7 Things You Should Know Before You Take Your First Boxing Class

Any notion that boxing is just for boys couldn’t be more wrong. These days, models (including Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima), fashion bloggers, and It girls like Hannah Bronfman are becoming boxing devotees, putting the workout right up there with cult favorites à la Ballet Barre, Soul Cycle, and Model Fit. In other words? Boxing is cool and empowering, and its female followers are redefining what it means to “hit like a girl.”

Ready to lace up your gloves and try an old-school boxing workout? Before you jump in the (proverbial) ring, keep scrolling for seven things you should know, courtesy of the staff at popular L.A. boxing studio Prevail.