Boxing and Kickboxing Fitness attract a wide range of people: men, women, youths, and children.
What is interesting is how these different categories learn Boxing Fitness and Kickboxing Fitness. As a fitness professional it is important to understand these differences. This article discusses
those differences. Intrigued? Sign up for our programs on this website!
Let’s start with men. Many men who come to Boxing and Kickboxing think they already know how to punch and, perhaps, kick correctly. And yet most of them have some pretty poor habits, like using too much arm or leaning forward when they punch.
So it can take extra time to break these clients of their bad habits. You have to be patient, and keep repeating simple instructions while your clients learn proper technique.
Also, a few men have a “macho” complex, and are not overly coachable. They just want to show everyone how hard they can hit. These types of clients don’t last long, and you shouldn’t lose any sleep over them. They are strong, but can’t handle the aerobic workout and don’t like to have people watch them huffing and puffing.
Women are very different. Most women who come to Boxing and Kickboxing Fitness don’t have any bad habits to break. For this reason, they tend to learn proper form more quickly than men. They are also much more “coachable,” which makes it a pleasure to run women-only groups.
However, many women lack self-confidence with Boxing and Kickboxing Fitness. Also, some women are perfectionists when it comes to fitness and are afraid of making mistakes or “doing it wrong.” So you have to keep encouraging them.
With youths, the secret is to keep them engaged and motivated. Youths need variety, support, and discipline. Boxing Fitness and Kickboxing Fitness are great programs to offer to youths, because the nature of the workout blends both variety and discipline. Your job is to continue to encourage them and be a positive role model.
With young children, you have to keep classes short (30 minutes), mix in games, and keep repeating information. Have you ever observed a five-year old watching television?
He or she can watch the same show over and over again. As a trainer, you have to provide the “same show” over again until the knowledge seeps in.
With both youths and young children, a reward system really helps. Stars, patches, and upgrades to different color belts or handwraps are a few ways to keep them motivated.
Perhaps the above description is too general and stereotypical. Of course, every client is different. But we notice differences in how some categories of clients train, and think that there is some value in knowing how to respect and deal with those differences — without pigeon holing people.
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