I always think you can preempt the quality of a class by the standard of the warm-up. No warm-up or a seriously short one, and I’m thinking ‘this is either going to be rubbish’ or ‘I’m going to get hurt’. So when Boxit Bootcamp started with a solid run, followed by a stretch, followed by some walking lunges and short sprints, I wasn’t only thoroughly warm but my expectations were high that this was going to be a great session.
The remaining 50 minutes of boxit did not disappoint, never have I punched, jabbed, dodged, upper-cut or swung so much. The danger with this is not that you might get punched, but that you might get bored. When I’ve done boxing style classes in the past, I’ve found them to be repetitive, boring and frankly ‘smelly’, as the kit is so old and over-used.
But at Boxit Bootcamps not only is the kit in incredibly good condition, the instructors are enthusiastic, welcoming and patient. They keep you on your toes (literally), by mixing up boxing routines, with cardio and core body weight exercises. So you don’t leave feeling like you’ve only worked out your arms, and are going to look like Popeye in the morning, but that you’ve had a full body session.