Muhammad Ali, a classic maverick of the sport. His career is still legendary as was his personality. Truly a one of kind person. But what we all remember most about him, or at least what he’s most known for was his domination in the sport of boxing. Have you ever noticed something about boxers? From the welterweights even up to the heavy or super heavyweights? They are in remarkable shape. I mean just look at Ali above, he’s extremely toned and attested during his prime that his training was brutal.
Boxing training is rough on the body. It demands so much that body composition changes rapidly: great fat reduction, cardiovascular strength increases, flexibility is magnified, and stamina receives a huge boost. I’ve been taking advantage of these positive results by incorporating boxing training into to my regiment. My stamina has increased and so has my overall strength. If you’d like to test your mettle against the bag, look no further than the Purdue Cordova Recreational Sports Center. Located on Martin Jischke Dr, the CoRec provides Kickboxing classes for the beginner and intermediate levels.
If interested, all you have to do is sign up at the Member Services desk upon entering the CoRec. There is a fee required, as you can see above, but other than that all other equipment is provided except a pair of hand wraps. You can purchase these for an additional $5.50 at the Equipment Center on the 1st floor. This time of year, all those resolutions made a couple months ago start to fade (I’ve seen it happen for years).
There’s a slow trickle of students that consistently leave the gym and don’t return until they want washboard abs the week before spring break. Don’t neglect your fitness goals. Sometimes it takes a new routine or a trainer encouraging you to do your best to get over that hump and commit to something as important as fitness. Don’t worry about showing others how great you are, just show yourself. Maybe kickboxing is exactly what you need to do that.