Cardio kickboxing at American Top 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 American Top Team you burn calories and learn new skills at the same 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.
Cardio kickboxing 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.
For your first class, make sure to do the following: