With women’s boxing now a sport in the Summer Olympics, more and more women are getting into the ring. We are often asked what would be the best class for all over fitness and we have to answer KICKBOXING, here why

1. Kickboxing tones your entire body

A typical Beautiful For Life class combines kickboxing and MMA drills with jump rope, circuit training and core strengthening exercises.

We love the large toning component to kickboxing because it forces you to engage all the muscle groups in your body, meaning you get a much better workout for your whole body.

By using kickboxing pads, as opposed to simply air boxing, you’ll burn even more calories.

It also means that you are engaging your core. This will ultimately improve co-ordination, while the constant movement in kickboxing improves your reflexes and flexibility.

2. Kickboxing melts fat, fast

Using a combining of martial arts techniques and heart-pumping cardio, kickboxing is a high-energy workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and ultimately body fat.

Women find it an incredibly efficient workout and studies have shown Kickboxing alone burns about 750 calories in an hour.

3. Kickboxing helps you learn valuable self-defense moves

While the majority of women are turning to kickboxing for the physical workout, the self-defense aspect is a perk for many women

At Beautiful For Life we teach kickboxing with an emphasis on ‘this is why you’re learning this,’ ‘this is what you would use this for.’

Teen kickboxing

We find that it is important for women to know why they’re doing certain moves and engaging certain parts of their body, it helps us to get a better understanding of the skills we are using.

We believe that the ability to protect yourself is a valuable asset and it’s empowering to know that if you were in a dangerous situation, you have the knowledge to help get yourself out of it safely.

Whilst we know Kickboxing isn’t for everyone, we know that those you want to get an all over body workout, an aerobic workout and burn fat fast enjoy it, knowing they are getting the effects of all three key reasons women choose our kickboxing classes in Bayswater.