I’m sure many of you have seen the photos and videos of BodyRoc’s new mitt training program offered by trainer Gil Pinero. I spoke to Gil, a 15-year professional in MMA fighting, boxing and kick boxing and he shared the benefits of this training. The training in itself will offer members a dynamic approach to the world of boxing and as Gil mentioned, the intent is to make sure you leave each training better than when you came in.
I had the opportunity to experience the mitt training back when it was being introduced during Friday’s KnockOut classes. I quickly learned that it is a great addition to the heavy bag training. For starters, you’re working with another physical being that is giving you instructions on what punches to throw. These instructions switch rapidly so it keeps you sharp and on your toes as oppose to following a combo. There’s a lot more movement in this training that you wouldn’t get in front of a heavy bag. It’s also the perfect opportunity to learn the correct way to throw a punch. After my first mitt training, I realized that I had been throwing my cross punch wrong and it was Gil who corrected me. The next time I worked with the heavy bag, I felt more confident and stronger.
The heavy bag is a great tool to prepare you for mitt training at BodyRoc FitLab. It allow you to unleash a lot of power, speed and enhance your footwork, which can all be applied during your one on one with Gil; you’ll be able to navigate through those 30 minutes like a champ!
This added training, like any session at BodyRoc FitLab, is what you make of it. The more you put into this training, the more calories you’ll burn…the more muscle you’ll gain! 30 minutes of intense mitt training is equivalent to an hour on the Trueform treadmill! The key element to mitt training is that Gil will make you sweat and work hard.As Gil says, “Having me in front of you, I will drive you, I will push you!” and it’s something he stays committed to during your training. On the heavy bag, you are your worst enemy and there’s no one on the opposite end to keep you moving or saying, “Throw that punch harder!”
Gil will analyze and adjust your training to not only make you better but stronger than before.
If you’re interested in signing up, send an click here to send an email with your your desired date/time and she will check Gil’s availability to confirm your session. Each sessions is $60.00 for 30 minutes of one on one training. This will be a great addition to those who are seeking an extra push during the7-Week Summer Shred Challenge.
Happy Training, Danny Alvarado, A dedicated BodyRoc’er
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