Feel like you're ready to kick butt with your fitness regimen? Then add a cardio kickboxing class to your fitness repertoire. You'll get a leg up on feeling physically fit by engaging in a workout that's a combination of aerobic and resistance training.
We're talking about cardio kickboxing, a workout that not only builds strength, but also incorporates moves from karate, tae kwon do or other martial arts. While it's not to be confused with self-defense, cardio kickboxing does offer one of heck of a workout. It both tones and conditions the body, and it's hard to deny the incredible calorie-burning bonus. For starters, Muscle and Fitness magazine ranked cardio kickboxing as the top fat-burning workout. That's because participants can burn as much as 1,000 calories for one hour of kickboxing. So you're getting a whole lot of bang for your buck. Cardio kickboxing typically begins with a warm-up.