Friday, August 26, 2016

No Bootcamp on Bank Holiday Monday

We're taking a rest day this coming Monday, 29 August to enjoy the Bank Holiday and some summer sun hopefully!

Back to business as usual on Tuesday 30 August for Circuits at 6.15pm.

have a great weekend and stay safe everyone, see you in the gym.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beginners Course starts Tue 6 Sep 2016

This is for girls 11+ and women only
Our next beginner's boxing course  starts on Tuesday 06 September and runs for 9 weeks (with a break for half term) with the final session on 08 November.

What do you learn?
This is a basics course that teaches how to stand, move around, throw and defend straight punches and hold focus pads. It's glove-contact (no hitting of an opponent or sparring) and we use focus pads and punch bags.

Do I have to be fit to do this?
It's not hugely demanding physically, so is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities. It's a coach-style session rather than a group fitness class. We focus on technique and form and will encourage and support you to increase your fitness levels.

If you're already fit but would like to learn how to box, this course is suitable and can be coached to your ability.

Cost and Booking
£60 (£30 deposit) for 8 sessions including a medal.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Self Defence Workshop for Girls - Bookings now open

This hands-on workshop focuses on day to day personal safety issues girls may experience at school, on public transport and on the streets.

We explore common scenarios and how to get out of them without physical contact but also deal with what to do if a situation escalates.

Working in pairs, practising 'escape' techniques and striking with hands, feet, elbows and knees, we use focus pads, punch bags and strike shields.

Workshop programme: 

12.00pm - Arrival, registration (hand in consent forms) and welcome.

Stop it before it starts: how to reduce your chances of being a target. Dealing with bullies.
Escalation of attack and appropriate responses: How to escape a hand grab, choke hold, bear hug or hair grab

1.45pm - Lunch together (group discussion)

2.15pm - Defensive striking with hands, knees, elbows and feet.
Putting it all together and making it work for you.
How to remember the techniques.

4.00pm - Close and pick-up  

Please note: We will not allow anyone to leave the gym before 4.00pm unless by prior arrangement with a parent or guardian.  
How to book      
The cost of the workshop is £15 and can be booked by emailing
We request either online payment or cash/cheque (prior to course) at the gym in order to confirm your place.  

What to wear / bring      
Tracksuit bottoms, shorts or leggings, a vest or t-shirt and something warm to wear between physical activities. Clean, indoor trainers or plimsoles - please ensure they are clean. There will be some topics that require bare feet or socks.
No jewellery that can catch on clothing or be ripped out (eg, necklaces, rings, bracelets or dangly earrings) and no heavy make up. Long hair must be tied up or plaited.      
Packed lunch required      
Bring a bottle of water to drink throughout the day and a packed lunch. We discourage sweets, energy drinks or fizzy pop in the gym. Drinking water is available.      
Signed consent form      
Each participant requires a signed consent form in order to do the workshop. This can be emailed to you once your payment has been made.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Date for your diary - Girls Self Defence

Our next Self Defence for Girls workshop is during the summer holidays on Wednesday 03 August.

More details to follow, if you'd like to reserve a place in the meantime, contact

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Beginner's Course starts next week

This course is open to all females 11+ years. You do not have to be fit or have done any boxing before, it's for absolute beginners of all ages and fitness levels.

It runs over 8 weeks at 7.30pm every Tuesday and there's an option to progress to the next level once you've completed an assessment. If you just want to learn how to throw a punch and move around so you can come to our fitness sessions, you can do that too.

Any questions or to book, get in touch with Kate 077 3243 3243 or email

Total Warrior, checklist (re-post)

Here's a post I did back in 2013, the first year the Valley Warriors did Total Warrior. There's a handy list of stuff to take, what to wear and what to eat etc

You may want to take a look if you're doing it this year read this

Details regarding final travel arrangements etc will be posted after tonight's training.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Beginner's Course for women starts at the end of June

Our next beginner's boxing course for women starts
on Tuesday 28 June at 7.30pm.

This course is suitable for anyone who's interested in learning to box, or those who want to learn the basics for fitness classes.
Read more here

Booking only, please email or call or text Kate if you have any questions 077 3243 3243