Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Overthrow | Boxing in New York

As you might know, I'm a big fan of boxing. I started about 2.5 years ago and I haven't stopped ever since. I'm generally not good at many sports and I'm not a big fan of group classes, but with boxing, I feel like I've finally found something I'm both good at and get to do in a group. It's challenging, fun and one of the best workouts I know! New York has a lot to offer when it comes to boxing so I decided to try a few boxing gyms through Classpass. First up is Overthrow!
Boxing in New York | Overthrow

Overthrow is a tiny boxing gym on Bleecker St. I only discovered this place because I walked past it, and the bright neon red signs caught my attention. They really nailed that grungy, old school underground boxing feel. I got a Classpass membership ("new kind of gym membership that grants you access to thousands of different classes at studios and gyms in your city and around the world") so I immediately booked my first class at Overthrow. 


Boxing in New York | Overthrow

Overthrow has one boxing ring on the ground floor and another space in the basement. Upstairs you have the changing rooms and showers (including Malin+Goetz products!) Because it's such a small place, it feels very intimate and everyone who works here is super friendly and helpful, a big plus! 


Boxing in New York | Overthrow

At Overthrow there are two types of classes, which I've tried both (no contact in either):

Underground
A 45-minute Boxing Burnout Class incorporating shadowboxing, heavy bag work, and basic boxing technique to high energy music. (Underground level)

Ringwork
A 45-minute Boxing Class that incorporates Overthrow’s Ring and high-intensity music. Fighters learn footwork, boxing technique, and what it feels like to move and box like a fighter. (Ground level)


Boxing in New York | Overthrow

Although 45 minutes sounded really short to me, I must admit that during both classes I was counting down the minutes until it was over. Not because it wasn't fun, but because it was so intense. I prefer the ringwork class because it involves more boxing technique, while the Underground feels more like a HIIT workout. But both are really great workouts, very challenging but rewarding. I left both classes super sweaty and tired. Exactly how you need to feel after a good workout!


Boxing in New York | Overthrow

Boxing in New York | Overthrow


Overall, I love the vibe at Overthrow. The instructors are great, everyone's friendly, the workouts are very effective and the gym itself is really cool. A membership and individual classes are expensive but if you go through Classpass like I do, it's cheaper. Either way, if you like boxing or you're looking for a good workout, I can highly recommend Overthrow

>> 9 Bleecker St. 

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