For Nikki Campbell, top coach at NYC's Work Train Fight, boxing has become a beloved part of daily life. She loves the thrill (and sweat fest) of training, fighting, and especially teaching others to love it too.
Read on to get to know Nikki, and hear why she is so excited to lead the upcoming Boxing & the Beach Retreat in Costa Rica (Jan 25-29) as part of Camp Ketanga!
Ketanga: What do you expect/hope clients get out of your retreat?
Nikki: I hope that they come away with the confidence in a new skill that they have learned. Feeling strong and empowered is a feeling that I have grown addicted to and I hope they do too. Plus a killer tan :)
What are you most excited for about going to Costa Rica?
Exploring a new Central American country and experiencing the local beauty of the beaches and towns.
What makes this experience/your retreat so special in your own words?
Getting to be gritty, tough and physical while learning proper technique. It's usually one or the other but this retreat will incorporate pushing your bodies' limits while then learning how to be technical and precise.
3 words to describe your upcoming retreat: EMPOWERING; CHALLENGING; BADASS
You should consider Nikki's retreat if you want to train like a fighter and push yourself to see how tough you can get!
Learn more about Nikki's Boxing & the Beach Retreat here, and request more information by filling out the form below. Also, you can learn more by following Nikki and Work Train Fight on Instagram.
Six months ago, MMA was something I hardly even knew existed. I assumed every type of fighting was the same and was confident that I myself would never attempt any kind of training that was built on combat. Me? A fighter? No thanks.
Three months ago, MMA was a sport I was starting to hear people talk about, mostly associated with Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, to be honest. But I still felt confident that MMA would never be anything more to me than just a Pay Per View special that I watched with my boyfriend and his friends.
One month ago, MMA finally poked its head up into my life. I got the chance to e-interview Xavier Pagan, a trainer at the UFC Gym in the Financial District. Our goal: to "de-mystify" MMA, so that I could learn (and then share with others) what the technique is really all about.
Read on to hear why MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is an awesome way to work out - regardless of how you usually train - and why it's not as scary as you may think.
The once grungy, fight club sport is now arguably the hottest workout for fitness lovers who never plan to set foot between the ropes. Alberto Ortiz, owner of boxing gym Work Train Fight, has seen this evolution since opening his studio’s doors in 2009. We sat down with him to get the scoop on what makes boxing such an incredible workout.
This morning, JackRabbit Sports in Union Square graciously cleared the clothing racks to reveal a surprisingly large studio space! It was a frigid morning, but there were a few brave souls who came out for a free boxing fundamentals workout with Coach Duke!
Ketanga Fitness Retreats was a proud sponsor of Soho Strut's first annual Fitness Expo along with leading local studios and fitness/health brands. The event was a hit, with tons of fitness enthusiasts coming through the doors to meet vendors like us, taking part in fun (and challenging) classes from supporting gyms, and trying out samples from healthy food and drink brands.
The event was hosted by Soho Strut, a blog highlighting local businesses and events and promoting a sense of community in the Soho area.