Boxing classes are quite popular, they are almost always a trending topic. Even in the modelling world, supermodels like Adriana Lima are fans of it. And there is good reason for this. Boxing can be a full body workout, not just for your arms. You will work everything from your legs to your core, and your arms, of course. It also offers a pretty good cardio workout as well.
Not only that, but boxing can be a good way to release any aggression and burn any extra energy you might have built up due to the stressors in your life. You can use your boxing class to help manage stress as well as get those endorphins running through your body. If you’re ready to get to your first boxing class, here are some things to know before you go.
There Are A Few Different Types Of Boxing Classes Available
Choosing the right type of boxing class for you will depend on your fitness goals and what kind of environment you are looking for. A typical boxing class will include floor work where you will do conditioning drills like jumping jacks, sit-ups or quick feet, then ring work, and bag or partner work. However, classes can feel extremely different depending on where you go. Some boxing studios will feel less serious by blasting music and making things more informal, while others might play no music and focus more on the technical aspects.
Now let’s talk about hitting. In many studios, you will spend a lot of time with the punching bag. You will probably do a lot of work with a partner, where you will spar with them, taking turns throwing punches to each other’s gloves, or you might be hitting your instructor’s pads. You might also practice some defence, such as bobbing and weaving and slipping, while your partner throws fake punches. In some other studios, you might actually get to hit or be hit by your partner. If you bring a friend, you can pair up and promise to only hit each other lightly. If this is not something you want to do, you can speak to your teacher before class or ask them via a phone call beforehand to get all the information you need.
No matter what you go for, you will definitely be able to get a good workout at the end. Maybe even within the first ten minutes. Many places will be able to offer a beginner’s class where the instructor will be able to show you the basic punches.
You won’t need to buy your own gloves in most cases, but you should probably invest in your own pair of hand wraps. Hand wraps protect your hands and knuckles while you punch things. They also give you a good barrier between your hands and the potentially stinky rental gloves. Plus, you can give them a wash in the laundry after they get smelly.