This post is sponsored by Poise® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
So yeah, I have recently taken to going to kickboxing classes. And honestly it has been a blast. It has been a way to get out pent up stress and get back to being a little more fit. I wanted to share what to pack for kickboxing as a woman. Yes it will be slightly different than what a guy would take because…. hello light bladder leakage after having kids and a hysterectomy!!!
Now I know most of us don’t want to admit we have light bladder leakage, but believe or not most women do especially after the child bearing years. When I was more physically fit and running all the time, I rarely had issues, but now that the muscles are not so toned and tight, well you know. That was none more apparent when I took my first kickboxing class and let’s say I was glad that I had moisture wicking pants on. When you all of a sudden have to jump down for a burpee(those things are of the devil) or swing your leg around to do a roundhouse kick, when you aren’t as toned and tight down below, things just might leak.
What to Pack for Kickboxing
- Gloves- I think these are a given, but start with the lighter weight gloves of around 12 oz. then work your way up to a heavier glove. Heavier glove means more weight to carry through those punches.
- Hand wraps- The place that I go to has the super long hand wraps which are great for soaking up the sweat as well as keeping your wrists stable as you punch the bag. I went for just a smaller wrap around brace. You may have to play around with them to see what works best for you.
- Water- And lots of it. Kickboxing is a serious workout that targets every part of your body and you will sweat!!
- Poise® pads– Even if you aren’t on your monthly cycle time, poise pads are absorbent for those times when you sneeze too hard or try to do a proper burpee. They give protection while you are doing those roundhouse kicks or running laps around the gym.
Don’t let life’s little quirks hold you back from doing something new like kickboxing. Protect yourself from injuries or light bladder leakage with my list of what to pack for kickboxing. You never know that it might just turn into something you love and who wouldn’t like punching a bag (with a mental picture of that stress that is weighing you down).