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How Kickboxing Can Benefit Women

Helen Bush

Kickboxing can be a great routine for anyone, but there are many benefits from kickboxing that seem to be tailored to meet the goals and needs of women. It can help women get the body they want and reduce stress, while getting out a little built up aggression. It has physical, mental and emotional benefits that can help us get through our hectic and overly stressed day.


Burns fat and tones the entire body

Kickboxing combines boxing and martial arts with cardio and resistance training to give you an intense full body workout that burns fat, fast. The cardio element of kickboxing is one of the best ways to burn fat. The average kickboxing routine can burn anywhere from six to eight hundred calories per hour. Kickboxing works every muscle in your body simultaneously to give you a total body workout. Through kicking and punching, you tone your arms, shoulders, core, and legs. Every part of your body is active in your workout. By burning fat quickly and toning the entire body, you will be able to see the results you want in no time at all.



Many women find the self-defense aspect of kickboxing a major plus. We want to know that if a situation arises, we will be able to successfully defend ourselves. Kickboxing can teach you the basics of self-defense, like how to react, move and fight. It can show us how to punch or kick to fend off an attacker and how to block our attacker's advances. It can also help us to stay focused and not panic if we are attacked. It can be empowering to know that you are prepared just in case something ever does happen.


Stress reliever

Any form of physical activity releases endorphins. These chemicals in the brain cause us to feel good. The more you exercise the more endorphins are released causing your stress level to diminish. Along with endorphins, kickboxing gives you a chance to take out any frustrations during your workout. You can punch and kick away all the stresses in your life. Kickboxing is a healthy way to get out some built up aggression and relieve stress. It can also aid you in getting a better night's sleep and achieving a higher mental focus.


Increases confidence

Kickboxing is the perfect way to improve your self image and gain confidence. The intensity of kickboxing gives you fast results. You will have the perfectly toned body and the fighting skills to go along with it. You should be proud of your results and congratulate yourself on sticking with an extremely challenging fitness routine. It can be awesome to know that you never gave up and stuck with it through all the aches and pains. You should be empowered and happy that you achieved your fitness goals.


    The many benefits of kickboxing has helped its rise in popularity, especially among women. Kickboxing is not just a man's sport anymore. Women are getting in on the action and loving every minute of it. We are able to get the results that we want and have fun at the same time.

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.