Boxing is now one of the most popular and effective workouts around, and if it’s a lean, toned, strong body you want, then this could the training type for you.
Boxing as exercise can achieve amazing results. And it’s not a boring grind, boxing is actually a very social and fun sport, especially with with K1Sport.
Boxing is now one of the most popular and effective workouts around, and if it’s a lean, toned, strong body you want, then this could the training type for you. Classes are usually made up of around 15 to 20 people and the training is made up of a entertaining and challenging mix on various pad work and sparring.
What happens in a class?
A boxing class will normally start with a 10-minute warm-up, followed by about half an hour of boxing and finishing with a 10-minute warm-down. Classes will teach you a range of effective punches, combinations and defence — it’s about technique not strength. Boxing classes are a high intensity, full body workout that will keep you moving the whole time. When you’re not throwing a punch, you’re ducking and weaving — it really makes you sweat, burning calories and making you stronger.
What benefits will I see?
Weight loss, increased agility and coordination, muscle tone and greater fitness all result from boxing. Most people think that boxing is all about the arms but it is actually a cardio work-out for the whole body. If don’t want to be big and bulky like a pro boxer, don’t worry. Boxing is very much a high repetition work-out so you’ll get muscle toning rather than muscle building. It’s also great for confidence and people really get hyped-up during the class. While K1Sport’s boxing classes are aimed at fitness, not self-defence, you will be able to throw a decent punch by the end of the first class!
Is there anything to be cautious of?
Boxing classes are not dangerous, they are non-contact. Just be careful of your wrists – make sure it is straight and stiff, with the knuckles aligned with the wrist. Those at beginner stage need to make sure they control their punches and don’t hit anybody!
I’ve never boxed in my life. Will I be able to do it?
Boxing is all about technique so once you pick up the moves you should be fine. If you’re not particularly fit then that’s not a huge problem. Anybody can box, it is easy to modify the exercise to suit everyone of all ages and fitness levels. It’s not just a sport for the guys either; women actually pick up the combinations faster than men and have more flexibility through their mid-section. The power of punches actually comes from the hips, not the arms. So anyone can throw a powerful punch.
K1Sport offers Fitness Boxing classes for groups or one-on-one, and for adults, kids or mixed groups. Enquire about our existing group classes or make your own group!
Email us at K1sportgroup@gmail.com or use the enquiry form in the top right, to enquire.