Strength, power, energy, grace and poise aren’t just values reserved for presidents, they’re also the ultimate goals when it comes to your workouts. And all of those qualities happen to be the benefits of boxing. But for years, boxing meant going to a not-so-pretty gym to hit the bag with a bunch of sweaty men.
That has changed, thanks to the non-impact, boutique approach taken by Shadowbox, with a location in NYC and another in Brooklyn soon. The chic studio—model Adriana Lima is a fan–offers 45-minute sessions for groups of no more than 40. Each participant has her own equipment and is taught basic moves along with choreographed sequences. The sweat sessions are set to invigorating playlists. In addition to all-over toning, the trainings scorch up to 1,000 calories per session. shadowboxnyc.com
In addition to all that beachy goodness, one of the best things about a tropical resort vacation is fresh-made watermelon juice. It’s sweet, refreshing and loaded with vitamin C. Now what was once reserved for the yearly getaway has made its way to your local health
WTRMLN WTR is a cold-pressed juice, naturally packed with potassium, lycopene and other antioxidants, plus electrolytes. It’s an awesome post-workout treat. On the eco-side, the juice is culled from fruit that often can’t be sold in grocery stores due to unsightly bruising or sunburn, saving more than 800 million pounds of watermelon waste. wtrmlnwtr.com