Happy 2014! Did your New Year’s Resolution involve losing weight? Embarking upon a diet was statistically the most popular way to start the New Year, according to researchers at Scranton University. If you haven’t yet quit the diet that you started on January 1 and are still going strong, you are part of an elite club. According to Time magazine, 60 percent of people quit within the first month. To salvage your resolution, you need a real gamer-changer. Enter boxing. Let’s look at the steps involved and why it could help you succeed with your weight loss goal this year.
#1. Buy A Boxercise Video And Train At Home
Boxing workouts or more precisely ‘boxercise’ is a form of get-fit class aimed at people who want to release aggression and shape up without having nose surgery. Boxercise classes teach moves inspired from actual boxing moves. The great news is that you don’t have to join a gym, as research shows that’s usually a waste of money. According to Kayla Webley, research indicates that 60 percent of people who join a gym in January never even use their membership. Gym membership rates spike at this time and new members push classes to breaking point. It’s unsurprising that so many people are scared away. Boxing sounds scary, but Boxercise is safe, fun and rewarding. There are thousands of videos you can buy or stream and many free videos on YouTube to keep you going. Boxercise videos let you avoid the packed gyms, save money and release your aggression in the comfort of your own home.
#2. Join A Boxercise Class And Make Friends
Recent research by the chain of Virgin Active health clubs showed that two-thirds of people are more likely to push themselves harder when they exercise with a friend. One of the reasons behind all of those unused gym memberships is that people struggle to form lasting friendships in large, anonymous classes where no one interacts and everyone keeps to themselves. Boxercise gets you exercising in a group and in pairs, meaning that you’ll go home from every class having made at least one new friend. As Boxercise classes do not involve any actual striking, they provide a remarkably safe and fun way to relieve stress and beat tension.
#3. Join A Novice Boxing Class
Contrary to popular belief, you would be most welcome at a novice boxing class even if you lack experience according to one of the leading fitness centers in Fairfield County. Although a Boxercise class would be more common for someone who had no interest in fighting, many small, fun and safe boxing classes gladly welcome newcomers. The greatest fear that people have is the pain, but ironically this is one of the reasons that boxing can change the life of people brave enough to put on a pair of gloves. Boxing builds strength, fitness and confidence like no other sport and the weight loss, while swift and dramatic, is simply a by-product of the training. According to the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services, while ‘active people are more likely to have an activity related injury than inactive people’ all forms of exercise are safe if conducted by a qualified trainer, even novice boxing classes.