Class Profile: Kickboxing
Here are six things to know about Kickboxing.
Kickboxing is one of those staples of any gym's group-fitness program. It's been around for so long that many folks may have lost sight of the advantages it offers, so we put together this refresher.
It's a total-body exercise: You must exercise your entire body, not just specific body parts. With Kickboxing, you'll combine cardio training and resistance training into one great workout.
It's an efficient use of time: This class cover the five components of physical fitness: cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition and flexibility. You don't have to workout at the same pace and intensity level as a fighter, but this routine provides the very same valuable fitness benefits.
You may pick up a few valuable self-defense skills: Since you are working out anyway, you might as well learn a few valuable self-defense skills as an added benefit. While this class isn't meant to be a practical self-defense class. you'll learn to gauge distance and effectively land your punches or kick flush on a target.
Boost your confidence: Exercise, in general, helps make you feel better physically. With Kickboxing, you also will feel better mentally. When you sense you have genuinely become proficient, it may transfers into your social life and even to your profession.
You'll relieve stress: When you picture the face of the person who is the source of your day's aggravation, you can take out your frustrations by punching and kicking a heavy bag.
It's fun! Unlike a traditional martial arts class, uptempo music adds to your stimulation and motivation. Classes go by fast because there is so much going on that you sometimes don't even realize you are working out!
When to find Kickboxing:
- Mondays, 7:15 pm, with Raegan Lindeke
"It's a great, efficient way to work out, and it's fun!" group-fitness instructor Raegan Lindeke says. "I like to facilitate a high-energy class where you walk out the door knowing you have had a great workout, but also have a smile on your face."