I Tried It: CKO Kickboxing

I’m always on the lookout for a good workout class that’ll kick my butt.  You know, the kind of class that leaves you struggling to move afterwards.  There’s something super invigorating about a high intensity workout, which is why I was eager to give kickboxing a try.  Lucky for me, a CKO Kickboxing studio opened up right down the street from me so I signed up for a Groupon class package.

I arrived to my first class early and was able to watch the previous class finishing up –  rows and rows of dog-tired people excessively sweating in front of their punching bags while the instructor shouted out “stay strong!”  I was pumped; I was ready.  The next hour of my life that followed was a brutal, yet exhilarating, kickboxing mix of toning, cardio and calisthenics.  Any pent-up frustrations I had were taken out on the punching bag in the form of hooks, jabs, kicks and more.  I left the class feeling as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and my mind felt free.


Photo credit: CKO Jersey City

Kickboxing is now one of my favorite workouts.  I would highly suggest it to anyone.  And while you might be thinking, “Lauren, I don’t feel like getting my ass kicked,” have no fear because you go at your own pace.  I chose to kick my own ass.  As with any good exercise class, the instructor advises you to work at your own skill level and desired speed.

Have you ever taken a kickboxing class?  Tell me what you think!

Disclosure:  I did not receive any type of compensation to review CKO Kickboxing.  All classes were purchased by me and all opinions are strictly my own. 


  1. Maria says:

    I recently joined a Kickboxing studio in Washington, DC and it is the BEST work out on the planet! I am sore after every class and I have been taking it for 3 weeks now!

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