Kickboxing kicked my trash! And it was amazing.
If you missed how I got into kickboxing, check out this post. I signed up not really knowing what to expect, but the atmosphere was really inviting and the people were welcoming. This class was completely full, with beginners mixed in with advanced students. I found that pretty helpful throughout the class, because I could watch the advanced students and learn the proper technique.
Even though I’ve been working out consistently through January and February, the class was really intense. They encouraged you to go at your own pace, but I tried to keep up with the girl next to me who had been coming to classes for a few months. And believe me, I’m feeling it this morning!
The class started with a fifteen minute run (which I totally wasn’t used to!), and included high-knees and side-shuffles. It was a great warm-up that helped loosen the muscles we used throughout the class (I think we used every single muscle possible, to be honest). After that, we switched between using the punching bag and doing ab exercises. I really loved working on the punching bag, because it was new to me and super fun!
Here was the sequence we used (click the exercise for an instructional YouTube video):
After going through this class, I feel pretty awesome! It was challenging with plenty of room for me to improve, but I also felt powerful. I’m definitely going to continue going. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to try for a while, I encourage you to do it. It’ll be worth it.