Working out has come a long way since Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons. Now you don’t need a thigh-high leotard to get your fitness on. There’s one place where you will get a kick out of hitting things.
Yo! Deco Drivers! Brooklyn Fitboxing wants you to channel your inner Rocky Balboa.
Gabriel Lamas: “Brooklyn Fitboxing is a brand-new group workout that combines boxing, kickboxing, functional training and conditioning into a fun, high-intensity 47-minute workout class.”
Here they use high-tech punching bags.
Gabriel Lamas: “We have sensors on top of all our bags. The sensors track how accurately you strike your bag and how hard you strike your bag, and gives you a score out of 100 based on that.”
Don’t let the Brooklyn name fool you. Coral Gables is this international brand’s first stop in the U.S.
Gabriel Lamas: “Brooklyn Fitboxing started in Madrid, Spain. We actually don’t have a location in Brooklyn.”
The classes are small, and everyone gets one-on-one attention.
Gabriel Lamas: “You don’t need to be a professional boxer, you don’t need to be an athlete, you just need to come and be someone who wants to work out.”
Each class has a warm-up, about a half hour of boxing and kickboxing, then a cool down.
Gabriel Lamas: “Brooklyn Fitboxing is a combination of aerobic and resistance training. We estimate you burn over 1,000 calories in a workout.”
The workouts are choreographed and timed to music — and a screen in the front shows you the skills and keeps track of how you’re doing.
Orianna Caschetta, patron: “It’s a way of getting your workout in, but also enjoying your time.”
The classes cost about $11 each.
And Brooklyn Fitboxing likes to keep you on your toes, so they regularly change up the workouts.
Gabriel Lamas: “The average person comes two to three times a week, so by the second week, when you started to master the program, we have changed everything completely.”
Brooklyn Fitboxing sounds like a hit.
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Coral Gables, FL 33134
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