Hello everyone. I wanted to share my experience with kickboxing and hopefully get you motivated to try it out as well.
Every time I drive to work, I pass a boxing gym that I was always too scared to go to. One day I parked my car in the parking lot and sat in my car.
I sat in my car for about 10 minutes before realizing I should just walk inside and see what boxing was all about. I’m not going to lie, I was a bit intimidated at first. These guys looked like they knew they what they were doing, and even the girls seemed badass all the way. The expressions on their faces looked like they were about to tear the punching bag into shreds.
I immediately thought to myself, this is something I really want to do. They told me my first session would be free, so I of course took the offer and came back the next week.
My First Day
I eagerly walked in my first day of kickboxing class. I browsed at all the other people, putting their on and getting ready to get started. I was already nervous because I didn’t know how to even put hand wraps on! Nor did I have boxing gloves either, but they thankfully supplied me with equipment my first session. I was greeted by the other workers who were SO nice and actually seemed interested in getting to know me.
I picked out my punching bag, and had my Gatorade water bottle next to me. My heart was beating a bit and I was already sweating although I didn’t even start the workout yet. I picked a punching bag that was the closest to the kickboxing trainer so I could really learn from him and gain a better perspective of what kickboxing is all about.
We started with a 15 minute workout, and by the 10 minute mark I was dripping sweat on the floor. We were doing plenty of medicine ball workouts, and I was sweating more than I ever had in my whole life. This was a different kind of sweat. I actually enjoyed doing these workouts, and the environment around me was great.
I felt pushed to do the workout, but not in an uncomfortable, pushy way. We continued with 30 minutes of boxing and I learned a few different combinations. I still haven’t mastered boxing yet, and it’s definitely harder than what people think it is. After the 30 minutes, we did another 15 minutes of a cool down and ab workout.
As soon as I finished I signed up for a 5 month membership and was so excited to start. I came back with a friend about a week later, and she said she absolutely loved it. It wasn’t a boring workout, and the music in the background helped plenty as well. The trainers have been so incredibly helpful and nice.
The workouts were NEVER at all boring and always mixed up well.
Have you ever tried kickboxing? What are your thoughts on it?