If you are trying to fit some punching into your workout, but don’t want to miss out on dancing, then TurboKick might be just what you are looking for. The class combines the agility and rigor of both hip hop and Muay Thai Boxing – love the super multi-cultural mix.
Classes are made of “rounds,” which are sections of classic boxing moves, from upper cuts to roundhouse kicks, with dance steps. The rounds are choreographed to the music, and the sequences build in 8 count sections with many repetitions. So you get a workout with all those reps as you also become familiar with the moves.
You will learn how to do a proper punch involving your whole body. You will get the full-flex torso benefit when you pivot on the ball of your foot so your pelvis will move with your punch. If you just punch from your arms, your low back will bear the brunt of the movement. So you will get good at twisting with your punch and putting your body into the movement.
You do not need to be a dancer or familiar with dance moves to enjoy the class and get your heart rate up. And it is fun! You will really appreciate that your upper back and arms will get totally worked out without having to do a single push up or lift a dumbbell; there is serious power to a punch. Beware, this class could make you really excited putting on some gloves and punching a bag!
Turbo Kick Live is empowering! The energy is so motivating and contagious that everyone in class works hard to channel their inner strength. The music is awesome, moves are fun and easy to follow, and the time flies by! Turbo kick is an aerobic exercise, meaning it raises your heart rate and burns calories. Classes are a 1/2 hour.
Approximately how many calories does a Turbo Kick Class Burn?
In general, you can expect to burn between 500 and 800 calories during an hour of turbo kick. Many things affect where you will fall in this range, but the most important factor is how hard you work. A 130-lb. person will burn about 596 calories in an hour class, a 150-lb. person will burn about 687 calories in an hour and a 180-lb. person will burn about 825 calories in an hour.
Besides intensity, a few other things can affect your caloric expenditure. Combining upper and lower body moves at the same time boosts your calories burned. For example, kicking and punching at the same time or doing a high knee while moving your arms from above your head to your side. Also, how much you weigh has a big impact. The more you weigh, the more calories your body needs to complete tasks. Finally, your metabolism also determines how many calories you burn.