If you thought boxing was just for Saturday night Pay-per-view fights between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, think again. Boxing is taking over the New York boutique fitness scene, with new studios like Shadowbox and Overthrow popping up faster than you can say “Jab cross jab.”
And it’s no wonder: it’s a demanding, full body workout that lets busy women crank up the intensity, forget their to-do lists and relationship drama (or vent about them!), and get the most out of their sessions.
Case in point? All of the Victoria’s Secret Angels and runway models like Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, and Romee Strijd who can’t get enough boxing. Get inspired by their badass fitness prowess and snaps here. —Emily Karr and Brittany Burke
Karlie Kloss hits the heavy bag in a personal training session.
Romee Strijd makes time for a pre-ring selfie.
Victoria’s Secret model Kelly Gale models her serious jab cross, sans gloves.
Michaela Kocianova jokes around with trainer Rob Piela, owner of Gotham Gym.
Sara Sampaio knows that if you didn’t Instagram your trip to Gotham Gym, it didn’t happen.
(Photo: Coty Tarr)