Cover model Minki Van Der Westhuizen packs a
punch in re-hot boxing gear. Being tough has never looked so sexy.
Pleased as punch
This loose-fitting cardio is a great
addition to your workout wear. It’s also stylish and convenient for post-gym
cappuccinos with friends. Consider investing in a pair of trendy sneakers too.
Jazz up your active wear with these dropped
crotch joggers. They offer freedom and let you max out on the comfort factor. A
pair of trendy trainers will add extra oomph to your look.
Black and blue
If you like the comfort of working out in
shorts, then wear an edgy zip-up hoodie to keep you snug in winter. Team with a
cute, practical tank top, and you’ll have all the essentials for a great gym
Black makes for chic, slimming workout
attire. Glam up your look with a splash of red and a pair of, let’s face it,
rather sexy boxing gloves.
From our pro
Lesley Flavell is a personal trainer and
boxercise instructor. She’s a partner in Durandt’s Boxing World in Sandton,
Boxing can burn up to 2 000kJ in 40
minutes. Use the tips below to learn how to be a knockout!
It’s an effective way of improving fitness
and body tone. It’s also great for weight loss because of the intensity and
variety. Every class also incorporates the use of functional training methods
like weighted balls as well as core and ab work.
What to expect
Boxing is a method of interval training
with bouts of intense exercise followed by short recovery periods. A typical
session is 60 minutes. Depending on your fitness, some jumping, weight work,
core exercises and stairs are used. You can also lightly box some rounds with a
trainer, wearing full headgear and gum guards.
Need to know
You need to be taught the basics by a
qualified instructor. You’ll need training gear, gloves, handwraps and a water
Where to go
Joburg: Durandt’s Boxing World:
The Randburg Boxing Club:
Cape Town: The Armoury: armouryboxing.com;
East City Boxing: eastcityboxing.co.za