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Spring Training alert: weak is out and strong is in! One of the most popular fitness trends right now is boxing and a host of NYC gyms and fitness studios are proving that women are not afraid to throw their weight around  — or a jab or a hook or a cross! At Gotham Gym, their slogan “Train Like A Fighter” references the intense conditioning and ripped physiques for which boxers are known. From Title Boxing Club on Manhattan’s Westside, offering boxing and kickboxing classes in a warehouse space hung with punching bags, to Shadowbox, a new spalike boxing studio opening later this month in the Flatiron District, boxing facilities are popping up all over town.

With Victoria’s Secret models Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes and Constance Jablonski duking it out with former champion boxer Michael Olajide Jr, co-founder of Aerospace, one of the original boxing fitness studios, they are proving that tough girls are sexy… and so are the styles to go with it! Taking their inspiration from classic fighter style but with a sleek and modern flair, these are the pieces ready to go the distance both in the ring and out!

LEFT COLUMN: CHAMPION SPORTS LEATHER MEDICINE BALL $17.60-34.95. The medicine ball is a boxers favorite training tool for strength training, cardio, flexibility and rock hard abs. These colorful Champion retro leather medicine balls are available in a range of five of weights and colors for all your fitness needs. Y-3 METALLIC HOODED JACKET $917, TRACK PANTS $494. Inspired by the sweatsuits (literally) of boxing and wrestling lore, worn by fighters trying to sweat off excess pounds to “make weight”, no gym is required for this chic silver warm-up collaboration of Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas. NIKE VAPOR SACK $20. Carry all your gloves, wraps, ropes and other training gear in this sleek low profile sackpack. The drawstring closure provides easy access to all your stuff, while the secure zip pocket adds storage space. Available in host of bold and graphic colors combos.

CENTER COLUMN: SWEATY BETTY ESCAPE LUXE JUMPER $100. The grey hooded sweatshirt is a fighters staple at the gym, and this soft thermal hoody takes it up a notch with luxurious Italian fleece fabric, a generous collar, and dropped shoulder seams for a relaxed modern look. Thumbholes and a stepped hem with side splits add a functional style statement to the design. REYES SPEED BAG $79.99. Train like the pros with a Cleto Reyes professional speed bag. Made in Mexico, they feature full cowhide leather with leather welted seams and tough nylon liner, and are considered some of the fastest and most durable speed bags on the market. KOR NAVA FILTER WATER BOTTLE $22. Staying hydrated is critical during high-intensity activities like boxing, and with the gloves on you need easy access too. The KOR Nava bottle features a hands-free push-button cap, coconut-shell filter straw, and KOR’s Easy-Flow technology. VENOM BODY FIT TRAINING SKIRT $44.99. Fight like a girl in this training skirt! Designed in collaboration with UFC star Miesha Tate, this skirt is the real deal. It’s designed to maximize your athletic performance with compression fit and 4-way construction under it’s second-skin top layer. BODYFIT PRO LEATHER JUMP ROPE $19.99. There is nothing like jumping rope to burn calories, shred the body, and build the aerobic conditioning boxing requires. This old school leather jump rope is fighter’s favorite, and features precision ball bearings in the handles for ultra-fast action.

LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS COMBAT SPORT QUICK PULL SPARRING GLOVES $150. The “Quick Pull Lace” Sparring Glove is convenient, functional and the result of over 30 years of product innovation. It’s perfect for kick boxing, sparring, mitt and bag work, and uses patented technology with pre-formed molding for optimal hand protection. CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR FLEX MOTION MESH-PANELED SPORTS BRA $60. The ring is no place for a skimpy sports bra. This lightweight but supportive stretch top will have you bobbing and weaving in comfort and style with its breathable mesh-paneled racer-back and wide elasticated underband. OLYMPIA MOTO JET/BONE LEGGINGS $110. These full length leggings are quick-dry and moisture-wicking, and ultra comfortable with their signature low-rise striped elastic waistband. Although the pintuck pleated moto detailing at the knees is more style than function, they give the appearance you’re kinda badass too. ASICS DAVE SCULTZ CLASSIC $100. Throwing wrestling in the fight club mix, this re-released black and gold classic has timeless styling that need not be confined to the mat. The upper is made with heel-to-toe ultrasuede for ultimate comfort, and fit with a thin one-piece durable outsole. Mens sizes but available small for women.