In discussing martial arts programs tailored or directed towards women different names are generally used. The most common one is cardio kickboxing. Programs of this nature are offered at almost every gym. What these classes usually entail is an instructor in the front of the room screaming out combinations, i.e. jab, cross, hook; Then 30 seconds later jab, cross, hook, roundhouse kick, etc.
But are you actually learning how to defend yourself? Do not confuse these classes with learning actual Martial Arts.
A women's self defense program does just that, it actually teaches techniques that may actually save your life, as well as getting a great cardio workout. So when looking for a program ask yourself what it is your actually looking for, a good workout or a good workout and potential life saving techniques?