Whether you would like to increase your coordination, confidence and strength or just want to get in a great cardio workout, kickboxing is definitely something that is easy to get hooked on. The flexibility of both its students and the term itself has contributed to the great popularity of the sport. There are beginner kickboxing classes that focus on everything from one-on-one competition to martial arts, self-defense, dance elements and cardio conditioning. However, deciding what type of class you want to take is only the first step of the process.
Kickboxing classes improve health and fitness in addition to teaching self-defense. Traditional kickboxing gets taught as a kind of contact sport and involves plenty of punching and kicking, as its name suggests. Cardio kickboxing classes are more focused on aerobic fitness, which is one of the main ways that it differs from self-defense classes.
All kickboxing classes are basically a combination of learning various self-defense skills and having a high-impact workout that incorporates resistance training and aerobic exercise to develop a fit and strong body. Students use both their lower and upper body to elbow, block, and kick and punch an imaginary opponent, which strengthens muscles and keeps your heart rate up. [Read more…]