If you’ve read about all of the fitness benefits of boxing, but feel too intimidated to give it a try, don’t. People of all ages and fitness levels take boxing classes. Typically, there is a mix of men and women who are all there to get an effective workout — and maybe relieve a little stress. In most studios, boxing classes focus on fitness, not fighting. You’ll find the environment supportive and welcoming to newcomers. The best way to overcome any hesitation about starting boxing is to know what you’re in for: How to prepare for boxing class Thirty minutes to an hour before class, fuel up with a light meal or snack of carbs, like beans or sweet potatoes and fruit or juice. Try to drink at least 22 ounces of water in the two hours before class starts. Boxing is a full-body, high-intensity workout, so you’ll want to reserve a class on a day you are fully rested. You do not want to take boxing the day after a brutal HIIT session. Most boxing instructors will …
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