If you think it's just a sport for the rough and tough, you're wrong. Boxing is one of the most popular fitness regimes out there and if it's a lean, toned, strong body you're after then this could the sport for you. Think Hilary Swank. Think Mark Wahlberg from The Fighter and see some amazing results. Boxing gets you to your goals and that’s why it will always be a top choice for fitness enthusiasts.
There are a myriad of benefits to boxing - weight loss, increased agility and coordination, muscle tone and greater fitness. Many people think that boxing is all about the arms but it is actually a cardio work-out for the whole body. It's especially good for toning your bottom and quadricep muscles, which is perfect for women who want to lose weight around their bottom and thighs as part of an overall reduction programme.
There's no need to worry about bulking up, Hilary Swank-style, either. Boxing is very much a high repetition work-out so you'll see tone rather than muscle. It's also very empowering and people really get pumped up and stuck into it during the moves. While it's not a self-defence lesson, by the end of the first class, you should be able to throw a solid punch like Ian Jacobs.