Louise Redknapp displays her taut abs as she works up a sweat with Ashley James at VIP boxing class to raise money for LGBTQI charity
Louise Redknapp swapped catchy hooks for left hooks on Thursday as she attended a VIP boxing class at one of London’s most exclusive gym studios.
The singer joined a host of special guests at the event, hosted by Getty Images and boxing studio KOBOX to raise money for LGBTQI charity Rainbow Railroad.
Posing for photos following the session, Louise, 45, showed off her toned abs in a distinctive black gym vest.
Getting involved: Louise Redknapp swapped catchy hooks for left hooks on Thursday as she attended a VIP boxing class at one of London’s most exclusive gym studios
She added to her look with a pair of matching leggings, while Nike running shoes rounded things off.
Having worked up a sweat during a grueling session at the studio chain’s Baker Street venue, the singer looked completely exhausted while rubbing shoulders with fellow guest Ashley James
The blonde TV personality looked equally toned in her own crop top and leggings during the 50-minute group boxing class made famous by KOBOX.
For a good cause: Louise joined Ashley James at the event, hosted by Getty Images and boxing studio KOBOX to raise money for LGBTQI charity Rainbow Railroad
Fit and healthy: Ashley showed off her toned abs as she posed for photo at the special event
Other guests to attend the event included Radio X presenter Gordon Smart and personal trainer Bradley Simmons, whose former clients include Love Island presenter Caroline Flack.
The event launched KOBOX’s campaign to raise £150,000 for Rainbow Railroad – a charity dedicated to helping LGBTQI people find safety from violence, murder or persecution across the world.
Despite broader attitudes towards the LGBTQI community, there are still 71 countries where it is criminalized, and eight where it is punishable by death.
Support: (L-R) Dan Gray, Kris Pace, Gordon Smart and Paddy Kelly were all in attendance at the special event
Watch out: Diren Kartel and Bradley Simmonds showed off their boxing stances
Group effort: (L-R) Ashley James, Ed Smith, Franki Georghiou, Dominic Felix, Bradley Simmonds and Louise Redknapp
The charity needs £8,000, including pre-travel support and flights to a safe country, for each person saved.
Kris Pace, Operations Director at KOBOX, said: ‘This is without question the most important thing we can do as a business – support those who really need it.
‘Our mission is to guide as many people who are suffering across the world, who are too scared to be who they really are, to safety so they can start to live a better life.
‘We’re only a small drop in the ocean, but this is a step in the right direction to give this wonderful charity, and those it supports, a real helping hand.’
Three’s company: Bobby Rich joined Paddy Kelly and Gordon Smart for a photo
Packing a punch: Guests got involved in the KOBOX 50-minute group boxing session
Popular: The sessions take place at three KOBOX sessions across London – Baker Street, King’s Road and London Wall
Side by side: The ‘Squirrel Sisters’ Gracie Tyrrell and Sophie Tyrrell also took part in Thursday’s event
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