Boxing classes offer a fun, energetic way to keep fit in a supportive environment and you’ll be hooked from your first class! Unfortunately, some people are hesitant to give boxing a try thanks to some very common (and very untrue!) myths around this form of exercise. Today, we take a closer look at these misconceptions so you can feel more confident going along to your first class.
You have to be fit:
One of the most common things that we hear people say is that they’d love to do boxing but their fitness isn’t good enough. The truth is that boxing classes are perfect for all fitness levels and you don’t have to be fit before you begin. You can work to your own pace and slowly challenge your body as you become stronger.
You have to be aggressive:
If you’ve seen boxing on the television, or real life, it’s easy to understand why you might worry that boxing classes will be too full on for you – after all, it’s a contact sport! However, you need to remember that boxing classes are designed to challenge you but also to be lots of fun. It’s a chance for you to unwind, relieve some tension and train with like-minded people. Here at Kaya, there is no sparing – only pad work with a partner.
You’ll only work your upper body:
Yes, it’s true that boxing is an awesome upper body workout thanks to the different punches you’ll be using. However, the rest of the body won’t be missing out. Boxing is a true full body workout with your core muscles and lower body also getting in on the action. Don’t believe us? Give a class a try and see how sore you feel the next day!
You have a high risk of injury:
Some people steer clear of boxing classes as they’re worried that there’s a risk of getting hurt. Don’t worry – your instructor will be on hand to teach you the correct technique so you get an awesome and safe workout each time. If you have any pre-existing injuries, make sure you mention it to your instructor before the class.
You won’t do enough cardio:
While boxing classes are an awesome workout when it comes to strengthening your muscles, you might be thinking that you won’t be getting the cardio workout that you’re looking for. Well, don’t worry – you heart rate will definitely increase during your workout and you’ll quickly realise just how much cardio is involved in each class.
Here at Kaya Health Clubs, we offer genuine boxing classes for a fun, action packed workout. Our boxing instructors have extensive experience and will show you correct technique while also motivating you to get the most out of each class. You’ll love the dynamic atmosphere of each class as you learn the correct stances, the different types of punches, head positioning and movement. Are you ready?
If you’re ready to give boxing classes Melbourne a try, contact Kaya Health Clubs today on (03) 9090 1000.