After hearing that the Victoria’s Secret Models go boxing to keep fit that was enough inspiration for me to find out more.
Top celebrities including Khloe Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls and Adriana Lima are regular boxers. This keeps them in great condition and gives them confidence within self defense.
The top benefits of boxing are:
- Burning as much as 500 calories within one session
- Muscle toning
- Increase bone strength
- Increase cardiovascular fitness
- Improve muscle endurance
- Improve core stability
- Improve strength
- Great stress relief
- Full body workout
It is often thought of as an activity exclusively for men but it benefits women just as much and is increasingly becoming more popular among females.
Women often have difficulty in getting rid of that last bit of belly fat. Many women spend ages in the gym trying to get that flat stomach but struggle endlessly. Boxing help this immensely and allows you to ditch those sit ups. You burn a lot more calories in the belly area during a boxing session than with an isolated abs workout.
For my first ever boxing session I went to KOBOX City where fight club meets night club. This is slightly different from the usual boxing class as it is held in the darkened room with flashing lights and loud music (just like a club). It also doesn’t involve any actual boxing between two people, its just you and the punch bag. This is far more up my street as I actually having to fight with someone would have put me off and to be honest I don’t find it very lady like.
We booked before online, you must sign up and make an account we booked the two classes for £25. It was a very quick and simple sign up process. On arrival we signed in and were asked if we would like to purchase a protein shake for the end of the class. I chose a coconut bounty one costing £5. The receptionist takes your order so that it is ready and prepared by the time your class ends so you don’t have to wait around. I found this very thoughtful of peoples busy lifestyles.
When you make your way downstairs you are offered wraps for free and directed to the changing rooms. Here you have access to fresh towels, hair spray, dry shampoo, blow dryer, straighteners etc very good facilities and equipment which means you don’t need to bring a massive bag with all your getting ready essentials for after the class.
As I was new I was invited in 5 minutes before to run through the names of the moves and a bit about what to expect. There are six rounds over 50 minutes and each one involves punch bag work and strength training combined. .
The music was really good, all new R&B and Hip Hop, felt like I was in Libertine haha.
It was a really good workout and I was lucky that there were only 6 people in the class. This meant the instructor had plenty of time to correct me and assist me (as it was my first time). I still have one more class and I am really looking forward to going back again. It was a tough workout but no where near as bad as I had anticipated.
Pricing for packages can be found here – https://www.koboxlondon.com/reserve/index.cfm?action=Reserve.viewSeries
I bought my gym outfit from Only really good quality endurance sports wear and I cannot fault them. Excellent quality sweat proof material. The colors don’t fade after countless washes and they are very easy to move in.
Sports bra – £18
Leggings – £42
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