Since my vacation back from the states and Argentina, I have been packing on pounds like crazy! Coming back to Korea in the beginning of winter has not helped any either! I had no motivation to go to the gym or even to walk to school....UNTIL, I discovered my favorite way to stay in shape while teaching in Korea, Diet Boxing.
A few of my friends here in Korea are amateur boxers. Every time we meet up, all they talk about is boxing. I remember mentioning that I wanted to try it just to see what it was all about and my friend told me that you could actually box to lose weight. Next thing I know, I'm searching for the nearest boxing gym (which happens to be across the street from my apartment) and signing up for the month!
As soon as I get to the gym, I have to stretch and jump rope for 9 minutes. Then I learn different skills for the day and practice for about 40 minutes with the coach. Before I leave the gym, I have to do some core exercises, jump rope for another 9 minutes, and stretch. It might not sound like a lot, but my body has been aching like crazy.
The price to join is not bad at all, either. My gym costs 110,000won for the first month and 90,000won after. It does cost more than a gym, but you have a trainer that keeps an eye on you and it's actually pretty fun. You can also stay there for more than an hour and go in as many times as you want. So next time you consider exercising, try Diet Boxing. Not only will it help you lose weight, but also get rid of stress. Exercise and therapy all in one!
Aeri Park has had a multicultural history taking her from Seoul to Buenos Aires to Atlanta and back again. She graduated Emory University in 2008 and wanted to experience the culture of the place she was born. Aeri arrived in Suwon in 2010 and is now enjoying her second year teaching for Chungdahm in Pyeongchon. So far she has most enjoyed the food, fashion, and never ending list of places to explore. Follow Aeri to see where she goes!