My friend Krissy is an instructor kickboxing at Freedom Xtreme Fitness in Branchburg, NJ. I had done a one kickboxing class at Sweat Like a Girl which incorporated other things, but this would be a strict kickboxing. I was both a little nervous and excited at the prospect of it.
The class did not disappoint, and it kicked my ass. I’m not just saying that because she’s my friend. If the class was less than stellar, I’d still be writing this and saying so. One of the best workout classes in terms of whole body workouts, cardio, abs, and oh my fizz legs. There was an abundance of leg work. Favorite quotes of the class: you can do anything for 30 seconds; no one brags about a small butt, and when it hurts that’s when growth happens. We did everything, squats, lunges, burpees, pushups, laps, and of course bag work. The class pushed me to my limits, and past them at times. It is dead true that it is when growth happens, and not just in terms of the physical.. She was great mix of motivator and encouragement without being military style about it. She was full of tough love, encouragement, and “hate me now, love me later” attitude.
If you are in the area, and enjoy something that is both fun and sweat-inducing, this is for you. The drop-in fee is usually a very reasonable $12 for an hour class. You will not regret dropping in for this.