BeyondDriven Fitness opened its Boxing and Brews tour at the Creekside Inn in Le Roy on Thursday evening.

Matt Walther said the fitness club plans to take the event to more taverns and beer halls in the area.

“It’s kind of a box now beer later type of event,” he said. “It’s just a fun way to get in shape.”

Walther said boxing workouts combine strength training and cardio for a workout that’s as fun as it is complete.

“When you hit a bag, that’s great cardio endurance,” he said. “It’s great fitness. We’re not doing it to be precise with the hitting. We’re doing it for fitness. You keep moving. It’s great for your upper body and lower body And then you integrate strength and it’s just the best of both worlds.”

And it’s the kind of exercise that suits almost everyone, regardless of age and certain physical limitations.

“It’s really, really easy for anyone to get in there and anyone can do it,” Walther said. “We have people of all ages and levels right now. I think we have from middle school all the way up to my mom, who’s here with tons of different ailments. It’s just a great, great way to to keep fit.”

BeyondDriven Fitness and Performance is located at 66 Main Street, Le Roy. For more information send an e-mail [email protected]

Photos by Howard Owens