One way to get in shape fast is to take up kickboxing. This sport is very demanding and you can burn an incredible amount of calories in just one class. In addition to weight loss and getting in shape, you will also learn an excellent form of self-defense.
Get in Shape
If you are serious about losing weight and getting in top shape, this is the sport you want. A student can expect to burn a minimum of 500 calories in an hour, and possibly as much as 800, or even more. This helps you reduce weight fast, and get in the shape and condition you want quickly. It is also a great way to get cardio conditioning.
There are classes for beginners, and these help people who have no experience in martial arts training. The instructors will help you by understanding your goals and limitations first, and then will work with you from there. This ensures that people of different ages can get involved and still enjoy taking the classes.
Kickboxing classes are not all about fighting, although there certainly are classes for that aspect of the sport. Some classes will focus on the getting in shape aspect, and others focus on the fighting and competition aspect.
Benefits of Kickboxing
In addition to losing weight and getting in shape, you will also benefit from greater flexibility, strength, and endurance. Your coordination and balance will also be improved, and so will you energy levels.
Another benefit is that you will find that the sport is excellent for relieving stress. The hard workouts will enable you to relax more when you go home and get a better night’s sleep, too.
The discipline you learn will help you through life, including work and school. It will also help you to concentrate better when necessary.
You will also gain self-confidence as you progress and learn more. You will be achieving more as you go, and you will know that you can handle yourself if self-defense is needed.
Take Advanced Classes
If you advance far enough and decide that you want to enter into competition fighting, then you can be trained for that as well. Classes are available that can take you there and introduce you to contact kickboxing. If desired, you could enter into competition in tournaments that take place around the world.
One way to see if this sport is for you would be to take a free class. We invite you to come and see what takes place in one of our classes. When you come, you will find a number of students determined to do and give their best to train in this sport. You will also see people just like you who are now in much better shape and learning how to defend themselves.
At Amerikicks Martial Arts gym, we welcome adults who want to learn kickboxing. We are located in Staten Island, NY, and are easily accessible. All of our instructors are trained and certified. We invite you to call us about questions and we will be glad to help you.