Saturday, June 10, 2006

Freedom's boxing ring

Freedom of Seas features the first cruise ship boxing ring. But you can't just wander up and use it. You either have to be part of a Powerboxing class ($10) or have a personal session ($83.)

Because I'm a klutz, I went for the personal training session. First you get your hands wrapped to protect them and strenghten the wrists, then you put on the mitts. The instructor doesn't spar -- at least not with a newbie like me. Instead, she puts on instructors' mitts and teachs you to move and punch.

I sweated like, well, a boxer. What a blast! If you're a Type A personality, I recommend it. And no, I didn't get bruised or even swollen. Nearly hit myself in the cheek though.

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