Our Fitness Kickboxing classes are not a normal martial arts class, other than with kick pads and hand mitts there is No Contact and No Sparring between the students.
Instead we promise to work you hard , make you sweat and have a great time. Also you may be surprised to find out that the vast majority of women attending these classes have never trained in Martial Arts or Kick boxercise before.
Studies conducted have revealed that a 45minute kickboxing class can burn off up to 1000 calories if you put the effort in.
In addition to the weight loss you are building lean muscle which raises your metabolism burning calories even while you rest and toning the whole body. A Kick Boxercise class concentrates on the thighs, hips and buttocks unlike any other workout. The use of focus pads provides a tremendous form of resistance training that again builds lean muscle and has the additional perk of increasing bone density.
The mental aspect of the training builds self confidence knowing that you can better defend yourself as well as a stress reliever by being able to blow off some steam after a long day.
Kickboxing Cardio Tips
Have fun but make sure you workout with the right intensity. Your instructor usually sets the pace. So make sure you don't play patty cake with the punching bag. Your punches and kicks should be done with full power and intensity to get your heart rate up.
Make sure you breathe properly during training. Exhale when you throw your punch or kick, and inhale when you retract your arm or leg. Doing this properly supplies more oxygen to the lungs enabling you to workout more efficiently and longer.
When kicking try to kick as high as your flexibility allows.High kicks require more effort then kicks below the waist thereby allowing you to burn more calories.
Take your warm-up seriously. If the instructor wants you to do 50 push-ups then try your best to attain that number. If you are unable to reach that that number then that is okay. However just watching the rest of the class because you're lazy is wasting your time. Remember you paid for the class so you might as well put in the work while you are there.
When performing pad work with your partner constantly encourage each other and work as a team. This is especially important when you are nearing the end of the round and your body is tired. Having your partner encourage you can help push you to get those extra punches or kicks in before the round ends.
Try to keep your hands up at all times when you punch and never loop or drop them below your chin.Your punches should go straight out and back to your face. By keeping your hands up you will work and sculpt your shoulders and burn more calories as opposed to dropping your hands to your waist.
And remember, if you miss a class make sure to catch it up again as soon as possible.