Jabbing at the gym

I am at the gym now watching my son in his boxing class. This post is by way of my smart phone, which is a first for me. Wow! I definitely need my glasses for this!

Boxing is a sport that I did not envision my son partaking. However, since mid fall, he’s been asking to Box, so I did what any good mom would do… Sign him up!

While I am not excited at the prospects of him taking blows to the face, the advantages and discipline that he will gain from the experience is worth the time.

Jab, jab, step. Jab, jab, step and so on. The routine is unlike any thing I imagined. Boxers begin their routine by jumping rope continuously for 15 minutes. You think that’s easy? Try it! I did and quickly discovered my heart beating faster than it does at the end of a 10 mile run.

After watching other boxers in the gym jump rope, I decided to invest in a new piece of workout equipment– a weighted jump rope! Lol! There’s this kid in here now skipping rope like he was born with the rope in his hand. Darn! I want to jump like him. I asked the trainer how long would it take me to jump like that. He said that it took him a couple of months. Hmm… All I know is that this is a great exercise to incorporate into my routine. “Always change-up your routine” is what my personal trainer told me, so that’s what I continue to do.

I also see a kid shadow boxing with two (2) pound weights. I think I will hold off on that one until later.

Anyway, if you aren’t working out yet, it’s time to get moving. Although our weather in Jersey has been very mild, it’s only February so there is plenty of time to get in shape for swimsuit season. Get up and get moving!

2 thoughts on “Jabbing at the gym

  1. I just said yesterday that I need to get up early, put on my worout clothes, and play MJ Experience on the Wii. Lately I have somehow convinced myself that I do not need to workout mornings since I teach dance in the evenings, but if I were to be completely honest with myself, I would admit that I do more instructing and positioning that I do dancing in my dance classes. I do exercise with them, and I even dance with them, but only off and on. I great dance teacher must walk around the room and help her students out, so… who am I kidding, let me get off my bottom this morning and get to it!!!! Think you for more inspiration : )

    • Yes girl, instructing is not enough. While you’re still moving, you are stopping and starting, so you are not getting the heart rate up for 20-30 minutes. MJ Experience on the Wii sounds like fun. Why don’t get to your dance class an hour early and get your dance on before your class begins? You’ll get your exercise on AND be nice and wamred up for your students.

      This morning I took one of those total body fitness classes at 8:45 a.m. and the class literally kicked my butt. I felt like I ran 20 miles…. drained! Lol! Whatever you do, keep it moving! Lol!

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