1. Serious Fat Burning
Boxing can burn a ton of calories per session. But unlike regular cardio. High intensity training (like what we do in Boxilates) burns calories both during AND after the session has finished. So you work hard during class and are still burning fat well after your post workout shower when your settling down to watch the Bachelorette!
2. Beautiful Muscle Tone
Boxing involves a fast repetitive action of punching and catching punches to build muscle endurance and tone. The high intensity cardio discussed above also helps to shed the excess fat which allows that 'tone' to be more visible. Compare that with slower and much heavier weight training and increased calorie consumption seen in body-building which is focused on building size/bulk.
3. Fun Cardio Fitness
I don't know about you but the treadmill is my idea of hell. A run.... even worse!
But boxing i am happy to puff for! It is a full body workout meaning that when you throw a punch, so many of your muscles have to contract at the same time. This makes your heart and lungs work overtime to pump blood containing oxygen all around your body. This increased demand burns fat and improves cardiovascular health! Having a huff and puff chat with a girlfriend while you exchange some friendly punches is the ideal sweat date!!
4. Improved Core Stability
Anything that causes your body to become unstable requires your core muscles to work harder in order to keep you balanced. Boxing requires a lot of fast, rotational movements and a strong core allow you to punch hard without losing your balance. It is one of the best ab workouts you can do!
5. Serious Stress Relief
What is better than hitting something at the end of a long, stressful day?! (In a safe and controlled environment of course) Boxing is a great workout to get you buff but it is also great for your mental health! Boxing with a friend within a group environment is an awesome way to relieve stress and connect with community! Plus the post workout flood of endorphins will make you feel like a million bucks!
6. Improved Confidence
Its hard not to feel awesome when you notice your strength improve over time and your body become stronger and firmer! Not just more confident in your skin but mentally. Knowing you are achieving something each workout and hearing that awesome sound when your glove lands in the middle of the pad and you feel like your almost in a little dance with your partner! As your technique, coordination and strength improve, you will feel more empowered and confident and who doesn't want a bit of that!?
If you are keen to get pull on a pair of gloves and join us for The 6 Week Sculpt!