Cardio Kickboxing is a fun, high-energy class, with real-life applications. There are tons of benefits to learning kickboxing and other styles of martial arts, and today we want to jump into those. So, what are some of the cardio kickboxing benefits?
In this world of stress-induced everything, we need to find ways to counteract our daily stressors. You will be ditching your phone for an exercise for 30-minutes to one-hour, which is stress-reducing in and of itself—but punching and kicking is a way to release even more of that. This high-intensity class promotes the release of endorphins which will make you feel accomplished, and sometimes even euphoric when you finish. To top it off, you can picture the situation that is most stressing you out in class, and take your anger out on it there. It is a great way to release those frustrations that we all so often have.
And while stress-relief is self-care, there is another level involved. Kickboxing and other HIIT workouts make you stronger, which could help you to fit into your clothes a little better, which could give you a bit more confidence, and so on, and so on. That is what self-care is all about. It is about finding that time in your day to de-stress and focus on your needs. If those needs are punching, kicking, jumping, and twisting, then this is the perfect class for you.
Cardiovascular training, such as cardio kickboxing, set you on the fast track to better endurance. In a cardio kickboxing class, you are not only practicing a cardio workout, but your instructors will have you focusing on your breath (when to breathe in and out with every punch and kick). Those tips translate beautifully into all of your other workouts. Being mindful of how you are giving oxygen to your body, and building up those endurance muscle groups while you are at it all make this workout especially great at endurance-building.
Heart disease accounts for 1 in 4 of every death in the United States, making it the leading cause of death in both men and women. The American Heart Association recommends—to combat this form of the disease—150-minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. With cardio kickboxing classes offering fun and high-energy aerobic exercise that is 30-minutes to an hour-long, this format is the perfect way to keep variety in your routine and to try something new.
If those benefits mentioned above are not enough, you will be torching calories in your cardio kickboxing workout. Healthline.com says that you can expect to burn more than 350 calories per hour in a cardio kickboxing class. So, set your one-hour run to the side and give this dynamic class a try.
It may feel like you are just kicking and punching at the air (because you are), but the elements of building your punches, kicks, and combos in class can be taken with you when you go out into the world. We need to be able to defend ourselves in times of danger. This benefit is unique to martial-arts-inspired workouts, with their real-life application that we hope you never have to use.
As a full-body workout, cardio kickboxing will tone your entire body from head to kicking foot. As you continue to keep this workout as a staple of your routine, you will start to feel your lower and upper body muscles tone and take shape like they never have before.
While you are in a group exercise class, you will be sweating it out next to peers with the same or similar goals as you—to come in, have a good time, and get a great workout. Group exercise classes of all kinds are a great way to build your community. Whether you chat with the person next to you or exchange a grin with someone across the room, many of us have made lasting friendships in group exercise classes.
If you would like to try out Cardio Kickboxing, stop at a Chuze Fitness near you. Our instructors will be there to guide you through your workout, correct your form, and help make modifications based on your skill level. We hope to see you punching, kicking, and jabbing in a class very soon. We offer group exercise at all of our locations, so take a look at your class schedule and see what interests you. There is something for everyone in group exercise!