Good workouts make you sweat and burn calories. Great workouts offer you so much more. Kickboxing isn’t just an incredible calorie-burner; it can also help you in shaping your body, and making it supple and strong. There are other ways in which this martial art can benefit you, ways that you didn’t even know about.
Here are five excellent reasons why should join a kickboxing class today!
1) Stress Relief
Pressure at work and problems at home, can leave you feeling stressed and anxious. Your doctor may advise you that the healthiest thing is to vent it out. What’s the best way to vent stress? By kicking and punching of course!
Unleash your stress through your hands and feet and keep anxiety at bay. By concentrating on your strikes and proper technique, you leave little time to obsess over the worries of everyday life.
2) Builds Self-Confidence
Yes, practicing kickboxing makes you stronger and leaner, but it also does something else. It makes you more self-confident.
The improvements you see in your body, strikes and ability to focus, combine within you to build your self-confidence. Leadership qualities that you didn’t even know you had will be drawn out as you explore the inner warrior within.
There’s also the sense of community you receive when you join a dojo. The moral support from other practitioners will motivate you to continue to improve yourself.
3) Ability to Defend Yourself
Regardless of who you are – man, woman, adult or child, the ability to defend yourself is an asset. While no one wants to think about a situation where their life may be in danger, it’s something you need to be prepared for. Especially if the situation requires that you protect someone else’s safety.
Therefore, learning to kickboxing is essential. It teaches you the self-defence skills you need to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
4) Your Brain Will Work Faster
By practicing kickboxing, your mind will have you thinking and acting faster. Hand-eye coordination is very important in kickboxing, which is why a big portion of the training is dedicated to improving it. Thus, consistent training will leave your mind feeling clearer and functioning with greater acuity.
5) Fun Method of Weight Loss
At its core, kickboxing involves a lot of cardio. In fact, one hour of kickboxing training burns around 800 to 1000 calories. The best part is that because you’re training in a group setting, you’ll be too focused on your technique to even notice the time flew by. So why not get trim and fit when it can be in a fun way?
Give up your fad diet and embrace kickboxing instead!
The benefits of kickboxing are obvious, but some people may still be hesitant because of they don’t like confrontation. The thing is, the people you train with have nothing against you. In fact, their only desire is to improve, just like you.
With the right spirit and attitude, kickboxing can be an amazing experience for you, so try it today!