How Kickboxing Can Transform Your Body

By December 3, 2022January 5th, 2023No Comments

Having super fun workouts is the secret to staying consistent with your exercise program. Keeping things fun and interesting will make you look forward to your workouts instead of dreading them. And Kickboxing is a great way to keep things fun, invigorating and fresh.

Doing the same workout week after week gets boring pretty quick. But by throwing in some kicks and punches, you may start to see some immediate results and feel energized about your workouts.

Kickboxing can transform your workouts and help you build toned muscle and help increase your endurance. Those two things, everyone wants from their workouts. And you can still get a great workout without the physical contact of full on sparring.

Now, let’s explore how Kickboxing is a safe, fun and effective way to burn fat and to build toned muscle.

Kickboxing is defined as a fighting system that combines both punching and kicking. We borrow the punching techniques from boxing and combine the with with the kicking techniques of Karate and Muay Thai.

By combining both punches and kicks, you’re able to work both your upper body and your lower body simultaneously. As well, it takes great stamina to get through a full kickboxing workout or sparring session. Because of this, the cardio aspect of your workout will be covered.


One of the great benefits of Kickboxing is the increased flexibility you’ll get just from doing the kicks. Some people stretch. But let’s be real, most people skip the stretching part of their workouts. And stretching without purpose can be done carelessly. But with each kick you throw, you’ll be increasing your flexibility and increasing your range of movement. Over time, you’ll become more dynamic, graceful and powerful!


Let’s be honest. Punching stuff is just plain fun 🙂
It’s a great stress reliever and it feels amazing. Punches are done in fast combinations as we punch specialized equipment like focus mitts, Thai Pads and heavy bags.

There’s absolutely zero contact to the face or torso in our kickboxing classes.

Throwing quick Jabs and powerful right hooks is a great way to engage your triceps, pectorals, deltoids and abs. And doing high volume combination punches will get your heart racing and your lungs burning. It’s an amazing fat burning workout!


There’s two primary kicks. Straight kicks- like foot jabs and side kicks. And then there’s roundhouse kicks. The best thing to do is just start kicking stuff 🙂

In our classes, we use a kicking shield. It’s like a big, black rectangular pillow. You can kick 100% wrong and you’d still be absolutely safe. And remember, safety is the number one thing when you’re working out! With a few simple tips from your instructor, you’ll be kicking like Chuck Norris in no time.

Your leg muscles will immediately get toned and defined as soon as you throw powerful, fast paced kicks.

Core training.

Basically, we’re talking about your abs. Your core is your centre of power. Every punch you throw and every kick you execute will immediately engage your core. You’ll soon realize how sore your abs are at the end of your kickboxing workout even though you didn’t do a simple ab crunch.


Ultimately, Kickboxing can transform you body by working all the major muscles groups in the body. Plus, it will help you develop your endurance and your stamina.

Kickboxing is a guaranteed way to get quick results from your workouts!

I break this down further in the video below.  Check it out!!

Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby. InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training

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Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip is a life long martial artist, BJJ Black Belt, and the head instructor of the InFighting Martial Arts Gym in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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