We receive a lot of questions from people interested in our Kickboxing program.
Some have questions about equipment and class structure, some are nervous or excited, and some are just ready to get started! Either way, these tips can help you get the most out of your kickboxing workout.
Do I Need Equipment?
For your first kickboxing workout, we provide you with gloves and hand wraps. Afterward, you can purchase a Kickboxing Kit at the ProShop that contains 12 oz. boxing gloves, hand wraps and an X3 Sports bag to carry your gear. If you need to rent gear in the future, we can help you with that. In all cases, our experienced trainers will guide you through exactly what you need and how to best use the equipment.
What Are Hand Wraps For?
During your kickboxing workout, you’ll be punching heavy bags. Hand wraps are used to provide wrist support and knuckle padding inside the boxing glove so that you can hit to your heart’s desire without injuring your hands. They also prevent friction between your hand and the glove so you won’t get blisters. Plus, you feel pretty cool when you put them on.
I Don’t Know How to Wrap My Hands. What Do I Do?
Our classes are built for all experience levels and our trainers are always happy to help out first-timers. Our instructors and staff will teach you how to wrap and wrap your hands for you before your first kickboxing workout. We’ve also created a video for those who want to practice ahead of time. It’s really empowering to tape-up – you’ll look like a pro!
Check it out below:
If I’m Not In Good Shape Will This Work For Me?
Kickboxing workouts are as tough as you want them to be. If you’re into intense workouts – you’ll find it based on how hard you’re punching and kicking. If you prefer to take your time and ease into it, you can do that too! We encourage everyone to work at their own level and our trainers will meet you exactly where you are. You’ll never feel lost or frustrated in your kickboxing workout because you have the power to turn the dial on intensity up or down based on the power you’re packing in your kicks and punches.
Need a break? Take one! Our kickboxing workouts are beginner-friendly, and yet, advanced at the same time. If this is your first time practicing, our instructors will assist you with proper form and technique to make sure that you’re staying safe, progressing with ease, and gaining confidence!
What Type of Workout Will I Get?
Kickboxing is an amazing workout. You will burn between 700-900 calories per hour – that’s more than more traditional workouts, like running. So be ready to tone muscle, burn fat and sweat! Since these kickboxing workouts are considered High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), your metabolism will be boosted for hours after you walk out of the gym, helping you to continue burning fat.
Also, be ready to relieve some stress. Nothing is more satisfying after a stressful day than punching and kicking a heavy bag. Take out all your aggression on a 120lb punching bag and you’ll leave our class feeling empowered and happy.
Expect to be sore for a week after your first kickboxing workout. But it’s the good kind of sore. And don’t worry, once you get past the first week you will feel great, have more energy and begin to see real results. Consistency is key!
Should I Eat Before Class?
It’s usually best to eat a snack about 2 hours before your kickboxing workout. This will ensure you have optimum energy for the class, without your stomach being too full. A small portion of low glycemic fruit, like berries, is best. Fibrous carbs like vegetables are also great for flowing blood & oxygen to the moving muscles.
How Can I Get The Most Out Of Classes?
As with any other exercise, if you want to improve your cardiovascular condition, increase lean muscle mass and decrease unwanted body fat, you’ll have to practice kickboxing workouts regularly. Two-to-four sessions a week based on your desire and schedule is optimal. Trust us, you’ll be surprised how fast you start to notice results.
What is the Difference Between Kickboxing, Boxing and Muay Thai?
- Kickboxing – Focused on toning, cardio and calorie burn, as well as teaching the basics. This class is performed using 120lb heavy bags and incorporates multiple styles of martial arts.
- Boxing – Great for both those wanting to learn the art of boxing and build strength and endurance. There are no kicks in boxing – only punching – and you’ll work with both bags and a partner.
- Muay Thai – More of a technique-oriented class, focused on teaching the principles of Thai Boxing, which incorporates elbows & knees in addition to punches and kicks. This class incorporates bag and partner drills, as well as live sparring.
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