Kickboxing helps to reduce weight
Kickboxing training can help you lose weight in two ways.
Kickboxing burns calories like any other exercise.
Since weight loss is a matter of burning more calories than you take in, this will help you establish the calorie deficit you need in order to lose weight.
Tone your entire body
There is a large toning component to kickboxing because it forces you to engage all the muscle groups in your body. By using kickboxing pads as opposed to simply air boxing, you will burn even more calories. You will also work your back and trim your waist because each move requires a lot of core power behind it.
Engaging your core will also ultimately improve coordination, while the constant movement in kickboxing improves flexibility.
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 people.
Having the ability to protect yourself is a valuable asset and it is empowering to know that if you were in a dangerous situation, you have the knowledge to help get yourself out of it safely.
Take out stress and aggression
Sometimes the best way to release stress after a hard day at work is not a cold beer, but some intense physical activity. Kickboxing offers a healthy way to get out some of the day’s frustrations out of your system, which will also help you get a better night sleep and improve mental clarity.
Kickboxing also increases the release of endorphins, which can diminish with stress.
The intensity of kickboxing means you will see improvements and results quickly. When you are putting yourself through a program that does really challenge you and you finish it. It all alone boosts confidence dramatically because you have accomplished something and that is something to be proud of.