Golden Girl Set To Transform London’s ‘It Girls’ Into The ‘The Hit Girls’
The elegant stuccoed Nash houses, of Park Crescent and the other
prestigious neighbourhoods, that edge London's Regents Park are home to
many from the 'It Girl' and 'Ladies that Lunch' cliques. Not exactly where
you would expect the sport of boxing to hold much appeal.
However should female boxer Marianne 'Golden Girl' Marston, who has
recently introduced her industry leading Women's Boxing Classes at the all
new boutique style RingTone Health & Fitness Gym in Drummond Street, have
her way the society belles of the exclusive NW1 environs will soon become
the 'Hit Girls' and 'Ladies that Punch' and their topic of conversation,
over drinks at Quaglino's, will be on the merits of Grant or Reyes Boxing
gloves rather than the latest bag from Gucci or Prada.
“RingTone is more like a private fitness club, but boxing based.”
explained Marianne, “It's stylish, nothing like a conventional boxing gym,
and has a lively fun atmosphere.
Hopefully this new breed of gym Ben (Day) and Scott (Borthwick) have
created will attract those that wouldn't have dreamed of going to a boxing
Marianne, whose background - private all girl school educated and holding
a B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology - is far from the pugilistic norm, first
created the classes after returning from America in 2009, where she had
been training under the guidance of Heavyweight Champion of the World
Smokin' Joe Frazier and Cruiserweight World Champion Steve 'USS'
Cunningham, having noticed that the only type of boxing fitness programmes
being offered to women were of the less effective aerobic 'Boxercise'
sessions so she decided it was time to create a proper series of true
Boxing and Boxing based Fitness classes specifically for Women.
“It's crazy” Marianne exclaimed, “back in 2008, while I was in full time
training in America with Joe Frazier, I returned to the UK for a month and
tried to find a gym to train at. I was told by many that they don't train
girls and others, such as All Stars, that they only offer 'Boxercise'
classes to women.
When I returned home last year things weren't much better, but I did find
a gym I could train at. While I was there I got approached by various
women that wanted to do boxing for fitness, so decided to start offering
Women's Boxing Classes.”
The classes Marianne created are far removed from the aerobic 'Boxercise'
classes offered by most fitness centres and personal trainers. Her classes
are the real deal and include many of the conditioning exercises and
boxing drills taught to her by her famous mentors in America for her own
“Boxing provides the most effective form of exercise around.” said
Marianne, “The workout is close to 60% Anaerobic, it increases your
metabolism long after you've finished exercising.
It 's probably the most effective workout for anyone looking to lose
weight and tone up, plus you learn to box. Boxing is also a great way to
relieve the stresses of the day.”
In addition to the Wednesday evening class at RingTone Health & Fitness
Gym, Marianne leads her unique series of Women's Boxing Classes at the
Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, East London, the Boxing Clinic
at The Angel, Islington in North London and the Tokei Gym at London Bridge
on the South Bank of the Thames.
For further information on Marianne's Women's Boxing and Boxing Fitness
Classes see http://www.womensboxingclasses.com