CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER and FT Westborough MANAGER, Jess Jamison,received her Level 1 Certification from Box and Burn Academy, professional boxing training program. Jess had an amazing experience! Jess was so excited to introduce boxing exercises and workouts into her client’s personal training programs and immediately did! The results have been a huge success!
We are not talking about taking a punch or preparing for the ring. Boxing for general fitness has become somewhat of a phenomenon-providing a high intensity workout that is surprisingly a ton of fun.
Here are just a few great benefits:
1. Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
You hear it all the time: You need to do cardio to protect yourself from heart disease, burn calories, and lose or maintain your weight. It's important to understand that “doing cardio” doesn’t have to mean hopping on a treadmill to log your required minutes. That gets boring fast. Cardio boxing classes and boxing exercises can provide variety for your cardio sessions which means you are less likely to conveniently skip them.
2. Decreased Stress
Boxing workouts are a great outlet for a few reasons. First, during a boxing workout you typically transition between high intensity bouts of exercise and moderate intensity recovery periods. When you’re pushing yourself through a couple minutes of high-intensity punching or kicking, you don’t have much mental power left to worry about how awful your job is or how dirty your house is. Even during rest periods, you’ll be focused on settling your heart rate and mentally preparing for the next round, not stressing over your packed schedule. Furthermore, there’s an incredibly cathartic release when you get to take some of your stress out on a punching bag!
3. Boxing is a Calorie Crusher
A boxing workout is high intensity, so it burns a huge amount of calories.
Boxing will make your heart rate skyrocket and engage multiple muscle groups as you punch with your whole body. One single punch engages the upper body for sure, but it also draws power from the core, hips and legs. With proper technique, the entire body is engaged. In a boxing training program for beginners you will learn to jab, uppercut, and hook; you work on footwork and speed, core strength and agility, and power and flexibility.