Looking for a new way to workout? Looking to have some fun while getting in shape at the same time? Kickboxing classes are the perfect workout for you!
Kickboxing classes and Muay thai classes (another form of kickboxing for those of you who have not heard of it) have become increasingly popular over recent years because it is so much more than just a workout, and so much more than just learning how to punch and kick.
Kickboxing classes challenge you physically and mentally!
With kickboxing classes you are going to learn to punch and kick (hopefully the right way if you choose the right gym!), and yes, you’re going to burn so many calories without even realizing it. But this is not all you’re going to get out of a kickboxing class. Kickboxing classes offer an all-around benefit to your physical, mental and emotional health. Continue reading to learn how!
A Kickboxing class will teach you focus!
What makes kickboxing so special is that it challenges your body and your mind. When you do a kickboxing class, not only are you going to work up a sweat, but you’re going to be learning how to punch and kick with the right technique. And trust us, this takes a lot of focus! It is not always easy to make sure your body is swinging the right way to get that powerful hit on the bag. Motor skills and hand-eye coordination are challenged and strengthened after every kickboxing workout.
It will challenge your mental strength
Once you finish a kickboxing class you’re going to feel accomplished unlike anything you have ever done before! Kickboxing workouts teach you discipline, resilience, and determination, as it forces you to develop the mental strength needed to push through each round from start to finish. Leaving with this boost of dopamine/serotonin will benefit your mood throughout the day!
Kickboxing classes will help you outside the gym as well!
We can tell you without a doubt that kickboxing will help you become more focused, and more confident to handle the day to day stresses that we all face. Whether that be at work, at school, or at home, Kickboxing classes will give you a unique edge in managing your stressors and keeping your cool.
But of course it still is an amazing workout!
Let us not forget that kickboxing is most definitely a great full-body workout. In a kickboxing class you’ll burn up to 700 calories in one small 45-minute session alone. What is nice about taking a kickboxing class, is that it is not just focused on cardio, like a boring treadmill workout, or focused on muscle building like your regular weight-lifting session at the gym, but instead you are going to get the benefits of both without even realizing that time has passed!
You will punch and kick off that extra fat!
You will be focused on punching and kicking, while your body will be burning fat and getting your muscles stronger and more toned with every hit. Another great bonus is that you’re also going to get much more flexible with time; throwing those high kicks over and over again will definitely pay off.
You are also learning self-defence!
Lastly with kickboxing, you are learning to protect yourself in self-defence. It is one of the most effective forms of self-defence that can be used and incorporated both inside the ring and out.
Try out a kickboxing class. You won’t regret it!
Trust us when we tell you, if you haven’t yet tried a kickboxing class, try it! It’s going to help you in every aspect of your life. It will help you develop your mental strength, help you get in the best shape, help you stay safe if needed, and most importantly it will help you become the best version of yourself yet!