Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kickboxing for Fitness

I took a kickboxing class recently that lasted all of 3 days. It was surprisingly quick to pick up and worked up quite a sweat - just learning how to kick correctly - which is always welcome because it means I'm pushing my body to its limit.

Any kind of movement is key to a healthy mind and body. Ask me, I spend hours in front of a computer because it brings home the money, though I'm not exactly cheering how long I'm seated. Work can get engrossing, and one hour follows the next and before you know it, you've been hunched over for more than 2 hours. Our body gets sluggish and reflexes slow down. This is where a fitness routine, such as kickboxing, comes to our rescue.

The sessions made me feel amazing even hours after I got home

At one point, my instructor got chains bundled around my wrists and made me practice punching the air 100 times. Nope, that wasn't a typo. It was tiresome, but I learnt how to throw a punch while being able to control its intensity. Self defence and fitness rolled into one. How about that? 
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