When most people think of exercising and working out, they think of gyms and not kickboxing classes. This kind of thinking is probably one of the major reasons why people do not lose as much weight as they could or follow through on their exercise routine.
For most people, kickboxing provides a far better workout than going to the gym by yourself. Kickboxing provides all the benefits of a gym and has extra benefits of its own without the detraction that most gyms have.
Here are a few reasons why kickboxing class is a better workout than the gym.
1. Gyms are for people who already know how to work out
By their very nature and design, gyms are for people who are already experts at working out. It is a great place for people who have studied anatomy and physiology and know the ins and outs of proper technique. However, because there is no guidance, over 90% of the people in a gym are doing useless exercises, using too much weight and performing every movement improperly. In a good kickboxing class like the ones offered by Urban Martial Arts, you get proper guidance to target and effectively lose weight and tone up. You do the moves that are shown to you, so even if you have no background in it, you get the instruction and support you need to work out properly.
2. Personal training is effective, but too expensive
One way to circumvent the pitfalls of going to the gym on your own is to get a personal trainer. With this you can get amazing results, but for most people, getting a personal trainer is too expensive to do on an ongoing basis like you need. The L Magazine rated the kickboxing program at Urban Martial Arts as one of NYC’s top 10 workouts, and said that taking the class feels like you’re working with a personal trainer, though of course you’re paying a fraction of the price.
3. You don’t use your time efficiently at the gym
It’s easy to spend time at the gym doing everything but exercising. It almost seems like the gym is designed to waste your time! From primping in the locker room, to waiting for equipment, to chatting with other members, you’re just not using your time efficiently. Your time is valuable, so why not burn the most calories in the shortest amount of time? That’s what happens at the Urban Martial Arts kickboxing program. Not a minute is wasted. You come in, put on your gloves, and right away you’re kicking and punching your way to a better body!
4. It’s easy to plateau at a gym
When you work out without guidance, you’re likely to get to a point where you stop seeing results. This leads to a plateau in your routine and is very common at gyms. People who take kickboxing classes are much less likely to plateau because there’s always something new to learn. When people first start out, they’re often focused on just getting through the class because it’s so challenging, but when their stamina is up, they become more focused on perfecting the technique of their kicks and punches. Once you’ve got the technique down, you get excited about increasing your speed, power, and accuracy. This is why kickboxers don’t plateau as easily, and why they never get bored.
5. No one at the gym is there to push you
When you work out on your own, there’s not much motivation to really push yourself. Kickboxing classes give you a group scenario where you’re not only motivated by the instructor, but by the sense of community you have from other members of the class. In this setting, you’re much more likely to push through your imagined limits and burn more calories
There are several benefits that come with a group class setting like kickboxing. You get the support of your classmates as well as the motivation of your coach. Kickboxing also offers you a far superior overall workout experience than what you would get in the average gym.
When you consider that you burn anywhere between 600 and 800 calories in a single kickboxing class and that your metabolism stays high even after the class, there can be no argument about the superiority of kickboxing classes to going to the gym on your own.
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