Why Boxing Is Great For Weight Loss

Boxing has become today’s program for anyone who wants a lean, toned, strong body.  If that’s your goal, then please continue.

If you’ve never boxed before or you’ve had experience, The Boxing Loft  tailors routines  that fit your personal needs and experience. Most workouts are held in small groups, but private training is available. Everyone begins with strength and conditioning to prepare their bodies for boxing training.  We begin with the fundamentals: footwork, punching—using the proper techniques—then defence.

What can I expect in a workout?

A typical workout consists of warm-up, followed by boxing and/or specific drills and finishes with callisthenics and core exercises.

Workouts are designed to challenge and inspire, but never to discourage.  Boxing is a high intensity, full body workout.  You’re moving all the time, so be prepared to work.

What benefits will I see?

Weight loss, improved coordination and agility, better focus, that combine to instil confidence and greater all around fitness.  A mistaken notion is that boxing is all about the arms; boxing is a workout for your body.  Boxing is terrific for tightening glutes, quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Boxing is perfect for women who want to lose weight around their bottoms and thighs and excellent for strengthening calves, core, back and chest muscles.

Don’t worry about bulking up. Boxing at The Boxing Loft is a highly rhythmic, active workout, so muscles lengthen like a dancer, not bulking up like a weight lifter.

Will I get hurt?

All forms of physical activity have elements of risk. The Boxing Loft  trainers are adamant and sticklers about using correct technique and allowing adequate time between training sessions to enable your body time to rejuvenate.

I’ve never boxed in my life. Will I be able to do it?

Anyone can box as long as you have the will to learn and to train beyond your comfort zone.

What equipment do I need?

You’ll need a bottle of water.  We begin by preparing your body to develop endurance for the active training.

Once you’re ready to box we have gloves and wraps.  Eventually, you’ll need and want to buy your own equipment.

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso. I can only speak for myself, but as a stunt performer when it comes time to take on a new discipline whether it's circus aerial arts or boxing, I like to do so by building my skill set from the ground up.  The fun for me lies in the exploration and perfection of the very basic details which when put together create the full form.  Conditioning, of course, is a beautiful side effect of this type of training, which ultimately not only challenges, but also nourishes the mind, body and soul. Needless to say, without this type of practice I simply wouldn't be able to "break the rules like an artist," at work.  Basically what I'm trying to say is that through his unique style of coaching, Emile Reed brings to the Boxing Loft a 360 degree approach to training which is simply downright inspiring.
Bernadette Couture - Stunt Performer