Undercard, the boxing-led high-intensity interval training method and technique devised by Australian boxing authority and personal trainer, Zach Vickers and business partner, Keseva Commerford has announced the launch of its premier boxing studio in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst on April 12th.

The Undercard training model fuses traditional boxing with full-body conditioning to include TechnoGym skillmill free-runner treadmills and ranged free-weights to personalise the level of resistance — incorporating boxing, running and lifting all in the one superior workout.

“I visited the United States last year, specifically New York where I have a lot of friends in the health and fitness industry. The goal was to simply observe the different methodologies and structures of various studio’s and examine how they offered not only boxing but fitness in general. New York is definitely at the forefront of the fitness industry and the trip offered a lot of insight that has shaped what we’ve built here in Sydney,” says Undercard founder, Zach Vickers.

Vickers is renowned within the Australian fitness community for shaping some of the countries most recognisable bodies, including New York-based male model Dougie Jospeh; Victoria’s Secret model Georgia Fowler; former Miss Universe Australia turned media personality Jesinta Franklin; global men’s style icon and Business of Fashion 500 lister Justin O’Shea; P.E Nation founder Pip Edwards; and NRL player Thomas Burgess.

In response to the evolution of wellness spaces and the changing nature of indoor fitness environments, the Undercard studio is a contemporary, light-filled space with a generous two-storied ceiling height, fresh white walls and custom-built wood cabinetry and parquetry floors.

“The customer experience is our primary concern. If you’re not providing a product that’s desirable and effective then you’re essentially building an empty kingdom. With that in mind, we wanted to create a space which is both comfortable and simplistic in nature, and accessible to everybody,” says Vickers.

At street level the airy interiors house a formal reception and glove check-in, a barista espresso and protein-driven smoothie bar, numbered lockers and luxury bathroom amenities and change-room facilities. Also located on the ground floor is a break-out, personal one-to-one boxing studio equipped with high-end Assault AirBikes, WaterRower rowing machines and SkiErgs.

Downstairs the blackout room features 18 21” 190 lbs heavy-duty water-filled Aqua Training Bags suspended from the ceiling and numbered on the floor. Similarly, lined around the perimeter of the room are 18 TechnoGym skillmill treadmills coupled with an adjacent workbench and select range of free-weights to choose your personal level of resistance and workout.

Certified boxing instructors lead the 36 person class through the step-by-step routine while wall-to-wall mirrors allow participants to gauge and improve their technique. The blackout room features two 58” LED screen monitors, showcasing the instructors moves at varying angles, a state-of-the-art sound system, and is dimly-lit in the brands signature orange hue.

“The classroom had to be functional and we’ve considered the workout journey from every angle and played with the height and symmetry of the space to ensure a seamless consumer experience,” says Commerford. “The decision to invest in the highest-quality technology was an obvious one.” he adds.

Undercard Sydney will be a welcomed addition to Darlinghurst’s already thriving fitness and wellbeing precinct joining 98 Riley Street, Cycology Club, Fitness First Darlinghurst Platinum and Fluid Form Pilates all in the immediate vicinity.

Undercard will offer six classes per day beginning with a 5:30am session through until 7:00pm and is located at 82 Oxford Street, corner of Oxford and Crown Streets, Darlinghurst. Undercard Sydney will officially open its doors from April 12th.

Source: Undercard Boxing