Kickboxing is a fun and dynamic physical activity. It is effective for losing weight fast, boosts energy, improve mood and focus. Kickboxing classes can effectively help you tone muscles.
The punching and kicking on the pads help burn off some unwanted stress and frustration.
Kickboxing is a the HIIT or high-intensity interval training activity.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT is a very effective way to lose body fat. HIIT is training approach in which one gives all out effort of movement followed by short period of rest or active rest. The activity is repeated up to as many as 8 to 10 sets.
In kickboxing classes, one performs many sets of punching or kicking for 2 to 3 minutes followed by 60 seconds rest or active rest.
The short duration of intense activity with short rest environment stimulates physical development. There are multitude studies that show HIIT training formula is one of the most effective and fastest ways to lose body fat. Most of the fat burning process occur during post workout when the body is resting.
While resting, the body goes into recovery mode. The body then utilizes calories from body fat to rebuild and repair the tissues in the body. As a result, the muscles in the body become more developed and tone.
Personal Trainer Toronto’s Kickboxing classes
At Personal Trainer Toronto’s kickboxing classes, strength training is part of the kickboxing program. This will further improve strength and build muscle. More muscle means higher metabolism, more fat burning.
One hour of kickboxing class at Personal Trainer Toronto burns an average of 1000 calories.
Benefits of kickboxing classes
Apart from losing weight due to fat, some of the other benefits of kickboxing for fitness are:
– whole body workout
Kickboxing is a whole body workout. The drills build and tone body’s major muscle groups i.e. the glutes or buttocks, shoulders, arms and abs.
– improve stamina and muscular endurance
Over several weeks of continuous training of kicking and punching in kickboxing classes will trigger the body’s adaptation to the highly challenging environment thus improving cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
– burn off stress
Imagine after having a frustrating and stressful day at work. What other better way than blowing out steam on a punching bag. The workout flushes out the stress hormone, cortisol. The workout also triggers the release of endorphins, the natural feel-good hormones.
– keep the interest level up, you won’t be bored.
It won’t feel like you are trying to drag yourself to work out because you will be learning kickboxing techniques. Learning the techniques will engage you and keep your interest level up. The hour-long kickboxing class goes by quickly. Before you know it, the class is already coming to an end.
Build coordination, agility and flexibility
Practising kickboxing drills help build coordination, agility and flexibility in your movements.
Group classes: $75-$85 monthly plus HST
Private training: from $56 plus HST each session
We want to invite you to a no obligation FREE trial class at one of our locations.
at Personal Trainer Toronto – downtown location (141 Spadina Avenue, Unit 205, Toronto, Ontario)
Classes are held weekly on:
Monday – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
at Personal Trainer Toronto – Scarborough location (3400 Midland Avenue, Unit 3, Toronto, Ontario)
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