We’ve all been scrolling through social media and seen a favorite celeb throwing punches at a boxing gym and wondered: is that really their preferred method of training? The answer is a resounding yes because boxing is a strength and cardio workout that burns calories faster than more static aerobic exercises.
We have good news for you: you don’t have to be a Hollywood star to train like a celebrity. Taught by some of the most qualified instructors in the Atlanta metro area, X3 Sports offers high-energy group boxing classes that will have you raving to all your friends and posting before and after shots on your own social feed.
If that’s not enough to convince you, perhaps these five perks will do the job:
1. You’ll Sculpt Every Muscle
Boxing improves a number of skills, including balance, coordination, reactivity, and agility. Your arms extend for each punch, engaging your entire body and specifically using your legs, traps, chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps, forearms and wrists. When you kick, you drive power from your hips and legs, working out your glutes and core.
As X3 Sports, we’ve designed well-rounded boxing workouts that mix intense conditioning training with fundamental technique – and we sandwich it all into an hour-long session! Do you want to try standard boxing training through a mix of heavy bag work, mitt drills and shadow boxing that teach you important self defense skills? Get in shape and learn to fight at X3 Sports’ five conveniently located Georgia gyms in Atlanta, Marietta and Athens.
2. You Are Burning Major Calories – Fast!
Boxing is considered high intensity interval training (HIIT) that improves your resting heart rate and boosts muscular endurance. Through bursts of maximum force in intervals, you’ll increase your endurance and stamina across all of your physical activities and burn calories faster than more traditional cardio workouts.
You can burn up to 900 calories in a single session, helping you to melt unwanted flab while building lean muscle. With regular practice, you’ll feel lighter and stronger after a few short weeks.
3. You’ll Find Stress-Relief Incredibly Gratifying
Bad day at work? Going through a breakup? Whatever it is that has you stressed, boxing will help to calm you down and reverse your mood. Boxing offers an incredibly healthy and productive way to take out your aggression and let go of tension. The rush of endorphins you’ll get from hitting heavy bags and sparring with opponents will make you feel exhilarating and happier – and the mental perks don’t stop there! Boxing builds confidence and discipline that will apply to all aspects of your life.
4. You Never Stop Learning
It’s easy for your fitness routine to become repetitive, but boxing will keep you on your toes. With so many carefully placed punches, kicks and footwork, this combat sport requires complete focus, which makes the class time fly by. And unlike treadmill jogging, there’s always something new to learn, or a new opponent to spar.
At X3 Sports, our classes feature constant variety, which keeps your muscles toned and gives you incentive to keep training. If you’re a beginner, our trainers will take time in class to teach you on a one-on-one basis about the correct form so that you can practice safely and effectively without causing harm to your bones and joints.
5. You’ll Have So Much Fun!
Boxing classes are so much fun! If you normally dread going to the gym or find your antiquated routine boring or ineffective, boxing is the workout for you. In our high-energy group class setting, there’s endless interaction with our professional trainers and classmates who are working hard, like you, to achieve personal fitness goals.
With our world-class facilities and equipment, loud music blaring through the gym, and trainers creating constantly evolving sessions, you’ll always feel mentally and physically challenged. With so many bang for your buck and opportunity for empowerment, we bet that boxing will become one of the activities you look forward to every single day.
Come Try Boxing at X3 Sports!
Why travel all the way to Hollywood when you can train like a celeb right here in Atlanta! At X3 Sports, we offer beginner and advanced boxing classes in an exciting environment that inspires athletes to progress on their personal goals. Now is the time to bring out YOUR warrior within! Book your free class today!