Boxing. Defined as “the sport or practice of fighting with the fists, esp. with padded gloves in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules.” I’ve never been a violent person. I’ve never been known for my agility and speed. It was by chance that I became involved in boxing. A colleague of mine graciously offered to show us some moves. While it was more difficult then I expected; this heart-pumping workout soon became an addiction for me. Your back and shoulders burn with fatigue and you become so winded you feel as if you are going to throw up.
Yup, I said addiction.
That’s what happens when you are pushed to the limits in exercise. You soon forget the pain and exhaustion and the endorphin induced “high” takes over. It wasn’t long before I was looking into boxing gyms in the Boston area.
Enter The Ring Boxing Club (http://www.ringboxingclub.com/). I discovered this unique gym from a BuyWithMe deal at the beginning of the year. It would allow me to participate in classes for one month. With more than 60 classes offered a week, this seemed like a flexible alternative to boring cardio.
Boring this was not! From learning the uppercut and rear cross to cardio intervals like jump roping and jumping jacks, this was one of the most intense workouts I’ve ever done.
This is definitely a fad I wouldn’t pass up. If you are interested in a hardcore, powerful workout this is just it! I also highly recommend The Ring. It was a great introduction to the sport as well as very professional environment for those with experience.