An interview with Mujtaba Kamal – Boxing Coach, cult.fit.
What is Fitness Boxing at Cult?
Boxing has now become more than just a professional sport. Fitness boxing – a new fitness regime for people who want to lose fat, gain lean muscles and develop an athletic body. It is suitable for both men and women at any age group or fitness level. However, it is still a new concept in India.
Contrary to what most people think, it doesn’t involve getting into a ring and taking punches. But instead, it has adapted movements of the sport as exercises that will get you fit, all while helping you learn some serious skills!
Who should take up Fitness Boxing at Cult?
Fitness Boxing has something to offer for everyone — irrespective of age and gender. It can be used for weight loss and toning your body. It gets your heart pumping and can help lower the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can keep you physically and mentally strong and boost your self-confidence too.
So if you’re looking to get active and fit, fitness boxing is for you!
What kind of exercises do the Fitness Boxing classes at Cult involve?
The classes have toned-down variations of actual boxing drills, including boxing bag workouts, boxing techniques, body-weight exercise, and core workouts.
- Boxing bag workouts: This fun exercise has multiple benefits, It enhances aerobic fitness, core stability, coordination, stamina, power, and endurance. It also improves strength and makes your bones and ligaments stronger. It’s also a great way to combat anxiety and stress!
- Boxing techniques: These include punches, footwork, combinations, and attack and defence techniques
- Body-weight training: This training routine uses your body weight as resistance. It’s a proven way to build strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance
- Core workout: Core workout is an integrated part of boxing classes at Cult. A boxer’s core strength plays a crucial role in their conditioning. A strong core builds power and strength with each defensive and offensive movement.
What’s the difference between Competitive Boxing and Fitness Boxing at Cult?
In competitive boxing, boxers undergo years of rigorous and systematic training in phases so they can give their best performance at national- and international-level competitions like National Games, Commonwealth Games, Olympics, and Professional Boxing. It needs strong skills coupled with ring craft, strategy, and tactics.
Boxing at cult.fit is a form of high-Intensity workout. It uses basic boxing skills, drills, and conditioning. The classes at Cult are designed to avoid the risk of injuries. So it doesn’t involve any body contact, sparring sessions, or boxing competitions.
Any advice for first-time Fitness Boxers at Cult?
First, you don’t have to be at a certain level of fitness to get started. Although Fitness Boxing is a group class, the workouts are designed to be adapted to all fitness levels. The trainers will ensure proper care and adapt the intensity of the workout, whether you’re a beginner or otherwise.
Also, if you’re attending Fitness Boxing for the first time, you should go slow, listen to your body, and not over-exert yourself — this applies to all fitness classes in general too. Boxing is an art, it will take time to master. We need to be patient, especially with this form of workout.
Anything else to keep in mind?
Boxing as a sport may sound aggressive. But when it comes to Fitness Boxing, as the name suggests, it’s done only for fitness, in a completely non-aggressive environment. Boxing drills and workouts have multiple fitness benefits for everyone — across all ages and for all genders. On average, you can burn 500 to 800 Kcal in a one-hour boxing session!
It’s all about learning new skills, burning lots of calories, getting stronger — and most of all — having lots of fun!
So come join us, book your next session, and box your way to fitness!! See you there.