As boutique fitness classes have exploded in popularity, there’s one type of group fitness that’s really taken off: boxing. And while some classes are more hardcore and designed to make you feel like you’re starring in a Rocky sequel, others include elements of boxing that are perfect for beginners.
One of the most popular boutique boxing classes is Rumble, a boxing-inspired group fitness class in Los Angeles and New York with new locations opening up around the country. I’m a big fan of Rumble and take a class about once a week. But when I first started a few months ago, I had no idea what I was doing and was afraid I would make an ass out of myself or, worse, get hurt.
If you’re looking to incorporate boxing into your routine but are too intimidated to get started, we tapped certified personal trainer Kendall Toole, founding trainer at Rumble in LA. She breaks down what to expect at your first class, what you should wear, and how to get the most out of your workout. Read on for her helpful tips.