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!
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.
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!
At Overthrow there are two types of classes, which I've tried both (no contact in either):
A 45-minute Boxing Burnout Class incorporating shadowboxing, heavy bag work, and basic boxing technique to high energy music. (Underground level)
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)
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.