Boxing & Kickboxing
Learn a new skill whilst having fun, whether it’s on your own or with a friend.
Get the most out of your training with an individual, tailored boxing & fitness program.
Tailored to you, no matter the level. So, whether you are a complete beginner, competitive boxer or an athlete in a different discipline looking to use boxing to improve your overall fitness, we’ll be able to work with you and make sure you are pushed and challenged.
Maybe you are a little nervous so want to bring a friend along or it could be that you enjoy some friendly competition and want to challenge your colleagues. Whatever your reason, group boxing/kickboxing sessions are a fun way to learn something new, get a great workout in and be surrounded by other people motivating you along the way.
Corporate sessions enable staff to mingle and socialise in a healthy, stimulating environment, allowing staff to develop strong working relationships.
Boxing isn’t just about throwing punches (although that is probably the most enjoyable part). You need speed, strength and stamina (let’s call them he three S’). But, don’t worry if you don’t have all of those attributes just yet. That’s what we’re here for!
Before you get your gloves on, you will work through the basics of footwork, stance and how to throw punches with correct technique using different drills, circuits and warm ups designed to motivate and challenge you.
Sessions incorporate a mixture of bag work, pad work and even sparring if you’re ready (to your level, so there’s nothing to be afraid of!) as well as sprints, strength training (think squats, deadlifts, medicine balls…old school stuff), reaction drills…and whatever else we fancy to make you a better athlete.
These tools will all help you develop your skills as a boxer/kickboxer as well as improve your stamina and conditioning.
So, whatever your level, novice fitness enthusiast, triathlete looking to bring in a but of variety to your training, or getting ready for a national championship, we can help.
Speed kills, we all know that! It’s an attribute that some of the world’s greatest ever boxers have been blessed (and worked hard to develop!) with: Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones, Jr., Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Vasyl Lomachenko…the list goes on.
It’s not just fast hands we’re talking about here but also quick feet and sharp reflexes. You will work on all of these things by learning proper technique through shadow boxing, pad work and other boxing drills.
You will learn how to move in range to deliver punches with proper form and also how to get out of the way before an opponent can deliver their own. This will start with teaching the basic boxing stance and will develop with footwork drills.
When it comes to strength training for boxers, it isn’t just about increasing muscle mass but more importantly, it is about increasing functional strength. Strength training for boxers should result in an increased punch power output that can be sustained over the duration of a fight, without the boxer putting on too much muscle mass (the way a bodybuilder would)…boxing is a weight-centric sport after all and you wouldn’t want a boxer to have to move up a weight class!
We’ll build strength using a range of exercises including bodyweight (push ups, pull ups etc) medicine balls and barbells (think squats, bench press and deadlifts).
A boxing fight can last from anywhere between 3×2 minute rounds (novice amateurs) to 12×3 minute rounds in a professional world title contest.
Excellent conditioning is required to fight effectively for 12 intense, 3-minute rounds and anaerobic endurance is a key aspect that cannot be overlooked. Unless you knock your opponent out early, you’ll need to make sure that you are fit enough to last the duration of the fight.
This will be achieved through a combination of sprints, battle ropes, jump rope and a variety of boxing circuits.
Boxing not only improves your physical strength and stamina, it can also help you develop that “mental toughness”. This will be developed by pushing through the limits of endurance and setting new challenges that will allow you to prove to yourself that you can endure physical challenges and overcome obstacles, which equals a major self-esteem boost.
Oh, and boxing is not only a great stress-reliever but also a great way to practice mindful meditation and just “be in the moment”. It requires 100 percent attention, forcing you to shut out every day distractions in order to fully concentrate on those new combinations or flashy footwork steps.
Boxing isn’t just about being able to trade and punch. It’s also about out-thinking your opponent…learning to stay one step ahead.
So, learn the ins and outs of the sweet science with us.