What do I need to bring to my first class?
Please contact K-FIT by e-mail, phone or Facebook prior to attending your first class. We recommend you bring a bottle of water and a towel. K-FIT has a few pairs of loaner gloves on hand for first timers who are interested in trying out a K-FIT class before investing in boxing gloves.
What kind of boxing is it? Will I get punched?
Beginners should not feel intimidated walking into a boxing gym. Every pro in every gym began with a first class at one point! In our fitness classes, members punch heavy bags and focus mitts – but not other people. Head coach Kenji is a certified personal trainer, certified in the Rock Steady boxing method, a former professional fighter and a TEAM USA BOXING affiliate coach. Boxing is incorporated into every class using focus mitts, heavy bags and shadowboxing. These are the same methods real fighters train with, minus the contact sparring.
What kind of gloves should I buy?
We recommend women purchase 14oz boxing gloves and large men purchase 16oz or 18oz boxing gloves. The heavier the gloves, the more padding they will provide for your knuckles and the stronger your arms will become. Amazon offers a wide range of boxing gloves, from $40 synthetic Title gloves
(on the low end) to $80 Fairtex leather (
mid-range), and on up from there. Even with daily class use, a low end pair of gloves should last 6 months and a high end pair for a year or more.
What about hand wraps?
Hand wraps help support the wrist, reducing injuries that result from incorrect punching form. Hand wraps also help to cushion the knuckles. Some people prefer the ease of gel hand wraps,
which easily slip on and off. Traditional fabric hand wraps
are very common in boxing gyms. YouTube
offers several instructional videos to help you learn how to wrap your hands if you opt for traditional fabric wraps.