Boxing at ALIGN

What sets us apart? Our boxing Instructors are true Boxers! They have years of experience in the ring. Their focus on technique and form set us miles apart from any other Boutique Boxing studio in town. You will be pushed, motivated and ready to come back for more!


CLASS FORMAT:

Each class starts with a brisk warm-up, then into shadowboxing where you'll focus on punch technique. After the warm-up and shadowboxing, then it's on the bag for 6-7 rounds of guided combos. In between each round is an active rest period, the instructor will lead bodyweight exercises targeting different parts of the body.

THE HEAVY BAGS:

A time honored staple of the boxer's training regime and a tool for toning muscles and elevating the heart rate. Each heavy bag weighs approximately 75 lbs and is constructed using heavy-duty material. Built for the intensity of daily workouts and versatility of every skill level.

Each heavy bag is numbered to allow booking a dedicated bag. 


FIRST VISIT:

Expect To Sweat! Hydrate before class.

Upon Arrival:

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before class is scheduled for newbies. Don't be rushed when class is starting. Please note bags will be given away promptly at the start of class to waitlist clients. If running late, just call the front desk before the start of class and we'll be happy to hold a bag for up to 8 minutes after the scheduled class start time. Late arrivals exceeding this courtesy becomes disruptive to the instructor and other client. 

Get Your Gear Sorted:

We require WRAPS for sale for $10.00 and GLOVE RENTAL for $5.00. We also offer gloves for sale for $45 and our BOXING STARTER KIT (gloves and wraps) for $50. Have your own gloves- we encourage you to bring them! 

We're happy to show you around our studio and take you to your bag for class. We love answering questions and helping with last minute equipment and bag setup, so don't be afraid to ask for help!


THE MOVES:

JAB

The lead (front) hand thrown in a quick/sharp manner. It’s said the fastest Jab is the most relaxed Jab. Use this punch to set up combinations and to measure distance. The fist should rotate inward 90 degrees like pouring out a mug. The hand should come back to the face as fast as its struck forward. Think of it like whipping a towel, producing a “sting” effect with the glove. This is the most used punch in boxing.

CROSS

The rear hand thrown with more power. The glove starts at the chin, travels across the chest/shoulder and lands with the rear shoulder and hips rotating forward. Like the jab, rotate the fist 90 degrees before landing and snap the punch off the bag and back to the chin where it started. The legs are critical as weight must be transferred from back to front in unison with the arms and then recoil back. Think of a lunge exercise when practicing. The cross can be the most satisfying punch to throw when done correctly.

HOOK

Thrown with either hand towards the side of a target. The speed and power comes from legs and hips to get rotation. The foot should pivot and the heel point outward to allow for greater range. When extended, imagine pulling a cape across your face for correct form. This punch is hard to master but devastating when executed correctly.

UPPER CUT

Thrown with either hand, and typically at close range. Imagine punching upward underneath a crossbar. Rotate hips just like a cross for the backhand upper cut and like a hook for lead hand upper cut. Remember to KEEP YOUR HANDS UP when throwing all punches but especially these as the tendency is to drop them. Use less arm and more shoulder to keep form correct. The upper cut can be used at all sorts of angles and heights and will give your arms that lean chiseled look.

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