Thursday, 17 October 2019

Kobox London

Fight Club Meets Night Club 

As it was Mental Health Awareness day last week, I wanted to share with you all something that has really helped and improved my own mental health over the past couple of weeks. In February I got told by my doctor I had depression (which was not a shock and something that I have been battling with for a while now.) It's only now that I'm starting to feel myself again, and I'm trying to do different things to make myself happier and improve my mental wellbeing. One of the things I've got into a new routine of is fitness.  

I've never really stuck to a fitness plan I've tried going to the gym, running, classes and I've never kept it up. I've discovered now what works well for me and that is going to classes, I like direction and being told what to do when it comes to fitness. Otherwise I get bored easily. I've done a few boxing style classes before - which have always been my favourite but for a number of different reasons I've not kept up with it. Some of this is down to location, timings around work or not finding the class completely suitable for me.  

About 6 months ago I saw Kobox on Instagram and thought it would be right up my street. But it is pricey (£20 per class, although if you buy in bulk it is cheaper) so I kept putting off going. Also I get worried about trying out new things on my own too especially when it comes to fitness as I think I will be rubbish and embarrass myself!  But a couple of weeks ago I spontaneously decided in the morning before work to get my gym stuff together and book onto a class for that day. I often find if I plan things last minute I don't have much time to worry about it. And I'm so so so glad I finally decided to go because so far I've been LOVING it!!!

Kobox is a 50 minute workout, they have 3 locations the City, Kings Road and Baker Street. I go to the Baker Street one. It's a full body work out, you spend half the time boxing and the other doing workouts that your instructor has planned using different weights and equipment. (Each class is slightly different depending on the instructor, which is good as it keeps things exciting.)  The workout room is dark with neon lights and night club music! Yes it is expensive but I'm trying to cut down on other things like going out drinking etc to save more money for activities like this. I don't tend to go on as many nights out anymore but feel buzzing after Kobox because its like you are doing a work out in a nightclub. And instead of feeling hungover the next day you feel fresh!

The workouts are probably the hardest I've ever done but atmosphere and encouraging trainers make you want to keep going without stopping. I've pushed my body harder than I ever have before and realised that I'm stronger and fitter than I thought. 

I will keep you guys updated here on my Kobox journey so far I'm trying to go twice a week. This has also made me realise if I really want to try out something new I should just do it because now I can't imagine not doing Kobox as I find it so much fun.   

Hope you enjoyed this post 

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