Many years ago, I tried a particular variation of a kickboxing class. It was the kind of class that you don’t wear wraps and gloves, and you just punch and kick the air. It was fun, but it felt like something was lacking.
Then back in the fall, I tried a place that requires wraps and gloves, and you get to punch and kick the large heavy bags. I was hooked. There was something about giving the bag a solid punch that just makes me scream “yeaaaaaaaaah!” inside, with a big goofy smile.