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Hit Like a Girl: Our Beauty Editor Takes Up Boxing

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Get in the Ring!

You can be a contender -- just suit up in these boxing essentials.

The Outfit

1. Choose a high-impact sports bra like Moving Comfort's Alexis Printed bra for A/B cups ($36, movingcomfort.com).

2. Champion's buttery 02Cool Seamless Long Top, with light shelf bra, helps nix friction ($36, championusa.com).

3. Forget Rocky's sweats! Stay light on your feet in Danskin's Women's Crop Running Tight ($46, danskin.com).

4. Cross-trainers like the New Balance 1210 give side-to-side support as you shuffle ($120, newbalance.com for info).

The Accessories

5. Wrangle your tresses with Goody's Resort Glamour Island Headband with StayPut Hold ($5.29, at Target stores).

6. Protect your knuckles from the heavy bag with Everlast's High Performance Hook & Loop Training Gloves ($29.99, everlast.com).

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bgiusti1661 wrote:

I loved this story! I joined a kickboxing class, went once because I couldn't keep up. Now I'm going to try again and get out of "my comfort zone!" Thanks for sharing.

2/16/2013 07:41:51 PM Report Abuse
darlarae_drw wrote:

awesome! I have always wanted to try boxing, but wondered if the guys would feel like their territory was being invaded...now I'm motivated to go for it!

1/26/2010 07:42:37 PM Report Abuse
dwcoffield wrote:

I found this article very inspirational. Fitness should do more stories on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Please do a follow-up if Leah has a match and tell the readers the outcome.

1/26/2010 03:43:55 PM Report Abuse

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