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With a seemingly endless list of gyms and studios in London and big-name brands like SoulCycle and F45 making their way across the pond, you could say the city is going through a bit of a fitness revolution. And while having your pick of incredible sweat spots is nothing to complain about, there’s just something about a local concept that really gets us excited.
Luckily, there’s BOXR in Mill Hill, a homegrown boutique studio known for HIIT-based boxing workouts that have been getting London fitness fanatics sweating — one uppercut at a time. And now, they've added cardio-heavy spin classes to the mix.
When founder and CEO Rez Barad and co-owner George Fox got the idea to bring a boxing studio to the Big Smoke, they wanted to create a place where everyone from hardcore athletes to boxing beginners could train, sweat, and have a good time. So, they enlisted a roster of incredible instructors, equipped their space with the best sound and lighting systems around, and designed a signature, interval-based boxing bootcamp workout that promises to get you fighting fit. Whether you’re looking to build strength, get lean, tone up, or you just want a mean right hook, this high-intensity workout spot has you covered.
But boxing is just the half of it. BOXR also hosts a whole range of functional workouts that are no walk in the park. There’s ENERGY, a 45-minute, music-fuelled mash-up integrating circuit training and traditional boxing moves, and POWER, a brutal but effective session that will have you flipping tires, swinging battle ropes, and crushing bear crawls. Then there’s SCULPT +, a female-focused class where you can work on strength your muscles and nailing your technique.
Of course, if a authentic boxing experience is what you’re after, you’ll want to check out PUNCH, a 60-minute full-body workout where a team of professional coaches will teach you all the basics, help you build endurance, and set you up with everything you need to perfect that power punch.
As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to make BOXR your new go-to sweat spot, they’ve added a killer spin class to their schedule: ENERGY RIDE. With your choice of 30- or 45-minute sessions, expect a rhythm-based ride where you’ll feed off the good vibes and unmatched energy of the cycling squad around you. Just don't be surprised if you have trouble walking around the next day
From the outside looking in, all those jabs, uppercuts, and jump squats might seem a bit intimidating, but the moment you step foot in the studio, you’ll become part of the fun-loving and friendly BOXR crew.
So grab your boxing gloves and your cycling shoes and head over to BOXR to get in on the action. Oh, and don’t forget to refuel with fresh-pressed juice at the BOXR Bites Kitchen on your way out.