My friend, Fernando Rivera has a gym in Evanston where he provides boxing instruction as well as other fitness classes like Pilates and Yoga.
He invited me to try a class and so this morning I met him for a one hour "light" workout.
Fernando's clients range from the very young to the not so very young and from beginners to advanced, although if you looked at his website photos - BOX Evanston - you might think that all he trains are young, very fit women.
I discovered that some of the same form challenges which I encounter in triathlon training such as staying balanced and maintaining a tight core are also critical for proper boxing technique.
It was a challenging cardio workout but the time went by very fast. Fernando's an excellent trainer. He was able to demonstrate and encourage with good humor so that all of the sessions were fun. He enjoys what he is doing and that makes a huge difference when you are trying to learn something new.
If you live in the Evanston area and are interested in a different kind of workout give him a call at 224-999-0288