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Women In Boxing: New Trend Or Necessity?

Posted on February 21, 2020 by Bertha Garrett

More and more women have started to show an interest in boxing, and are taking part at both a pro and amateur level. There are some big stars out there like Katie Taylor fighting on the undercard of some big male fights, and people are starting to see the growth in the women’s sport. 

The benefits of boxing are clear. As a workout, there isn’t much that can beat it. Plenty of celebrity women, and women who act as role models, are also starting to take part in boxing as a workout. 

According to Andy Stenzler, Rumble Boxing CEO and Co-founder:

“Rumble is group fitness for the individual. We believe in the power of coming together to fight for a collective goal, but we also celebrate what it means to be unique. Rumble was created to shake up the stale norms of the group fitness world, and we remain committed to authenticity. Rumble is a collection of the most inspired and inspiring fitness instructors on the planet. Impressive athletes in their own regard, they step onto the podium at Rumble as part DJ, part motivational speaker, and complete Master of Ceremony. The 45 minutes that follows is an awesome orchestration of a workout engineered to the beat of custom hip-hop and house mash-ups. The music, the lights, the program, and the collective heartbeat of the room all come together”

Now let’s take a deeper look which are the pros of boxing as a workout for women.

Improved Total Body Strength 

Boxing at a good standard requires strength, and builds strength in a variety of different areas. If you go to the gym and work on one particular area of the body then you can strengthen your body in this area, but boxing works on a huge amount of the muscles in your body and on your core. This can lead to an improvement in your overall body strength.

Boxing doesn’t mean you have to turn into a bodybuilder. Instead, it provides a way to grow your body strength from head to toe.

Enhanced Cardio-Vascular Health

“Cardio” is a term that can strike fear into people. As well as working on your strength, boxing is a great way to work on your cardio and your heart health. One of the great things about boxing is that your focus is always on the fight, or the sparring you are taking part in. This means that you don’t always realise just how much exercise you are getting through.

Moving around a ring or building strength with the exercises involved in boxing can give great cardio exercise. It can be compared to high intensity interval training and other workouts that have grown in popularity.


You need good coordination if you are going to be a boxer, and much of the work you will do on the bags, sparring or in actual fights will be working to train your coordination, blocking out the punches of an opponent and throwing your own accurate punches. You need to be coordinated to do this effectively, and it is something that will naturally grow as you continue your involvement with boxing.

If you are one of those women who thinks of yourself as having poor coordination, you might think there’s nothing you can do about it, but this isn’t true. The concentration you will have in the ring or during your training can work brilliantly to improve your coordination.


Naturally, the body will grow in strength, and you will start to notice this in everyday life. It doesn’t mean you need to be strong enough to get in fights in everyday life! It does mean that you will feel stronger and fitter when taking part in some of the activities in your life.

If your aim is to get stronger as well as losing weight and getting enough exercise, boxing is definitely a sport that should be recommended.

Stress Decrease

If you’ve ever had a go on a punchbag you will know how it can feel. You can really unload all of your stresses while boxing. Most exercise is shown to be a brilliant way to blow off steam and decrease your stress levels, but boxing is one of the best methods. This can be both physical and psychological.

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After a workout session, your body will be tired, and your brain will be producing stress-busting chemicals that can help with the rest of your day. Many women find boxing a great way to deal with a stressful job, for instance.

Motivation for Beginnings

A lot of women getting involved with boxing never thought they would be able to do this. It can be quite a scary thing to start to enjoy, but once people have started to, they can quickly learn what they can achieve, both in boxing, and in other areas of their life. You can move on to many new beginnings using boxing and your new found strength and confidence as a platform. 

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