Kickboxing might just give you an impression of a violent sport that you would not want to be a part of. But what if Kickboxing can benefit you in more than one way? Here is the reason why you should consider giving Kickboxing a shot!
Kickboxing is a form of martial arts that involves both the upper and lower body, teaching you different techniques such as, punches, kicks, and footwork. Non-contact kickboxing and cardio kickboxing incorporates all these but you direct them at weight bags and hand pads instead of a workout partner, which makes it safer, if you are concern about injuries.
#1 Tone Up your Entire Body
Whether you’re looking to tone up your arms, core, or legs, Kickboxing got you covered! As there is no area of your body that won’t engage when doing kickboxing. Similar to swimming, kickboxing is a full body workout. It keeps you constantly moving and strengthens your muscle while allowing you to burn calories. The more calories you burn, the more define your muscles will be, resulting in a toner body.
#2 Learn Self-Defense
As kickboxing is a form of martial arts, it teaches you the basics of many different self-defense techniques. It include, punching, kicking and even footwork. By utilizing those techniques you’ve learned in class, it could come in hand when you are in a dangerous situation. With constant practice, you will be able to hone this techniques and also feel more confident and protected.
#3 Improved Mental Health
After a long day of work and school, feeling burnt out and stress? Well Kickboxing will be able to help you relive those stress. Whether it’s anger or stress, there’s nothing better than letting it out by punching out those emotions onto the weight bag. Studies have shown that kickboxing can diminish feelings of anxiety, depression and anger. Exercising also increasing endorphins which help produce change in the part of the brain that can improve your mental health.
Want to try Kickboxing, but don’t know where to go? Come and join us at Active Zone. We are a female-only gym that provides kickboxing based and gym based classes to all ladies at any fitness level. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today for some action and lots of fun! Follow us on our social media pages for more information on the classes we have.
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