What provides the best workout: kickboxing classes or one-on-one strength and conditioning sessions? When taught and performed properly, both are great workouts, so the answer will vary depending on who you are and what you want out of your fitness training. Let’s look at some factors that might influence your decision between group kickboxing classes and personal training.
Even if you invest in your own boxing gear, joining a martial arts gym or signing up for a series of group kickboxing classes will be more affordable than signing up for the same amount of time with a personal trainer.
Both group kickboxing classes and personal training will improve your strength, cardio, muscle tone, flexibility, agility, and balance. If there are specific areas your fitness or your body that you want to target, though, one on one attention and a program specifically designed for you could be more beneficial.
What gets you moving? What gets you to show up at the gym to begin with? If you like working with a group of like-minded individuals, group kickboxing classes are for you. Need more personal attention and accountability? Go with personal training.
If you enjoy lifting weights, work with a trainer. Is kicking and punching more your style? Try kickboxing.
Still Can’t Decide?
There’s no reason you can’d do a mix of both. Or even hire a kickboxing coach for personal training in kickboxing.