BayFit Boxing is our non-full contact boxing conditioning class. These classes are taught on the heavy bags, they’re 1 hour long, and offer a full body workout. Classes start with an intense warm up using plyometric, followed by a full body stretch, after warm ups and stretch you will go into bag time. Bag times consists of roughly 5-9 3 minute rounds verse your heavy bag. The instructor will call out and demonstrate the combo for that round, the class executes that specific combo and most importantly the instructor will go bag to bag working individually with each member. As a beginner the instructor will help you with form and answer any question you may have as a more experienced member they will work more high level personal training with you.
From a fitness stand point you’ll burned 800-1000 calories and have activated every muscle on your body. The last leg of class is a cool down period where we finish off with core strength exercises (isolated abs and oblique’s).
These classes are great for increasing cardiovascular and muscular endurance, fat burning and coordination!! Whether you are just looking to get in shape for the summer or are a competitive fighter the BAB BayFit Boxing classes are sure to get you in the best shape of your life!!
Besides keeping your body fit, boxing has tons of other benefits. You can burn anywhere from 800 to 1000 calories an hour with boxing! Boxing also reduces and relieves stress. Its rigorous workout – controlled punching movements carried out with the discipline and skill – can do wonders for feelings of frustration and anger. Practicing boxing moves can also help to improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Boxing is also a great way to get a total body workout while learning simple self-defense moves. Boxing fans say the sport helps them to feel more empowered and confident. So get out there and jab and punch your way to fitness.
**The only equipment you need is glove, wraps, your body and the will to get the best work out of your life. There should be no concerns regarding age or fitness level as each individual will train and excel at their own pace.
Besides keeping your body fit, kickboxing has tons of other benefits. You can burn anywhere from 800 to 1000 calories an hour with kickboxing! Kickboxing also reduces and relieves stress. Its rigorous workout – controlled punching and kicking movements carried out with the discipline and skills required for martial arts – can do wonders for feelings of frustration and anger. Practicing kickboxing moves can also help to improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Kickboxing is also a great way to get a total body workout while learning simple self-defense moves. Kickboxing fans say the sport helps them to feel more empowered and confident. So get out there and jab, punch, and kick your way to fitness.
Bay Area Boxing offers our own version of a popular form of kickboxing is known as aerobic or cardiovascular (cardio) kickboxing. BayFit Kickboxing which combines elements of punching, kicking, kneeing and elbow combos in a HIIT (high intensity interval trianing) Unlike other types of kickboxing, cardio kickboxing does not involve physical contact between competitors – it’s a cardiovascular workout that’s done because of its many benefits to the body.
Cardio kickboxing classes are usually comprised of 10 to 15 minutes of warm-ups, which may include stretching and traditional exercises such as jumping jacks and push-ups, followed by a 30-minute kickboxing session that includes movements such as knee strikes, kicks, and punches. The class uses 120 lb. punching bags.
After this, at least 5 minutes should be devoted to cooling down, followed by about 10 minutes of stretching and muscle conditioning. Stretching is really important and slow, proper stretching helps relax muscles and prevent injury.
- When you do begin kickboxing, allow yourself to be a beginner by working at your own pace and not overexerting yourself to the point of exhaustion.
- Try a class beforehand to see whether it’s right for you and to make sure to tell the instructor to modify the routine a bit to accommodate your skill level.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows your arms and legs to move easily in all directions. The best shoes are cross-trainers – not tennis shoes – because cross-trainers allow for side-to-side movements. Gloves or hand wraps are used during classes – you will be able to borrow these for your free trial class and buy your own when you enroll.
- The key to a good kickboxing workout is controlled movement. Overextending yourself by kicking too high or locking your arms and legs during movements can cause pulled muscles and tendons and sprained knee or ankle joints. Start with low kicks as you slowly learn proper kickboxing technique. This is very important for beginners.
BayFit CrossTrain was cooked up by the mad scientist at BAB to incorporate all elements of fitness for an overall goal of success. BAB BayFit combines the muscle building elements of weight training/Olympic lifting with high cardio plyometric. These classes are different everyday but provided a more extensive full body tone while still isolating individual muscle groups. Classes a fun, fast paced, and very informative. Learn while you burn is our moto for a well-balanced fitness program. The more you know the better results your going to achieve.
The class is 1 hour long and starts with an intense warm up, workout of the day, and a cool down period were while you body’s cooling down we finish you off with abs and oblique’s
The word Jiu-Jitsu translated from Japanese means the gental art. Jiu-Jitsu originated in Japan and then was modified in Brazil creating the modern day BJJ we have today. Our Jiu-Jitsu classes consist of a dynamic warm up (learning grappling movements), a technique or two to learn, for the day, followed by situational and open rolling (sparring). We offer Gi and No-Gi classes for an all around Jiu-Jitsu game. Our Jiu-Jitsu team consists of hobbyist and competitors alike. We have a 2000 square foot, newly remodeled, completely matted Jiu-Jitsu room with plenty of space for open rolling. AND we keep it super clean! 😃
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lineage: Brian Fernandez ( Brian recieved his black belt directly from Ralph Gracie)
Instructional boxing is a 100% technical boxing class. In Instructional Boxing you are learning the sweet science of boxing with a pro fighter from the ground up. These classes are great if you just want to brush up on your technique for the fitness classes or if you want to continue to learn boxing and maybe one day compete. In Instruction Boxing you will start off with the basics but then over time will advance to whatever level you’re dedicated to. Sparing is available in and after instructional classes but is not required. We are signed with USA boxing for any potential amateur boxers out there who want to test their skills. Our boxing coaches’ info and bios are under the instructor page.
We have a comprehensive Mauy Thai program that offers two fundamentals and padwork classes, an advanced padwork class, a live situational dilling class (positional sparring), and access to live sparring when ready, and willing. 🥊 Mauy Thai is a style of kickboxing from Thailand which gained popularity in modern day combat sports because of its effectiveness and dominance in open rule set fighting competitions (e.g UFC). Our Muay Thai team is comprised of hobbyist and competitors alike. Classes are one hour long and progress students over time. Muay Thai is a perfect next step program for any who loves kickboxing as a workout and want to learn more. 🤓
A brief history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 🥋
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a modified form of Japanese Jiu-Jitus founder by the Gracie family.It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant. It primarily uses Judo takedowns to gain the dominant position. BJJ can be trained for self defence sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and choke-holds to force an opponent to submit or be knocked out depending on what submission method is used. The art was based on early 20th century Kodokan Judo which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese Jujutsu.