The punches will soon be flying in Hampden Township. Boxing and kickboxing workout franchise, Title Boxing Club is expected to open in March at the Hampden Terminal at 4434 Carlisle Pike.
Franchise owner, Peter Clifford said when he was looking for a new business opportunity, he looked at a number of franchises including several fitness franchises, and felt that Title Boxing Club was the perfect match for him.
“I just kept coming back to Title,” he said. “I went out to Kansas and I loved the people’s passion for what they did.”
The 3,000-square foot space which is being renovated by Pyramid Construction Services will include a heavy bag station for group fitness classes as well as a boxing ring and a a retail shop.
The main fitness class is an hour long class that will include a 40 heavy bag station for group fitness classes called the “Power Hour.” While the music is playing, video monitors will count down a 15 minute boxing warm-up, and then like in a boxing match the bell will ring, and participants go through three-minute rounds of boxing going through a series of punches and kicks on a 100-pound heavy bag. There is a one minute break between rounds. The “Power Hour” finishes with the “core and cool down” part of the workout with a strengthening and toning abdominal session.
“This the most authentic boxing workout that is on the market,” Clifford said.
Clifford said that the workouts are individualized but in a group setting. All ages, fitness levels and skill levels are welcome. Participants are offered a modified version of the workout or a more challenging version of the workout if they prefer.
“You could have an elite boxer next to someone who has never boxed,” Clifford said.
In addition to the “Power Hour” classes, the club will also offer 30 and 75 minute classes in boxing and kick boxing and eventually will also offer mixed martial-arts classes down the line. Personal training sessions are also available. The club has monthly and yearly memberships as well as drop-in fees. The club also carries cardiovascular equipment and free weights, and members can come in anytime during the club’s normal business hours.
The retail shop will offer about 50 different types of boxing gloves, duffel bags, hand wraps and workout gear.
Clifford said that the workouts can be for people looking for a change both mentally and/or physically, or for someone who just wants to relieve some stress.
The Camp Hill-area club will employ around 20 people. Title Boxing Club is located in suite C of the Hampden Terminal in the same complex as Cork & Fork Osteria and Ever Grain Brewing Co. Kansas-based Title Boxing Club has more than 170 locations across the country. This is the company’s first location in central Pennsylvania.