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Get Kicking With a Kickboxing Class!

By Donna Stark

If you're looking for a fun way to stay fit that also helps to reduce some of that pent-up aggression in your life, a kickboxing class may be exactly what you need! Where else can you punch and kick things as much as you want without getting into trouble? Kickboxing is the perfect combination of boxing, martial arts, and cardio training that requires little to no equipment. It can be modified to match everyone's fitness level, it is rarely boring, but more importantly, it's a great workout for your entire body! On top of that, there are many health benefits you can gain from joining a class. Check them out below.

Burns Calories

Kickboxing classes can be as intense as you make them and most will use up every last bit of energy that you have. But don't let that scare you! Because when you are having fun and relieving your stress while doing so, you don't even realize the effort you are exerting! And when you exert more effort, you burn more calories!

Increases Strength

Kickboxing is a full-body exercise. Your upper body gets its workout from all of the jabs, crosses, and uppercuts involved with this sport, while your lower body gets its workout from all of the kicks, squats, and jumps. Most kickboxing movements require a fair share of strength and core power, but if you are lacking in those two areas, don't worry. Kickboxing will help you build that strength in no time!

Increases Balance and Coordination

If you have seen a boxer or a mixed martial arts competitor, then you have probably noticed how good the athlete's balance and coordination is. In fact, balance and coordination are key here, and if you are looking to improve yours, kickboxing can help you achieve that! Most motions involve several body parts moving at once, and as you progress through the levels, the motions gradually increase in difficulty. Over time, these patterns of movement will help to improve your coordination, balance, and flexibility.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Kickboxing is sure to get your heartbeat racing because it is an excellent cardio workout. It improves blood circulation, strengthens cardiovascular health, and increases endurance kick after kick, and jab after jab. From the start of the class to the very end, you will definitely feel the burn!

Get Kicking!

In addition to being an incredible physical workout, kickboxing is also great for your mental health! Remember that pent-up aggression I mentioned earlier? Well, no more! So get kicking, get healthier, and get rid of your stress -- all in one class!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sunset Hills, Mo.

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