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04
Jun

2015

Kickboxing to a Better, Fitter You

Uyen Trinh

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Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or looking for something new, why not give kickboxing a try? I believe the biggest reason why people have not tried this effective workout is due to fear. Sometimes people are afraid of stepping outside of their normal workout routine. Just the word itself seems to intimidate people, and they automatically say no before allowing themselves to experience it first hand. This exciting workout has changed my entire life both physically and mentally. 
    

When I was pregnant with my first child, I gained over 65 pounds! After my son was born, I realized that I wasn’t happy with the person I let myself become during my pregnancy. I was determined more than ever to get into shape and start a new healthy lifestyle. A very close friend of mine suggested 9Round, a 30 minute kickboxing fitness gym. I still remember my first workout. I was extremely nervous. Everyone else seemed to know what they were doing, and I thought I was the only one in there with no kickboxing experience. That was also the same day I kicked my fitness routine into full force (no pun intended)! Walking into that gym was the best decision I ever made for myself. Here are a few ways kickboxing will help you reach your fitness goals! 

 

It’s only 30 minutes! 
Literally. The workout is not a class, so you can start as soon as you are ready. If your main excuse for not exercising is no time - that won’t work with 9Round! You can always find a way to carve out 30 minutes of your day to better your lifestyle. Leave yourself reminders if you need to. It can be an alarm set on your phone or even sticky notes left on your desk calendar at work. Just those little things can make a big difference. 

 

Cardio without a treadmill. 
This is absolutely my favorite part of the workout. I am not spending half of my time on a treadmill or an elliptical machine. I get a full body workout while burning more than twice the calories I would spending 30 minutes on a boring cardio machine. 

 

It delivers a one-two punch.
Not only are you doing cardio, but you are strength training as well. You will experience a mixture of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training in a short amount of time. There are always different exercises, so you will never have the issue of overworking the same muscle each day. I still leave the gym some days with sore muscles that I never knew existed! 

 

You will learn proper form. 
I’m sure you all have heard it before. When completing any exercise, you need to do them correctly in order to get the intended benefit and stay healthy. If I am performing any exercise incorrectly, the trainer will point it out and show me the proper way to do it. At 9Round, you will always have a trainer by your side from the moment you start your first round up until your very last round. Not only are they there to guide you, but they motivate you to give it your all! 

 

A nutrition guide is included. 
Have you ever heard that fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition? You probably hear it often because it’s 100% true. Before I found 9Round, I believed I could exercise for an hour, five times a week, and eat whatever I wanted. As a member, I received a nutrition guide and access to my own nutrition portal. With that, comes so much information about healthy foods, how to fuel your body properly and even a meal matrix to help me plan my meals for the week. 

 

    It has been two years since I joined 9Round, and I can say that every single workout has been effective and so much fun. Not everyone can say that about their fitness routine! Start working towards reaching your fitness goals today by finding a 9Round location near you. 

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Uyen resides in South Carolina. She is a stay at home mother to two wonderful children. She has been an active member of 9Round for two years and absolutely loves the workout. 9Round has helped her maintain a healthy pregnancy and is currently helping her get back into shape after her daughter was born in February. "My body has never gotten results so quickly from any other workout until I started going to 9Round. I always leave drenched in sweat and feeling like I gave it my all in there."