If you live in the Utah area, chances are you have been exposed or introduced to many different types of sports and workouts. Salt Lake City is renowned for its outdoor sports, so with all these options available, why consider Boxing Fitness? Easy, the sport of Boxing develops a high level of athletic ability: strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, nerve, and power. Boxing as a fitness activity enables the average person to improve and/or acquire those same athletic skills, all without having to take a punch.
Not to mention these great benefits:
1. Enhanced Cardiovascular Health in Less Time and Cost
You hear it all the time: Cardio training will protect yourself from heart disease, burn calories, and help you lose or maintain your weight. But unless you are a runner, “doing cardio” often requires some serious time and motivation. Why not have a professional boxing coach at every training session to inspire and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals while keeping your mind entertained with a different workout. Sounds nice, right?
2. Improved Total-Body Strength
All that punching requires a surprising amount of strength. Think about it – most professional heavy bags weigh at least 100 pounds.
During a Legends Boxing workout, you will punch a bag hundreds of times, requiring your upper body, lower body, and core to engage as you make contact with the bag. Plus, other strength training moves are incorporated into your boxing for a complete body workout. For example, some of the exercises our coaches program into your workout will be squats, pushups, planks, and weighted medicine ball exercises all within fast-paced 60-minute circuit workout.
3. Better Hand-Eye Coordination
Individuals with good hand-eye coordination tend to have faster reflexes and reaction times and tend to have better physical coordination as a whole. This is particularly important during aging, and/or if you do other types of sports found in Utah. Boxing can help hone hand-eye coordination. When punching a bag or practicing one of the various boxing combos our coaches teach, you must be able to see the target, react to the target, and hit the target, all while the target is moving and changing position. It’s challenging, but with practice, your hand-eye coordination will improve substantially.
4. Decreased Stress
Admittedly, almost any form of moderate to intense physical activity can decrease stress. But sometimes you need more than a walk around the block to help you forget your stress.
Boxing is a great outlet for stress for two reasons: First, during a boxing workout, our coaches will have you transition between high-intensity bouts of exercise and moderate-intensity recovery periods. When pushing yourself through a couple minutes of high-intensity punching, you don’t have much mental power left to worry about the problems of your day and even during rest periods, you’ll be focused on mentally preparing for the next round, not stressing over your worries.Second and most importantly, there’s an incredibly cathartic release when you get to take your stress out on a punching bag. It’s an empowering feeling to punch your stress to smithereens- and it’s legal!
5. Improved Body Composition
Boxing is great for improving body composition and for changing your body composition. Boxing will require your body to melt fat while building muscle and tone at the same time.
Boxing is an incredible mechanism for improved body composition because it perfectly combines muscle-building strength training moves and calorie-torching bouts of cardio. Some studies show that over 1000 calories are burnt during a one-hour boxing session compared to 400-500 when running for the same time period.
If you haven’t started yet what are you waiting for? Contact us today for a free tour and training session to experience what it’s all about.