Fighting Fit is very much a labour of love for me. Having grown up with a background in martial arts (Karate, Taekwondo, Aikido and Boxing) I was keen to incorporate some of the fundamental aspects of these sports into a fun and functional fitness class.
Being fit to fight, regardless what level or type of fighting you’re training for, requires both endurance fitness as well as stamina, strength and explosive power. For this reason, the circuit is split into 3-minute ‘rounds’ consisting of three 1-minute exercises before a break.
Based loosely on a circuit class, ‘Fighting Fit’ consists of 30 stations which are drawn from my experience training for competition fighting. From skipping to pad work, grappling to kicking there are a wide range of different activities to vary your workout and help get you functionally fit.
Key benefits of using fighting as exercise are well-known highlighted within many articles, for both physical and mental fitness. In addition, combining boxing training with the fitness involved in other material arts will improve balance and core strength as well as flexibility and control.
Because this class is able to accommodate all levels of fitness and fighting experience, no experience is needed and is all about pushing yourself to achieve personal goals.
We currently have several couples attending, and is a great way of getting fit/learning new skills with your partners and peers.
I have great fun teaching this class and so do those who attend, but don’t just take my word for it – go to the testimonial page for some genuine comments from attendees.