New Video: Fitness Instructor Proposes to Girlfriend During Class

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The fitness kickboxing program adds a new benefit to its list: "True love." On February 23, 2013, instructor Sam Gravesande proposed to his girlfriend of four years, Amy Long, during class. Fitness Franchise Logo It's more than a workout. It's a way of life.

Fellow members applauded and cheered.

February 23, 2013 was a unique class for fitness franchise's Chelsea, NYC location. It started when kickboxing instructor Sam Gravesande demonstrated the importance of maintaining the punching bags. To demonstrate, he asked his then girlfriend (an member) for assistance.

"This is what happens when you don't tighten your bag," Gravesande stated.

He then performed a "roundhouse kick" on a bag which he previously knew was broken. The bag immediately fell over. Beneath it lay a pair of hand wraps (fabric that protects the wrist and knuckles when boxing).

"What is this? I have no clue what it is," Sam stated and picked up the wraps.

He then unraveled them, and a box for a ring was exposed. He then knelt, and proposed. A crowd gathered around the two who embraced after Gravesande "popped the question". Fellow members applauded and cheered.

"I did it during class because I wanted to do something unique, that she wouldn't expect." Gravesande stated. "And I love the atmosphere. You feel like you're with family at"

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