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Why Cardio Kickboxing is for Everyone!

Why Cardio-Kickboxing Is for everyone?

Cardio kickboxing is a group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. High-energy workout challenge for the beginner and advanced training athlete looking for an amazing cardio workout. 
Building stamina, improving coordination and flexibility is huge benefit for all.  Burning calories as you build muscle with this fun and challenging workout is a major bonus.

What is Cardio-Kickboxing

An experienced instructor leads cardio-kickboxing classes by demonstrating technique combinations of punches, kicks, and knee strikes to fast-paced music. Cardio kickboxing combinations are a mix of martial arts movements including:
Upper body Strikes such as Jabs, Cross punches, Hook punches, uppercuts and Lower body strikes like, Roundhouse kicks, knee strikes, switch kicks and combinations of both upper and lower body strikes.
Classes also include a warm-up and cool down as well as both dynamic and static stretching. Often, each class incorporates core exercises like crunches and leg raises. Typical cardio kickboxing classes run from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the gym or studio.
Despite the name, cardio-kickboxing is a non-contact workout. All punches and kicks are thrown into the air or onto pads. It’s a high-energy workout that can burn between 350 and 450 calories an hour, according to the American Council on ExerciseCardio-kickboxing classes challenge your endurance, muscles, and concentration. 

Who should do it?

Cardio kickboxing is a good fitness choice for those looking to burn calories for weight loss, or to improve stamina and heart health. People who become easily bored with stationary cardio equipment like treadmills and stair steppers will enjoy the fast pace and new movements in a cardio kickboxing class.
An amazing workout that requires NO previous martial arts experience, People of all ages and fitness levels benefit greatly.
Cardio-kickboxing is a, high-intensity workout. Beginners are advised to begin slowly. Listen to your body and take water breaks when you need them. Work your way up to exercising at full intensity.

What can I expect?
Expect a class full of like minded individuals workout towards a similar goal. Cardio-kickboxing class, give you a full-body workout engaging every muscle in your body, including your core. The fast pace class also improve flexibility, balance, and coordination. Other benefits are a heighten self-confidence and can include self-defense techniques.
Cardio kickboxing can burn between 350 and 450 calories per hour.

How to get involved? 

Look for cardio-kickboxing classes in your area and ask if they offer a free trial class. Check out your local Karate, martial arts centres and gyms.

 For your first class, make sure to do the following:

  • Wear comfortable workout clothing and athletic shoes. Some gyms give you the option of taking class in bare feet.
  • Bring water and a small towel.
  • Arrive a few minutes early to get familiar with centre and meet your instructors.
  • Have FUN! Everyone had a first class, it takes a few classes to get your cardio level up.
When your ready to take the challenge of an amazing health beneficial Cardio-Kickboxing class be sure to check out Stonetown Karate Centre in St.Marys. Register online here for your Free trial class.


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