Last month, as part of my having a ClassPass, I decided to try a new-to-me workout: boxing! I’ve never done anything quite like this before (no, doing tae-bo in my mom’s living room when I was a kid for fun doesn’t count). One Sunday morning, Kayla and I decided to try out TITLE Boxing Club in North Park, located at 2852 University Avenue.
We walked in and were immediately greeted by two friendly people at the front desk. We’re actually morons because for some reason, we thought our class was at 9:00 am, but it actually didn’t start until 10:00. We signed in and bought the required hand wraps ($5) for class (they had a variety of colors and patterns available but we chose pink). This was in addition to a bunch of other items they had for sale, including gloves and apparel.
The good news is that TITLE Boxing Club is located in a great spot; it’s right in the middle of all the action in North Park, so we had no problem finding stuff to do for an hour until our class. When we returned just before 10:00 am, our trainer, Nick, helped us wrap our hands and get us set up for class.
Our class was in the back of the studio, where all of those punching bags are. We started out with a quick run-through of the different kinds of punches (jabs, cross jabs, hooks and upper cuts), and then went into 15 minutes of cardio, meaning we spent time doing burpees, squats and jump squats (I immediately had flashbacks to CrossFit), as well as pushups, high knees, butt kicks, and lunges.
After those 15 minutes were up, we were taken through eight rounds of boxing. Nick was really good about coming around to make sure we were doing things correctly and also getting in our faces and yelling at us. He asked us where we were from prior to class and then kept calling both Kayla and I “Connecticut” throughout the class; another girl was referenced as “Ohio.” It gave it a really fun feel, and I loved how intense the workout was at the same time. In between rounds, we would do lunges, squats, or other things like that.
Once we finished the rounds, we grabbed mats and medicine balls and did core work for the last 15 minutes.
The whole class was non-stop and I loved it! By that afternoon, everything was sore and it was such a good feeling knowing I completed such a challenging workout earlier that day.
Will I return to TITLE Boxing Club? Yes. It will be a struggle, and I’ll be dying again, but it will totally be worth it so I’ll definitely be back.
Have you ever tried boxing? What was your experience like?