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Fitness Switchup: Kickboxing Instead of Swimming

Swimming is wonderfully meditative, quiet, and peaceful, but creating your own fitness motivation when cranking out the laps can be difficult.


If you find your love of the pool receding, it is time for a fitness switchup. I suggest you try a rocking group class like kickboxing. Your upper body will still take a beating (bad pun, I know), but you will be working your shoulders in a wider variety of motions, which is great for injury prevention. Jumping around on land is great for your bones since it's weight bearing, unlike swimming. Plus, being in a group class can buoy your waning motivation. The loud music and fun moves of kickboxing are certainly different, but are still complementary to your time in the pool.

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fishbulb fishbulb 8 years
i do kickboxing about 3 times a week. We use heavy bags, and honestly- I have never worked so hard in my life. I found myself unable to see because there was so much sweat falling in my eyes. As gross as it sounds, there is a real sense of satisfaction when you leave. I started about a month ago, unable to do one pushup, now I can do 10. While it's not a huge amont, I didn't think I was capable of making that sort of progress.
katie225 katie225 8 years
i don't believe there is such a thing as too much TKB! soooo much fun!
AZDaisy AZDaisy 8 years
I heart turbo kickboxing at 24. Is there such a thing as too much tkb?
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