FLEXIBLE AND SENSITIVE
We don’t believe that illness or poor mobility should prevent people from benefitting from what we do so we take our sessions into hospital settings. Our trainers have vast experience working in front-line NHS services, so we are ideally placed to work flexibly and sensitively around the needs of our users.
We have run programmes in a range of inpatient units, both NHS and private, for those who have mental illness as well as elderly clients unable to attend our gym. Below is an example of an eight-week in-reach programme;
Weeks 1-2 is about building confidence in the clients and ensuring they feel supported by our team. During this period we will lay out the structure of sessions and how they will work over the coming weeks. We are sensitive to the range of abilities of users within the structure of a class and work flexibly with clients to ensure those attending feel comfortable with the demands of the class.
In weeks 3-4 our team will start to teach the foundations of the craft of boxing. 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.
Through weeks 5-6 users continue to build on the boxing training foundations by working more on technical aspects of this art. While skills improve we continue to push personal fitness levels and do increasing partner work to foster an enjoyable team environment.
In the final weeks 7-8, we consolidate the training methods and continue to work on improving fitness levels. Using validated psychological measures, as well as scores of physical fitness we provide objective measures to help our users see the progress they have made.