When it comes to bare-bones, high-intensity regimens, boxing as a core workout is a great way to go for those who don't want to get too precious or too fancy while getting and staying fit. Nevertheless, if you are intimidated or even repulsed by the idea of going to an old-school, hole-in-the-wall boxing gym, Prevail has a refreshingly modern, high-intensity twist sans grit. As a rule, the crowd in attendance is serious but decidedly young and modern, so any newcomer, regardless of skill set, is sure to find his or her way to the clear-cut regimen on offer. With little more than a giant digital timer affixed to the wall and a pristine row of hanging heavy bags facing a floor-length mirror, high-intensity, quick-interval training is the order of the day, with some serious sweat as a well-earned reward.

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