Muay-Thai-Kickboxing-a-Fun-Way-to-Get-Fit-Ascendant-Martial-ArtsIf you’re looking for a new and fun way to get fit that gets you out of your current gym routine, kickboxing could be the solution you’re searching for. Kickboxing is a great workout that comes with a variety of health and fitness benefits.

Here are a few of the things about kickboxing that make it a fun way to get fit:

1. Total Body Fitness

One of the things about kickboxing that makes it so effective (and awesome) is that it’s a full-body workout. Rather than thinking about working your upper body, lower body, and core, all you have to do is show up and get to work. And because you’re using your whole body, kickboxing burns a lot of calories. By challenging your body in new ways, your workouts will seem less boring, and you’ll also experience better results.

2. Improved Flexibility

When your goal is to get more fit, you might wonder if flexibility and working on your range of motion is a waste of time and not really related to your goals. However, by improving your flexibility, you’ll ultimately end up improving your fitness as well. A limited range of motion restricts your body’s movements. This restriction limits what you get out of your workouts as well as your daily life. As your flexibility improves, your workouts will become more effective. Kickboxing can help you improve your flexibility. And as your flexibility increases, so will your fitness.

3. More Coordination

Coordination is another element of fitness that we commonly neglect. Again, it may seem like working on your coordination will take away from your “real workout.” Coordination begins to decline as we get older. But activities like kickboxing can help you maintain your coordination and even improve it. When you kickbox, your brain is getting a great workout, as well. And the more you train, the better you get at syncing up the left and right sides of your body with kicks and punches.

4. Stress Management

We all experience varying levels of daily stress, and we also choose to deal with our stress in different ways. One of the more productive ways to manage your stress is through physical activity. Kickboxing classes are a structured and safe way to work through your stress.

To learn more about the in-person and virtual classes we’re currently offering at Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina, contact us today.