Bay MMA and Fitness offers our own in-house non-full contact kickboxing conditioning classes. The BayFit Kickboxing classes are designed to get anyone in the best shape of their lives by using kickboxing for a full body workout. In these classes you will learn the basic techniques needed to safely get the fitness benefits of kickboxing while learning self-defense. There is no sparing in these classes but you will be doing pad work with an instructor. Classes are a great to burn fat as you punch and kick your stress away.
- Try a class beforehand to see whether it’s right for you and to make sure to tell the instructor to modify the routine a bit to accommodate your skill level.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows your arms and legs to move easily in all directions. The best shoes are cross-trainers – not tennis shoes – because cross-trainers allow for side-to-side movements. Gloves or hand wraps are used during classes – you will be able to borrow gloves for your free trial class and buy your own when you enroll. Hand wraps are the only piece of equipment you need to bing or buy.
- The key to a good kickboxing workout is controlled movement. Overextending yourself by kicking too high or locking your arms and legs during movements can cause pulled muscles and tendons and sprained knee or ankle joints. Start with low kicks as you slowly learn proper kickboxing technique. This is very important for beginners.