The first time I went to a boxing class was a year ago and I left halfway through. I didn’t think I would take a boxing class again, but ever since my friend talked about how good Rumble was, I wanted to give it another try. After taking one of their classes, I came to a realization: It’s important to go at your own pace.
I didn’t like boxing the first time because I felt intimidated; I compared myself to the people around me — I wasn’t as good or as fast and I would beat myself up for it. Since my last experience was horrible, I didn’t have high expectations for this class.
However, the negative thoughts in my head disappeared when I entered the room — the atmosphere was very enthusiastic and energetic. I didn’t think about how much I wanted it to be over or what the chances were of me falling behind other people. Once the class began, I started punching to the beat of the music and got really into the workout. I pushed myself as hard as I could without worrying about what other people were doing.
The class went by so quickly and once I cooled down, I immediately went home and bought their 10-class package. By going at my own pace, I was able to enjoy the class and perform to the best of my ability. Moreover, I proved myself wrong and nothing felt better than that.
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