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Boxing in Mississauga

Boxing in Mississauga is often seen as such a daunting and physical sport, but it has many health benefits. In boxing you work out your whole body while having loads of fun! Boxing gets a bad rep for a lot of reasons, such as being a cause of Alzheimer’s and head injuries, but there is also a lot of good that comes from this sport. You don’t even have to fight anyone, you can just spar and practice on the bag and still get the same benefits. At Martial Arts Fitness Academy (M.A.F.A.) you can take boxing fitness classes taught by current and ex-boxing pros! Read on for more information about the health benefits of training in boxing in Mississauga!

Gone are the days where the only place you could box were the gritty old school-styled gyms; boxing is now being made readily available for everyone to try in various gyms, which, for some, may be a lot more appealing. Let’s explore some of the health benefits of training in boxing in Mississauga:

Cardiovascular Health

Would you rather run on a treadmill, around the same area or box? Personally, we think most would rather box! The bonus is that you get a great workout for your cardiovascular system that is as good as the one you get from running, if not better, and you will have more fun doing it. Working your cardiovascular system will help to prevent heart disease, burn calories and help you to lose or maintain your weight. To enhance your cardiovascular health, you need to put a moderate amount of stress on your heart and lungs, which will get them pumping and your blood flowing, this is easily achieved in boxing before you even get to the sparring.

Total Body Strength

All the kicking, jumping, side-stepping and hitting takes a lot of energy and strength because you do it multiple times. Keep in mind that when boxing in a match, the goal is to keep hitting the person until they are knocked out; if that doesn’t happen, you’re scored and judged on how well you did by the end of the match, meaning that there is a high number of hits and blocks that are required. Due to the high intensity involved and the fact that your whole body is being used while you box, you build muscular strength and easily stay toned.

Hand-Eye Coordination

Hand-eye coordination is something we rely on every day, so strengthening this will not only help you in the world of boxing but also in everyday life as it will increase your reaction time and give you quicker reflexes. In addition, it will help you later in life as reflexes tend to slow with age, by strengthening them, your reflexes won’t slow as quickly. While boxing, you need to think of your feet and be ready for whatever your opponent does. You need to block quickly, then take a chance with a hit and you will need to side swipe. You also need to be able to do a combo with a right hook quickly, while being able to react to what your opponent is doing.

Training in Boxing in Mississauga is a great way to stay active and get physically fit. If you are looking for boxing classes in the Mississauga area, we recommend that you consider M.A.F.A today! Continue browsing through our website for more information and click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.