Boxing for fitness: 10 reasons to try it

Are you looking for a high-energy, fun-filled cardio workout? Or perhaps you want to introduce a new exercise to your regular routine? Then you should consider boxing for fitness.  There are different types of boxing for fitness classes available, here are ten reasons to give one a try….

 1. It’s high-energy and fun

Boxing is a high energy, high-intensity workout that is fun. It is non-violent and doesn’t involve any fighting. It uses boxing moves to provide you with an aerobic workout, usually in a group class setting. Enjoy burning calories and building strength while throwing punches to the beat of the music.

 2. For a full body workout

This full body workout engages your upper body, lower body and core all in one session. You will learn how to be in the proper form and stance, execute punches and move quickly on your feet.

3. To burn the calories

And under the direction of a certified instructor, boxing can help you burn up to an amazing 1000 calories per hour! As mentioned above, it engages your full body, working the abs, legs, arms, back and hips. This cardiovascular workout can improve your resting heart rate and increase stamina.

4. For improved strength

In addition to calorie burning, boxing for fitness is a great way to improve your strength, endurance, agility and balance. It can help you sculpt muscles you didn’t know you had! Boxfit classes, for example, offer a challenging circuit of rope work, pad work and abs exercises.

 5. Because anyone can do it

Whether you are looking to shed some pounds, tone up, target a problem area or just try something new, anyone can give it a try. Most classes are aimed at men and women of all ages and fitness abilities.

 6. To mix-up your routine

If your regular workout routine has become somewhat mundane, boxing for fitness can get you excited about exercising again. These classes can help you avoid plateaus in your workout, help speed up fat loss and keep you entertained while doing it.

 7. To blow off some steam

Boxing for fitness is a great way to release any built-up tension in your body. The intensity of the workout releases a flood of endorphins, which will make you feel happier and less stressed by the end of the session.

8. For better hand-eye coordination

This exercise will help improve your hand-eye coordination, even after a few sessions. This is something we don’t think about too often but can have a positive effect on our reaction times and reflexes as we age.

9. It can be therapeutic 

In addition to the physical benefits of a boxing workout, there are many mental health benefits. It has been shown to provide many therapeutic benefits including improving mood levels, decreasing anxiety, lowering stress and helping you sleep better. Essentially helping you lead a happier life.

10.  It’s challenging and rewarding

Finally, although it is certainly a challenging workout that will leave you sweating, it is also a highly rewarding workout as you will start seeing benefits quickly. So why not give it a try and start seeing improvements in your fitness goals.

If you are interested in trying boxing for fitness, at Gym Plus we offer classes such as BoxFit and Cardio Combat. Also, exclusive to Gym Plus Ballsbridge, the Beau Jacks Boxing class will get you burning serious calories with a combination of high-intensity intervals and boxing drills. Learn more about the classes at Gym Plus that can help you reach your fitness goals!

 

 

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