Can anyone recommend a good boxing gym in Manhattan?
I had posted my interest in MMA a few weeks back, but soon realized that going from no MMA into full-blown MMA would be too much, I decided to give BJJ a try. Unfortunately my schedule does not allow me to fit into any of the beginner’s classes at the schools where I was directed – so my focus has shifted to boxing.
My interest in joining a boxing academy is twofold: 1.) For cardiovascular fitness purposes; the sports that I used to participate in (soccer, tennis, squash) are a pain in the ass to practice in Manhattan, not to mention expensive in some cases.
But most importantly, 2.) My shrink recommended that I take up a combat sport. You see, I suffer from pretty severe anxiety and I take a boatload of meds for this. My doc believes that by taking up a combat sport I will become more desensitized, feel more secure about myself and this will help to counteract the anxiety.
He said that many of his clients had gone this route with marked improvements in their mental well-being.
I did some boxing a few years ago and I think that this helped me. Lifting weights definitely helps me feel more self-confident and less paranoid, but I need to do something else to reduce my anxiety and I think taking up boxing again is a good option.