WCPO editors Max Alter and Meghan Wesley love to work out. But, like anyone else, they get bored with the traditional gym workout. So they decided to start #fitandfun, an Instagram series where they will try different workouts throughout the area and take you along for the ride. They'll tell you the basics and give each workout a fun rating out of 10 every two weeks on Instagram. Follow along at @9OnYourSide and with the hashtag #fitandfun. Last time, we tried a POUND class. Find out more about it here.
Cincinnati Fitness Boxing offers classes that teach boxing basics (think: footwork and some basic punches) integrated with a full-body workout and a personal training touch.
Here's how it works
If you've been to three or fewer classes, they take you into the ring and teach you footwork and some basic punches. Then you rotate to stations located throughout the gym, which range from punching bags to lifting weights, box jumps, abs, ropes and a sled push. You get to choose your own stations, so you can focus on a particular body part or get a full-body workout. The class also caters to all fitness levels, so don't be nervous that you won't know what you're doing. Owners and instructors Jeff Perry and Kenny Christo are super friendly and great instructors. They'll make you feel right at home.
Cincinnati Fitness Boxing is located at 2929 Spring Grove Avenue. It's got great moxie -- it's located in a cool warehouse with tall ceilings and painted brick walls.
What's the cost?
The first class is free, so feel free to try it first to see if you like it!
Once you've decided Cincinnati Fitness Boxing is for you, here's the cost: $100 for one month of unlimited classes; $180 for two months of unlimited classes; $500 for six months of unlimited classes.
A single class is $15; a six-class punch card (that doesn't expire) is $60 and an 11-class punch card (also doesn't expire) is $100.
Was it fun?
Oh my goodness, yes. Not only was it fun, but it was a great workout. I used muscles that never get any attention in a typical gym setting and I was sore for days (Max was too!). We gave it a 10/10 on the fun scale.
Give us ideas!
Know of any workouts we should try? Email Meghan at email@example.com. Or use the hashtag #fitandfun and tag @9onyourside if you try one!