It’s a fun way to exercise, it challenges you both physically and mentally and after a long, difficult day, throwing some hard punches can be just what you need to unwind (just make sure the person holding the pads is prepared before you unleash!).
But what is that boxing class actually costing you in the long run?
The initial image your brain might conjure up when you read the words “all female gym” is probably along the lines of: light weights and machines in full body, cardio based 30 minute workouts with a focus on fat burning and sculpting.
What started out as what I can only describe as a misguided band aid solution for the challenges women face in the gym, has evolved to properly support women’s true needs.
You see, women’s only gyms are not just about fitness (and I’m not talking about spa treatments and hairdresser facilities).
It’s easy enough to read about what is happening, feel horrified for the women in America who are on the brink of having a basic human right stripped away from them, and remain quiet. To remain largely unaffected, because after all it’s not happening here.
There are tonnes of ways to measure PROGRESS, but if you think about the real, underlying reasons you train, they go beyond the actual weights that you’re lifting, beyond the intervals on the bike, the wall balls and burpees.
Perhaps the most sought after gymnastics skill though, is the elusive pull up. This movement is the gateway to unlocking the more advanced gymnastics skills, and simply put, makes you feel like a bad-ass.
Whether that’s climbing eight flights of stairs when the lift is broken, jumping in on a soccer match with friends over the weekend, or lifting heavy objects while we’re moving house. Essentially, being “fit” means being prepared for whatever life throws at you, including the inevitable zombie apocalypse (because it is coming friends).
Are you watch TV whilst eating dinner, scrolling your socials and discussing your day with your partner or housemates? Or perhaps doing all that whilst reading this? Step away from the other screens and keep your focus here, we’ve got a sneaky suspicion you need this more than you know.
Instagram itself is not actually the problem, it is simply a tool that started off with innocent intentions but in the wrong hands, is causing more harm than good, and unfortunately what other people post is not within our control.
We are in Jumunji territory now friends, and it’s hard to tell who you can trust when everyone is whispering different answers in your ear. So instead of letting you just roll the dice and hope for the best, I’m here to help you navigate this bitch with a list of red flags to look out for when encountering wild nutritional claims.
Before reaching for the supplements, the stimulants, before completely switching your diet and signing up for a year's worth of dance infused HIIT classes… Make sure you’re nailing the basics, like the basic bitch you are. Use this checklist to see where you’re at.
January days are long, so you’ve got some extra leisure time to peruse through our ‘Best Of 2018’ blog posts. We’ve collated five of the best of 2018 and hope they bring you new found energy for your training or at least a few lols for the new year.