The Countryside YMCA boxing fitness classes are designed to help you burn calories and have fun.
Boxing fitness is here at Countryside YMCA. Fitness can be fun, exciting and teach you how to defend yourself. Classes are designed to provide a full-body workout, especially when kickboxing circuits are added to the mix.
Fitness centers around the country are introducing boxing classes for their members as a way to increase their cardiovascular health, burn calories and have fun.
Everyone from models to actors and personal trainers can be seen punching away in boxing classes. While the trend is new, the practice has been around for a long time. There are a few reasons people should give boxing a try:
Engaging. If you don’t enjoy exercising, chances are, you’ll stop trying. Your goals will slowly start to fade the less engaged you are with your workout. Boxing engages your mind and body to keep you moving and having fun the entire time.
Effective. Boxing takes a lot of stamina and strength. You'll need to give it your all when throwing every punch, and you’ll be working your entire upper body, including your chest, core, triceps and even your legs. It's a true full-body workout that helps you reach your fitness goals. In just 30 minutes, you’ll be covered in sweat and exhausted.
Calories. Coach Magazine reports that boxing burns more calories than any other sport. Per hour, you can burn as much as 800 calories boxing. Your height, weight and intensity will play a role in how many calories you burn per hour. In comparison, the treadmill burns 580 calories per hour.
Short, 30-minute boxing sessions allow you to get into the gym, engage in a high-intensity workout, and walk out knowing that you burned as much as 400 calories in just 30 minutes.
Stress is an everyday part of life, but it’s something that everyone should try to overcome. When you’re stressed, few things can calm your nerves as well as boxing can. Whether you’re hitting the punching bag or the mitts with a trainer, you’ll be relieving stress.
There's a high level of anger relief accompanied with increasing the body’s natural production of serotonin – the feel-good hormone.
You'll also find that classes are a great way to socialize. While fitness can be a solo or group trend, boxing classes are often comprised of up to 20 people that are all trying to increase their level of fitness.
Socialization is another great aspect of classes because you’ll be able to meet new friends and find people that motivate you to come back class after class. Anyone can benefit from boxing. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or are already an athlete, boxing can help you burn calories and build strength.
Boxing is not just a fitness trend that will be here today and gone tomorrow. Minimal equipment is required, if any, depending on the class, and you’ll burn a significant number of calories.
If you’re tired of the treadmill or elliptical, it’s time to sign up for a fitness boxing class.