Debrief Does: The Boxx Method Workout

Just how effective can a 15 minute home workout be?

Debrief Does: The Boxx Method Workout

by Jazmin Kopotsha |

ICYMI, I don't like going to the gym. No, sorry. Let me correct that by clarifying that I just don't go to the gym. Not unless I have to. So, in theory a home workout that I can do in my own time and company should be a little more up my street, right?

Well, to give it a go I signed up to the Boxx Method, an online workout hub of sorts with boxing workouts for you to do without the faff of leaving the house and interacting with other humans. There's a 10 day free trial before your monthly £7.99 per month kicks in (a whole lot cheaper than most gym memberships, of course) and it offers a huge range of 7-30 minute workouts for you to follow.

Debrief Does: The Boxx Method Workout

I skipped the yoga and cardio and went for one of their signature Boxing classes, BOXHIIT15 (boxing meets HIIT in 15 mins) to see if I could keep up on my own.

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First thoughts

I'm not really a fan of exercise in any shape or form, and I hate to say it but doing it at home doesn't make me think I'll like it any more. Also, how will I know if I'm doing it properly? What if my neighbors see? What happens when I've got no one to tell me to quit complaining and keep going?

Debrief Does: The Boxx Method Workout

How difficult is it?

Okay so it's as difficult as you want to make it. The classes are taught by two people, one demonstrates the harder stuff while the other shows you what to do if you don't want quite an intense session. Don't get me wrong, the whole workout is challenging but I guess that's kind of the point of condensing a HIIT session down to 15 minutes.

Do I need a working knowledge of exercise beforehand?

It definitely wouldn't hurt if you'd done some sort of boxing class beforehand so that you're comfortable with stuff like positioning your feet correctly and well, how to punch properly. But if you haven't there are introduction classes that you can watch and go through. Personally, though, I'd prefer to be told in person by an instructor who can see wtf I'm doing.

Can I fit it into a lunch break?

OMG yes. Mate, it's a 15 minute class. As long as your colleagues don't mind you sweating it out at your desk in the middle of the office, go for it.

Debrief Does: The Boxx Method Workout

Could I do it with a mate?

Yes the more the merrier. As many as you can crowd around your phone/laptop/office computer. Those who sweat together stay together or whatever it is...

Would I need to shower after?

I'll level with you guys. I didn't go very hard. I was in the comfort of my own home and couldn't be arsed and had no one there to scream words of encouragement (peer pressure) to make me go as hard as I should have. And even then I was dripping in sweat. Some might say effective work for a 15 minute sesh.

Was it fun, though?

Fun probably wouldn't be my word of choice. But effective? Yes. You just really need to be the kind of person who has that self-motivation thing going for them, is all.

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