We know boutique gyms/exercise studios are popping up all over London offering HIIT sessions of all kinds to appeal to the health conscious of us! The newest boutique to arrive is boxing specific Kobox. Located on Kings road it provides an hour long workout based around core principles of boxing: Punches, Solid core, Speed & Power.
On initial entry, the gym looks sleek and polished. The finishing touches are just being applied to the huge boxing ring on the far right side of the location which will be set of for sparing and group sessions! You receive your wraps and gloves and head towards the juice bar to order your post workout shake.
The juice bar has lots of great protein shake flavours to try and the names given are comical. If you don’t fancy all the bells and whistles then, Kobox still gives you the option for the nice plain and simple chocolate or vanilla.
There are lots of space for storage with multiple lockers in and outside the changing rooms. Again, decor is simple yet modern and has all the facilities one needs including sanitary products for the ladies to the simple hairdryer.
So the class. You walk into the studio and the setup is exciting to any fitness fanatic! Water based punch bags, medicine balls, plates, skipping ropes and rings…RINGS! Class was a mix of rounds on the bag, mixed with sprints around the room, wall sits, jumping pistol squats (yes I said jumping) core work and killer lunges in every direction possible. Work on the bag was my highlight, incorporating the 6 kinds of punches combinations are yelled out at you as you go for it at the bag. These are great being water based as its a lot hard for it to swing uncontrollably.
Music tracks were motivational and my instructor, Jay Brown, was on point with technique and made corrections to mine where necessary which was extremely helpful.
After class your spent. Arms weren’t sure what had hit them! But the euphoria of completion of the rounds is immense. Back into the changing room, one of the best showers awaits with the lovely Ren skin/hair care on tap to use also, it refreshes and revives you.
Upon leaving, I picked up my simple chocolate protein shake and confirmed to myself I will definitely be returning 😁. Overall any fitness lover who likes HIIT should give Kobox a whirl! I was KO’d but loved every second 👊🏼🙌🏽 Classes start from £25 but there is currently an introductory rate of £25 for two classes and wraps. Such a good deal! Find out more at http://www.koboxlondon.com