Whether you want to become the next AJ or not, boxing is one of the best full body workouts you can do. Not only does it work you from top to toe and improve your hand-eye co-ordination, it involves a lot of rotational movements, so you’ll have a super strong core in no time. Plus taking out some of the day’s stresses out on a punch bag feels pretty damn good too. Ready to rumble? Try out these three boxing classes.
Sweat by BXR London
Any boxing gym that’s endorsed by Anthony Joshua is probably a good place to start when you want to work on your moves. You can take skills classes that focus on proper footwork and punching techniques as well as strength and conditioning, cardio and mobility classes to improve your overall fitness. And it doesn’t hurt that the place looks seriously slick too.
Boxcon at BLOK
This class at BLOK is the one to take if you want to sweat but not necessarily fight. You’ll learn traditional training techniques like bag drills, skipping and mat work, but the trainers also throw in strength and toning exercises using medicine balls, ropes and dumbbells, so you can work on your conditioning as well as your co-ordination.
Clapton & Shoreditch
Repton Boxing Club
If you’re serious about boxing, you need to go to a boxing club and they don’t come much better than Repton Boxing Club. It’s the oldest established one in the country and it hasn’t changed in over 50 years. Proper old school. You won’t find boxing-inspired classes like you do at other gyms here but if you’re an amateur that wants to train, this is the place to do it.