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Cardio Kickboxing Class...Help!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Hello All,

I was seriously thinking about starting a cardio kickboxing class at the Y. With me being well over 200 pounds, I was wondering would this be a class I could do Now or should I wait until I lose some of the weight so that I would be able to keep my stamina up throughout the whole class time.

I'm already taking Zumba classes but, I want to add a new class to my exercise routine to keep me from getting bored and to challenge my body and kick it in high gear because I'm ready to see better results.

I'm really interested in hearing from those of you who is familiar with this class. I want to know if this is something I could realistic do now or should I wait until more weight is lost and I have better stamina?

Thanks for your help!!!
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    When I'm trying a new class, I always indicate this to the instructor so I can be corrected if my form is bad rather than injuring myself. (A good instructor would want to know if you're new to their class for this reason.) If you are able to do Zumba, you should totally be able to do Kickboxing and like anything, just listen to what your body can do and not worry about what everyone else is able to do!
    2000 days ago
    When I hear cardio kickboxing I think of Billy Blanks. I do karate and feel blessed my joints can still do it. Great job looking into newer options. Spark people has a cardio kick boxing video you can try. emoticon
    2016 days ago
    I did the cardo kickboxing class at the Y when I was over 300 pounds. I did pretty well. There was usually some modifications I needed to do, and I really liked the class. Just like zumba, I do what I can and just keep moving or do the best I can when it is too much.
    2023 days ago
    Look up a cardio kickboxing video on youtube. Go through that and you'll get an idea of what the moves are like and see if you like it. I throw it in once in awhile just to break up my routine.
    2023 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2015 10:06:19 AM
    I love kickboxing!
    2053 days ago
    Stamina comes in time. I know because I started out using aerobics by leslie and I could not do more than 10-15 minutes. Now i am a asthma patient. I can do up to 45 mins if is doing an easy session. All you can do is try. If it does not work out then you can say you tried and it did not work? up to you.
    2159 days ago
    I've never taken a cardio kick boxing class, but I'd say that if you are comfortable in your Zumba class you should definitely give the kick boxing a shot!
    2168 days ago
    "Strike while the iron is hot!" If you want to do something, do it. Don't delay. If you don't do it, you will regret it and that is not how we should live, regretting things. Beginners at anything are learning, and it takes a while to get good at something. The instructor knows that and will help you. At least try it a few times to see how it goes.
    2169 days ago
    If you are going Zumba then kick boxing will be great ad to your exercise regiment emoticon
    2169 days ago
  • ANGGEL40
    I think you can do it...started off doing kicking boxing when I was a size 16..It wasn't easy but I pushed myself and got better each day....We did Billy Blanks Bootcamp! I still do his DvD's from time to time....if we wait on our weight we will never get any thing done! emoticon emoticon Here to CHEER you on emoticon
    2169 days ago
    I think you should give it a try & do what you can. Most classes are not for beginners so be ready to put in some work! emoticon emoticon
    2170 days ago
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