Any boxing gym backed by fighting sensation Anthony Joshua was bound to be the real deal. Located just off fashionable Chiltern Street, BXR has all the skills of a legitimate fighting school: a huge gym area with ring in the middle, world-renowned ex-boxers as teachers, and industry leading physios and oesteopaths that only pro-athletes would usually have access to.
The decor only helps boxing seem like the sexiest sport you can do right now. Bare brick walls, nightclub lit studios and some of the sleekest changing rooms we’ve seen. Dip your toe by trying one of their Sweat by BXR classes – they’re dark enough so that you won’t feel on silly or on show while you’re practising your uppercuts and the music makes it feel more like a night out than an endurance. Plus the endorphin high is unexpectedly great – 60 minutes of left-hooks, jabs and cardio felt like the equivalent of 10 years of anger management. The best stress-busting, arm-toning working in town.
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