‘Twas the week before Christmas, and with ice on the roads, There was no way to jog, and the gyms were all closed. The amount of consumption of sweet snacks and pies Had left everyone longing for some good exercise!
Back in 2016, POPSUGAR Fitness ranked cardio boxing as one of the top fitness trends to watch for in 2017. Their instincts were spot-on: just recently, NBC gave boxing not just a high spot, but the number one spot, on its list of popular workouts.
When it comes to adding a cardio boxing/kickboxing class, the biggest hindrance to some fitness studio or gym owners may not be the cost of equipment or a lack of staff, but lack of space. The size of the training bags (ranging 80-270 lbs.) seems intimidating. Where will they be stored? How much floor space will they take up? Will they get in the way of other classes?
In fitness and martial arts, it’s common to hear the expression, “Your biggest opponent is yourself,” or some similar sentiment. Well, friends, I hate to break it to you, but that is just not true. You’ve got a much tougher opponent out there. Unfortunately for you, every time you train, it gets stronger, too:
Your gym/fitness club is unique. It has a special something that drew your members in when they could, presumably, just as easily gone somewhere else. Maybe it’s a piece of equipment you have that no one else offers, or your wide selection of weights. Maybe you offer something as extravagant as a 24/7 fitness hotline, or as simple as friendly customer service.
Are you suffering from Cardio Kickboxing Envy? This is the feeling you get when you see other gyms’ fitness kickboxing programs – with their upbeat music, high-energy instructors, and participants who leave sweat-drenched and grinning – and not having anything comparable at your own gym.