Kikay Reviews: Flyweight Boutique Boxing Studio

A few months ago, someone approached me about becoming an instructor at their upcoming boxing studio. I’ve retired from teaching group exercise, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy attending group classes now and again. For many people, group classes at a gym or studio are an easily accessible way of getting a guided workout in a fun setting. So I told them to let me know when they were opening, and I’d come along and attend a class.

That day has come. Flyweight at Eight Forbestown Road in Bonifacio Global City is the premier boutique boxing studio in Asia, with a revolutionary program that reinvents traditional boxing workouts. With the grand opening a few months away, a few of us fitness and running bloggers were treated to a trial class so we could see what Flyweight is all about.

Flyweight Boutique Boxing
I’ve booked my bag

The Boutique Boxing Program is a 45-minute group boxing workout that combines shadowboxing and heavy bag work, as well as body weight, core, and footwork exercises to develop technique, power, endurance, and speed. The hashtag #jabcrosshookburpee addresses exactly what makes Flyweight workouts unique. Continue reading “Kikay Reviews: Flyweight Boutique Boxing Studio”

Kikay Went Boxing at Elorde Marcos Highway

The last quarter of the year is offseason for most athletes. For me it’s traditionally been the time I’ve tried different workouts to give myself a break from my usual training. Not only is it a physical shake-up due to new movement patterns, but it’s also mentally refreshing to think about something other than running.

Elorde Marcos Highway
Knocking myself out

Last week, after Christmas, I went to check out the Elorde Boxing Gym on Marcos Highway in Marikina. (NOT Baguio, as some people on my Facebook wall wondered. Hahaha!) It’s owned by my friend Chris Tan, who I met four years ago shooting a web series called Weekend Warriors. That was shortly before I started running, and you know the story from there…

Chris got into boxing a while back and then invested in the Elorde boxing gym on Julia Vargas in Ortigas. Now they’ve opened a new branch and he wanted me to try a boxing lesson or two.

Elorde Marcos Highway
Elorde Marcos Highway
Elorde Marcos Highway

Elorde is one of the established boxing gyms in the Philippines and their trainers actually do compete in professional matches, so I was assured the training and coaching would be excellent.

I knew my fitness was great, but my technique was non-existent. How would I fare?

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