Top Health & Fitness Benefits Of Boxing/Kickboxing

Boxing as a sport requires a high level of athletic ability, strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, and power.

If you are hoping to get in great shape and improve your health….then Boxing is the answer.


1.  Improved Total Body Strength:  All that punching, kicking and jumping requires your upper body, lower body and core to engage as you make contact with the bag.  Flo Fitness trainers also incorporate other strength training moves into a boxing workout.

2.  Better Cardiovascular Health:  Doing cardio does not mean getting on the treadmill to log your required minutes.  The  whole point of cardio is to  protect yourself from heart disease, burn calories and lose or maintain your weight.  Boxing keeps your heart rate up during a workout and is way more fun than a boring treadmill.

3.   Improved Hand-Eye Coordination:  People with good hand-eye coordination tend to have faster reflexes and reaction times.

4.  Decreased Stress:  Boxing increases endorphins, boosts mood, and improves sleep, all of which help reduce stress.  On top of that, when you are pushing yourself through a couple minutes of high intensity punching or kicking, you do not have the mental power left to worry about how awful your job is, or how dirty your house is.  And even during rest periods, you will be focused on breathing and mentally preparing for the next round.  It is also empowering when you can take your aggressions out on a punching bag.

5.  Improved Body Composition:  Boxing combines muscle building strength training moves and calorie burning cardio.  By regularly participating in a boxing program you will see changes in your shape and improvements in your fat mass percentage.

Sound interesting to you?  Give us a call and we can get you started today!

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Congratulations to our Jiu-Jitsu instructor Jeremy Penny!  He finished 2nd place at the IBJJF Chicago Open and will be moving onto the national championship in Las Vegas!  Way to Go Jeremy!

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Big congrats to Zach, Jair, and Anthony on earning their Grey/White Belts as well as a couple others earning some stripes!!


At FLO Fitness & Martial Arts in Palatine, we provide men, women and children of all ages and abilities with top-level instruction in a variety of styles.

Our unique approach to fitness gives all members access to both general fitness classes such as strength & conditioning and kicks & abs, and to martial arts classes such as boxing, kick boxing, and brazilian jiu-jitsu. This gives you the best opportunity to reach your ultimate fitness goals. If you’re looking to gain confidence and get in shape, you can focus on our fitness classes and supplement with new skills such as boxing and kickboxing to keep it interesting. If you want to get serious about your martial arts skills, you can focus on your discipline while gaining extra fitness and agility from our cardio classes.

FLO’s unique approach and professional trainers make us the finest fitness and martial arts training center in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

FLO Fitness & Martial Arts

709 S Vermont St

Palatine, IL 60067