Boxing has become a huge fitness trend. Everyone from Victoria’s Secret models to professional athletes seem to be incorporating it into their workout regimens. Want to get your hook, jab, cross on? Check out The Title Boxing Club on Church Street (two blocks from campus) where you can get your cardio workout in for the week and burn 1000 calories while you’re at it!
THE SWEAT SCALE
Title Boxing classes are known for their ability to make you break a sweat within the first 10 minutes. The high intensity cardio workout mixes in toning exercises during “active rest” sessions for a full body workout. Each class wraps up with an intense 15-minute ab section, so you’ll definitely feel the burn—as well as the satisfaction—when you walk out. For anyone who loves cardio but hates running on the treadmill: this class is perfect for you.
Each session starts off with a 15-minute warm-up consisting of different cardio and toning exercises targeting different parts of your body. Depending on the instructor and the day of the week, the warm-up may target a single body part, e.g. all leg workouts, with squats, lunges, step-ups, jumps, etc. The warm-up is usually quite intense with each exercise flowing straight into the next one, and will leave you sweaty and out of breath.
The warm-up ends usually with just over a minute left, which is when you have time to get a (much needed) drink of water and start putting your gloves on. Once you’ve done that, the main event of the class starts: boxing (or kickboxing if that’s the session you’re at!) The class is made up of 8 x 3-minute rounds, each with 4-5 different sets of movements, sometimes building upon the previous one. On busy days, the other trainers will be there, and will come around with mitts for you to hit instead of the bag, and give you specific advice on your technique! The punching can be really straining on your arms and shoulders, but just as the round ends and you think you can have a minute to catch your breath... it’s time for pushups! Each round is followed by a minute of active rest, which can mean anything from burpees to squats to stretching.
After the rounds, there is another 15 minutes of toning—usually abs—to round out the workout. You have about a minute to put your gloves and wraps away, and choose a medicine ball (6, 8, 10 or 12 lbs). In addition to the medicine ball, you may also use the bag for some of the workouts, which is a fun twist! The ab workout wraps the session up effectively, and you definitely feel the burn all over your body when you walk out.
WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW TO PREPARE
While you can wear anything you feel comfortable in, just keep in mind that it is an intense cardio workout and you will get very sweaty! You can borrow gloves from the studio, but you’ll need to purchase a set of wraps ($9) to protect your hands! You can buy them at the front desk and ask one of the instructors to wrap your hands for you!
Title workouts are extremely intense and high energy, and the atmosphere definitely helps you focus and push through. The whole studio is blasting pump up music (think party remixes of all your favorite songs on the radio) to go along with the cardio, and the trainers push you to finish each set all the way to the end by yelling at you through their mics.
THE BOTTOM LINE
If you love cardio and want to improve your ass-kicking skills, Title Boxing is everything you’re looking for and more!
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✓ Hair ties
✓ Hand Sanitizer
✗ Free Water
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|Boxing Workout||Total body boxing workouts* will have you boxing like a pro. Step into the boxing heavy bag station and get ready for a workout that will prepare you to fight for your fitness.
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*Requires hand wraps and gloves.
|Kickboxing Workout||The kickboxing workout* incorporates kicking and punching for a dynamic cardio exercise routine.
*Requires hand wraps and gloves.
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|Personal Training||Prefer one-on-one, intense training? Go toe-to-toe with a personal trainer inside our regulation boxing ring. Your pro will champion your fitness goals, including nutrition and exercise. After assessing your fitness level and skills with what you ultimately desire, your personal trainer will develop a program that’s just right for you. Youll work your mitts in the ring, weight lift and amplify your cardio workouts.
Personal trainers at TITLE Boxing Club will help you reach your goals. Theyll motivate you and push you to do better every time. With every kick and punch, you’ll be knocking down pounds and inches on your way to getting in the best shape of your life.
*Personal training sessions are available for purchase at your local TITLE Boxing Club. We encourage one-on-one training for those looking to step up their workouts. Our trainers are available for personal training with an additional cost.