If you ask most people what comes to mind when they think of workouts, they’ll no doubt tell you it’s either running or some other kind of cardio, or a fitness routine using standard gym equipment. When it comes to thinking outside the box however, an increasing number of people are donning the gloves and boxing their way to a better body.

Boxing is no longer restricted to two prize-fighters in a ring. There are great benefits associated with boxing, such as an alternative to your regular cardio workout. It provides total-body fitness and an increase in overall strength by incorporating the cardio aspect of exercise as well as the added bonus of resistance training. It also provides a brain workout by improving reflexes and hand-eye coordination. If you’re in a high-stress job, punching and kicking a boxing bag is a fantastic way to release tension, while keeping both your mind and body in peak condition at the same time. If you’re more cardio-oriented, then boxing burns plenty of calories, especially if you incorporate high-intensity interval training. This is bound to increase your confidence.

When it comes to exercise options, boxing is generally not a natural choice for many people. However, with all the great benefits it offers, it’s definitely something that more and more people are getting on board with. If you want to talk more about boxing and the equipment you need to get started, talk to the team at Nordic Fitness today.