How to prepare for your first boxing class

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It’s amazing to see the results of exercising. It’s amazing to be able to look in the mirror and see your muscles toned and your stomach shrinking after a hard workout. Exercise is good for our bodies and souls.

Although working out feels great after the fact most people don’t really enjoy the exercise at the gym. It can quickly become boring to do the same routines and use the same treadmills.

Numerous studies have shown that we are more likely than others to keep doing something we enjoy. This can be applied to your workouts.

The Legends Boxing Gym in Saratoga Springs is the ideal place for you to improve your health.

What can I expect during my first class?

The hard part is done once you have scheduled your first class. You deserve a congratulatory pat and get ready for the next step. It can be nerve-racking to go to a new gym, so let us show you what you might expect when you enter the doors.

Try to arrive 15 minutes before your first session. This will give you ample time to meet your instructor and show you around the facilities before you start. You can also expect to sign some paperwork on your arrival just like at any gym.

Your instructor will guide you through the proper use of the equipment after the introduction stuff is over.

What equipment will I need?

Although this is not a boxing gym that competes against real opponents, it’s important to take safety precautions.

Your instructor will show you how to use hand wrapping. The hand wraps are like soft bandages that wrap around the palms and knuckles. These hand wraps are useful for protecting your hands from the punching bags, which can be more difficult than you think. You will find hand wraps at your boxing gym, but it is worth getting your own.

The boxing gloves are another tool that is just as important and more easily recognizable. Boxing gloves provide a lot of protection for your hands, similar to hand wraps. These gloves would be useful if you were competing in boxing to protect your opponent from blunt force injury.

You can borrow the gloves of the boxing gym, which is fine for your first few classes. These gloves will eventually wear down as they are shared. It might be worth investing in your own set. You could even choose a style or color that best reflects you personality.

You will also need good boxing shoes. Boxing shoes are essential for properly performing punches. They will keep your feet on the ground and help you to execute them. Cross trainers can provide the same support as professional boxing shoes, but they can be quite expensive.

Basic Boxing Moves

After you have wrapped your hands and put on your gloves, you can start learning basic boxing moves. This will provide a solid foundation for your Legends Boxing classes.

There are four main punches to boxing.

  • Jab: This is the simplest punch. It involves a quick, straight punch forward. It is not as powerful as other punches, but it can catch an opponent off-guard.
  • Hook: These are powerful! These are difficult to defend against, especially if they come in from the side. These are slow but could be the difference between winning and losing.
  • Uppercut: This punch is similar to a hook and comes from a low angle. It’s usually intended to strike an opponent’s chin. Mike Tyson was known for a particularly vicious one.
  • Cross: This is the most powerful punch of all. This punch comes from your dominant hand, and gains extra leverage through your back muscles.

Get ready for a full-body workout

Legends Boxing’s uniqueness means that you will never repeat the same class twice. This reduces repetition and still gives you a great workout.

One thing will remain constant is that every time you visit, you will be able to experience a full body workout. Although boxing is the name of the class, every class will include strength and conditioning exercises that help tone the muscles throughout the body. Push-ups, crunches and lunges are some of the options. You can also do kickboxing, heavy bag training, or push-ups.

HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. Fitness boxing uses HIIT. This combination combines intense physical activity with rest periods. This type of exercise is known to increase heart function by up to 80% according to research. It’s the best cardio-conditioning activity for your heart health.

HIIT is fast-paced so your hour sessions will fly by. What’s not to like?

Why is boxing better than a typical workout?

Although it’s great to go to the gym, it can be a chore and not fun. Boxing can be a fun way to break up the monotony of gym visits and still reap endless benefits.

Quicker Weight Loss

Many people don’t use the same training methods at their regular gyms. This could mean that you are not making the most of your time. Boxing is a combination of aerobic and cardio systems. This means that you can burn a lot of calories quickly.

Legends Boxing understands how valuable your time is. We’ll work to make sure you look your best from the moment you step in until the moment you leave.

Learn Self Defense

Your boxing classes will teach you basic self-defense techniques. You can feel confident knowing that you are ready for anything life throws at you, from throwing punches to defensive maneuvers.

We hope that you won’t ever actually need these skills in real life. It’s a great idea to have this knowledge on hand in case of an emergency!

It’s Fun!

Boxing fitness is far more fun than regular gym visits.

It is one of the most thrilling things you can do. It is a quick and effective way to tone your shoulders, and it can also be a healthy way of releasing any anger. These exercises are equally beneficial for your mental and physical health.

You’ll find like-minded people around you in a non-judgmental environment, which will make it easy to make new friends. Legends Boxing is a more intimate experience than traditional gyms and can create a sense of community unlike any other.

You don’t have to be skeptical if you are still skeptical. Get your first exercise for free. Once you find that you love it, you will be eager to return for more.


The first time you visit the Saratoga Springs Legends Boxing Gym, it will be an exciting and fun introduction to the world of boxing. Once you have purchased your wraps, gloves and shoes, you will be ready to start learning the basics of boxing.

Combining these punches with basic punches such as jabs or uppercuts, you will be treated to a full-body, high-intensity workout that will burn calories and improve your mood. You’ll also learn self-defense skills in a non-judgmental environment.

You’ve reached the end of the hard part. All you have to do now is schedule your workout, and have fun! We are thrilled to welcome you to the Legends Boxing Family!

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