Fitness Class Review: Nok Out, KXU

This was my second class I tried out at KXU, and, after the success of the first one, I was expecting big things, especially as I’m a bit of a boxing aficionado.

When Simi explained the format of the class – 6 minutes for each section: boxing pads, the floor and the treadmill – I instantly freaked out as I have never been to a treadmill class and have avoided the likes of Barry’s Bootcamp etc out of fear. I am not a runner and do not enjoy treadmills. However, I psyched myself up and decided to go for it. I think the fact I went to the 6.45am class helped as I wasn’t awake enough to know what was going on (lol).

Simi explained the class: we had 3 minutes for each boxing combo, and had to complete floor exercises like burpees and mountain climbers for 6 minutes straight. For the treadmills, we had to increase our speed every minute, which was killer but I actually managed it. I loved the variety in the workout as you couldn’t get bored and your heart rate stayed raised throughout. After the three six-minute intervals, we then had three minutes on each station and had to give it our all to the end, which was super invigorating and got those endorphins rushing through!

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Overall, this class was super difficult and sweaty, but I absolutely loved it and felt incredible afterwards, even though it was only 7.30am! I do wish there was a little more focus on the boxing component of the class as that’s what I really love, but I also know that’s personal preference.

Simi’s energy and great vibe kept me going despite the early start, which I have to thank for getting me through the deadly treadmill sections!

Have you tried out KXU yet? What did you think?

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