BoxFit at GymPlus
BoxFit is a cardio workout based on the training used for boxing focusing on toning and fitness. It includes skipping, boxing drills and bodyweight exercises that incorporate footwork and abdominal movements.
What is BoxFit?
The idea behind BoxFit was to take the training techniques and routines used by boxers to get them into peak physical condition and use them to help those outside the boxing world improve their fitness levels.
BoxFit is non-competitive, unlike the actual sport of boxing. It is also worth noting that BoxFit includes all the different types of boxing training apart from sparring. In a BoxFit class, you might get to throw punches, but it’ll be at pads, not people!
What are the benefits of BoxFit?
BoxFit has inspired a whole host of boxing and martial arts-inspired fitness classes that are hugely popular with gym-goers around the world. They all have similar elements, such as punching bags or pads, shadow boxing and skipping. These diverse exercises offer a similarly diverse range of fitness benefits from speed to endurance, strength to stability and even flexibility.
There are two main draws of boxing fitness though; firstly the sheer calorie expenditure per second; fighting fit boxers are that lean and mean for a reason. Then, aside from getting you enviably honed and toned, boxing fitness is great for your mental wellbeing too.
Yoga doesn’t have the monopoly on restoring your inner zen. There’s nothing quite like throwing punches whilst imagining whoever or whatever is stressing you out stood right in front of you soaking up the punishment! And even if you’re not feeling particularly stressed, the discipline and rhythm of the training takes you to a really good place.
At Gym Plus we offer a class called BoxFit, where you train like a boxer as you work through a fun, challenging circuit of rope work, pad work and abs exercises. Whatever style of boxing fitness class you choose, make sure it’s with a reputable fitness provider, with qualified instructors. Whilst not as dangerous as actual boxing, you still need to do boxing fitness properly to avoid injury.