Boxing has become the new “it” workout because it’s not only a fabulous cardiovascular workout; where you’ll get your heart pumping, blood & sweat flowing, strengthened muscles and bones but it also helps balance your mind!
As we all are trying to currently navigate thru life’s changes, stresses, fears and living in a world filled with division, chaos and hatred…..here’s a few reasons why you should glove up and take your workout to the heavy bag.
1- Boxing allows you to switch off from the outside world and be present in the moment. Boxing is fast, furious and above all FUN, leaving little room in your head for anything else. Being able to avert daily stresses can help you to truly take time out, giving you a fresh perspective to better deal with problems, or things that are bothering you!
2- It’s an excellent form of stress relief and stimulates endorphin production. When punching the heavy bag, your brain increases the production of endorphins, the neurotransmitters that create those feel-good thoughts and feelings. Punching helps to relieve muscle tension that can collect when you experience stress. As you continue to punch, you will find your focus is improved, increasing your concentration and helping you forget the reasons why you are stressed! SCORE 😊!!!
3- Boxing builds self confidence as much as physical strength. It can help make you feel more powerful mentally and give you the fighting spirit to enable you to deal with any of life’s more challenging situations. Boxing also instills a sense of achievement which builds confidence and self-esteem.
4- Boxing can help you manage anger and overcome it safely! Physically, hitting a punching bag produces a response in your body that helps to relieve tension. Boxing, especially in a group setting is a safe way to release tension or aggression without hurting yourself, or others, helping you to work through any negative feelings and effectively overcome them!
From boosting your confidence, to helping you deal with everyday stress, boxing is the ultimate form of working out, balancing your mind, and achieving personal growth!
Hope to see you all on the heavy bag!
Glove and wrap options:
If wrapping your hands is too complicated these are a great alternative to traditional wraps:
Boxing Gloves come in a variety of weights. The weight is a personal preference, most men choose between 12-16oz. and most women choose between 10-14oz.