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Local Kickboxing GymsOne of the newest approaches to getting a cardio workout involves taking lessons at a kickboxing gym. This discipline has its roots in Asia, and was first practiced over 2,000 years ago. You can go to any number of kickboxing gyms across the country and learn the fundamentals. Still, the sport didn't make its way to American shores until the 1970s. It was at this time that American karate experts began arranging competitions that allowed the full-contact kicks and punches that were banned in karate, and modern kickboxing was born.
Sign up for Cardio Kickboxing LessonsMany gyms offer cardio kickboxing lessons. These classes run the gamut. Some are aimed at beginners, others at experts; there are even classes geared toward females, to take advantage of the growing number of females with an interest in this form of exercise.
Finding a class that offers a talented instructor is important. Remember, your instructor serves as your direct conduit to these exercises, and you'll want to make sure that you are receiving lessons from someone with the knowledge and experience to present you with sound techniques. Ideally, you'll want to find a teacher who has earned both a high-level belt in martial arts and certification as a fitness instructor by an organization such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Many gyms offer passes that allow you to try out their facilities before making a membership commitment. Take advantage of these passes as you seek out establishments offering kickboxing lessons. Participate in a class or two to see if the instructor's style is a fit for your needs. You can locate gyms offering these passes here and use our helpful features to sign up for kickboxing classes today.