Kickboxing Fitness Training
For those wanting to improve their fitness and release some stress at the same time, trying a kickboxing based group fitness class is a great idea. These classes combine elements of kickboxing, such as punching and kicking pads and bags with exercises, such as skipping and running to give you a workout that will really get the heart pumping. Today we will give you a comprehensive run down on what to expect in a kickboxing group fitness class.
When attending a kickboxing class a good instructor will demonstrate how to punch and kick in a manner that is safe for both you and your partner who is holding the pads. Be sure to pay attention to your instructor’s guidance as failure to do so can be dangerous often resulting in injuries.
Fun and fit
Attending a kickboxing group fitness class is all about having fun and getting fit at the same time. These classes are very different to combat orientated kickboxing training in that the primary objective is improving fitness and not gaining combat skills.
You will be punching and kicking pads and bags, not people
While kick boxing has a reputation as a violent sport, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to a kickboxing group fitness class as these are non-contact. Rather than punching and kicking people, you will be hitting boxing bags and focus mitts held by your training partners.
Working out in a group is a great way to stay motivated
For many people finding the motivation to exercise can be tough. One of the best aspects of attending a kickboxing group fitness class is that your instructor will push you to work as hard as you can without compromising your safety. This will help you to quickly improve your fitness and achieve your goals.
Combinations that test your fitness and your mind
When participating in a class your instructor will guide you to complete combinations of punches and kicks, which as well as being physically challenging, can often leave your brain struggling to keep up when first starting a class.
But, don’t worry, as with any fitness class it takes time to learn the moves.
It’s not just about punching and kicking
In addition to a whole lot of punching and kicking, don’t be surprised if your instructor throws a few surprises in during a class. A good instructor will keep you on your toes by alternating the punching and kicking with running, skipping and even body weight exercises, such as push ups and burpees.
You will burn a heap of calories
Kickboxing group fitness classes are certainly no sedate affair, with participants always on the go and given limited time to rest. A typical class goes for 45-60 minutes and can burn around 500-800 calories, making it a fantastic class for those looking to slim down when combined with a healthy diet.
You will have a great time and make new friends
Group fitness classes are a great way to meet likeminded people who also want to improve their health and fitness. After attending a class for a few weeks don’t be surprised if you have made some new friends and your social calendar is starting to look much busier.
Also, classes like Kickboxing and others offer the unique opportunity to meet and build relationships with fitness minded people, which can help keep focused on your exercise regimen for the long term.
As you can see there are numerous benefits associated with participating in a kickboxing group fitness class. This year, rather than continuing with your tired old training routine, why not mix it up and try a kick boxing class, you will have a fantastic time, make new friends, improve your health and fitness, release some stress and burn a heap of calories.
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