Cardio kickboxing at ATHLAS TRAINING TEAM is a combination of aerobics, boxing, and martial arts – it is one of the most popular fitness trends to hit gyms in recent years. These workouts, which are inspired by martial arts, have motivated many people to start a fitness program. At ATHLAS TRAINING TEAM you burn calories and learn new skills at the same time.
What is Cardio Kickboxing?
Often referred to as CKO (Cardio Kickboxing) or aerobic kickboxing, is a dynamic and fast-paced fitness regimen that combines various martial arts techniques with cardiovascular exercises. Participants perform a series of punches, kicks, knee strikes, and even elbow strikes in choreographed routines. These movements are set to upbeat music, making it a fun and engaging workout.
Benefits of Cardio Kickboxing
- Calorie Torch: Cardio kickboxing is an excellent calorie burner. A one-hour session can help you shed anywhere from 350 to 800 calories, depending on your intensity level and body size.
- Full-Body Workout: Unlike some workouts that focus on specific muscle groups, cardio kickboxing engages your entire body. It improves strength, flexibility, and coordination while toning muscles.
- Stress Relief: The high-intensity nature of kickboxing allows you to release pent-up stress and frustration. Punching and kicking the air or pads can be incredibly cathartic.
- Boosted Cardiovascular Health: As the name suggests, cardio kickboxing is excellent for your heart. It elevates your heart rate, which strengthens your cardiovascular system and increases endurance.
- Self-Defense Skills: While cardio kickboxing is primarily a fitness activity, you’ll also learn practical self-defense techniques that can boost your confidence and personal safety.
- Improved Balance and Coordination: The complex movements involved in kickboxing require balance and coordination, which can be honed over time.
Kickboxing classes can be a great alternative for people who have become bored with weight-room cardiovascular activities, such as brisk walking or jogging on a treadmill. They also provide an option for people who enjoy the “semi-dance” movements found in aerobics or step classes. However, kickboxing-style fitness programs are not necessarily geared toward the beginner. Classes run from one hour and some classes are longer.
Classes also incorporate a warmup and cool down and both dynamic and static stretching. Often, there is a brief segment specifically for core exercises like crunches and planking.
According to a study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), cardio-kickboxing burns an average of 350 to 450 calories per hour. Regular exercise like cardio kickboxing also improves your mood, helps you fall asleep faster, and helps you get better quality sleep.
In Athlas Training Team, parents can enjoy a fantastic class while their child is training.
For your first class, make sure to do the following:
- – Wear comfortable workout clothing and comfortable shoes. At our gym, many classes are practiced barefoot.
- – Bring water and a small towel – you will sweat!
- – Arrive a few minutes early to sign any necessary paperwork before class.
- – Make sure you have an ATHLAS TRAINING TEAM t-shirt!