5 of the Best: HIIT Boxing Workouts in LondonBy Gemma Perlin
HIIT + boxing = a full body work out like no other. Get fit, learn how to throw a punch, increase stamina and build arm strength. It’s time to get seriously sweaty with London’s best HIIT Boxing workouts:
The Class: Strike 360, 5o minutes.
The Lowdown: By combining Power Plate strength exercises with dynamic kickboxing drills on the bags, Rize have created a high energy, fun and super effective kickboxing HIIT class. With your own punch bag to work on, you’re taken through a minimum of 3 minute rounds at a time with little rest. And the power plate work features a mixture of full body exercises to give you that intense head-to-toe workout.
Where: 63 Balham High Road, Balham, London SW12 9AP
The Class: Sweatbox, 45 minutes.
The Lowdown: Sweatbox brings together two proven exercise disciplines which pushes you to the max, elevating both heart rate and calorie burn for a highly effective cardio and conditioning session. Sweatbox is a two-part workout, consisting of four rounds (2 x boxing and 2 x floor work), enabling you to get your fix of hitting the punch bag, whilst improving strength and stamina.
Where: 24 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5QY
The Class: Brixton, 45 minutes.
The Lowdown: Combining elements of boxing, MMA and self-defence, Brixton features nine high-intensity stations, which have been specifically designed to tap into your cardiovascular reserves to ensure a high calorie and fat burn. Exercises test coordination, flexibility, balance, agility, and your ability to withstand fatigue; to mimic the training regime of a true fighter. As with all F45 classes, this workout is based on functional exercises and is suitable for all ages and fitness abilities, enabling you to train at your own pace as you challenge yourself.
Where: Locations here
The Class: Fight Klub, 75 minutes.
The Lowdown: Fight Klub is the high intensity fun workout that makes getting in shape an addiction. Set to a thumping soundtrack, this programme is a combination of boxing, kick boxing and dance moves. Fight Klub is a workout built around a freestanding professional grade punch bag using simple combinations of kicks and punches whilst keeping in time with the high energy beat.
Where: 16-19 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5ER
The Class: BagCon, 45 minutes.
The Lowdown: BagCon focuses on old school bagwork, with a heavy dose of attitude. Learn to move, think, and punch like a boxer with Manor’s pro fight trainers taking you through this epic bagwork and bodyweight (squats, lunges, burpees) workout. Suitable for boxing virgins.
Where: 84 Eccleston Square, Pimlico, London SW1V 1PX