It's something we've heard again and again. Swapna reminds us that boxing is not only a good full body workout, but it's also a great mental workout too! ☝️ #3rdstreettribe

How did you get into boxing and how did you find yourself at 3rd Street?

“I'm runner and had been doing a bootcamp which has been great for my leg strength; but I wanted to add an upper body workout. I also wanted something fun & different - out of my comfort zone. Boxing sounded fun - especially the thought of punching the bag! I found 3rd Street on yelp - the great reviews about the classes, people & community brought me in!”

What's the best part about boxing? Why do you train?

“It's a great mental workout, which surprised me! Got to stay focused, which let's you forget about work & stuff for an hour. I like that every class is different - the bag work is fun and the partner work challenges you. And as I got better I also realized I'd gotten stronger; which is great motivation to continue!”

Any words of advice or encouragement for newbies?

“Give it a try! It is a lot of new things at first (jump rope, how do you wrap your hands!?!!?) but everyone is friendly and encouraging. And soon you'll start to have fun if you like to sweat and punch things!”