It’s a favorite with actors, models and fashion insiders, and no, it has nothing to do with spin. This year’s most addictive – and effective – way to sweat is Boxerina™, the feelgood ballet-meets-boxing workout developed by Dannijo co-founder Danielle Snyder. Need to know more? Read on…
By Tamara Abraham
Boxerina founder Danielle Snyder (right) with Joy Corrigan. Photo: @operaplacestudio.
1. It all started with a jewelry collection. “The concept stemmed from both our love for boxing and also our friendship with the American Ballet Theatre dancers,” Danielle explains. That evolved into 2014’s standout Boxerina collection, which launched with a video series starring actor Sophia Bush, supermodel Hilary Rhoda and ABT ballerinas.
2. The world’s most beautiful women love it. Boxerina is a favorite of MADE Fashion Week co-founder Jenne Lombardo, as well as models Bambi Northwood Blythe, Joy Corrigan and Jourdan Sloane.
3. It makes you feel beautiful. “Boxerina is about using your body to move through elegant toning movements,” Danielle explains. “It’s designed to celebrate the 'Paradox of Women' – the movements are elegant and sensitive yet tough and powerful. The result is a confidence-boosting effect on the psyche.”
4. The music makes you want to move. The Boxerina playlist, created by Danielle, is a blend of hip-hop beats and niche ballet-inspired tracks. You won’t be the first to attempt to Shazam mid-workout.
5. It’s fun! The vibe of the class is upbeat and positive, but the music isn’t blasting so loud you need earplugs (something Danielle hates about many NYC cardio classes).
6. It has an aesthetic all its own – think boxers’ hand wraps meet dancers’ leg warmers. “You’ll want to dress like a Boxerina,” Danielle says. “And there’s a Boxerina uniform coming soon!”
Follow @boxerina.fit on Instagram for updates and pop-up classes near you.