The sport of boxing has had significant growth and popularity in recent times. But why has this style of sport become such a favourite workout choice? Check out our top 5 benefits of boxing!
1. Long-term results
Want long-term tone? Boxing is a full-body workout that incorporates strength and cardio, and quick, explosive movements to offer the right balance between effort and results. The variety ensures you are continually challenging your body to avoid plateauing and maintaining results.
2. Stress and mood regulation
Like other forms of exercise, boxing promotes the release of positive brain chemicals like endorphins while simultaneously helping to suppress stress-related hormones like cortisol. Many studies have proven that boxing has the ability to positively impact stress levels by releasing aggression in a controlled environment.
3. Boosts self-confidence
Feeling strong and powerful can do wonders for your self-confidence. Not only does boxing equip you with the strength and fitness to feel more confident, but it also provides you with a “winning mindset” that is likely to bring you more success inside and outside of the gym.
4. Improves balance, coordination and core strength
Boxing, like dancing, requires serious balance and coordination because of the relationship of the feet (footwork) and the hands (punching). To box, you need to coordinate both hands and feet in explosive, powerful movements while at all times staying balanced. That requires a rock-solid core.
5. Enjoyable cardio
Boxing is one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet so it is a great choice to burn calorie fast, spike your metabolism and significantly improve cardiovascular health.
Credit: Women’s Health
See what this class can do for you! Visit one of our classes at the times below:
- Tuesdays at 6:15am
- Wednesdays at 10:45am
- Fridays at 5:30pm