Brutal, primitive and for thugs – that’s what comes to mind first for many people (aka me) when talking about boxing. But the truth is: it’s a great sport for everyone, and it’s REALLY fun.
After years of trying (and hating) various types of sports except tennis, I didn’t have much hope of ever finding a second one I’d like. But since tennis is very limited here, I started missing my usual dose of exercise. So when my friend told me to come along to Lord’s gym in St. Julian’s, I once again decided to just do it.
And I love it! For 60€ a month (expensive, but totally worth it), they offer different boxing classes every day, but you can also just lift some weights on your own (ugh, no!) or join the yoga class (if you like to feel the women’s energy, that is). Personally, I’ll stay with boxing.
Technically, it’s called boxing fitness, meaning you don’t try to break each other’s noses, but you do different workouts consisting of boxing against the bag and “regular” fitness exercises. In case you’re wondering why regular is in apostrophes, this training is far from regular: it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done – 2 hours Intensivtraining at 35℃ at Blau Weiß is nothing against that. (Yes, I’m talking about tennis again.)
The instructors are merciless: no bonus for being a girl, being new or looking like you’re about to die any minute – but then, even the guys look like that during the workout. (Like they’re about to die, DEFINITELY not like girls)
So if you want to get fit, Lord’s gym is the place to go. Make sure you don’t do anything that might make you laugh afterwards, though: those abs will need a break, and yes, laughing CAN hurt.
What’s your favourite sport?