Best of Fast Fitness: Kickboxing for the Summer Bod

Did the warmth on Friday have you dreaming of summer? Now is the best time to tune up your body for the sun, and kickboxing is a great way to kickstart your metabolism.

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Memorial Day is creeping closer, which means the summer body rush is on. The good news is there is a workout that is a fun way to melt fat and reduce stress: kickboxing. Here are three of the top benefits, courtesy of Fitness Republic:

  • Oh, the calories. On average, you burn 750 calories an hour.
  • Tone the whole body. Because you wind up using every muscle in your body, everything gets toned pretty evenly.
  • Break the gym hamster wheel. Having difficulty staying motivated on the machines day after day? Kickboxing is a heck of a lot more fun, so you'll look forward to your workouts.

My fiance and I just tried it for the first time last weekend, and had a lot of fun. I did Taekwondo for years, and it was a completely different type of workout. It's about as much fun as you can have doing an indoor workout.

- Dan Mulcahey