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January 03, 2023

England Boxing the UK National Governing Body for Boxing is one of the largest and most successful associations in the South East, with a proven track record of training regional and national champions.

Aldershot ABC Coaching team, Danny Brewer and Andy Young, run the Aldershot ABC Boxing classes at the state of the art Fight-Science gym. Their classes are structured to provide an evolving experience to ensure that students are constantly challenged and will never get bored.

Danny has been training with England Boxing since 1968 and currently holds a Level 2 Coach License. Andy holds a Level 1 Coach License and is also the Southern Counties Regional Welfare Officer. Both live in Aldershot and want to see more people competing in Boxing of all types and standards.

The classes follow the Accredited Boxing Awards Scheme but also incorporate various aspects of the “Old School” boxing style. The lessons are both physically challenging and technically orientated. Students are encouraged to develop their boxing skills, improve their fitness, and become the best that they can be.

Queensbury League

February 23, 2023

Launched in 2010 as a brand new boxing platform for British based boxers to compete on, the Queensbury Boxing League has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s most exciting boxing competitions.

Divided into nine separate weight categories and five skill levels, boxers battle it out over three, four and five two minute rounds against opponents of equal skill and ability in their respective weight classes and move up and down the rankings depending on their results. The most successful competitors will earn the right to challenge for one of the five separate titles in each weight division starting with the novice title and moving all the way up to the coveted Queensbury British title for the most skillful.

The action is fast, exciting and competitive, with the UK’s premier boxing league continuing to give boxing fans the most entertaining nights of action in the country.

Charity White Collar Boxing

May 28, 2023

Ultra White Collar Boxing is a unique opportunity for people with no boxing background to experience the wonderful world of boxing, in a safe and enjoyable environment. Raise money for Cancer Research UK and Get In Great shape! Get your training here with Aldershot ABC.

Boxercise

January 01, 2020

Boxercise combines boxing and exercise in great fun, stress busting activity to suit everyone who wants to enjoy boxing training without getting hit or the elitism of some so called purists. There are over 1.2 Million people in the UK taking Boxercise Classes or doing Boxercise with their Personal Trainer. Boxercise is one of the most effective forms of cross-training available today. It combines use of both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems with the systematic recruitment of both fast and slow twitch muscle fibres in a manner that not only ensures a diverse workout, but also enhances sports specific senses, including hand-eye co-ordination, balance and timing. Boxercise classes are always fun, energetic and addictive.

Ready for Anything

April 04, 2019

It's no secret that exercise benefits mood and how we feel. And it's not just a heavy Boxing session that will help you see results – everything from long walks to calming therapeutic sessions could see an improvement in how you feel.

Why boxing? "Boxing helps people experiencing difficulties with mental health in many ways. Firstly, the exercise provides a rush of endorphins – a natural mood booster. Classes can help to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression by focusing the mind and body in the present moment and taking people away from ruminating thoughts or worries. It provides a source of distraction as individuals engage with a fun activity that they look forward to and make new friends in the sociable and supportive group setting. Boxing instils a sense of achievement, building confidence and self-esteem. Classes provide a controlled and safe environment to release any frustration, stress and anger. Boxing encourages a healthier lifestyle, which benefits physical and mental wellbeing, sleep, eating, self-care and compassion."

The inspiration "Working with clients who have both physical and mental health concerns highlighted the direct relationship between the two and how improvements in one can have positive effects on the other. This, along with the psychological and physical benefits I felt from boxing myself, inspired me to set up boxing classes for people experiences mental health difficulties”. I have experienced PTSD myself and boxing helps me control this by keeping me grounded and motivated.

What does a class entail?

"The classes start with 15 minutes warm up followed by 35 minutes of boxing exercises on the bags and circuits run by Andy Young who checks how everyone is doing and encourages and reassures anyone needing support. There's no sparring or contact involved - we are mindful that vulnerable individuals could find that triggering or distressing. We then have a 15 - 20 minutes 'wind-down' at the end.

"We try to motivate people to push themselves to get as much out of the class as they can. However, we are also careful to provide a safe space and atmosphere of trust and openness - we encourage anyone to let us know their limits, if they need space or breaks, or if there is anything, they are unhappy about. I facilitate the 'wind down' part of the class where we come together as a group to share and reflect on the class, the past week, how we're feeling, how the boxing made us feel, and anything else anyone is open to sharing. We incorporate elements of mindfulness, relaxation and breathing exercises into this part, depending on what the group would like to try. We are not providing therapy or treatment, rather a space for people to share their feelings, practise ways of coping with anxiety or depression and to benefit from group support. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health concerns among those who attend, and classes are designed to try and help with that”.

Your Support in Referring Patients

"We are now set up to take up to 20 patients who would benefit from our classes that will culminate with them being helped to write their own “Wellness Recovery Action Plan”. Your support in referring those patients you believe would benefit from our courses will provide another avenue to relieve depression and anxiety. Don’t delay, contact us today.

Classes are 16:00-17:00 every Friday at Aldershot ABC Gym. They are designed for beginners of all abilities and everyone is welcome. If you'd like to hear more about the classes, please email aldershotabc@gmail.com

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