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!

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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

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