Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Self Defence for Girls workshop....1 week to go

With just 7 days to go before we run our Self Defence Workshop, we're in the final planning stages and looking forward to a brilliant day of learning.

To find out more Click here. To book a place, email

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Boxercise every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning

Regular Boxercise sessions run every Monday at 10.30am (over 50's), Wednesday 10.15am (all abilities) and Friday 9.30am.

Wed and Fri sessions are limited to women only and are a mixture of padwork, exercise and drills. They are suitable for beginners and anyone starting out their journey to fitness.

Mondays are mixed classes, suitable for all levels and caters for those with less fitness, mobility or injuries.

Boxercise is a great way to get into fitness that doesn't require expensive equipment or monthly fees. It's a brilliant stress buster and a real feel-good workout.

We're a supportive bunch who will welcome you, no matter what your age or level of fitness/ability. Come and give it a try and train with us!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Wed 6 April - Self Defence for Girls

We're getting the workshop programme finalised this week and the course material ready to go.
This year, we're going to include the 'I pledge' campaign in celebration of International Women's Day.

I pledge to...
We'll be asking the girls to make a pledge based around topics that include helping other girls and women achieve their ambitions, challenging gender bias language and behaviour and supporting girls in sport.

Stop it before it starts
Abusive language and behaviour towards girls is often accepted as 'banter' or 'just a joke' and can be damaging to their confidence and self respect. We aim to break this cycle by teaching girls to speak up, question bullying behaviour and support each other confidently in these situations.

This is often all that is needed to stop a situation from escalating.

You can find out more about the course here.

Booking only - limited numbers
This workshop is booking only and requires online payment to secure a place. Please email or text 077 3243 3243

Training over Easter break

We started our Friday off with a bang at Boxercise this morning and we're back in tomorrow for all 3 regular sessions.

Kids Boxing - 9am
K O Circuit - 10am
Boxing for Women and Girls - 11am

No Bootcamp Monday 28 March - business as usual thereafter.
Have a great Easter break everyone, enjoy your eggs in moderation unless they're poached.

See you in the gym!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Classes running as usual...

the weather has calmed down a bit so we've been back in the gym all week and will be there for a full house on Friday for Boxercise at 9.30am, Saturday 9am Kids Class, 10am KO Circuit and 11am Women and Girls Boxing Training.
See you there!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Kids session cancelled Sat 5 March

Apologies to kids and parents,  we do not have a coach available for tomorrow's 9am session.

No Boxercise training today 9.30am

Due to weather conditions and local schools being closed, today's Boxercise session at 9.30 am is cancelled.
Please keep checking back for updates and apologies for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Beginners Boxing course starts next week

Just a reminder that our second beginner's course for women and girls (11+) starts next Tuesday at 7.30pm for 8 weeks.
There are still places available for anyone who'd like to book onto the course. A £30 online deposit (or cash/cheque at the gym) is required to confirm your place.

Please email
Read more about the course here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our gym.

Self Defence and Confidence for girls - Wed 6 April

This 5 hour workshop focuses on day to day personal safety issues girls may experience at school, on the streets and on public transport.

It's a hands-on workshop where we work in pairs, practising techniques as well as striking focus pads and punch bags with hands, feet, elbows and knees.

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 and the appropriate response.

Workshop programme: 11.30am till 4.30pm

11.30am - Arrival, registration (hand in consent forms) and welcome.

Stop it before it starts: Awareness and preventative measures, how to reduce your chances of being a target. Grounding and using your voice.

Escalation of attack and appropriate responses: Defensive striking with hands, knees, elbows and feet.

1.30pm - Lunch (group discussion)

2.15pm - How to escape a hand grab, choke hold, bear hug or hair grab   
Putting it all together and making it work

4.15pm - Kickboxercise showcase   
A short demo of our regular Wednesday afternoon Kickboxercise for girls session for those who may be interested in training on a regular basis at the club.

4.30pm - Close and pick-up   

Please note: We will not allow any of the girls to leave the gym before 4.30pm 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 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 will be emailed to you once your payment has been made.   

Please contact Kate with any queries or concerns.

Training cancelled this morning 10.15am

Sorry guys but due to nightmare weather and the traffic situation on Burnley Rd, I'm cancelling this morning's training session. We're back in as normal Friday morning at 9.30 am.