Why Boxing for fitness?
I have to admit that boxing is one of my first loves when it comes to fitness. For anyone, but especially a woman, there is something very empowering about boxing. It’s a fantastic way to tone your body, is the perfect way to beat stress, trains eye and hand co-ordination, great cardio…..the list goes on. But most of all, as workouts go, it’s fun!
The foundations of boost fitness started in boxing. It was one of the first courses I opted for on completely my PT certification, and from that first course I was hooked! Within my first year I racked up numerous courses through Punchfit, THUMP boxing and MMA and am a master trainer with THUMP boxing.
Get fitter, toned, have fun with boxing!
Boxing is definitely one of those classes that will get you fitter. It’s a great workout for your heart and lungs whilst working muscles throughout your whole body. We keep as technically true as we can when teaching our boxing classes. Safe landing and catching of punches is vital to prevent any injuries.
Throughout a boost fitness boxing class you will work through a variety of punches. Each 3 minute round incorporates jabs, crosses, uppercuts, hooks, elbows and knees. We mix this with a few squats and lunges to keep you moving even when pad holding. Adding in a cardio and interval round means you are guarunteed a great workout whatever your fitness level.
It doesn’t matter if you have never boxed before, we are fully qualified to teach you everything you need to know. We also supply all of the equipment you need at no additional cost in our classes. (Belive it or not there are trainers out there that charge additional fees for inners or hiring gloves!)
Using the correct technique when punching will tone your arms with no weights required! In fact, you pretty much tone and strengthen your whole body in a boxing class. This is why it’s one of the best workouts you can do without the need for a lot of equipment.
Body awareness and self defence
Aside from the obvious cardio and muscle strengthening there are other factors that make boxing a great class to add to your fitness routine. Working with a partner on pads you will improve your hand to eye co-ordination. Learning to watch for punches when holding the focus pads for your partner teaches you body awareness – you will learn to read where the punches will come from before they land. This skill is an invaluable tool for self defence if ever needed. Other basic manouveres we use in the class include ducking and weaving to evade punches. Over time this will increase your natural reaction times.