Health and fitness has always been very important to me. Whether that’s taking a good workout class or switching up my diet, fitness has always given me the balance my hectic lifestyle needs and honestly, there is no better cure to stress than a good workout! That being said, there is nothing I love more than taking a good kickboxing class.
South paw, right jab, left cross, right hook, left swing kick–


My favourite local spot to sweat it out is at Parklawn Big Hit Kickboxing. It’s open to ages 14 and up and has 4 locations stretched across the GTA (with a 5th opening later this summer), making it easily accessible.

Typically when most people think of kickboxing, they think of an old grunge-style kickboxing gym. This is where Big Hit is a hit above the rest! Their studios are clean, modern and have an energetic vibe. They offer a range of group inspired fitness classes that are inviting to anyone at any level which differentiates them from the every-day gymThis in itself eliminates the pressure to spar or hold pads with partners and takes away the intimidation for those who’ve never tried any type of kickboxing class. You learn newly created strikes on a man-like punching bag (ie. B.O.B.), with customized playlists to keep your heart pumping and energy up, giving you the best of fitness and kickboxing. If you love a challenge and want to switch up your workout routine, you have to try Big Hit!
To me working out is all mind over matter, with my fitness goals ever evolving over the last couple of years. That used to mean working out to look good and it still is to that extent, but now I’ve switched my focus to train my body to be healthier and stronger while pushing my mind (#YouvsYou). I’ve trained at Big Hit for over a year and I can definitely say there have been classes where I’ve wanted to stop, but kept at it because the results are worth it! There is no better workout than the one that pushes you to the limit and I can guarantee you will get that at Big Hit. All thanks to their classes and incredible trainers I’m in the best shape and cannot wait to take the next step with pad training.
Big Hit offers 8 classes found below:
-PowerBox
-CoreBox
-KickBox
-Revbox
-SmartBox
-IronBox
-BallinBox
-RoundBox
My personal favourites are Corebox, BallinBox and Powerbox. If you’re new to their studio, they have a new member trial which includes 2 weeks of unlimited kickboxing classes, a pair of boxing gloves, hand wraps and a glove bag for $59. You can also buy a range of unlimited class memberships (1 month- $199, 3 month-$179 & 6 month- $159) or try one on one with a trainer (another personal favourite).
For those of you that live in the east end, their 5th new location opens on the Danforth on August 26th!  More info on Big Hit can be found here.
Have you tried kickboxing before? Been to Big Hit? Share below. XO