Kick your way to a healthy body and mind

How did kickboxing become the only other fitness class that Town Barre offers? The benefits of kickboxing for both the mind and body raise the bar for all other cardio workout options. Here’s why:

  1. Melt fat, fast

    Combining martial arts techniques and heart-pumping cardio, kickboxing is a high-energy workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and fat. Kickboxing alone can burn up to 750 calories in an hour. The cardio-conditioning element of kickboxing is one of the most effective ways to burn fat-especially that stubborn belly fat that’s associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.

  2. Tone your entire body

    There’s a large toning component to kickboxing because it forces you to engage all the muscle groups in your body. Engaging your core during every move will also ultimately improve coordination, while the constant movement in kickboxing improves flexibility and reflexes.

  3. 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’s empowering to know that if you were in a dangerous situation, you have the knowledge to help get yourself out of it safely.

  4. 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 some of the day’s frustrations out of your system, which will also help you get a better night’s sleep and improve mental clarity. The group atmosphere of kickboxing is even more effective in releasing endorphins.

  5. Feel sexy and confident

    There’s nothing sexier than being able to kick some butt, and look great doing it. The intensity of kickboxing means you’ll see improvements and results quickly. When you’re putting yourself through a program that really challenges you and you finish it - that alone boosts confidence dramatically because you’ve accomplished something and that’s something to be proud of!

Michelle Nigro