Cardio Kickboxing is a combination of dance and martial arts that will undoubtedly improve your endurance and cardiovascular fitness, tone muscles and shred your abs if you practice consistently with power and precision. Cardio Kickboxing routines are characterized by their high intensity intervals coupled with toning recovery periods to zap calories and define your muscles.
Most of all, cardio kickboxing is fun! Set to upbeat music, the energetic instructor keeps you from being bored by challenging your mind and your body. Cardio kickboxing classes are a great juxtaposition to your more monotonous running or elliptical days.
That’s right–Cardio kickboxing does not include contact! No bags, no gloves, just a killer workout. Even the self-defense based moves, like punches, kicks and blocks are usually modified enough to reduce the occurrence of injury and to encourage fat loss, not fighting ability. That said, it does make you feel powerful anyway! The instructor should guide participants through safe practices, like looking where you are punching and kicking, so there is no accidental contact.
Not only can you burn as many as 500-1000 calories in a 1 hour class, but you will perform moves that tone your body unlike most cardio workouts do.
Zig zags, knee strikes and twisting moves like cross punches tone abs and obliques
Kicks burn fat and tone legs
Punches target arms and back
Be sure to stay fierce to get the most cardio burn and muscle toning benefits.