Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Joining Fight Clubs, Exercisers Pack a Punch

“Regardless of whether you actually get in the ring, Bryant says, all the fancy footwork, punching and blocking add up to a good all-around workout, burning 350 to 500 calories an hour for the average person. Boxing also promotes coordination and balance, teaches self-defense skills and offers a good outlet for aggression. If you're looking to get involved with boxing, it shouldn't be hard to find a class or club that offers it. Survey data from the Boston-based International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, which represents 5,700 gyms and health clubs across the country, show that last year 21 percent of member clubs offered boxing and 40 percent offered kickboxing.”

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