Welcome back to the Green Pastures Still Waters blog! Today, we’re going to focus on our Kickboxing Classes in Buffalo, NY. Kickboxing is a full-body exercise that blends cardio and strength training in a high-intensity workout. Don’t let that discourage you, though, because kickboxing is just as fun as it is intense.
Kickboxing targets numerous muscle groups throughout the body, providing an overall tone and increasing strength. It’s a powerful exercise that provides numerous benefits, such as improved coordination, stress relief, and improved cardiovascular health.
The Four Main Benefits of Kickboxing
1. Stress Relief
Kickboxing is a workout for the mind and body. It’s a fantastic stress relief tool that boosts confidence. It requires your full focus. If you’re feeling an overwhelming amount of stress, kickboxing is a great release. The endorphins your body releases during this high-intensity workout combat stress and depression.
2. Increased Explosiveness, Agility and Overall Fitness
A study was done in 2014 on healthy men in their twenties over the course of 5 weeks. Subjects were expected to train in kickboxing three times a week for an hour per day.
The subjects who trained in kickboxing saw improvement in their upper-body muscle power, aerobic ability, anaerobic fitness, speed, flexibility and agility. Additionally, subjects had cut time from their recorded 5×10-meter Shuttle Run test (approximately 1 second) and saw a 2cm improvement in their sit and reach test.
3. Improve Coordination and Balance
Hand-eye coordination and eye-foot coordination are key elements of kickboxing. The martial art demands that you’re constantly in motion, performing the kicks, punches, defensive maneuvers and forms of steps. It’s reminiscent of a highly choreographed dance, or a movie fight scene.
4. Improved Heart Health
Finally, aerobic exercise is a great way to keep your heart healthy. Add to that the fact that regular, high-intensity workouts are one of the best things you can do for keeping your heart healthy and you’ve got the recipe for fat-burning and muscle building, starting at just $12 for a session! Remember, studies have shown that belly fat may be linked to heart disease, there’s at least a correlation.
This list doesn’t encompass every benefit, to do that we’d be here all day! This selection of benefits has some relation to the wide swaths of other benefits related to this elite, excellent exercise.
Get Moving with GPSW’s Kickboxing Classes in Buffalo, NY
Green Pastures Still Waters has kickboxing classes at our convenient Hertel Ave location in Buffalo, NY. Also, for all the benefits of kickboxing, we offer our classes starting at an easy $12 for one session. However, you can bundle a bunch and save some money!
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