Cardio Kick Boxing

Cardio kickboxing -- a combination of aerobics, boxing, and martial arts -- is one of the most popular fitness workouts.

This intense, total-body workout can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), which evaluates exercise products and programs, notes that, during a one-hour kickboxing workout, you can burn from 500 to 800 calories, which is up to twice the calories you burn during a one-hour step-aerobics class.

Kickboxing classes can be a great alternative for people who have become bored with weight-room cardiovascular activities, such as brisk walking or jogging on a treadmill. Cardio kickboxing classes at Fenton Karate are for ages 16 and up. No martial arts experience necessary. You follow and participate at your own pace. If you have had orthopedic surgery or other health problems, get permission from your doctor before beginning the class.

Schedule Time Cost
Monday 8:00 - 9:00 pm $30 per month
no long term commitment
  1. Work with a qualified instructor to learn and master proper technique. At the beginning of the class, the instructor should teach various techniques and should allow you to practice them. He or she can demonstrate how to kick and punch without overextending or locking your joints. The instructor can show you how to modify different moves so that they are comfortable for you and are executed safely and correctly.
  2. Pay attention to what feels right to your body. Kick at a level that is comfortable to you. Don't do a move that hurts, even if you are doing it correctly. Take breaks or stop if you feel tired. Drink plenty of water throughout the class.
  3. Do not wear or hold weights when punching or kicking. The risk of joint injury outweighs the benefits for the beginning kick boxer.
  4. Remember that this activity is not a self-defense course.
  5. Sweat and have fun!