A student asked my one night what it is about punching the bags that makes you stronger. That is a great question. So the answer is resistance. Every time you punch or kick the bag you are met with resistance and your muscles are trying to overcome that resistance. The other nice thing about this is that it is a full body workout. You are incorporating many muscle groups at once to execute these punches and kicks. You are constantly using your core as well as your arm and leg muscles. We do some exercises in the beginning of class to target specific muscle groups also. I had to laugh and think about the total gym commercial with chuck norris. Its a full body workout and you can work different muscles groups without changing positions or machines, and it is easy to transition from one exercise to another. Well the same is true about our class. We roll right from one exercise to the other. That is why our fitness kickboxing program is such a great workout!