By: Cameron Addertion ‘20 communications
Pump up your workout with boxing this spring. Wellness and Recreation offers two small group training boxing classes: premier and advanced boxing. Premier boxing allows beginners to have a fun experience trying boxing for the first time. Advanced boxing is for returning participants to further their knowledge and become better boxers. The classes capacity of eight participants allows students to get the best experience and individual support from our trainers. Spanning five weeks, the class meets two times per week.
Premier boxing encourages students that have never boxed before to get a good workout while getting out of their comfort zone.
“Boxing works your entire body and teaches you discipline about moving your body and using your muscles in different ways to achieve maximum power, strength, and accuracy,” said Ginnie Neal ‘20, a premier boxing instructor.
Neal teaches participants positioning and technique for students to feel confident around the punching bag by the end of the session. “Participants will learn the basic footwork, hand positioning, the basics of all the major punches and basic self-defense moves.” Neal assures participants will leave the session feeling more confident and stronger than when they started. Premier boxing is a great starting place for participants and will help build a foundation for participants to learn boxing techniques on their own.
“Advanced boxing has a focus on education and fun rather than a strenuous workout,” said Anna Beam-Mitchell ‘18 DVM ‘22. The beginning of class is spent learning a new technique, participants practice with partners and the end is saved for working out. Advance boxing expects students to have some knowledge of boxing, but Beam-Mitchell paces the class to fit every participant’s needs. In advanced boxing, participants begin learning offensive techniques consisting of different punches and learn defensive techniques to block every punch. Participants will learn more advanced footwork such as half steps, full steps, side and circle steps, slides and shadow boxing, according to Beam-Mitchell, “Boxing is just as much about footwork as it is hands.”
“It is an awesome workout that works your entire body and teaches you discipline about moving your body and using your muscles in different ways to achieve maximum power, strength and accuracy,” said Neal. Boxing allows students to gain cardiovascular endurance and strength while gaining confidence in themselves after succeeding.
Add new excitement to your workout routine and sign up for boxing small group training. Spring small group training free week begins Monday, March 18. Session two begins March 25 until April 26.