Why Kickboxing is awesome for women!

Have you ever seen a video of a kickass girl absolutely slaying on boxing or muay thai pads and thought "damn I wish I could that!"? Girl, this is your sign to get out there and TRY IT! Not only is kickboxing is a great way to improve your physical and mental health, it’s a sport that boots your overall confidence in your mind and body, and completely elevates your badass-ness in every aspect of life.

  1. It’s a FULLL-Body Workout

Kickboxing is a great way to work out your entire body - and we mean entire bo-day. Punches, kicks, knee strikes (and elbows if you do muay thai) that target your upper and lower body and a gazillion muscles you never even realised existed in your body. You won't believe how many calories you burn, plus you'll build muscle and improve your cardiovascular fitness all at once!

  1. Ultimate Confidence Booster!

Kickboxing will boost your confidence without you even realising, seriously. At first you might feel a little awkward, especially if the movements aren't familiar to you. But then after a few sessions you'll start to get into a rhythm, feel more comfortable with your jabs, hooks and kicks, then before you know it you've become that girl in the video that others are wowed by. You'll amaze yourself at how strong physically and mentally you become!

  1. Learn Self Defence Skills

At the end of the day, Kickboxing is a martial art which keeps you quick on your toes and aware of your surrounding space. While we hope you never have to use what you learn, knowing how to defend yourself is an essential life skill all women should learn.

  1. Best Stress Reliever

NGL, hitting stuff feels good and is just what you need when Karen from the office gets up in your business at 4.59pm on a Friday.

  1. It’s Fun!

Finally, kickboxing is just plain fun! It's always different every session and there are so many facets to kickboxing training that it never feels repetitive. Plus you'll make new like-minded friends and find yourself smiling and having a laugh along the way!

So what are you waiting for? Grab a pair of our Athena Kickboxing Shorts and get started on your kickboxing journey!