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Kickboxing has proved to be a wonderful way to exercise and boost your overall health and well-being. One of the best things about kickboxing is that is it is perfect for people of all shapes and sizes, as well as any fitness level. It may seem like it is a fast-paced and intense workout, but all the moves can be modified and you can always go at your own pace, making it great for beginners.


In reference,specifically, to women, kickboxing has become one of the most popular types of workouts that women are choosing to engage in. There are so many benefits that kickboxing can bring for men and women, but there are some extra benefits for women. This blog will dive deeper into all of these benefits and show you why kickboxing you should be your workout of choice!


Total-Body Exercise

Kickboxing is a full body workout which is great if you’re looking to tone your body. It’s also great because it gets your entire body moving, while engaging various muscles that you might not be targeting if your only trying to workout a certain area. Kickboxing can help you burn up to 700 calories per 60 minute session, and helps you keep a higher calorie burn for hours after you exercise. Since it is a full body exercise, it helps you increase flexibility, burn calories, and improve your coordination and increase your cardiovascular fitness.


Self Defense

Kickboxing for women can be a helpful way of teaching self defense. The classes focus on teaching proper form and coordination of various kicks, punches, knee-ups, and dogging. Participants who were involved in kickboxing also learn how to gauge the distance of those moves, which can make them more effective. Of course, the goal is to only use these moves in classes as a form of exercise, but if you are ever in need of self-defense, the knowledge that kickboxing can offer could be useful.


Stress Relief

Many forms of exercise can be used as a form of stress relief, but due to the nature of kicks and punches, it can be a wonderful way to release any type of stress or tension. During kickboxing, and other forms of exercise, endorphins are released in the body that help to relieve pain, and aid to decrease depression.


Confidence Building

There is no better feeling than walking out a workout class and being extremely proud of your achievements. No matter how many calories you burned, or if you did every move perfect, the simple fact that you completed the class can make you feel accomplished and confident. Just like we mentioned above, exercise helps the production of endorphins and those endorphins can help build you up and give you the confidence to go out and crush the rest of your day!


While kickboxing has become a very popular trend among the fitness industry, it truly does live up to all the hype surrounding it. At Outlawz MMA & Fitness, we have more than 30 years in the fitness industry and are proud to offer kickboxing classes for every level. Not only do we offer kickboxing, but we also offer a variety of other fitness classes like HIIT training, boxing, nutritional classes, and other types of personal training. Our gym is located in Manalapan and is the perfect environment to workout in no matter where you are in your fitness journey or your age. Contact us today to get started or click here to take a look at our schedule and try your first fitness class with us today! We look forward to seeing you in our gym!