Plenty of women make the effort to exercise, but not all types of exercise will encourage you to tone your body. For example, walking is a great form of exercise that will certainly help tone your lower body. However your upper body might leave a little to be desired!
Maybe that’s why more and more women are taking up kickboxing to tick this particular box. There’s really no muscle group in your entire body that won’t receive a workout when you take up this sport. Some classes will introduce kickboxing pads as well. These help burn more calories and enhance your power, helping you tone up even more.
Of course it will take time to tone your body properly, especially from a standing start. However unfit you are to begin with, a beginner’s class should start off gently. It should take things slowly and allow you to build up your skills gradually so you can improve your levels of fitness and your stamina as well. After a few weeks you might be surprised how good you are.
As you start toning your muscles and losing some excess fat too, you’ll start realising how good you feel at other times as well. Instead of feeling a little self-conscious when you first start your classes, you’ll feel good about doing them. You’ll be likely to feel more confident and secure in yourself too. Your clothes will feel better on you. The way you feel will have a knock-on effect in other areas of your life as well. What’s not to like?
Getting toned with kickboxing is a gradual process. However once you get started you will never look back. Making that first class a priority in your life is a major achievement, and something you will be glad you did.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.