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Punch, Jab, Hook: Why Models Love Boxing (And You Should, Too)
It's stress relief at its finest.

Maybe it's just us, but the art of punching our pillowcases to alleviate our teenage angst always did the trick. We thought once we were adults, we'd have it all figured out - but it turns out we need that stress relief more than ever! We love yoga and meditation, but sometimes when life throws you punches, you've just got to throw them back.

Photo credit: @adrianalima



boxing workout models

It’s usually the new-and-improved workouts, studios, and machines that top the trend charts – think trampoline fitness, super-powered Pilates, and drumming your way to a better bod. But then there are those classics, like yoga or running, that find their way into the spotlight and suddenly become hot all over again! The latest fitness craze to take off doesn’t involve anything but a pair of gloves and a punching bag. Yup, boxing is back, and it’s attracting a whole new fan base: supermodels.

From Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid to Kendall Jenner and Adriana Lima, it just takes one glance at the Instagram accounts of the top models to see that boxing is the runway world’s fitspiration of choice. Studios like Gotham Gym NYC and Prevail Los Angeles have become the new fitness hotspots for celeb clientele who’d prefer to punch it out rather than hit the gym. But if you’re thinking this is just another fly-by-night trend made famous by long-legged pretty faces, you should probably think again. Turns out, boxing has some surprisingly incredible benefits for the non-supermodel set, too. Here are the top 7 reasons to slip on some gloves and get into the ring…

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  1. thank you for the article! would you be willing to do another article listing some boxing gyms in the NYC area?

    Jess | 05.19.2015 | Reply

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