My friend Zari and I just completed three days of badass workouts together. On Sunday, we did a favorite spin class of mine at Revolve, the Barre Ride (read more on what that class entails here). She had recently bought a LivingSocial deal to try out Revolve which I was thrilled about of course. This morning we did another spin class together at the ungodly hour of 6 am. What about Monday you ask? Well, yesterday it was my turn to try out a workout and gym I’d never done before. LA Boxing is gym offering intense kickboxing, boxing, and MMA (mixed martial arts) classes as well as private training of said techniques. In addition, a few pieces of cardio and weight lifting equipment are available to its members. As you can see from the picture above, there is a boxing ring for the those private training sessions and then a huge area with many bags hanging for the classes. I cashed in on my freebie class which would be the Kickboxing format.
I had a little anxiety characteristic of trying something new, but I felt well-prepared with my frequent participation in a cardio kickbox class at my gym. Remember this? I’m savvy with my jabs, crosses, upper cuts, hooks and various kicks just not with a bag involved. The class boasts a total body workout and I think it lives up to that promise. Cardio as well as upper, lower, and ab strengthening exercises were incorporated across the duration of the class in addition to the punch/kick sequences. I could have done better with kicking the bag had I been shown technique before class, but I felt good about my punches. Punching something as opposed to the air in my cardio kickbox class was pretty amazing. The music was good and loud- just too loud to hear the instructor. Unfortunately, the instructor that was supposed to teach the class was a no show so the instructor who taught us was pulled in at the last moment. As a result, Zari mentioned that the class was not as fluid and well executed as they usually are. All in all, I got a great sweat in, but as is the case with other specialty gyms where they offer one main type of fitness option it is not for me at the membership level. I need a lot of variety or become bored quick and notice my exercise productivity wanes. Can’t have that!
Who else goes to LA Boxing or has taken a class? What has your experience been like?