From Excuses to Action: Joining Martial Arts or Boxing Classes
Don’t let the excuse of getting fit first hold you back from boxing or martial arts any longer.
Written by Hays Daewoud, Founder: ACE Martial Arts
Are you using the excuse of getting fit before starting your martial arts or boxing journey? Let me debunk this misconception once and for all. The truth is, running around the block or sweating it out on the treadmill won’t truly prepare you for the exhilarating world of combat sports.
It’s time to embrace a new perspective: just show up! Sure, you might feel a bit rusty at first, but with the guidance of a skilled coach, you’ll be on the right track to training correctly, progressing, and avoiding injuries.
Now, here’s the best part: your current fitness level doesn’t matter. When you step into that class, no one will bat an eye or judge you based on how fit you are. Martial arts and boxing are inclusive communities that welcome individuals from all backgrounds and fitness levels.
Instead of pounding the pavement in preparation, consider the unique benefits of boxing, kickboxing or martial arts. The training naturally incorporates short bursts of high-intensity punches and active recovery periods. In other words, it’s an intense form of interval training. Research unequivocally supports the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) over traditional aerobic exercises like long-distance running to achieve rapid fitness gains.
So, when the urge for boxing or kickboxing training strikes, don’t hesitate. Just show up! We completely understand if you’re unsure or lacking confidence about joining a class full of people.
That’s why we recommend booking a few private lessons with an experienced instructor. It’s a fantastic way to build confidence, familiarise yourself with the training environment, and receive personalised attention.
Don’t let the excuse of getting fit first hold you back any longer.