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Newsome takes a stab at fencing and discovers some excellent points

Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 21, 2013
and last updated 2014-06-04 16:34:16-04

Sometimes people who do the same workouts everyday need to stop and try something new. 

I decided to set aside my treadmill and workout videos and do something I’ve always wanted to try.  So, I called the Kansas City Fencing Center in Shawnee, Kan.

Kelly Williams is the Executive Director and Head Coach at the center.

“Fencing is a well-kept secret in Kansas City; but it’s actually quite popular,” Williams explained. “We have people in class from ages 6 to 60.”

Williams said that fencing is an excellent physical workout and mental exercise.

I discovered after a few beginning exercises that I was holding the sword, lunging and getting a total body workout from my biceps to my hamstrings and quads.  I was constantly in motion, so I was getting a great cardio workout, too.

It was so much fun I didn’t even realize how hard I was exercising.  

Kansas City Fencing Center is at 9900 Antioch in Shawnee, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.kcfencing.org/contact/. You can also call 913-897-5879.