Want to Try Boxing? Read These 5 Tips First

The boxing craze doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Despite the muscle of mega-models like Gigi Hadid and Gisele Bündchen singing and strutting its praises, boxing remains one of the most intimidating sports. We caught up with Milan Costich, founder and trainer at Prevail in Los Angeles, to hear how a newbie can prepare to get down with the latest agility craze and clear up those terrifying myths that you’ll get punched in the face. 

“You don’t have to get hit to be a boxer. The art of boxing has many fun components-punching technique and combinations, footwork, plyometrics, agility training,” says Costich. Expect the fast-paced class to leave you sore. Costrich shared, ”Boxing, when done properly, utilizes every muscle in the body for fast and dynamic movements.” But, no need to fear bulking up. You can expect long, lean, and toned results according to Prevail. Keep scrolling for five things to know before you show up for your first class.