Boxing is my favourite and most successful way to keep fit. I have a trainer and I box with him at least three times a week. My workouts are very intense, and I increase the frequency to daily in the lead up to a Victoria’s Secret show. But remember that this much exercise doesn’t work for everyone. Just do what you feel you can. My trainer was a professional boxer, so I learnt from the best. If you can’t afford a trainer, try boxing classes or DVDs.
You can burn roughly 457 calories during just 30 minutes of boxing
Our top three ways to box in the UAE
1 Cathe Friedrich’s XTrain Series is the hottest new boxing workout DVD. The all-girl team will guide you step by step, helping you master key techniques and get that bod back into shape at the same time! INFO: Cathe Friedrich’s XTrain Series: Hard Strikes DVD, Dhs84, www.amazon.com
2 KO gym in Dubai Marina offers a 12-week boxing challenge that’s guaranteed to help you lose those festive pounds and tone up your figure. Its specialist trainers will guide you through the programme and give you all the support you need. INFO: Prices vary, call 050 286 1673 for more information
3 If you’re after something a little less intense, sign up to Boxfit classes at Riva Fitness Centre. You can go as often as you like and it works for everyone, from beginners to experts. INFO: Dhs600 for eight sessions, Riva Fitness Centre, Palm Jumeirah, 04 448 7142