What is it?
Whether you’re looking to increase strength, confidence and coordination, or you’re just after a fantastic cardio workout, kickboxing will keep you coming back for more.
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.
Remember though, whether it’s cardio-focused or full-contact, a kickboxing class is not a kickboxing tournament – you are there to learn a new skill, get in shape, and have fun!
Why is it good for me?
• A whole-body workout improving cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination.
• You’ll learn a variety of combat skills and techniques
• Challenging and boosts confidence.
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?
Different classes and gyms will have different requirements. When selecting a gym, you should first find out if it’s necessary to purchase any kickboxing gear. Though unlikely, some classes may ask participants to purchase gear such as boxing gloves or headgear.
No special clothing is required, however you should choose clothing that is neither too loose nor restrictive (most active gear should be fine). And don’t forget your water bottle and towel.