Kickboxing traditionally includes a blend of boxing and karate, however you’ll find a variety of different classes focusing on everything from cardio conditioning and dance to self-defense, martial arts, and one-on-one competition.

Once you know what sort of class you want to participate in, speak to a few different teachers, read some reviews, and maybe even observe a class before signing up. This is the easiest way to find out what the lessons consist of.

Why is it good for me?

Kickboxing can help to improve cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination.

How much does it cost?

Individual kickboxing classes typically range between £5 – £10, with monthly memberships generally around £50-£60.

What equipment do I need?

Comfy clothes, trainers, a water bottle and towel – you’re going to get sweaty!

Talk to your club or instructor beforehand to see if you need to bring anything else, like boxing gloves or headgear, although this is usually provided for you.

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