters and instructors are amazing.
Highly recommend this place.

Sandra Suarez reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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Parks Taekwondo has only been a positive experience for my son. He has always been a good kid, but they have taught him not only self defense.... but self-confidence, respect and he's more outgoing. The instructors and masters are excellent! I love this place and highly recommend it.

Bisan Amireh reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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Always take my brother here and he’s learning so much, plus it’s a great way for him to stay active. The instructors are super friendly and you can tell they really love/ are passionate about what they do. Def recommend!

Luz Helena Gamboa reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
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Parks Taekwondo 🥋 is like home, my son has been with them for 7 years and I just signed him up to the life program and added my younger son as well we couldn’t be happier. I totally recommend the program it impacts the lives of many people in many different ways.

Lazya Van Rooyen reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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My daughter Anika van Rooyen started with Parks in her kindergarten year as a very very shy girl that barely said anything. She enjoyed it so much and came out of her shell so much that she decided to work toward her black belt, and received her 1st degree black belt this past December 2016. She is also a Life member because her next goal is to be an instructor too. The instructors and Masters are amazing and motivate the kids constantly. I definately recommend Parks Taekwando.

Adebola Morton reviewed Park's Taekwondo Federation
5
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Our friends referred us to this program and my kids love it! We had signed up for other martial arts programs in the area but this is the best by far. My 6 year old is doing a lot better with his focus and very attentive. My 9 year old absolutely loves it. It brings out the competitive spirit in him. We also love the Day camp and aftercare program! They pick them right after school at 2pm. So convenient for busy working moms and dads.

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Diet and Nutrition

The best thing to eat in your diet is… food!

When we talk about eating well, it’s a bunch of different factors that determine the best diet for you. While you’re at the doctor, that blood panel will tell you a lot, including what diet might benefit you the most.

Understand, diets are not about losing weight, diets are about nourishing your body. You need a certain amount of calories per day, and as i have written before, you need micronutrients, macronutrients, and hydration.

The proportion and method in which you take these in should naturally be in a form that you find pleasing, but there are a few quick cautions about certain types of diets that are not good for people with certain medical conditions.

  1. People with a history of kidney disorders, chronic kidney disease, pancreatitis, or other disorders should not attempt high-protein diets such as Paleo, Keto, Atkins, and others.
  2. People with diabetes should limit their carbohydrate intake, choosing complex carbohydrates that are slower to be converted into glucose by your body and stored as fat.
  3. Other chronic conditions mean that you might have special dietary considerations to take into account, including Chron’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anemia, Vitamin Deficiencies, or Autoimmune Disorders.

See? This is why you see a doctor. You might have special nutritional requirement to keep your body nourished the way it needs to be. A diet is not about losing weight, in fact starving your body might even be counterproductive in the long run since forcing your body to go without proper calories and nutrition makes you burn muscle-not-fat-for energy.

Having less muscle slows your metabolism, which means you burn fewer calories and lose less fat, it may even open the doorway to diabetes and cardiovascular issues.

Now, let’s talk about what you really need from a diet that nourishes you in a healthy way.

  • DO get adequate hydration. This is defined as sight eight ounce glasses of liquids like coffee, tea, milk, fruit smoothies, juice, and water and so on per day.
  • DON’T drink sodas or energy drinks, they have too much sugar and sometimes a lot of sodium that can dehydrate you.
  • DO remember that there is such a thing as over hydration!
  • For sustained activities, you might want infusion water or a special hydration formula to deliver the minerals and carbs your body needs to keep up the level of activity.
  • DO get adequate portions of all three macronutrients-carbohydrates, protein, and fat. You definitely need all three, as carbohydrates give energy and support the central nervous system-including the brain-muscles, heart, and your kidneys. Protein is important if you want to build muscle-it supports growth of lean muscle and your immune system. Fats are the biggest concentration of energy, and hence the ones with the most calories, but there are micro nutrients that you can’t absorb without fat, and it’s necessary to build strong cells walls.
  • DO get your macronutrients as unprocessed as possible. Fresher is better in all cases, without the added salt, sugar, and additives that processed food contains.
  • DO control your portions, and understand that smaller portions do not mean less nutrition, just less food.
  • DON’T be afraid to experiment with what makes you feel fuller and more satisfied. Changes are easier to make into habits when we enjoy them.
  • DO get adequate micronutrients and pay strict attention to the dosing guidelines for any supplements you’re taking. If some is good, more if not necessarily better. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals, fiber, choline, essential fatty acids, enzymes, and other factors that we take in from our food, and sometimes need to supplement. We need these for healthy bones, eyesight, immunity, and even memory and cognitive function.
  • DO remember that food based sources are the most bioavailable-meaning your body can more easily absorb and use these micronutrients. Whole, fresh, healthy food is best, but the higher in quality the supplement, the more bioavailable the nutrients will be.

You can work with a nutritionist, or investigate what type of diet appeals the most to you. A lot of us would like the once with unlimited Ben & Jerry’s, but as tasty as it is, it doesn’t seem to be working out.

Source: See a Difference in 60 Days A Get in Shape Blueprint
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