(Note: First class is free, but I was not given a free class, or paid, or incentivized to write this review)
Title Boston at North Station recently opened it’s doors… and now that I’ve gone there for 4 classes, I feel like I can write a well rounded review of the newest boxing gym in town.
My friend Shannon heard about this gym opening, since her office is a few floors above it, so we decided one day to check it out. They have a ton of classes, that are PERFECT for people that work a 9-5, so they get 5 stars for that!
So we showed up a little before 5:30 PM on a Tuesday, got wrapped up, and went straight to a bag. There are TONS of bags, and usually that means there is one per person, which means you can hit the bag as hard as you want, without worrying about blowing your partner out with the bag.
You will pretty much workout up a vicious sweat during the warm up. That first class, I was already out of breath by the time we were half way through the warm up, and was really wondering what I had gotten myself into.
Title offers both boxing and kickboxing classes. Both will kick your butt.
Take my word for it – I’ve done both.
I finished up my first Title class looking like I had jumped into a pool, and feeling like I had been through the wringer. But it was SUCH a great butt kicking, and the endorphin high was SO GOOD, that I found myself signing up for their two week unlimited card. Now, at the end of my two weeks – I’m finding myself considering their membership and their class cards.
And so, two days later, I found myself in their 7:00AM class. Ready to get my butt kicked again. Two weeks later, I think I’ve formed a habit
I also want to make this clear, ANYONE at ANY fitness can join in the class… and everyone will get an amazing workout, and everyone will feel like they are welcome. It’s like walking into a little friends and family gathering.
Mike Musto, the owner, seems to always be there – and I love the fact that he joins in on workouts, motivates people and is generally a friendly face. All of the trainers encourage you to push yourself beyond your limit. The 15 minute core blast at the end of class will have your inner monologue firing, and you’ll start bargaining with yourself in ways you never have before.
Plus, they claim that you will burn up to 1,000 calories a class. I haven’t worn my heart rate monitor yet – but I know I’m getting a great workout, because at the end of each class I have this feeling of exhaustion and exhilaration. That combo has me reaching for my planner to see when I can fit in my next class.
Even though I wake up ridiculously sore the next day, I can quickly start to feel myself getting stronger after just 4 classes. If you’ve been following my blog for a bit, you may remember I did a boxing bootcamp at Peter Welch’s Gym in Southie a couple years ago. I quickly remembered a) that I was sore constantly for the 8 weeks that I did the bootcamp and b) I was probably in the best shape of my life.
So don’t wait. Go and take your Free “First Hit” and I’m 99.99999% sure that you’ll be back. The Musto’s have built an amazing atmosphere at the gym, and each instructor will give you a run for your money. It’s an amazing workout, and I look forward to working this into my routine for Ragnar Trail Relay, Reach the Beach and a fall half marathon!