It’s no secret that boxing has quickly become a favoured workout by the fitness industry and A-list celebrities. This is because people love the muscle toning, body shaping and mental clarity it provides. Boxing is truly an all encompassing workout that not only challenges you physically but also mentally. It’s the ideal solution if you want to tone your arms, have killer abs, strong legs, improved fitness and/or need a stress reliever.
When you do a boxing class it’s your time to unleash your inner Muhammad Ali! Punch away anything that is causing stress in your life. The boxing bag can take a strong beating, so give it your best shot!
Benefits of boxing:
- Improved coordination, stability, core strength, body awareness
- Increased cardiovascular fitness (and heart health), strength, muscle tone
- Boosts self esteem, mental clarity and brain function
- Releases adrenaline and endorphins which has a positive impact on mood and energy levels
- Reduces stress and anxiety
Life can sometimes throw unexpected situations at you that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. The key to staying calm is finding a method that lets you release some steam so you can have a clear mind to deal with the problem realistically. Boxing is an ideal outlet because it’s a form of daily exercise which studies have shown to make you feel happier and helps decrease overall levels of tension and stress buildup.
Let boxing be a form of mediation where you just immerse your body and mind to the class. You are constantly being challenged with different boxing drills and sequences that keep your thoughts busy and active, so you can’t think of anything that is worrying you. Boxing tests your memory and is a great way to improve hand-eye coordination and body awareness. Essentially, a boxing class is a safe and controlled environment to release all frustrations.
Boxing can improve a healthier lifestyle and builds self-esteem and confidence. You may not feel like a pro in the beginning, but regular classes that build on new skills will make you feel a great sense of achievement. The only way to improve is to practice and to be open minded. You are also never alone when you take a boxing class and group exercise fitness is a great motivator! It provides a means of social support to reduce feelings of isolation, loneliness or depression and build a positive active community.
Do you use boxing as a form of meditation?
At Flow Athletic in Paddington, they offer Boxing classes using new top of the range equipment a long with over 15 different class styles to choose from building on strength, edurance, cardio etc. this will compliment your boxing workouts.