By Ansley Bourn
Before my 6 a.m. kickboxing class at Windy Hill Athletic Club I was a total zombie, but I was quickly awakened by the hour of intense cardio movements.
Everything you need for the class is provided, including boxing gloves. I would suggest bringing your own towel to wipe up your sweat though! Of course, you’ll want to have some water on hand to keep you hydrated. If you do forget, a water fountain is located right outside the exercise room.
This was my first ever kickboxing class and I loved it! We started the class with a warm-up of jumping jacks, punches and push-ups. We then moved on to jabs, cross-punches and kicks. My absolute favorite part was the circuit training. The circuit involved us moving from bag to bag, doing different exercises and doing burpees when instructed by the change of music. Our instructor, Craig Hragyil, then hooked a wire across the room and had us ducking under the wire from our “opponents” swing, while throwing jabs and hooks.
Craig made sure each participant was performing moves correctly, and took time to correct us on our form. I really appreciated the extra time he spent with me!
During the exercise my heart rate was definitely up, but the class was super fun! I loved punching the bag as hard as I could, which kind of surprised me! Once class was over I was refreshingly exhausted.
To see a full list of classes offered by Windy Hill Athletic club head to their website.
Details: 135 Interstate N Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339, midtown.com