Boxing is a competitive combat sport where two people fight each other in a boxing ring. As a combat sport, boxing can lead to injury when fighting. For fitness purposes, boxing classes can be used as a workout, and boxing is a great way to build and tone muscles. Boxing classes provide a good cardiovascular workout, increasing aerobic strength.
Boxing classes may include a selection of skipping, body conditioning, targeted pad work, partner drills and work using a punch bag. Reflexes and eye-hand coordination should improve with this type of workout, as should aerobic fitness, stamina and muscle definition (particularly in the upper body).
Boxing classes will vary in size. Make sure that your teacher has the appropriate insurance and affiliation with the Amateur Boxing Association.