Alternate title: That time I saw Ewan McGregor when I was all sweaty – but we’ll cover that in a bit.
On Saturday some gals from the Alberta Blog Squad (check out our Instagram and Twitter) took in a private class at Rumble Boxing. Having recently taken a boxing class, I was excited to do a bit of comparison between the two studios, and I already knew what I was getting into, which was a bit of a relief.
If you don’t already own boxing wraps, you can purchase them from Rumble when you check in for your class. Upon entering the studio you’ll notice a boxing ring front and centre, a delicious snack bar (I need to go back for an acai bowl), and some super cute workout apparel (I also need to go back and scope out some tanks).
Once you have your gloves and wraps (gloves are free, you need to purchase wraps for $15 from the studio), you can store your belongings in the free lockers, or in the bright change room equipped with showers and hooks for your gear.
After you’re wrapped it’s time to enter the studio.
We were able to position ourselves in the 8 bags around the centre of the room, so we always had a clear view of Kealan, our motivator for the class. Once we had a bag, on went our gloves. Kealan took a couple of extra minutes to walk us through the correct stance for boxing (dominant leg slightly behind, hands up to protect your face) and then through the six punches before we started in on the bag.
Throughout the class we mixed up different punches with squats and lunges, worked on some combinations, defensive moves, and gave our shoulders a break with some jump squats and lunges.
As I was still battling my cold, I made sure to take it easy, and took more than a few breaks to blow my nose (gross, I know) and take pictures of the ladies. Regardless, I was a hugely sweaty mess by the end.
A few times I was really able to zone out, not over think the combinations, and just flow. I think this is what makes boxing so attractive, as soon as you over think it, you’re lost. You’re best if you just turn off your brain and go.
I worked really hard to not compare the two studios during the workout, as I wanted to be able to appreciate each studio for what they offered. Personally, I think I enjoyed the flow of the Rumble class a bit more, but that could also be because I was a bit more comfortable with boxing having already taken a boxing class.
This is the part where we saw Ewan McGregor boxing. Yes, we may have taken our time getting cleaned up and leaving the studio, but can you really blame us?!
This is also the time I’d recommend indulging in an acai bowl, or even a green juice, as it’s always important to refuel after a hard workout.
What you should know
Address: 720 17 Ave SW
Parking: Street parking available (check their parking tips)
- Drop in $20
- 10 class card $180; 20 class card $360
- Monthly memberships also available (pricing varies)
What to bring: water bottle, hand wraps if you have ’em, indoor shoes.Boxing: the best stress reliever out there Read about my rumble with Rumble #fightforit #yycfitnessClick To Tweet
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