At first glance, kickboxing can be intimidating. It’s easy to assume that if you don’t have a martial arts background or you’ve never even thrown a decent punch at an imaginary opponent, then it might not be for you.
But, you still might be a little bit intrigued. Especially if you’re searching for a workout option that’s fun, new, and anything but boring. Kickboxing is for all different fitness and experience levels.
Here are a few reasons why women should start kickboxing:
1. Learn Self-Defense Techniques
Kickboxing is known for being a great option to increase your fitness. However, you’ll also pick up a few self-defense skills. Having even just a little knowledge of self-defense could help you if you ever find yourself in a threatening situation.
2. Burn Calories
Kickboxing is a high-intensity workout that burns a ton of calories. You’ll kick, punch, duck, pivot, and then do it all again while toning your arms, legs, and core.
3. Relieve Stress
After a tough day, it can be hard to talk yourself out of plopping down on the couch. Kickboxing is a healthier option that allows you to relieve quite a bit of stress.
4. Improve Confidence
Not only will you notice the changes to your body after kickboxing for a few weeks, but you’ll also feel a difference. Kickboxing can be empowering and leads to a boost in self-confidence.
5. Get a Full-Body Workout
Kickboxing works almost every muscle in your body, including your heart. The power and rotation used in kickboxing make it an excellent core workout, as well.
Karate Fit USA in Lawrence offers a variety of martial arts programs, including Kickboxing. We focus on skill and technique so that you learn the proper way to kick and punch. And you’ll get a fantastic workout. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.