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Whether you’re trying to channel your inner Rocky, or you just want to mix up your workout routine, boxing is all the rage in 2017. With studios popping up all over the District, Fitt has you covered on the latest fitness trend hitting Washington, DC.
NUBOXX recently up in NE DC, and they are quickly gaining traction on social media. Offering small group 60-minute classes, boxers of all fitness levels can torch calories and learn proper techniques. NUBOXX instructors pride themselves on revitalizing old-school boxing methods by adding a plyometric, high-intensity twist, with timed rounds of agility, plyometrics, core, and strength training. Plus, they have showers for you to rinse off after class… trust us — you’ll need it.
For those looking for a variety of boxing classes, look no further than Urban Boxing. Choose from kickboxing and boxing bootcamps to jiu-jitsu classes, where you’ll box it out to awesome music and receive hands-on coaching. With gyms in Arlington, Bethesda, and NW DC, fitness junkies all over the District can find a location close to where they work, live, or indulge in an adult beverage.
Anthony E. Bell, Sr., the owner of Tony’s Boxing Gym, is a certified boxing coach and former Metro DC police officer. There, he became passionate about helping young people who might be struggling to find their way in life, and he continues to do so with his unique training. Tony’s in NE not only offers boxing classes to increase total body strength, but he is also available for youth counseling as well. What a guy, Tony.
If you’re in the fitness scene in DC, odds are you’ve likely seen Title Boxing Club pop up on your Instagram, with friends of all fitness levels giving it a try. Title features high-energy boxing and kickboxing group classes. With the promise of burning over 1,000 calories per class, reducing stress, and boost your confidence, it’s no wonder people are flocking to Title to see what all the fuss is about. Check out one of their four gyms outside the Metro DC area: Arlington, Ashburn, Falls Church, and Rockville.
Downtown Boxing Club DC has been training boxers for over two decades, and there’s a reason it’s still going strong. Former Texas Golden Gloves Champion David White has been running the joint for years, whipping Washingtonians into tip-top shape. He specializes in getting people ready for professional, military, and intercollegiate. Feeling intimidated? Dave lets you watch a session for free to see if it’s something you’re game to try.
Though MADabolic isn’t exclusively a boxing gym, they do incorporate boxing in every workout. Anyone who has tried MAD knows it’s a killer workout that is never the same as the day before. They’re all about five functions: primal athleticism, power, strength & stability, cardiovascular output, and rotational force (which is where boxing comes into play). The owner of MADabolic Arlington kindly told us, “Rotational force helps to strengthen the core and work some of the most explosive muscles in it—it should not be ignored.”
N-Flux offers exclusive one-on-one boxing lessons, as well as group classes. From more traditional classes like boxing fundamentals and kickboxing to more unique offerings like No-Gi Grappling (combo of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo) to Krav Maga (used by over 200 US law enforcement agencies), there’s something for every boxer around the District. N-Flux is right near the Dupont Circle Metro in NW, perfect for city dwellers relying on the metro to get them around town.
Train like a champion at UFC Gym Arlington with one of their many unique and challenging classes. Their trainers specialize in teaching classes of functional fitness, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and classes tailored for kids and teens. If you’re tired of your normal workout routine, UFC Gym Arlington promises to be the shake-up you’ve so desperately been looking for. And be sure to snag a free class pass on their website.
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