Category Archives: KICKBOXING STUDIO

How Kickboxing Combined with Cross Training Can Transform Your Workout

To keep a workout fun and worthwhile it’s good to mix things up and one way to do that could be through kickboxing. Doing the same workout week after week can get boring, but if you start throwing in some kicks and punches you may begin to see fresh results and feel a new invigorating energy. Adding kickboxing to a workout gives it a new, dynamic twist. Combine kickboxing with cross training by adding in TRX, Kettlebells, Chin ups, Box Jumps, Battle ropes, Climbing Ropes and sandbag training and you have a unique and challenging workout that is never the same!

The benefits to taking on such a workout are plentiful and worth the sweaty aches. Kickboxing can transform your workout and lead to further toning of your body and an increasing of endurance. Those two things are what everyone wants from a good workout. And you can still get a great workout without the physical contact of sparring. Let’s explore how kickboxing can do this.

Transformation

Kickboxing is defined as the fighting technique of combining karate-type kicks with the punching of boxing. Both karate and boxing on their own are vigorous workouts, but the combination of them gives you the ability to workout both your upper and lower body. In addition, it takes stamina to get through a good kickboxing workout. Because of this, the cardio aspect to your workout will be covered.

Stretching/Warm-up

The first transformational benefit you would see from adding kickboxing is through stretching. Most people do some stretching, but stretching without purpose can be done carelessly and even skipped. However, with kickboxing it is a necessity. Because you will be kicking and doing movements that you haven’t done before, it could lead to muscle stress. However, by starting with 15 minutes of stretching and warm-up exercises you will get more out of your muscles and…workout.

The Basics

There are some basics you can do in order to begin seeing the transformation results. The basics include punching, kicking and core training.

Punching

The punching part of the workout will include using heavy bags, ground & pound MMA floor bags or and focus pads. The art of performing this aspect of the workout properly is through a combination of punches. The quick jab and hook punch are the combination that will give you the ability to tone the upper arms, shoulders and chest. Performing these combinations over a two to five minute span of time will also get your heart pumping. This is done by increasing the speed and length of time performing these punches.

Kicking

There are three primary kicks to start out with; they are front, side and roundhouse kicks. The best place to start is just kicking at nothing. Stretching will help increase your kicking range. Eventually, you can work up to kicking the bag, pads or punching dummy. The leg muscles will quickly get toned because the entire leg will be used through the aspects of maintaining a strong balance and stance while performing multiple sets of kicks.

Core Training

The core of your body, which includes the abs and lower back muscles, will get an unintentional workout just by performing the punching and kicking training. However, a full kickboxing workout should include strengthening the abdominal and back muscles through such exercise as crunches and side bends. Building the core will help your movements get better and grow your stamina, as well as tone your body.

Each aspect will work the major muscles of the body. The combination of using the muscles in such a quick manner tones as well as develops an endurance that can speed up the metabolism. It won’t take long to see the benefits of this body transforming workout. By adding in other elements of cross training will further develop a strong lean body and amazing core strength.

For more information on Kickboxing and cross training classes in Medicine Hat, contact Dana, the owner of the Kickboxing Studio 403-504-8953 or heartbreakerfitness@gmail.comman boxing

Noon Hour Crew! Kicking Butt!

Noon Hour Crew!

Noon Hour Crew!

Released A lot Of Them Feel Good Endorphins Today! Dana Kicked Our Butts Today! Great Workout!

Be Fit! Have Fun! Feel Fabulous!

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I know I know – who wants to think about Fall when summer isn’t even half way over, BUT it may be worth planning ahead as we have some great programs you don’t want to miss!!

TEEN FITNESS WITH NUTRITION!
This is a fitness and nutrition program designed specifically for teens ages 13-17 to teach and to inspire the development of a positive and healthy body image! Teens will participate in fitness classes, learning about proper form in using equipment to learning the basics of kickboxing in class formats that are super fun yet challenging. Teens will also learn about their Body Mass Index, what healthy eating looks like and showing them ways to look and feel their best! It’s all about being healthy and fit! It’s not about skinny! Classes run from 4:00pm – 5:00 pm – Tuesdays & Thursdays. This program starts Oct 1! Register before Sept 1 and get 15% off! Limited spots available to ensure these teens get our full attention! For more information or to register, please contact Dana at 403-504-8953 or by email: heartbreakerfitness@gmail.com

Fit & FAB OVER 50 with Nutrition!
Just because you are over 50 doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel your best! For the past 2 years, running low to medium impact fitness classes for women over 50, we are now offering it with nutrition! Coming this Fall we will teach women over 50 how to eat clean and healthy, what their calorie intake should be based on their age, their weight, their height and their fitness level! How women can fire up their metabolism to burn fat and gain more energy! This program starts Oct 1, however the fitness classes are available until then. Classes run M, T, W & Th from 5:00 – 5:45. (Wed’s are nutrition classes! Register before Sept 1 and get 15% off! Limited spots are available to ensure these women get our full attention! for more information or to register, please contact Dana at 403-504-8953 or by email: heartbreakerfitness@gmail.com.

SWEAT FREE & CROSS TRAINING NOON HOURS
Trying to squeeze in a workout into your day? We have some great noon hour classes running from 12:10-12:50, including sweat free workouts to focus on building muscle definition and kickboxing + cross training workouts that are super fun, and super challenging using an array of the latest equipment! Come check us out in the Kickboxing Studio – the hidden gem of a studio located in the back alley of Heartbreaker!

YUMMY MOMMY
Yummy Mommy is coming back! These are 9:30am classes M, W & F for moms and their babies! Moms can come and work out with their babies in the room – as long as the babies are not mobile. Childcare is available for toddlers. These are fun classes consisting of kickboxing, cross training, and so much more! Please contact Dana for more information or to register!

MEN’S MXC
YES! We have classes just for the guys! They are challenging and different all the time – from kettlebells, kickboxing, cross training, TRX suspension training, weights, and so much more! If guys are looking for something different in a workout that will increase strength and endurance, these classes are it! Not sure? Give us a try for a week and see for yourself!

CO-ED KICKBOXING + CROSS TRAINING!
For the ultimate in super fun and super challenging classes unlike anything you get anywhere else, these classes are it! You will burn a ton of calories while learning to use heavy bags, ground and pound MMA bags, Focus pad training, Kettlebells, TRX Suspension training, RIP Trainers, weights and so much more!! These classes fill quickly so if you are interested, you will need to register as soon as possible. These classes run M-Th 6:15pm

DANGEROUS CURVES
Are you a women with Dangerous Curves? Do you feel intimidated going to the gym? Then this class is just for you! These are low to medium impact classes designed to make the plus size women gain confidence working out! If this is you, give Dana a call to get started today!

PERSONAL TRAINING & NUTRITION SESSIONS
If one-on-one is more your style for working out, contact Dana to see availability for personal training sessions. Book and pay for 10 sessions up front and get 3 extra sessions free PLUS a nutrition session! You will get a variety of workouts from kickboxing, kettlebells, TRX suspension, weights and so much more! Call and ask for Dana direct at 403-504-8953 or email heartbreakerfitness@gmail.com

BAND-AID KILLER ARM WORKOUT!

Wow…I have to say Noon Hour Workout With Dana today was a Killer Arm Workout! I think my arms are still shaking! Hahahaha…I call it the BAND-AID Killer Arm Workout! We keep doing that and people will be offering us Band-Aids as our arms will be so cut up and ripped! Loved it Dana! Thks!Arms3

Noon Workout – Full Body Cross Training

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Kickboxing Studio Schedule…(New for May and June)

Updated Class Schedule for May & June!

Updated Class Schedule for May & June!

Kickboxing Studio Schedule…(New for May and June)

Updated Class Schedule for May & June!

Updated Class Schedule for May & June!

Hi-Lights From Valentine’s Kickboxing Class

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Valentine’s Kickboxing Class 2013

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Noon Workout Legs – Feb. 6/13

Feeling Amazing after a Great Leg Workout With Nikki!
I find if I foam roll, eat well and get a good sleep, I don’t encounter too much soreness related to my exercises!

CORE & ABS! – Feb. 05/13

Great Core & Abs Nooner With Nikki! TRX, Sandbags and Foam Rollers – AWESOME!