By Sarah Kinzbach Williams
The Gentleman’s Sport. The Sweet Science. Pugilism. Boxing. It has served as an inspiration and brought communities together while changing hard-knock lives and has been the genesis of legendary greats. Spectators have favored the sport since Ancient Rome and now, in College Station, boxing is available as a non-combat, full-body workout.
“Title Boxing Club is unique to the area because we provide an experience you can’t get anywhere else,” says Tami Grimes, Title Boxing Club general manager. “Title is non-contact, group exercise based on a boxer’s workout.”
Workouts are structured in bell-to-bell rounds, simulating an actual fight. Warmups, active rest periods, and concentrated core exercises are incorporated into every class.
“This is the ideal workout if you’ve never boxed,” says Grimes. “A boxer’s core is like none other [and] a lot of boxers come in to supplement their workouts.”
For the Average Joe or Jane looking for a fresh approach to fitness: this workout is for you. I personally found the workout invigorating, stress relieving, and empowering despite never having hit a bag. Throwing punches is incredibly cathartic and the result was a full-body workout without really realizing it. Label me hooked after my first class.
“Boxing builds confidence, which changes the way you carry yourself,” says Bill Thomas, Title Boxing franchise operator. “It’s high energy. I can’t help but jump in [a class] and hit a bag.”
“[When] I started, I had never had boxing gloves on,” says Grimes. “The first time I took a class, I wasn’t too sure about it. I’ve been an athlete all my life, but I just wasn’t sure. The second class was a little better and the third class got me hook, line, and sinker. I’ve got it now. It’s addictive.”
While the classes are non-combat, safety still plays a factor. All students are wrapped and gloved with Title gear. Kids as young as eight can join and Title sells gloves for kid-sized hands.
In addition to group boxing and kickboxing classes on 54 bags, the club offers cardio equipment, dumbbells, kettle bells, a full-size boxing ring, and personal training. All of Title’s trainers are currently competing or former competitive boxers and kickboxers. Every class is different and designed so you don’t plateau in your fitness.
“It’s a club, not a gym, with members,” says Thomas. “Our members are our guests and we want them to feel good coming back. If you join and don’t show up, we’re going to call and check up. We want to create a pleasant experience for everyone.”
Benefits of Boxing & Kickboxing
-Increased Self-Esteem & Confidence
For more information about Title Boxing Club, visit www.titleboxingclub.com or call (979) 694-6644.