Box & Tone at Pulse Fitness Studio

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.pulsefitnessstudio.com/
Address: 14396 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Length: 60 minutes
Price: 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$180, month unlimited/$280
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: high

I hate looking awkward during a workout and boxing never fails to give me an uneasy feeling. At the Nike event a couple weeks ago (one of the best nights of my life, seriously), I was put into the class run by Prevail. Two days later, I dabbled in some uppercuts with my Fitspot trainer, James. I was feeling more confident about my technique so I signed up for Box & Tone. Continue reading

Iron Signature Boxing at Iron Boxing

At a Glance: 

Website: http://ironla.com/fitness
Address: 1919 Broadway Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Class Length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$25, 5 classes/$100, month unlimited/$149
Sweat Scale: high
Energy Level: high

I recently read a few articles proposing that boxing is going to become the next ‘it’ workout. It’s not exactly fresh but the ever-dependable boxing workout is making a trendy comeback. Apparently in New York City there are boxing gyms that are bringing the same amount of glamour that SoulCycle brought to spinning (think white everything, spacious bathrooms, amazing amenities). Models like Gigi Hadid claim that boxing is how they achieve their sexy, strong arms and toned physique. So I decided to take a hit (I’m sorry, I mean hint) and try out this old but new craze!

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Chest and Back Strength Workout/Kickboxing at Foxy and Fierce

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.foxyandfierce.com
Address: 7129 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (in Hollywood Dojo)
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$150, month unlimited/$115
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Barre, spin, and Pilates have been my go-to workouts so much so that I have been bad at trying new things recently (blogger fail!). While I love pushing my body in different ways, it’s always a bit difficult to get completely out of my comfort zone. Kickboxing was something that I hadn’t ever given a chance so I was extremely excited to find that there is a studio just one block from my apartment! Continue reading