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What is Boxercise?

Boxercise is an effective form of cross training that incorporates a combination of boxing movements and aerobics. This makes a fun alternative and also improves rhythm, co-ordination as well as burning calories!

Classes can take a variety of formats but a typical one may involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punchbags, press-ups, shuttle-runs and sit-ups. Most boxercise classes are aimed at men and women of all ages and fitness standards. As no class involves the physical hitting of an opponent, it is a fun, challenging and safe workout.

Benefits

  • Increases mental agility
  • Improves hand- eye coordination
  • Increases stamina
  • Raises core strength
  • Strengthens muscles

Costs

Prices vary, but generally start from around pounds 5 for a single class, up to pounds 75 a month for unlimited classes with professional boxers.

Involvement

There is no central organisation for these classes, so look online or in your local directory.

Equipment

Silk shorts and flashy robes are not required, but you will need a pair of trainers, leggings or shorts and a light, loose top. If training in a boxing club, you may be tempted to invest in a pair of boxing shoes (around pounds 25), but boxing gloves, punchbags and skipping ropes are generally supplied.

Facts

  • Boxercise began in the UK in 1992, based upon training principles that have existed for 200 years

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
    County Sport Network
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Sport England
    Rutland County Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    QUEST
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicester City Council

Partners

  • Harborough District Council
    Safeguarding
  • Age UK L&R
    Blaby District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    East Midlands Platform
  • County Sport Network
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
  • QUEST
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicester City Council