The sweat is on. We discover why this combat sport is a great way to amp up your post-summer workout routine.
22 August 2019| Last updated on 26 August 2019
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What do Idris Elba and models Martha Hunt and Gisele Bündchen have in common? Aside from winning the genetic lottery, they all apparently use kickboxing as their secret weapon to stay in shape.
This combat sport offers a satisfying full body burn and involves punching and kicking with bare feet at either an opponent or a bag. It borrows moves from multiple types of martial arts including full-contact karate, Muay Thai, and boxing.
While it won’t be on the Olympics schedule next summer, the sport has been granted provisional acceptance by the International Olympic Committee, so it’s likely to grow in popularity over the coming years.
Kickboxing can feel intimidating for a first-timer, but many of today’s classes combine martial arts moves with high-intensity cardio, allowing people to build up their confidence and get a taster of the sport in an approachable way.
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