A global health pandemic is not going to slow down Coon Rapids native Jesse Hauf… instead, he sees opportunity. Hauf and his family have been plenty busy running 10K Brewing in downtown Anoka. With the brewery business going strong, Hauf began wondering, “what’s next?”
The answer was in another of Hauf’s hobbies: fitness. Hauf began his fitness journey two years ago when he became a member of Title Boxing Club. The workouts were unique enough to keep him coming back, and effective, as he quickly noticed improvements to his overall health. Earlier this year, he became a coach and taught classes at the club. Then came the pandemic. While Minnesota was slowly opening back up after Governor Walz’s Stay at Home Order, the owners of Title Boxing Club were gearing down for retirement. Despite the uncertain times, Hauf signed on as owner of Title Boxing Club, motivated by his belief in the importance of strengthening the body, including the immune system. The answer to “what’s next” for now, is expanding local businesses in the community.
“While we want to help people condition their bodies and improve their chronic pains or illnesses during COVID-19, we also want to make sure we are providing a safe place to do so,” Hauf says. New steps are in place to keep club members and staff safe and healthy, such as removing half of the heavy bags so members have 6-15 feet of personal space during their workout. Members should also wear their mask while walking in or out of the gym. They are not required to wear a mask during the workouts, which can be strenuous.
Boxing workouts typically contain a variety of cardio, resistance and speed training. Some find comfort that the heavy bags are taking all the punches. “Instead, the concepts fighters use for training are applied to a health club format,” Hauf says. “Most people fall in love with the sound of hitting a heavy bag and the echo it throws throughout the room.” Classes begin with a warm-up that leads into eight three-minute rounds of boxing with one-minute rest intervals. Each round includes a different jab, hook, cross, uppercut combination designed to work different areas of the body. The class finishes with core strengthening.
The Club invites all ages, all body types and all skill levels to join the next class. Trainers will be ready to help anyone achieve their unique goals to improve their personal health.