Jab. Crossed. Hooked.
These three little words are not only the names of boxing punches, they are also the motto for Orange County’s newest fitness studio, BoxHaus. Located in Newport Beach, BoxHaus is paving the way for the hottest new trend in the fitness world.
BoxHaus opened its doors in February 2018 and is the creation of Andre Huseman and Vanessa Bourne. Both Huseman and Bourne are longtime entrepreneurs in the fitness community and dreamed of the day when they could run their own boxing studio. Huseman has been involved in the fitness community for over 12 years. Not only has he competed as an amateur boxer but also is a distinguished personal trainer to professional athletes, celebrities and social influencers. Huseman had a love for boxing from the very start and was looking for a way to combine this passion with personal fitness.
Bourne, on the other hand, gained her loved of fitness through yoga and Lagree Pilates. After owning Pilates studios across Orange County, she was looking for a new fitness challenge, and Huseman was the missing piece to her fitness puzzle. Brought together by an email, this dream soon became a reality. They both wanted to create a space that was inviting with a perfect boutique studio feel. Within just a few weeks of meeting, Andre and Vanessa were on the way to turning their idea into a reality.
BoxHaus is a chicly designed boxing studio; its design straight out of a Pinterest board. Motivational quotes, paintings and colorful lights invite the neighborhood to take a peak and hop into one of their many classes. Huseman and Bourne’s ultimate goal is to recreate this idea in multiple communities across Southern California, all the while maintaining the concept’s principle of specializing in intimate classes and community.
So How Does It Work?
The minute you walk into the doors you feel the energy that is BoxHaus. Not only are you greeted by the huge boxing ring in the middle of the studio, but you are also welcomed by the friendly front desk staff who always have a smile on their face and are willing to help you with anything you might need. The studio is beautiful and clean with state-of-the-art facilities including lockers with built-in chargers, an alkaline water fill-up station, and kombucha on tap.
The class itself is 45 minutes of high-intensity fun. It takes place in a private boxing room that has 20 personalized boxing bags. Even though it is a group class, it offers a very intimate experience that allows clients to feel like they are always getting one-on-one attention from the coaches. The room is almost like a nightclub that puts you in the zone to rock out and hit the bag as hard as you can. The workout is broken down into seven rounds of boxing with high interval training in between each round and a cool down round of ab and core workouts. Now, this may seem daunting at first; however, the class is for all levels of fitness. This could be your first boxing class or your 100th, and you will still feel challenged all while having fun with a fast-paced workout. After a hot and sweaty workout, a treat of a cold eucalyptus towel is awaiting.
BoxHaus offers classes seven days a week at a variety of times. If you are a person who wants to work out before heading into the office, there is a class for you. Or are you a mom on the go who needs a later morning class? Don’t worry there is a class for you too! With such a variety of class times and days, it’s hard to make an excuse not to go.
Along with the vast number of classes, there is also a group of high-level trainers from which to choose. BoxHaus currently has five main trainers: Andre, Mary, Jason, Jeff and Dallas. What makes them special and unique from other group fitness coaches is that along with their experience as personal fitness trainers, they all have backgrounds in the boxing world. Each is unique in their own way and make every class different from the one they taught the day or even the hour before. Looking to work out to rap music? Or what about rock n’ roll classics? These coaches keep you on your toes with the best music in the business, helping ensure their classes remain motivating and energized throughout.
BoxHaus also offers a more personal, private training and ringside training sessions. Ringside training takes the experience of a group class and reduces it to a small group of four participants. Here you will work out in BoxHaus’s chic boxing ring while focusing on everything from footwork to punches. Both private training and ringside training are great ways to get started and learn the basics on a more intimate level or for a veteran to solidify their technique. For the ultimate personal experience, you can even reach out to BoxHaus to host your corporate event, birthday party or bachelorette party. Here you will have the ultimate experience with a 45-minute private class and private trainer.