Created by an ex-Barry's Bootcamp instructor, Rumble Boxing is an intense, high-paced class that mixes bag work with aerobic-style routines.
Walking in, I was nervous. My boxing knowledge consists of Million Dollar Baby and that other movie where Jake Gyllenhaal looks superhot. The studio is striking with a grimacing logo and boxing gloves hung up for decoration. On arrival, you're provided with wraps and gloves, which you rent. I had no idea how to put on my wraps and suddenly realized I was in way over my head. Once inside, the room is split into two parts: one half is filled with giant rubber bags shaped like water droplets hanging from the ceiling, and the other half is filled with step boxes, which are filled with equipment. In the middle there is a podium for the instructor to stand on. I must admit the instructor was absolutely ripped and glowing. She explained that she would tell each of the groups a sequence that we would then repeat as much as possible in the allotted time given.
This class was so confusing I felt like I was back in AP Math class. I could barely hear the instructor let alone discern whether she was instructing the floor or the bag group. I could not make out the code that was being projected onto the digital wall either. I spent so much time looking around trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing I barely broke a sweat. I'll admit punching the giant bags was fun for a bit, but mainly my hands just hurt because I had no instruction on how to punch properly.
People swear by Rumble, so I would definitely be willing to give it another go. When you buy your first class, they give you one for free, which is a nice touch (and maybe they do this because the first class is so hard)! I'm sure Rumble is amazing when you get the hang of it, but I left feeling frustrated.