Fitness Friday: Ready to Rumble

by | Aug 25, 2017 | Exercise, Health & Fitness

Earlier this month, NoHo welcomed its own Rumble spot. This is the second NYC location of the already popular boxing-inspired workout studio that first opened its doors just this year in the Flatiron/Chelsea-area.

Needless to say, we’re beyond thrilled to have a Rumble studio in Downtown and stopped by to check out Rumble’s newest location and get our sweat on with trainer Joe Ferraro.

Now, for those of you who’ve never heard of Rumble Boxing, it’s a group class workout with elements of boxing, strength and breaking a sweat. You can buy wraps, water, and rent gloves at the front desk, and you’re all set. Upon entering the workout area, you’ll find it’s separated into two — one with benches for strength training and one with bags for boxing, with a stage in between from where the trainer directs the workout and the music. We all know that a good playlist matters.

You go through a circuit from the bags to benches, back to the bags and then end at the benches — or the other way around, depending on where you’re spot is. The studio is well-connected, meaning there’s a screen above the mirrors all the way round, so you can follow the routine if you didn’t quite catch whether you were supposed to do jabs, sit-ups or shuffle.

Don’t be scared if it’s your first time. Show up to class 5 minutes early, and the trainer will give you a quick run-through of the different punches and the right stance. You’ll leave knowing what jabs, upper cuts, and hooks are. Now, doesn’t that sound pretty kick-ass? Not to mention how freeing it can be to let go of some of those city aggressions and just punch it out.

The rest of the studio comes fully equipped, too. Taking the stairs down to the locker area, you’ll find outside lockers to stash your stuff while in class — and then men’s and women’s locker rooms complete with showers (with shampoo, conditioner and body wash from Beekman 1802), complimentary towels and an area to put on your makeup, blow dry your hair and get yourself looking as fabulous as you’re feeling.

Now, let’s just take a moment to appreciate this area fully. Hair ties, razors, dry shampoo, hair spray, body lotion… Honestly, we’d almost rather shower here than at home.

Trainer Beth Gold

The rest of the studio is designed true to Rumble’s urban-chic-meets-street feel, and at the entrance, you can find their awesome apparel. Hoodies, muscle tanks, leggings. Everything to get you looking as tough as you feel. Safe to say, they’ve hit the spot.

See NoHo’s full schedule here and book your first class today — for the first one, they’ll do you a solid give you the second one for free. And yes, it’s true, Joe looks like a young Al Pacino. How’s that for motivation?

Photos courtesy of Rumble Boxing

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