Looking to step up your workout intensity? Then it’s time to check out a boxing gym near you. Yes we know trading punches with another fighter isn’t anyone’s dream workout plan but the physical and mental benefits of boxing might just make you rethink it all. The best part about a boxing workout is that it combines cardio and strength training and helps tone your body to a large extent. No wonder so many celebs are hooked on to it.
 

Keeps your heart healthy

Keeps your heart healthy

In a boxing workout you tend to breathe heavily, thus increasing the rate at which your heart pumps blood into your body. This strengthens your heart muscles and over time, lowers your chances of developing cardiovascular issues.

 

It makes you very fit

It makes you very fit

Boxing helps you get the most out of your body. It helps you maintain a reasonable amount of oxygen which is then carried to your muscles to be used as fuel. This in turn burns fat. The high intensity of boxing increases endurance, muscle mass, metabolism and ability to fight fatigue.

 

Burns calories and fat

Burns calories and fat

An hour of boxing can burn around 300 to 500 calories depending on the intensity of your workout. Not only that, boxing even aids in losing the fat around your stomach (okay we are sold!). You can always combine this fabulous exercise with resistance workout.

 

Stronger and more toned

Stronger and more toned

With its different forms of movement and repetitive motions, it is the perfect exercise to build speed and endurance. It also strengthens your arms, legs and core areas. Since it is a highly repetitive workout, it gives you a much more toned frame.

 

It is a great stress reliever

It is a great stress reliever

This one will surprise you! Boxing can be therapeutic. It helps relieve physical and mental stress and tension. Boxing decreases stress hormones and increases the feel – good chemicals in your body. This elevates your mood and relieves stress.

If you wish to give boxing a shot, here are some places in India that provide boxing classes

Mumbai – South Paw Boxing Club, Nepeansea Road

Kolkata – Kidderpore School of Physical Culture, Khidirpur, Kolkata

Chennai – Viva Boxing Club, Perumbakkam

Delhi – CrossTrain Fight Club, GK 2

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