Where to Try the Angels' Favorite Workout in the Bay Area
If you follow the sisters Hadid, Adriana Lima, or any of the numerous Victoria's Secret models on Instagram, you know that their killer bodies are products of (1) genetics and (2) boxing. A few years ago, Angels still talked about Pilates, SoulCycle, and barre class, but ever since the brand launched its "Knockout" workout leggings—which, for what it's worth, are quite good—boxing gloves are practically a prerequisite for runway wings.
Some of the Angels' promotional "boxing" videos leading up to the runway show spectacular are downright ridiculous, including the staged match between Elsa Hosk and Martha Hunt, (pictured above), that I thought would devolve into a pillow fight. But most of these ladies look like they could kick some serious ass. And, after boxing for more than two years, I can attest to the fact that weekly boxing classes can relieve stress and change your body.
If you truly want to train like an Angel, you'll need to hit up Gotham Gym or Dogpound in NYC. But for a local taste of the workout of the moment, I've mapped the best boxing gyms in the Bay Area below. Click on the map point for the crucial details on each spot.