It’s not too late to jump on the kickboxing craze with beginner kickboxing workouts for all levels and abilities. Kickboxing is a great way to burn calories, build strength, improve mental toughness, and make friends. So, where are the best places to find beginner kickboxing workouts? Let’s take a look.
Here are some common places to find beginner kickboxing workouts, along with their pros and cons.
1. Big Box Gyms
There are many large, corporate chains of big box gyms that offer different types of classes with a membership to use their workout facilities. These gyms sometimes offer cardio kickboxing workout classes in addition to other classes but may not offer beginner kickboxing workouts.
You can meet like-minded people and build motivation from your community. You can also use professional equipment in class and have access to other exercise equipment and weights outside of class. Plus, you can enjoy amenities like lockers, showers, and hot tubs.
Unfortunately, the instructors who teach beginner kickboxing workouts at big box gyms are often not experienced with actual kickboxing. They may only have a few years of experience or are personal trainers who only know a few key moves. As a result, these workouts tend to focus more on getting your heart rate up than learning authentic kickboxing. Also, they don’t offer different levels of classes – one kickboxing class is used for beginners to advanced levels.
2. In Specialized Kickboxing Classes
Specialized beginner kickboxing classes are becoming more and more popular. These classes are often more specialized than the standard cardio kickboxing classes you’ll see at big box gyms. They also tend to feature more specialized instructors and tailored workouts.
In these classes, the instructors are usually professionals who have been training in kickboxing for years and have already perfected their technique. They are often trained or former semi-pro fighters who are deeply passionate about kickboxing. They will usually work with you to perfect your form and ensure you are safely and effectively trained. And you’ll meet other like-minded people who will progress with you as you move through different training levels.
Finding specialized classes can be difficult, especially if you don’t live in or near an urban center. Also, the upfront price can be higher for specialized beginner kickboxing classes than for general gyms.
If you prefer to keep your workouts at home, then online beginner kickboxing classes may be the way to go, especially if you have ample open space in your home to punch and kick without knocking anything over.
Online beginner kickboxing classes are convenient; you can do them on your schedule without leaving home. They are also cost-effective, with many available for free or a low fee.
The downside to working out alone at home is that you’re alone. That means you’re not building a community or getting real-time instruction on your technique or form. You also can’t spar with a partner. For all these reasons, online beginner kickboxing classes are ideal for people who are kickboxing for cardio benefits and are not necessarily trying to learn the correct form or progress to a competitive level.
4. X3 Sports
Consider X3 Sports the best of all the above options. X3 is a gym with specialized martial arts classes led by kickboxing professionals. For example, did you know that Inman Park instructor Robert Hale and North Marietta instructor Dwayne Loudermilk are both pro-fighters who teach kickboxing classes at X3 Sports? Our experienced instructors will tailor your beginner kickboxing workout so you can progress safely into more strenuous and challenging workouts as you become more fit and master kickboxing moves.
The community atmosphere is so welcoming that you’ll feel right at home doing beginner kickboxing workouts and have the added benefit of a supportive team cheering you on. Plus, we have other professional equipment available for you to use before or after your workout. Just one membership gives you access to everything you need to go from starting beginner kickboxing classes to reaching the elite level (if that’s what you want).
Try Beginner Kickboxing Workouts at X3 Sports
Ready to give kickboxing a try? Great! While you can try beginner kickboxing workouts at most big box gyms or online, we highly recommend choosing a specialized kickboxing gym like X3 Sports. You’ll get expert instruction from trained fighters who will ensure your safety as you build a more muscular body.
We’d love to see you at an upcoming class. You’ll meet our expert instructors, tour our facility, and better understand what we mean when we say we’re not just a gym – we’re a community.
Sign up for your free beginner kickboxing workout from X3 Sports to get started.