I Confess, I was a Hater!


Years ago when I was a member of a  gym/health club I used to look in on the exercise sessions. Classes that particularly caught my eyes were the boxing based ones. They always were jam-packed with eager beavers and the floor seemed to be literally jumping with energy. But I was such a hater…

I’d look at the people in there and I’d say things to myself like:

“Well I don’t want to do that because as a woman I will bulk up and I don’t want to look like a man.” Can you believe I said this even though the majority of women in the classes looked toned, healthy and very feminine?.

“I ain’t going in there to get my teeth knocked out!” Have you ever heard of anyone getting their teeth knocked out in a boxing class? It’s a fitness class not a boxing ring.

“The people in there must be professional boxers; I wouldn’t stand a chance amongst them!” This was so untrue, the class participants were just ordinary club members just like I was.

The truth was that I was hating because I was curious but very afraid. I was afraid because the classes looked fun but they looked extremely challenging. I was worried that I might start the class and then die of embarrassment as my body collapsed under all that hard work and I would have to be taken out on a stretcher.


But low and behold one day I did get the courage to try a class and I was slapped with the truth that yes the classes were damn hard, I sweated buckets but they were so much fun! Not only that but they were such a stress reliever. After having a hard day, I would don a pair of boxing gloves and punch out every last nodule of pressure and frustration. In addition the calorie burn in those classes is amazing, depending on how hard you work you can burn up to 700 calories in an hour. Plus because boxing is a high intensity workout and demands more of your body than straight forward cardio session, your muscles continue to burn energy (calories) hours AFTER your workout!


So, my message to you is, don’t be a hater like me. Try our Boxing Bootcamp class on a Monday at St. Matthew’s Church with personal trainer Theo. If your goal is to tone up as well as lose weight, then this is our best classes for these goals. Plus, Shok Out Dance Fitness’ ethos is all about enjoying yourself whilst doing challenging workouts. We don’t do boring, so expect to have a lot of fun! Classes start on Monday 2nd September 2013. Oh and if you come to this first class you will enjoy 50% off the price (you pay £2.50) of a normal class if you mention the title of this blog!

Now you really have no excuse. :-)

ps. Don’t forget to bring your boxing gloves, if you really want to get all the benefits!

Becks xxx


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