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The Art of Fitness

By Noah Fleder »

The information provided herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as medical advice or to replace professional medical care. You should always seek the advice of a medical professional before starting any new medication or dietary supplement, as well as when starting new exercise regimens. The opinions stated herein are those solely of the writer who has been compensated by the up4® Probiotics Brand, and do not portray the opinions of the brand, i-Health, Inc., or DSM.

My name is Noah Fleder and through the instruction of world-renowned stunt coordinator and Tae Kwon Do master, Simon Rhee, I was able to earn a third-degree black belt. I have also trained in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Thai Boxing, Silat, and Panantukan underneath Guru Mike Wise, as well as boxing and Aikido underneath Sensei Yamashito. Additionally, I had the opportunity to train multiple celebrities in martial arts for screen fighting such as Just Kidding Films, Lindsey Pelas, Dolly Castro, Lele Pons, Chrysti Ane, Sandra Prikker, Danielle Savre.

When I was four years old, I started Tae Kwon Do. At first, I disliked martial arts, but because of my strict parents, it enforced a discipline in my life. It wasn’t until later in life I grew passionate about martial arts. At 15, teaching full-time as an instructor while competing at the same time, I formed my own martial arts team which sparked my passion for helping others develop mental fortitude, practical self-defense and work toward longevity through the arts. When I turned 18, my instructor Simon Rhee introduced me to the entertainment industry. Through the industry and social media, I was able to help influence others to lead a positive lifestyle through martial arts and fitness.

The eventual goal is to produce and lead in my own feature films with my film crew backing my every step! My film crew and I have a really strong sense of family as we all work hard together. In my spare time I love hiking, swimming, sailing and just eating good food with my team.

A lot of martial artists neglect the maintenance and conditioning aspect of training. To maintain a strong and healthy body in order to apply the martial application of what I do, I train 15–20 hours a week. Training includes stretching, weight training, conditioning my cardiovascular system and cross-training yoga—all before I even touch my martial arts. I also maintain a healthy diet in order to maximize my performance. I believe health and wellness is important because it is not all about combat, but longevity, on and off the mat.