Through our work as health care professionals in community mental health teams, we have seen the devastating effect that mental illness can have on a persons ability and motivation to engage in social activities. To counter this, we run a weekly open session at the gym for anyone affected by mental illness.
All abilities are welcome to our very friendly and welcoming group. These are rolling sessions, which cover the foundations of the craft of boxing while building up physical fitness.
Newcomers will be part of the session, but we will make sure that the class is tailored so that people feel comfortable. We work from the ground up looking at footwork, movement, boxing stance and then into learning the basic techniques of throwing punches and defending punches.
Throughout these sessions and ongoing we start to build cardiovascular and core fitness through circuits and exercises.