Watching Hilary Swank get totally ripped in Million Dollar Baby from boxing was definitely inspiring as a woman -- Too bad we can't all train for Oscar winning roles with professional boxing trainers.
We can, however, pretend at home. The Century Wavemaster Super X Freestanding Bag ($149.99) comes with a bag, a training video, bag gloves and mesh bag. The bag has seven target zones that are numbered to help even the most novice of boxers kick some punching bag ass. I love this because it is a great upper body (and cardiovascular) work out for anyone with a small space (and budget) for working out. The only downside is awkwardly filling the bag with water or sand, which is not as clean as it could be.
Buy it on Amazon.com.
Fit's Tip: Push yourself. A 30 minute session could burn *182 calories and more. *Based on a 135lb woman.
Now repeat after me: I [punch] AM [punch] WOMAN [punch] HEAR [punch] ME [punch] ROAR [punch] [punch] [punch] [punch]!!!