I say in my head, jab, jab, cross, cross, hook, hook, upper, upper, jab, jab, cross...... to keep me on time with the beat of the music, knees bent toe turning, looking where I punch.
Me and 8 other women kick and punch for 55 mins. Me I kick and punch out the stress and my frustrations and when it's over I feel stronger, powerful--ready to take on the world.
I started taking kickboxing back when I was in high school-- a couple guys would come out to my hometown and we would work out in the school gym. In those classes though it was real kickboxing where we learned to "fight" each other. We spared and had mats that your partner would hold and you would kick. I left with bruises all over. Now I take exercise kickboxing classes...no kicking mats just the air. It is my absolute favorite form of exercise. My legs and arms are going to kill tomorrow but I can't wait till next Mondays class.