Boxercise for Schools

Boxercise for Schools

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Encouraging kids to be more active

With so much concern over child fitness and obesity, Boxercise has the perfect answer to providing fitness sessions that are great fun, easy to teach and suitable for all ages. Boxercise is already taught in hundreds of schools in the UK and has been shown to build confidence and increase self-esteem in under-achieving pupils.

Boxercise is one of the most effective forms of cross-training available today so is also suitable as part of general fitness training for those pupils already involved in sport. Boxercise enhances sports specific senses, including hand-eye co-ordination, balance and timing.

Boxercise is also great for those children not engaged with traditional sports as it is essentially a fitness class based on fun! Boxercise sessions can be run in a non-competitive format to appeal to this group and as Boxercise classes can be found in most leisure centres and health clubs around the UK you are setting up an exercise habit for life.

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Why Choose Boxercise?

  • Boxercise Awards encourage attainment - click here to download the brochure
  • Boxercise is fun!
  • Boxercise develops your child's concentration, confidence and social skills in sociable and fun environment.
  • Kids are encouraged to work as a team.
  • Boxercise is taught in literally thousands of health clubs all over the UK, making it one of the most easily accessible and recognisable forms of exercise class for school leavers to continue.
  • Boxercise is a great stress buster.
  • Excellent for motivating disaffected children.
  • Flexible - competitive or non-competitive class styles; you choose.
  • Good for hand eye co-ordination, stamina, strength and speed.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Sustainable exercise after pupils leave school.

Teachers' Testimonials

"This has been the the best practical workshop I have been on" - Trainee PE Teacher

"We will use the ideas from the course to really enhance the experience our pupils get from Physical Activity... we have reflected on our KS1 basic skills stuff, because the Boxercise workshop has given us some great ideas for footwork games" - Lower School PE Coordinator

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"The boxercise workshop has given us some great ideas for engaging some of our more challenging pupils in meaningful PE. This could be the most powerful series of experiences of their school career" - Middle School Head of PE

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James Granger, Grove School, Market Drayton had this to say about Boxercise:

We have been running the Boxercise Instructor Course at Grove for the last three years. Our main aim initially was to train a small group of PE teachers at the school so that we could run lunchtime clubs for groups of SEN students with an initial focus on those students with behavioural issues, especially anger management. We found the students benefited significantly from the discipline, respect and physical outlet that the Boxercise provided. The greatest impact was the boost in self confidence that the students attained. As none of them were part of a school sports team, the group enabled them to feel part of a team and experience all the social benefits that this brings.

In order to build on the success of the initial programme, we have since trained TAs and Cover Supervisors so that the sessions can occur more frequently. By having a breadth of trained staff across the school, sessions for SEN students can now happen when they are needed, and not just at lunchtime. Just recently we had a situation where a student's anger had been intercepted, redirected and diffused by a quick thinking TA who had taken the student straight to the gym to use the pads and gloves. Ordinarily if this intervention hadn't happened then that situation could have escalated, resulting in an aggressive outburst and possible exclusion for the child. Instead, the student was able to rejoin afternoon lessons. But why? Because it just so happened that the TA in that lesson had attended the training.

This year we have also started to train some of our Yr13 A-level/OCR National PE students, for CPD purposes, but also so that they can fulfill the schools whole school approach to learning. The students upon receiving their qualification are asked to volunteer during some of their lunchtimes to either lead or assist with the Boxercise clubs. This not only provides the students taking part with positive role models, but provides the 6th former with an excellent qualification for their CV as well as supporting the completion of other extra-curricular qualifications they may be doing such as CSLA or D of E. We also use the qualification as supporting evidence for some of our vocational sports courses that we run at Grove, which the students love because it means less writing and more practical!

Boxercise as a company has very much helped to facilitate what we are trying to achieve here at Grove. It has been flexible with the organisation and tailored delivery of the course to suit our school day, as well as the price, helping to make it affordable for both staff and students. The team at Boxercise head office are efficient and quick to help if ever we have a problem. Super staff, super people, I couldn't recommend them enough. In fact I do, regularly!


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Boxercise® - The Biggest Brand Name in Boxing Fitness

Boxercise is a registered trademark. Use of the name Boxercise to describe any fitness activity or product can only be granted by ourselves. Any instructor teaching an activity called Boxercise, or anything similar sounding, must be registered with Boxercise to do so. Breach of these trademarks will result in prosecution. Members of the public can check an instructor's right to use the name Boxercise and that they are qualified, by selecting 'Search for Instructors' in the menu. The Boxercise qualification is recognized worldwide and is regarded as the world's number one boxing fitness qualification.