Lol what? The footwork and finer skills you learn in boxing transfer into so many other things (even running). Sure, you're not learning a ton of crazy stuff but it's certainly the crem de la crem of punching. It also provides a brutal workout if you're training the right way. What kind of gym were you going to? If it was boxing classes you're not likely to get the best workout in, but if they have open gym hours I can direct you to my ol' Boxing Journey thread for some decent workouts or help you construct some workouts that will make you feel like you're going to die within 10 minutes. Not to mention sparring is by far the best calorie burner you could possibly do beyond tabata sessions followed by 10 mile runs. Overall I get how you feel though. With your goals, MA can be a method of reaching them but working out is going to be the bulk of the process. I've been injured pretty bad for a year now from Boxing, and when I get back into fitness goals MA is probably not going to be the method. I have a lot of weight to drop and a lot of strength I need to get back, so cardio and body weight exercises for 6 months are going to do me a lot better then starting MA back up. If you are interested in MA, stay around and lurk on MAP in some of the style sub-forms at least. You can learn about different MA and what you might have an interest in once you do reach your fitness goals.