How Kickboxing Helps You Lose Weight

If you want to crunch calories, burn fat and tighten those lovely lady parts, consider kickboxing your new BFF. At Hers Kickboxing in Markham and Richmond Hill, we’ve got the scoop on why it’s so effective when it comes to losing weight and feeling fierce.

Crunch Calories

Cutting calories is a major staple of any weight loss regime. If you search for weight loss tips online, hire a personal trainer or follow the latest fad diet, you’ll probably find that calorie counting, cutting and crunching are common mantras. Kickboxing helps burn a ton of calories and this means it’s a potent form of exercise for people who want to slim down in time for bathing suit season. At our studio, most people burn an average of 500 calories during a 45-minute workout. However, the benefit of EPOC (“excess post-exercise oxygen consumption” or “afterburn”) means you continue to torch calories even hours after you’ve left the studio. Our 800 Calorie Burn class is a demanding workout that uses a variety of weight lifting and cardio exercises to whip your body into shape. The class only ends when someone has burned 800 calories. Are you up for the challenge? Another option is our Cardio Chisel class. You’ll channel your inner Wonder Woman as you work on endurance, speed, and agility.

Get Your Heart Pumping

If you want an effective attack strategy for losing weight, add aerobic workouts to your arsenal. An aerobic or cardiovascular fitness routine, such as kickboxing, increases your heart rate to burn fat. This kind of exercise supports healthy hearts and lungs. It also offers several other health benefits, too:

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Supports detoxification by pushing oxygen-rich blood to your muscles and carrying away waste
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Releases endorphins – makes you feel good naturally!

Want to pump up your heart rate? Crank it up a notch with our Box Training class. Box Training is designed to bring out your inner Laila Ali. It combines boxing fundamentals (such as fancy footwork) with abdominal sculpting exercises to punish fat and knockout calories.

Blast Fat

Kickboxing is an excellent form of exercise for blasting fat while building muscle. With kickboxing, you’re burning excess fat from your entire body through a combination of cardio and strength training exercises. As you build muscle, your body becomes leaner. For a great class that offers a mix of strength training and cardiovascular exercise, check out HIIT Box. HIIT Box is a high-intensity class that leverages “muscle confusion” to keep your body from adapting to the workout program. Expect a fast-paced program and the use of free weights. Alternatively, our Taboxing class is also an effective choice for targeting fat. It combines boxing moves with conditioning exercises in short intervals to sculpt your arms, shoulders, legs and core.

Jumpstart Your Metabolism

Kickboxing jumpstarts your metabolism and keeps it going all day. This means you continue to burn calories after your workout is finished. Although a person’s metabolism can slow down due to age or health issues, moderate to high-intensity workouts can boost metabolic function and improve your body’s ability to turn calories into energy. Speed up your metabolism as you sweat to the beat in our Rhythm Box class. This fun, music-oriented class is where you can jab, high kick, and bounce along with energetic basslines. Shed pounds to some kick-ass tunes!

Tone And Tighten Those Lovely Lady Parts

There various forms of exercise that help you tone and tighten arms, legs, bellies, and bums. However, few offer the “full body workout” that kickboxing does. You work your upper body, your lower body, as well as your core. Hello, skinny jeans! By punching, kicking and squatting, you’re building muscle while blasting body fat. Your body becomes stronger, more defined and shapely. Want to get lean, ladies? Check out our Super Sculpt class. It is designed to fire up your muscles, trim those hips and tone those arms. Alternatively, you can also check out our Booty Blaster class. One of our most popular classes is all about getting a rock star rump. It combines weight training, punching, kicking and the use of booty bands to melt fat. Your glutes will be crying by the end!

Beat Boredom

Whether you’re a gym junkie, a swimming fanatic, or a yoga devotee, you may find yourself repeating the same exercise program over and over. This can be problematic for several reasons.

First off, it’s easier to “plateau” in your fitness goals if don’t switch up your workouts. Targeting the same muscle groups on a frequent basis impacts your ability to build new muscle, improve your overall strength as well as boost stamina.

Second, you could increase your chances of injury by putting consistent stress on the same muscles or joints. Overuse injuries are common if you overwork yourself or focus too much on the same areas of the body. And, if you hurt yourself, you may need to take some time off from your workout program to heal – which can feel super demotivating in your weight loss journey.

Finally, it’s easy to get bored with your fitness routine when you train regularly. Your body just adapts to your on-going exercise program and you stop feeling challenged. Don’t get stuck in a rut! We beat boredom with a variety of classes that change each month. Whether you want to lose weight, tone and tighten limbs, or just get into “bootylicious” shape, we’ve got you covered! Check out our class schedule.

Final Round

Thinking about infusing some energy and variety into your weight loss routine? If so, strap on those gloves and give kickboxing a shot!

Fitness Tip: Track Your Progress

Have you downloaded our app? Keep track of your workouts, heart rate and calories burned every time you “hit it” or “kick it” at our studio. Our app is a great tool for measuring your progress as well as pushing yourself to stay motivated when it comes to your weight loss goals.