When I first started boxing I still had 8 kilos to lose after having my twins almost 4 years prior. Ideally I wanted to go back to the way my body was before I had my boys but I knew that was going to take hard work and commitment of a balanced diet and exercise regime. Round 1 Fitness has helped me to change my body shape to the point where I have dropped the last 8 kilos and I can now comfortably fit back into my size 10 clothes. I am more confident, happier, fitter, stronger and healthier than I have been in a long time.
Currently training 4 days a week usually Mondays or Tuesdays 6pm, Thursday 6pm (one minute rounds), Friday (6pm) and Sunday mornings.
I don’t really remember my first class in too much detail. I know it was really, really hard, that all I wanted to do was learn how to hit a bag solidly and that I was completely stuffed after the class. But I loved it and made sure I came back.
Lose final body fat and tone up. Plus stay fit and find a good routine.
I train at 6AM. Obviously the most dedicated people train at 6AM - especially in winter! It really is a great way to start the day, and when you work late like I do it can be very hard to make night sessions.
Excited going in. Vomited coming out. I think there were only two of us back in those early days!
To not throw up or pass out in any session. Almost made it too. :-). And to get fit.
9:15am. I like to get it out of the way so that I can drink beer in the afternoons.
I was very scared. There were a lot of very big men - 5 of whom vomited in the first 5 minutes. I didn't so I felt really good.
Drop weight, get fit and find a good woman.
6am and 5pm (work) and 9:15am on Sunday. Just have built up to 5 times a week. It all suits me at the moment.
I’m still addicted and look forward to it. A lot of hate for Pratty during & glad when I finish.
Like every woman - weight loss. Although now I'm just aiming for feeling healthy and fit. Would like to become a PT so the fitter the better!
In my ideal world, Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday at 7am and Sunday @ 10am. But with work, social commitments and general life stuff it doesn't always happen. I love the small 7am classes - we have a great group of regulars and get pushed really hard.
I honestly can't remember but I know Mike was scarey and it bloody hurt :-). But hey, I came back.
Initially I was training to lose weight, I had lost 35 kilos altogether over the previous 12 months and when I started boxing I had 8 kilos to go. I was getting bored with my exercise routine, the usual Body Pump, Body Combat classes - Round One Fitness Boxing classes offered something different, a variety in exercises and also so many classes I was easily able to fit it into my hectic life. I lost the 8 kilos relatively quickly, but something amazing happened along the way - I realised my fitness levels had moved to a whole different level and I started to see muscle definition in my upper body. This sparked an interest in lifting weights, which the trainers at Round One helped me with (there is a gym upstairs) and also I started to learn more about nutrition. My goals are now to be fitter, stronger and leaner….
6am class Tuesday and Friday and 9am class Saturday and Sunday (plus weights)
My first class I felt very nervous, I had never boxed before and didn’t really know what to expect. The trainer realised it was my first class and made sure I knew what I was doing, but it was actually quite easy just to follow everyone else in the class. The first class was 2 minute rounds of various different exercises, including hitting the heavy bags, speed ball, skipping, which I expected. But also there was a lot of push ups, burpees and lunges which I had not expected! I LOVED the class, even though by the end I was exhausted…..
I initially joined Round One because my morning walks and Zumba classes were repetitive and not overly inspiring. I wanted to do something different. Boxing was the perfect change as I love how each session is always different. This has definitely kept me motivated. I’ve had plenty of goals since joining- First one was to feel good about myself by improving my fitness and losing some weight. Once I started training my goals changed to more simple things like being able to actually hit the speed ball and eventually build up my speed. The floor to ceiling and speed ball were my biggest challenges- my sister often laughed at me as my attempts of hitting the floor to ceiling ball resembled a cat clawing away at a couch. At the moment my goal is to not whinge when using the pull up rings. My overall fitness goal is to run 5km without stopping.
I’m generally at the gym at 5 or 6pm to do the Boxing Fitness class. It’s the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day and the work out definitely helps you sleep at night! Now the weather is changing I’ve gone to a couple of 6am classes. It’s not easy getting out of bed at 5:30am but it is a great feeling knowing you’ve done your training for the day.
I was so nervous and terrified before my first class. My sister and I decided to start with a beginners class and thanks to Jason’s love of bikes followed by wall sits, my legs felt like jelly by the end.
After losing 44kg I wanted to maintain my goal weight, which was still classed as being overweight but I did not think I could get down to “normal” weight range for my height. I had been exercising regularly and was not losing anymore weight, and was bored with what I was doing. I did not expect that with the increase in fitness levels, and enjoying what I was doing, I would be able to drop more weight. I am now a further 9kg lighter and within normal weight range for my height! Total loss 53kg!
I train at 6pm. Originally I would do the 9.15am class most days of the week after droppring the kids off at school, but I wanted to encourage my husband to also come. After 6 months he came to his first class and he loved it! I like that our kids see us going to the gym together, we were both very overweight and sedentary and they now see their parents providing a good healthy example for the first time in their lives!
The first class was nerve racking. I had never done any form of boxing and did not know what to expect as it was the first week of opening. I bought along a friend for support. 5 minutes into the start of the class I knew this was for me (and my friend still comes to this day). I worked really hard and could hardly move over the next 5 days, but each day I turned up for a class and the muscles actually became loser the more I moved. I was on a high each time I left knowing I had given it my all.
Generally speaking, I just want to improve my all around health & fitness, knock off a few (a lot) of those unwanted kilos and most importantly, support my wife with her goals and targets at the same time. Plus, I really enjoy the classes and strangely look forward to heading to the gym.
Monday-Thursday nights @ 8pm. It’s the easiest time as I generally don’t get home from work until around 7ish. Since I like to do 4 classes a week, getting them all out of the way before ‘something’ comes up on the weekend is handy as well.
I was pretty enthusiastic heading into my first class and ridiculously exhausted afterwards. Though, it was a really good feeling pushing myself all the way to the end and proving that I could actually ‘do it’ if I tried. It was also nice to discover, that despite 27 years of evidence to the contrary, I have triceps and they can get really SORE.
The most important thing for me is being a healthy role model for my three kids. After that it really is all about me J I train for improved fitness, endurance, lower body fat % and increase tone (plus there’s the social aspect!)
I try to train in the mornings as I find the longer I leave it, the less likely I am to go! Although I do train occasionally at night if I really am craving that ‘fix’
I thought I was relatively fit going into my first class....uummm....yeah..... Soon found out maybe I had a way to go but I feel I’m getting there!