FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TRAINING/FIRST TIME INFORMATION...
IS FITNESS RING A TRADITIONAL GYM?
Our boutique studio is used for all types of supervised training. We offer Group Classes, Earlybird Boot Camps, Personal Training, and Weight Loss Coaching. No joining fees or added fees to any of our programs on offer.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
With the exception of personal training, all other services can be booked and paid for directly online through MindBody, which is free app that you can download. Personal training sessions can also be paid for via MindBody. We will then contact you straight away to book you in with the personal trainer of your choice.
WHAT'S BOXING AND KICKBOXING ALL ABOUT?
Today, many people look towards cardio boxing programs as a wonderful way to get into great shape and socialise at the same time. Boxing is a popular exercise for people of all ages and levels of experience, helping you lose weight and improve your fitness, coordination and strength. Boxing is considered one of the best fat burning cardio exercise programs since it can deliver brilliant outcomes.
HOW ARE BOXING CLASSES STRUCTURED?
Boxing is a high intensity, full body workout that will keep you moving the whole time. When you're not throwing a punch, you're ducking and weaving — or doing squats and abdominal work.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASSES?
Classes are usually made up of around 10 to 20 people and concentrate on pad work, boxing drills, and functional training. We have two personal trainers teaching most of the classes. You face opposite someone and throw combination punches at them which they block with their padded gloves. Then you swap and block theirs. There is no body to body contact so the risk of injury is minimal.
HOW LONG DO BOXING/KICKBOXING CLASSES GO FOR?
Classes range from 45 minutes to 1 hour. We warm up for the first ten minutes, do pad work for 40 minutes, and finish off with core strengthening and stretches for ten minutes.
WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR A CLASS?
Before you come in for a class you will need register online. All participants will need to bring a pair of boxing gloves, wraps, a bottle of water, and a towel. Wear what you feel comfortable in and remember that you're going to get hot. Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes before the session. A trainer will be on hand to help you with your wraps or answer any questions.
CAN I BORROW GLOVES/WRAPS IF I DON'T OWN ANY?
Due to hygiene reasons, we do not lend out gloves or wraps. These items can be purchased in studio or online.
IS FUNCTIONAL CIRCUIT TRAINING CLASS SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?
Yes. We take a maximum of ten participants and focus on safety first. Weight/resistance training can vary each class and it’s focused on training specific muscle groups. It’s suitable from beginners to advanced. We highly recommend strength training for those who wish to lose weight and maintain it long term.
IS HIIT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS?
We recommend this class for people who train on a regular basis as it's a very fast paced class with no breaks.
WHAT IS EARLYBIRD BOOT CAMP AND WHERE IS IT HELD?
Earlybird Boot Camp is our early morning program designed to get you looking trim and terrific. It is held indoors at our studio equipped with a boxing ring, TRX, bags, weights, and much more. All classes are held in the morning and its sure to set you up for energy filled days! Join now!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TRAIN TO SEE RESULTS?
To get the most out of the workout, you will want to train 3 – 4 days a week. That is not to say you shouldn’t do more or that doing less will not deliver outcomes. However, an average of three – four sessions a week can deliver superb results. See Earlybird Boot Camp for more info...
WHY BOXING WILL GET YOU RESULTS?
One hour can burn 500 – 700 calories depending upon how challenging your workout session goes. Weight loss, increased agility and coordination, muscle tone and greater fitness all result from boxing. Many people think that boxing is all about the arms but it is actually a cardio work-out for the whole body. It's especially good for toning your bottom and quad muscles, which is perfect for women who want to lose weight around their bottom and thighs as part of an overall reduction program.
I'VE NEVER BOXED IN MY LIFE. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO IT?
Boxing is all about technique so once you pick up the moves you should be fine. If you're not particularly fit then that's not a huge problem. Boxing is actually easier for a lot of people than running, especially for those with excess weight. It's not just a sport for the men either; women actually pick up the combinations faster than men and have more flexibility through their mid-section.
WHAT IS A class PASS AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our special Class Passes are the alternative to a gym membership. You only pay for the sessions you use. The more classes you purchase, the better price you get. They are all cost effective options for those who would like to train on a regular basis. Purchase a Class Pass today....
HOW MUCH IS A 1 HOUR SESSION WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER?
Fitness Ring studio offers one on one boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and functional personal training starting from a very competitive price of $85 an hour. Click here for more info...
IS IT IMPORTANT TO LEARN BOXING FROM A EX-PROFESSIONAL AND QUALIFIED BOXER/KICKBOXER?
Absolutely. Head trainer, Nick has over 20 years experience both in and out of the boxing ring. He makes all of his classes/personal training fun and teaches proper technique.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO DO CLASSES BUT JUST COME IN AND USE THE BAGS AND EQUIPMENT?
Our boutique studio is reserved for personal training clients and group classes. We do not offer casual drop in visits to use equipment.
DO YOU ALLOW KIDS TO TRAIN?
The minimum age to train is 16 years old.
DO I HAVE TO BE FIT?
No way. It's our job to get you fit!
DO YOU HAVE CHANGE ROOMS?
WHAT IF I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND DO TRAINING, DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIALS THAT WOULD BE SUITABLE?
Yes, we do offer the Body Transformation Package and Unlimited Classes/Weight Loss Coaching in one package. See all our specials online...
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE RESULTS...
If you aim to do a minimum of two classes a week for a month you will definitely notice a difference in weight and tone. As long as you follow a healthy eating plan and try and include one further cardio class in your schedule a week then you'll see quite dramatic results.
IS THERE ANYTHING TO BE CAUTIOUS OF?
Weak wrists are probably the only thing that might present a problem however once you learn how to box properly, you shouldn't be putting any unnecessary strain on your wrists. The aim of your punches is also important. Align your punches correctly and your knuckles should feel no pain. It is very important to wrap your hands for extra support.
If you need extra help to get your form perfect and learn the combinations properly, then a couple of sessions with our personal trainer is recommended. Click here for more information on Personal Training...
WILL I GET HURT?
There is absolutely no body-to-body contact allowed in boxing, so any risk is minimal.
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