Too Old For Boxing Training?John
Boxing is one of the best sports in the world to take part in for numerous reasons and benefits:
- Weight loss
- Increased Muscle
- Stress Relief
- Self Defence
Just to name a few, one of the questions I get all the time is am I too old to start boxing??
In our gym I can honestly say the fittest people in our gym are aged between 40 and 55. I have listed some of the reasons why I believe this happens:
- Start to think about health more older you get.
- More spare time (children are older).
- Do not drink and socialise as much as younger members.
- Very Resilient – Believe it or not my older members are tougher they work through knocks more than youngsters.
- Can Commit 100 Percent.
If you are older and you fancy giving boxing a go please don’t think that all boxing means getting hit in the head, this is completely untrue if you go to a good gym this simply will not be the case we have many members who just enjoy the training side: pads, bag work, fitness drills and general boxing technique. If a member decides they would like a try at sparring once they have mastered the basics its something we could do but it would be very light. Heavy sparring is for people who take part in boxing matches please don’t think that’s what you have to do, the decision is always down to you.
I think the other thing people worry about when they start boxing is what will the other people in the gym be like I can honestly say we have a great bunch they are all good fun and very supportive all of our new members besides they have been new to boxing at one stage so they know what it feels like. Boxing is all about respect so find a club that commits to this.
If you fancy having a go try your local club if its not for you try something else.
Over eighty percent of our new customers come back so there must be something init.