Blowing the trumpet for boxercise

Last night, I braved the cold and headed to a boxercise class all by myself. I’ve tried it once before and loved how it was a full body workout that left me a wobbly mess with jelly legs after. But the friends that came with me weren’t as keen and decided not to go back which put me off. But I’ve spent so long waiting for friends to get together for classes or to organise things like this that I finally gave up and took matters into my own hands. Plus I figured that if I’m not with my mates, less time will be spent gossiping which means more time to throw punches!

Well, I absolutely loved the class. It was for ladies only and luckily for me it was an unusually small class which meant I had a chance to chat with the instructor and really try all of the exercises. This session was spent working on different stations for four minutes apiece doing exercises like lunges, crunches, press ups, then variations of punches, squats and the rest. It was great and gave each part of your body a great workout until you started to feel like a jellied mess, then you promptly moved on to the next station.

I’m hoping I’ll be able to tag along on the last two classes of this 10-week programme, and then can pick it up again in the new year by signing up for a block of 10 sessions. It will be great to work out in a different way to my usual gym sessions and swimming, and will help build more muscle/tone up different bits. It will also be nice to have the commitment of going to a class, and doing something by myself. Plus it’s lost of fun and great stress relief to punch things while listening to the Vengaboys! Definitely planning on going back, and would recommend this to anyone who wants to burn some serious calories, likes to feel as though they have really worked hard and enjoys the atmosphere of a class rather than solo workouts.

2 responses to “Blowing the trumpet for boxercise

  1. I miss boxing – and the energy! I’ve stopped exercising for a year now and feel so lethargic everyday! There’s no gym in the town I’m staying now…booo…

    • I know the feeling. I had to stop for a while when I was at university because I couldn’t afford the gym or classes, and I started to get cabin fever! I hate feeling sluggish and lazy, and the buzz of the class is totally addictive. That sucks that there is no gym near you, but why not go running? It’s free and you get some fresh air at the same time… or you could do yoga and pilates in your living room? I tend to do those at home because I can set my own pace, I found classes tended to become too easy and repetitive for these…
      Thanks for your comments x

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