In our last post, we examined things to consider before your first kickboxing class including doing research on the gym and kickboxing instructor, knowing your goals, and watching videos to help prepare you!
Kickboxing can seem intimidating and joining a new gym always brings forth anxiety of what others will think of you and where you fit in fitness wise. At Red Zone Kickboxing, we’re here to put those worries to rest. We want you to come, work hard, and have a great time surrounded by great people! To learn more about the best tips to take with you to your first kickboxing class, follow along in today’s post!
Take these Tips With You For An Amazing First Kickboxing Class
Joining group classes can be stressful because you don’t know what everyone else knows – the moves, the lingo, etc. When you go, you’ll learn and there are always people around to help — especially at Red Zone Kickboxing! There are, however, things you can do that will make your first time less-stressful so you can fully enjoy the experience.
We discussed preparation in our last post at length, and it’s crucial to understand both where you’re at physically and emotionally so your expectations don’t become skewed. It’s also important to show up to your first class prepared for the class! This includes packing enough water and remembering to take things that will make your experience better — things like a towel (you get mighty sweaty) and extra hair ties, because we never have a hair tie when we need them!
Have the Gear You Need
Before you go, contact the gym and ask them what they provide. You don’t want to show up and assume they’ll have it when they don’t, and have to come back another day. You may need to get wraps or a speed rope — it will vary with different gyms.
Fuel Your Body Properly
Because kickboxing is more intense than a general group fitness class, you’ll want to make sure you eat enough before class — especially if it’s in the evening. Have a snack before that digests more slowly and gives you a balanced release of energy, not a sugar rush and energy crash! Foods such as sweet potatoes and brown rice, but steer clear of heavily processed, rapidly digested foods such as chips and candy.
Learn How To Wrap Your Hands
Wrapping your hands can be tricky because it’s a whole process! With repetition, you’ll quickly learn, but you’ll feel like a badass if you already know how to do it in class — plus, it will make things less awkward!
Wear Appropriate Apparel
Because you’ll be moving around a lot, you’ll want clothing that is neither too loose or too tight to magnify your freedom to move around. Anything that gets in the way of you concentrating on your jabs, will take away from the benefits of kickboxing.
There are a few things you can do to make your first kickboxing class awesome such as being prepared and having the gear you need.
To schedule a kickboxing class with Red Zone Kickboxing, contact us today!