I must have at least 2 dozen books on martial arts fitness/boxing/kick boxing workout books. There are several I just read and never go back to. There are a few that are like my Bible that I go back to every so often to improve on my offering for clients and martial arts students.
The Gleason’s Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women: A 4-Week Head-to-Toe Makeover is one of these books that I go back to every so often. I don’t agree with all their stances and footwork but there are lot of good nuggets in that book that I culled into my Cardio Kick Boxing Class.
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Roca and Silverglade break down all the boxing basics, from how to make a fist and how to stand, to more advanced boxing moves and various ways of jumping rope and include a nutritional plan to maximize results. “The Gleason’s Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women” offers the ultimate workout for women who want to look their best, feel their best, and be their best.
World-renowned trainer Hector Roca and owner of Gleason’s Gym (an icon in the world of boxing), Bruce Silverglade, have published boxing secrets for women in The Gleason’s Gym Total Body Boxing Workout for Women. This book outlines a step-by-step program that promises to get any woman into knockout shape in just four weeks.
I found this book to be well done. It has a 4-week workout schedule with three workouts per week. I am on the third week and not only are my arm muscles developing, but they glow when I finish a workout and I feel great. This is a full-body workout – you don’t stand still and push your arms around. In addition to 3-minute round-style combo punches and defense, you jump rope and do strength exercises (push ups, crunches, flutter kicks). The instruction is well-illustrated and the book does a great job of motivating you. This can be an intense workout, but you’ll feel stronger after each one. You really need to put your all into the workout – no half-hearted punches, and no cheating!
More info about American Oldest Boxing Gym
- Gleasons Gym – From School of Hard Knocks to Yuppies with Guppies – http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2008/03/gleasons-gym.html
- White Collar Boxing – http://dackman.homestead.com/files/Gleasons.htm
- History of Gleasons Gym – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleason%27s_Gym
- Gleason’s Announces Second Annual Master’s Clinic and Show (timesunion.com)
- Storied boxing institution Gleason’s Gym staggered by bad economy
Rev up for the new year with our popular Fusion Kick Fit class!! Experience a total body workout class, combining kickboxing, boxing, and cardio drills in a fun-filled, non-competitive and supportive environment.
The next Fusion Kick Fit Session will begin on January 25, 2010 and end on March 10, 2010.
We are offering two time slots for our participants, Monday at 3:45 pm and Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Our classes are a 60 minutes class that will get you in shape and help your relieve stress. We are constantly evaluating our class time offerings so we can accommodate as many of our clients as possible. But if these time slots are not convenient to you, we also have personal executive kick boxing program. Click here for more info: http://www.fusionkickfit.com/ultimate-focus-mitt-workout/
You do not need any previous kick boxing or aerobic exercise experiences to participate in our class. Our fitness programs are suitable for all fitness levels.
Enroll online or by calling the center at 315-398-8354 to secure your spot. Click here to Sign up: http://www.fusionkickfit.com/are-you-ready/
Our cardio kick boxing classes are limited to 8 students per session. This will provide a personal trainer concept to your instruction. Bookings are taken on a first come, first serve basis.
You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. All you need is comfortable workout clothing and all equipments are provided.
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We are continuing with the Fusion Kick Fit Program at the Clyde-Savannah School District. Class will be held 2x week at the Clyde Elementary School. Classes are on Monday and Thursday from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm. We are expecting at least 10 participants to work out with us. I would like to thank Renda and Karey for helping us organized and setting up this session.
Once, again we hope to get the teacher’ at Clyde-Savannah School District in great shape and enjoy all the benefits of a good workout.
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We will be kicking off a new Fusion Kick Fit Program at the Lyons School District. Class will be held 2x week at the Lyons High School wrestling room starting April 21, 2009 till mid June. Classes are on Tuesday from 5:40 pm to 6:40 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. We are expecting at least 10 participants to work out with us. I would like to thank Alicia Linzy for helping us organized and set up this event.
We hope to get the teachers’ at Lyons School District in great shape and enjoy all the benefits of a good workout.
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Now, many training centers offer the kickboxing classes, which attract more and more people. Kickboxing has recently surged in popularity and many people sign up for a class.
Before you decide to sign up for a class, it is better for you to keep a few guidelines in mind. There are quite a different variety of styles of kickboxing classes offered. One of the more popular one right now is cardio kickboxing class because this not only increases your strength and flexibility but will also provide a great cardiovascular workout and help you burn a good amount of calories in the process.
Sit in and observe a class at your chosen training facility before you sign up. Get a feel for the way the class is conducted, and whether or not you feel comfortable with the methods the instructors are using. You should try to start at a level that suits you and slowly progress to a more intense, fast-paced kickboxing class. Many classes call for intermediate levels of fitness and meet two to three times a week. Kickboxing requires high-intensity, so you would better not plunge in after a long stint as a couch potato.
You should know well your current fitness level and prepare yourself by first taking a low-impact aerobics course and working up to a higher level of endurance. When you begin kickboxing, you should practice at your own pace and not overexerting yourself. Never feel pressured to push yourself beyond your limits. If you feel that a routine is too difficult or tiring, avoid injury and slow down your pace. Overexerting such as kicking too high and locking your arms and legs during movements can cause pulled muscles and tendons and sprained knee or ankle joints. It is very important for beginners to start with low kicks. You are more prone to developing injuries if attempting quick, complicated kickboxing moves.
If you’ve been thinking of signing up for a kickboxing class lately, it’s a very good idea to look into the different options available to be sure you find one that meets your needs.
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