Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai Kickboxing is an incredible full body workout perfect for all ages and abilities. This isn't your basic kickboxing - you won't be put in front of a bag and left there. You will wear wraps, and use real gear, and learn real techniques of all 8 limbs - punching, kicking, elbows, and knees. Majority of class work is with mits/thai pads and a partner. Also will get to have fun on the heavy bag, or learn blocking techniques with shin guards, battle ropes, ladder footwork. We are always changing things up to keep it exciting! Every class begins with a warm up, then extensive stretching, and then into the class. Classes last approximately an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.
Middle school age and up are welcome. We have men and women aging from 14-into their 60s. It cannot be stressed enough that any physical level of ability is welcome and encouraged. You do not need an appointment, and can just show up to any class about 15 mins early and give it a try. First class is free of charge. We have all equipment needed, just dress comfortably as you would for any work out. We are a very fun and silly group, but always work hard. This is a positive, encouraging atmosphere for everyone.
Benefits of this training - one that can't quite be quantified enough is self-confidence, and other benefits of your mental health. Muay Thai strengthens your mindset, and will push your past whatever false limits you think you have. I started training Muay Thai five years ago and it changed my life forever. I competed in a couple of MMA fights as well. I found triathlons to be boring because there was just an infinite amount of time to think, alone in your thoughts, how difficult it is and how you just want to stop---as you listen to your ragged breathing, ha! With kickboxing, there are just sooo many things happening at once, you just won't have time to think about it. I'd have to say that is one of the best benefits, it being such a difficult work out, but you don't quite realize it. Also it's a ton of FUN! Of course, as the techniques taught are what I was taught to truly enter a cage for combat, you will be taught these tactics as well and garner an ability for self-defense (don't worry, sparring is not required at our gym, no mouth guards needed as you won't be getting punched, However - we have sparring available if you're interested in that also).
Physical benefits - of course it is cardio intensive, both aerobic and anerobic, so stamina and cardiovascular health will be vastly improved. You will also build a ton of muscle---bc every punch would be like doing hundreds of reps of 1lb weights a night. Every movement will require you to engage your core as well.
*Reduce anxiety, improves balance, sharpens reflexes
Members can expect to burn between 7-900 calories a session depending on your output. Plus, I'm not sure there is a better stress-buster than getting to punch and kick things!