How to Start a Kickboxing Fitness Routine

Posted: January 6, 2014 in Fitness, fitness classes, Goals, Kickboxing
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If you are looking for an intense full body workout that can not only help you lose weight to get a toned body but can also increase stamina, flexibility and confidence, then kickboxing is the way to go. Kickboxing is a vigorous and dynamic form of exercise. It incorporates many different forms of fitness to get you full body results without the boredom many routinely see in in their fitness routines. You will find that kickboxing focuses on many things, such as cardio, resistance training, boxing, martial arts and stretching. In order to begin a successful kickboxing fitness routine you should create your own plan of action.

Set your goals

You should always decide what you want to achieve out of any fitness routine before starting one, and kickboxing is no different. Having set goals can help not only you but your trainer or instructor know what you want to have as a main focus and also if their class is tailored to get you the results that you want. There are many different forms of kickboxing classes out there and in order to pick the best fit for you, you need to know what you are looking to achieve in your fitness routine.

Choose the class/instructor that fits your goals

Once you decide on your goals then you can choose what type of class is the best fit for you. You can look on the internet for reviews and even visit a class before you sign up for it. By visiting a class, you can see what elements they use in their routines, if the people in the class are your age, gender and fitness level and get a feel for the instructor. You should also look into what types of certifications and qualifications the instructor holds. You want to ensure the instructor is properly trained to give you the best fitness routine.

Know your fitness level

Kickboxing is an intense form of exercise that can target muscles we have never used before. It can be a challenge for some, but you should never overdo it. You should know your fitness level and let your instructor know if you have any chronic health conditions, like asthma or diabetes. As a beginner, you should start out slow and work you way up in a moderate pace. You should listen to your body and slow down and take breaks as needed. If you are uncertain about your level of fitness and if you can perform in such an intense fitness class, it would be best to consult with your doctor before joining.

The most important thing about a kickboxing class is to have fun. The idea of kickboxing should get you pumped up and excited. You should look forward to coming to your classes and knowing that you are getting a chance to learn a new skill. You get to lose weight and have fun, while you are learning the sport of kickboxing. You are learning to defend yourself with kicks and punches that are also toning your body. Kickboxing is a form of fitness that can keep anyone engaged and coming back for more.

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