About the club

Box Fitness is fully affiliated with the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) and all of its head coaches are ABA and NVQ qualified boxing trainers and fitness coaches. The club offers contemporary boxing training for children up to the ages of 16, on Wednesday evenings (6pm-7pm) and two sessions on Sunday mornings (10:30 am – 11:30am and 11:30 am – 12:30am, times dependent on age).

Long known as the “kids club”, this setup offers children an inclusive and differentiated learning environment, in order for every child to develop to meet their full potential. The trainers provide challenges for children of all abilities, to develop their boxing and fitness abilities; through structured and FUN coaching sessions.

Obesity and the Kids Club

One of the main philosophies behind the “kids club” is to reduce the ever growing levels of obesity. In fact, according to statistics from the NHS in 2012, 1 in 7 Children are Overweight. This you may agree is a resounding figure, especially when coupled with governmental research indicating that 25% of children in Britain will be obese by 2050 if nothing is done to change the way children involve themselves in physical activity.

As boxing has long been associated with high levels of physical and mental fitness, the “kids club” aims to help reduce these alarming figures through the physically active yet fun sessions being provided. The children will be pushed physically to an appropriate age based level.

The Coaching environment

The classes will aim to improve and develop children’s technical, social, physical and psychological abilities. Children centered coaching approaches will be utilised to give the children ‘empowerment’ and therefore improve their knowledge, development and decision making, thus improving their cognitive states. The use of different learning theories such as TGfU, Motor learning theory and sports education will be implemented in conjunction with each other to provide the children with a “whole” learning experience.

The department of education have indicated that such environments will allow children to succeed in game related situations; leading to a rise in confidence and self-esteem, increasing the chances of lifelong participation. Therefore we aim to provide children with the knowledge to continue within boxing and fitness through their lifetime.

In Summary

  • Improve technical boxing ability
  • Offer an opportunity to compete in organised bouts
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Develop discipline
  • Have fun
  • Socialise and learn to work in a group
  • Learn self defense