Valentines Gift for North Four Readers!

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Shhhh. Shush. Put that WhatsApp chat on mute and prepare yourself for some hot goss.

Right. So as it turns out you are not only dear to us, but someone else is trying to win you over this Valentines. Iknowright.

Sexy boxer Bobby from Total Boxer has not-so-anonymously signed a card for you. There’s a special gift inside too: a boxing workout session, completely on the house. You know how you’ve been banging on about wanting to try boxing and yoga at the same time? Oh, must’ve been someone else. Well, now you do right? 

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Not only is it totally a thing now, but Vogue has a favourite Boxing Yoga venue. It’s our chums up at Total Boxer in Hornsey. Based in North London, Total Boxer was established in 2012 as the UK’s first boutique boxing club, specialising in removing the fear of boxing training and sharing its thrills in a safe and welcoming setting for all. We had a tootle there recently and tried out their boxing yoga class, (whilst getting distracted stroking their resident labrador, Junior, who was chilling by the fridge).

So what exactly is Boxing Yoga? Well, it was conceived by Total Boxer founder Matt Garcia with international contemporary dancer and yoga teacher, Kajza Ekberg. It merges boxing technique with traditional and innovative yoga postures in a 60-minute class. The four stages of the class are performed in ‘one continuous movement sequence to music, with intensity adapted to participant’s needs and ability’.

Intrigued? Have more of a read up on it all here.

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Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the guys at Total Boxer are trained to get you seriously fit while having fun. They have an array of different sessions including the more advanced FightReady™ boxing training classes and Personal Training lessons for rapid conditioning and skills development. 

Another class on the cards is the GetFitNotHit™ session. Which is probably quite a good life mantra to chant at your reflection. I just did it to the back of my spoon and it felt good. I’m currently eating Baileys from a bowl so that might have helped.

To get your free class all you need do is mosey on over to totalboxer.com, register, select your class then enter ‘northfourtb’ at the checkout. Get that shit copied and pasted before you forget and regret every life decision you’ve ever made. Shyness is nice, but now is not the time for dilly dallying. Go, take your Valentines card and run all the way to the gym with it. If not just to stroke Junior. (That’s the dog, you utter heathen). 

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Total Boxer Boutique (perfect for beginners) 46 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey N8 7ED

Total Boxer Gym 21 Cranford Way, Hornsey N8 9DG

In the mood for more? Read about the time we tried the ten day yoga challenge and our interview with local yoga guru Kate Oates.

Original illustration by Julia Potocnik.

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