Although kickboxing dates back 2000 years and originates from Muay Thai fighting, Japanese kickboxing didn’t originate until the 1960s, and kickboxing didn’t hit the U.S. until the 70s. Kickboxing encompasses a variety of stand up fighting styles that involve striking, and are categorized as marital arts sports; it provides both physical and aerobic benefits, and can burn upwards of 500 calories in a 30-minute session. Kickboxing does, however, require a reasonable amount of flexibility, balance, and, of course, stamina. If you’re kurious about kickboxing, wondering if it is something you should try, here are some things you should know.
What is Kickboxing?
Kickboxing is a full-body workout that provides cardio and muscle toning. Because it includes a variety of different exercises including boxing, aerobics, and martial arts, it provides diversity, is fun, and is effective at working all your major muscle groups. Kickboxing is also a calorie burner.
There are numerous benefits associated with kickboxing. The kicking and jumping movements tone the leg muscles; as you rotate your torso, bend, and use your core to support your movements your midsection is toned and strengthened; and punching and blocking movements strengthen and condition your arms and shoulders for a well-rounded exercise experience. Other benefits include:
- Improved balance
- Improved coordination
- Increased flexibility
- Improved cardiovascular endurance
- Decreased risk of pulled or strained muscles
- Increased blood flow
- Increased oxygen flow
- Increased energy and endurance
- Weight loss
Urban TKB Kickboxing
At Urban Vybe our Urban Turbo Kickboxing class incorporates kicking, punching, and cardio intensity drills, including energy sprints, followed with work/recovery segments, for 60-minutes of sweat dripping, body rocking, music pumping fun. No equipment is required and the class is open to Urban Vybe Basic & Premier Members. Come beat your stress with us (pardon the pun)!