Class on trial: Kobox
For a fun way to get fit, de-stress and torch fat, try this new boxing class. It’s a knockout!
WHAT IS IT?
A boxing workout where half the class is allocated their own punch bag. The instructor calls out combinations (which are also projected on the wall in case you miss them) that are drilled for the entire round. The other half of the class will be doing either upper body, lower body or full body circuits during this time. Both groups will intermittently be swapped over throughout the class, so you get equal amounts of time doing both boxing and resistance. All the while, there’ll be pumping tunes and flashing lights to accompany your workout.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Boxing is a good way to get your cardio fix – especially if you’re easily bored by the repetitive nature of other kinds of cardio such as running. It’s an awesome way to de-stress – hitting something as hard as you can without getting in trouble? Yes, please! Another benefit is that the coordination required keeps your brain sharp. And while you’re recovering from the gruelling boxing segments, you’re boosting strength and muscular endurance through the resistance work.
HOW HARD IS IT?
‘Boxing is a really good way to get your cardio fix – especially if you’re easily bored by the repetitive nature of other kinds of cardio such as running’
Boxing is pretty hard – particularly if you’re not experienced. But the good news is that once you’ve nailed the technique you can push yourself. Trying to get the moves down can also act as a distraction from the dripping sweat, so you won’t even realise how hard you’re working.
WHERE IS IT?
Kobox in Chelsea, London. Single classes are £20, but there are deals available, as well as an introductory offer of two classes and a pair of hand wraps for £25. Visit koboxlondon.com.
CLASS ON TRIAL