Why Boxing Works! 


The biggest thing about fitness is that it's often "a need" not "a want".

Gyms are routine, boring and the focus is often on isolating and working specialised muscle groups. Unless you're a "gym junkie" you plateau or always make an excuse and the health benefit you get from exercise becomes redundant.

Let's face it - Boxing is fun! 

At the end of the day, visualising punching out your stress or learning a new combination can take the edge off and the exercise creates endorphins in the brain that can make you feel happier. So by punching a bag to music, sparing off with a partner or entering a group can really make your day. The fact that the task is enjoyable will have a better overall result than a workout that you don’t enjoy.

Boxing is one of the true all-around workouts available, meaning it strengthens and works all muscle groups rather than spot training one area alone. Boxing works the core muscles contained within your trunk, by using balance and strength. The leg muscles through various kicks and stances, the arm muscles through punching and jabbing, plus the back, shoulder and the glutes, through continued skipping and dodging movements that are essential for everyday life and overall body fitness. 

Leading fitness experts have discovered that repetitive workouts are detrimental to peak fitness. A constant up shift and down shift of cardio and strength training along with sudden burst training is proving more effective. Boxing incorporates this constant shift of workout, from shadow boxing with constant movement and flow, to pad work to weight training. An hour of boxing can produce more sweat and more calorie burn than a continuous one hour run.

Boxing for the purposes of self-defense can be a benefit to self confidence and personal development. You will not feel as vulnerable as before when walking alone or being in an uncomfortable situation. 

Aside from the physical benefits, you can develop a sense of intuition, quick thinking, better judgement and self-motivation — each element working towards the overall enjoyment of your life in better ways.

Boxing is great for weight loss and fights obesity, which is a major problem worldwide. It is believed that at least 30 minutes per day of regular exercise is enough to keep a minimum level of fitness. However it's how those 30 minutes are spent that are most important.

A form of activity that is ineffective and boring will not get you results, however a sport that can be enjoyed, and provides a total body workout that is effective like boxing, will. 

The Benefits of Boxing as an exercise

  1. Weight loss (burn up to 700 calories per work out.)
  2. Strengthens and tones; arms, legs, hip and butt muscles.
  3. Use boxing to gain stamina, flexibility of muscles and joints.
  4. It's a true all-round all encompassing work out.
  5. Learn techniques with regards to self-defense.
  6. Just have fun and get rid of unwanted stress.

Boxing training brings on positive results. You will enjoy a physically fit body and regular training will keep you in better shape. You have the option of working out and exercising at your preferred level and skill or joining the programs that Fitness Ring has to offer.

You may have to take some time out of your regular schedule for boxing training. Yet the rewards are great and the many benefits outweigh the change in routine. Especially, in the form of a better physique, more balance, building confidence and your personal willpower. 

Contact us today to get a personalized boxing training program according to your physical conditions and expectations. It is the safe way to push yourself to the limit without risking your health.

This ultimately, is the reason why Boxing Works!