Over the past few months, people everywhere have been trading in their running shoes for boxing gloves and stepping into the ring for a full body and cardio workout.
According to a recent article by Shape.com, “With a potential burn rate of 13 calories a minute, boxing goes head-to-head with other types of cardio like running and cycling. Plan to punch away anywhere from 200 to 400 calories* per half hour. Thirty minutes of boxing in a ring torches 400 calories; 30 minutes of punching a bag burns 200 calories; and 30 minutes sparring with a partner blasts 300 calories.”
This fast-paced idea is the platform for the fitness classes at Third Street Boxing Gym in Dogpatch. As one of San Francisco’s “last real boxing gyms”, owner and former San Francisco Gold Gloves Champion, Paul Wade, has put together a variety of cardio classes suitable for all levels that are sure to make you feel the burn. From beginner’s boxing classes to serious amateur kid’s classes and a four-week long, cardio-intensive boot camp, Third Street Boxing Gym is the place to go to shred calories.
In addition to the fitness classes, the gym is also stocked full of a variety of different equipment including, “speed bags, uppercut bags, around two dozen heavy bags, free weights, treadmills, and exercise bikes, along with a full-size boxing ring in the back. The gym used to have two boxing rings, but removed one to make room for more equipment for different kinds of training,” According to a recent article by Hoodline.com.
Third Street Boxing Gym is located at 2579 3rd Street. To register for classes or to what they’re all about, visit http://www.thirdstreetgym.com/.