Just because we say something is for women, that doesn't mean it has to be dainty. Whether it comes in the form of cardio kickboxing, a BodyCombat class, a traditional ring and technique class (lots of boxing boutique studios are popping up everywhere), or simply adding in some heavy bag and speed bag work, boxing by its very nature is badass. What could be more invigorating than taking a swing at something? Granted, gyms are better locations for sparring than bar brawls, so make sure we keep it legal here, ladies.
Why bother though, physically speaking? Boxing requires that you be light on your feet, in near constant motion, and to change directions in the blink of an eye — all key elements to developing your cardiovascular strength. Add in the power element that enables forceful contact with another person (or pad) repeatedly, and the increase in muscle mass will help you work harder, longer. What could be more female than that? There's a mental aspect here that can't be overlooked; there's something so fundamentally tough and awe-inspiring about female boxers. That feeling of strength is something you can carry outside the ring, too. That's the point. Be strong in all you do. Girl power!