Things you might want to know
It's an amazing full-body workout where you're moving forwards, backwards and laterally. You are reacting to the movement of the bag, weaving and bobbing. You might think it's mostly arms, but you'll soon discover how tiring boxing can be on the legs. In a 2023 article, the New York Times described boxing as, "...blending full-body strength training and cardiovascular endurance with exercises designed to improve balance, coordination and reflexes".
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am located in the north Willow Glen area. My garage has been converted to a small gym.
IS MOST OF THE CLASS TIME DEDICATED TO NON-CONTACT BOXING?
No. The boxing element of the class will be around 15 minutes and will take place towards the end of the session. Classes will include strength training, balance, agility and everyday movements (stepping and reaching, rotation, and dual-tasking to get your brain exercising, too).
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
Option 1 allows for 4 classes a calendar month ($40 a class)
Your boxing gloves: $160
My boxing gloves: $170
Option 2 allows for 6 classes a calendar month ($35 a class)
Your boxing gloves: $210
My boxing gloves: $220
Option 3 allows for 8 classes a calendar month ($30 a class)
Your boxing gloves: $240
My boxing gloves: $250
Your boxing gloves $45
My boxing gloves $50
WHAT IF I'M TRAVELING? CAN I SKIP A MONTH OR DO A 2-WEEK PAUSE?
Yes, you can skip a month.
If you do a two-week pause in your membership, you pay half the monthly rate.
HOW DO YOU VIEW EXERCISE?
First off, I aim to get my clients into the healthy habit of exercising most days of the week. Don't want to do a workout at the gym one day? Not a problem, go for a well-paced walk while swinging your arms. Swinging your arms is so important when you walk. If you swing your arms, you get some thoracic mobility when walking. It's a great way to get rid of a stiff back!
I always want clients to listen to their bodies; if you're feeling good, push yourself a bit, if not, go easy. I have never been someone that's gone for intense, grueling, exhausting workouts. Few people actually enjoy those workouts. My style is more encouraging, I don't shout or yell at clients to push themselves harder. I'm also not a big fan of getting strong by lifting weights in a very linear fashion. Sure, on occasion my clients do that, but I feel it's important to include rotation, high and low movements, stepping and reaching. These are everyday movements, functional training includes these movements. Once clients are able to step, reach and rotate successfully, they will begin to do these movements holding a weight of some sort (e.g. sandbell, body bar, dumbbells, etc.).
IF I DON'T WANT TO HIT A PUNCHING BAG WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
I have an inflatable bag that is available. If not, shadowboxing is wonderful. I think it's an activity that is often underutilized in boxing classes. You can wear boxing gloves when shadowboxing, if you'd like, for a bit of extra weight.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPEMENT DO YOU HAVE?
Lots! Resistance cords & bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, TRX resistance & Rip trainers, stability balls, balance pad, BOSU, Pilates reformer, sandbells & sandrope, agility ladder, weight bench, speed bag, five punching bags, medicine balls, curl bar, various weighted body bars and a Bellicon rebounder.
It's a very well equipped small gym.