In my household the fitness routines couldn’t be any more different. I am a loyal follower of yoga and as I grow older I seem to prefer more chill ways of working out. My husband on the other hand is addicted to his regular boxing sessions and can’t get enough of it. He has been engulfed into this world of hitting, punching and kicking (only in the gym I must add!) and it is definitely gotten him in great shape. I used to be known as the runner in our family and I am sad to announce that he is now faster then me (but he still can’t touch his toes so my yoga is keeping me in the lead on that!)
I have visited his gym (Impakt) a few times and can tell you that it is not only the men that are devoted to this type of workout – the girls seem to love sweating their frustrations and calories out of their system by hitting the punching bag a few times over. From what I can tell by the one time I braved an actual workout is that it seriously works your entire body. You aren’t just punching a bag the whole time, the trainers have you running, doing crunches, push ups, jump rope etc… I am definitely not an expert when it comes to this whole boxing thing but if you are looking for a great way to get in shape and want something a bit more active then just running on a treadmill you should check out a boxing or kickboxing class.
Here are a few places around town that you may want to check out – some may be more girl friendly then others (I can vouch for Impakt) so it may be best to do a test run before signing on the dotted line!
2/F, Wings Building, 110-116 Queen’s Road, Central
Trainer Recommendation: Irshaad Sayed – he also fights in Hong Kong from time to time and has quite a following amongst the people he trains!
9th Floor, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Trainer Recommendation: Carole Peyre, who trains pregnant and post pregnant women, and Vuyislle (Vusi) Colossa who is very muscular and nice to look at!
15/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand East, Hong Kong
1/F, Fu Fung Building, 5-7 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau
JAB Mixed Martial Arts Studio
5/F, Kimley Commercial Building, 142-146 Queens Road, Central
Giveaway: We have 2 pairs of tickets (valued at $880 each) to Legend II – Hong Kong’s professional Mixed Martial Arts Competition
If you are looking to get into boxing, are already addicted or just want to say thanks to your man for watching the latest chick flick with you (which is the category I would fall in!) then here is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the greatest MMA fighters from Asia-Pacific as they compete to be the best on 24 June. For a chance to win 2 tickets email us at firstname.lastname@example.org why you want to be involved in all the action!
Date: Thursday 24 June, 2010
Time: 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Location: Star Hall, HK International Trade & Exhibition Centre – 1 Trademark Drive, Kowloon Bay (Kowloon Bay MTR)
Ticket Price: $880, $580, $280