Prepare to be a knockout! The classic sport of boxing is getting a chic upgrade with boutique workout classes popping up across the country. In this post, Julia Gschwind from Austin Boxing Babes and Brian Pedone from Boxing for All in New York tell you everything you need to know about this challenging workout.
What Makes Boxing Such a Great Workout?
If you’re looking for a total mind and body workout, boxing is an ideal option! Julia says that while most people think of boxing as an upper body workout, there’s plenty of footwork involved and all the power comes from your lower body, meaning your legs, core and arms are engaged in every punch. She also points out that boxing is a bonus mental workout as you’re constantly engaging in delivering each movement and staying calm under pressure. Brian says that boxing is a very therapeutic workout and that people tend to find it really fun – even to the point of forgetting they’re working out!