LA Boxing

laboxingThe kickboxing classes at LA Boxing are awesome. I can hardly type today because my arms and shoulders are so sore, but that’s a good thing, right?  The class last night, taught by the best instructor EVER, Kris Hobbs, is easily one of the best classes I have ever taken.  It’s tough, oh is it ever, but just a few hours later I have already forgotten about the pain, and I am ready for more.

laboxingThe class last night started at 6:30, so we arrived a few minutes early as instructed so we would have time to grab some gloves and find an empty bag.  There was an occupant at nearly every single bag which I took as a good sign…  Obviously this is a popular class. Kris walked around to introduce himself to all the new faces before class began and took the time to learn everyone’s names.  Did I mention I like Kris?  He had us pumped up, laughing and having a good time almost the entire class.  When he mentions the term ‘muscle failure’ he is not playing around.  Major ouch.

Our kickboxing class lasted 45 minutes and combined cardio with boxing moves and lots of push-ups and some pretty intense ab work at the end.  The different styles of push-ups were especially hard, but I actually managed to do one or two clap push-ups. My favorite part was taking out all my pent up frustration on that bag.  It’s highly therapeutic. I think I especially mastered the knee jab maneuver.

laboxingI am definitely going to take more classes at LA Boxing.  In addition to the kickboxing classes, they also offer real boxing, MMA, wrestling, Judo, and Jui Jitsu classes. There is also some standard exercise equipment like a wall of free weights, a couple of treadmills, and weight benches.  I think I will stick to the kickboxing for now, but maybe I’ll come back on Thursday when the kickboxing class focuses on legs instead of arms…  Mine are going to be sore for awhile.


LA Boxing
7924 S Broadway Ave # 700
Tyler, TX 75703-5243
(903) 509-4269

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  1. I used to go there and I liked it for a while. But then I and MANY others were over charged and double billed for our fees. Mark refused to accept responsibility and it took FOREVER for them to resolve the issue. Not to mention the place became filthy. And some of the cardio equipment was broken for about a year as well as some bags that were broken. But you are right about Kris. He’s the only good thing about that place.

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