Kickboxing as a Fitness & Weight Loss Program
When performed as a fitness and weight loss program, kickboxing provides a full-body workout that targets both improvements in cardiovascular endurance and muscular toning.
In addition, regularly performing a kickboxing exercise routine works all major muscle groups in a fun and energetic way and improves balance, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.
Kickboxing is a combination of boxing, martial arts and aerobics, and encompasses a large variety of exercise types so the chances of getting bored are slim. While the workouts may be quite enjoyable and diverse, they are also very effective at providing a total-body workout that not only burns a reasonable number of calories, but tones the muscles as well
Benefits of Kickboxing
- Muscle Toning: Kickboxing tones your upper and lower body through punching and kicking the bag. You will feel stronger each time you go.
- Increased Flexibility: Before starting, stretch for about 15 minutes to prepare your body to move. Kicking during the class will build flexibility too.
- Better Circulation: Kickboxing classes will get your heart rate going to increase circulation in your body.
- Stress Relief: Relieve your stress and anger on a punching bag during a kickboxing class!
- Full Body Workout: Save time by combining your cardio and resistance workouts during a kickboxing class.
- Defend Yourself: Kickboxing is great for general self-defense. You will build self-confidence as you become stronger.
- Increased Heart Rate: An increased heart rate during kickboxing will help burn fat and calories for you to lose weight.
- Improve Balance: As you are kicking on one foot, you will build balance and stability to throw harder kicks as time goes on.
- Improve Coordination: Each set of punches and kicks pushes you to coordinate the motions between your arms and legs to improve overall coordination.
- It’s Fun: Kickboxing is a high energy workout to great music that is fun for the whole family!