Why You Should Start Boxing

Wellness09 July 2018

By Caroline Giovanie

Why You Should Start Boxing

Boxing is notorious for its violence and, when worse comes to worst, brain damage. Some even deemed it as a “luck sport” where people only get to throw hits because they are lucky. This, along with some other factors, has turned people away from the sport. However, boxing is so much more than that. Here, we have created a list of what boxing can do for you:

#1 Stabilize your body

A popular misconception about boxing is that it’s sloppy and doesn’t require any technique. However, boxing is literally all about technique. Since it’s a weight combat where boxers with the same weight fight each other, boxers should execute hard and precise moves if they want a chance against their opponent.

#2 Heighten your reflexes

Since boxing consists of quick, sharp moves, boxers need to be constantly aware of what their opponent is going to do while creating hard impact. This will inevitably heighten your reflexes, making you more alert of your surroundings even if you’re not in the ring.

#3 Self-defense

This one seems likes a no-brainer. Taking up boxing doesn’t mean that you’re going to fight people in the ring every day. It’s a sport that definitely helps with self-defense, something everyone should be able to do regardless of age or gender.

#4 Releasing pent-up stress and aggression

I think I speak for everyone when I say that we all have unreleased energy that we need to discharge somehow. Boxing is a healthy way to channel this energy. Not only it is great for you to stay in shape, it also provides a regular outlet for psychological catharsis.

Now that you know some of the benefits of boxing, it’s time for you to decide how you’re going to start. Luckily, Fitness First has just launched BOOM, their new boxing program that incorporates music into their training sessions. It’s suitable for beginners to professionals since every member can go on their own pace, but everyone will see results as they go.

In addition to all the points mentioned above, signing up for these sessions will help you burn calories, increase your hand-eye coordination, strength, and speed all while listening to dynamic beats that will keep you motivated from start to finish.

BOOM is now available for Fitness First Platinum members in Lotte Shopping Avenue and Plaza Semanggi. For more information on BOOM, kindly visit www.fitnessfirst.co.id

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