In today’s busy world, it often is a struggle to find the time, several times a week, to perform separate strength training workouts and separate cardio workouts. So, why not engage in a total body, high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, that combines both strength training and cardio in the same one hour session? Not only is a boxing/kickboxing workout fun; you will get in great shape as you look better and feel better.
Better Body Composition – Combining muscle-building strength training with calorie torching cardio will change your body, as you add lean muscle mass and lose fat, all while building your self-confidence.
Cardiovascular Health – You will burn anywhere from 700-1,200 calories in your one hour workout, as you help protect yourself against heart disease. If you are looking to lose weight or maintain your weight, there is no better workout!
Increase Total Body Strength – During your boxing workout you will be hitting or kicking a heavy bag hundreds of times. With each strike you engage your core and you will also be performing other strength training exercises such as push-ups, planks, squats, etc. With an instructor pushing you, you will push yourself harder than if you were working out alone.
Improved Hand-Eye Coordination – Striking a bag or focus pads will improve your fine motor skills and lead to better overall coordination and balance. It is important as you age, that you maintain your coordination and balance to help prevent falling.
Lower Stress – A boxing workout engages your brain and takes your thoughts away from your everyday problems, unlike lifting weights or running on a treadmill. When you engage in moderate or intense exercise, your brain releases endorphins, boosting your mood as you punch away your stress.