personal training for differently abled
Boxing is for Everyone
At Rox Boxing Gym, we have a provision and personal training programs for differently abled people. We believe that boxing is for everyone. And people who are differently abled should be treated no differently. There are special benefits of Boxing for people who are mentally challenged.
An intensive, high-energy one-on-one boxing training program dramatically improves agility, daily functioning, and overall physical health. The training comprises of targeted workouts as well as lots of fun. It is also a way of forming friendships with other people who really do understand what it is like to have to live with Parkinson’s disease. The training classes focus on attacking Parkinson’s at its most vulnerable neurological points.
The classes (all non-contact) concentrate on overall fitness and include:
- Core work
- Double-ended bags
- Focus mitts
- Heavy bags
- Jump rope
- Ring work
- Speed bags
- Circuit weight training
Intensive exercise, focusing on gross motor movement, rhythm, core strength, balance, and hand-eye coordination can help improve flexibility, range of motion, gait, posture, and activities of daily living – all serious issues for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
A boxing regime stimulates and exercises the whole body and parts of the brain that improve the patient’s hand-eye coordination, flexibility, agility, speed, power, strength, and endurance.
Boxing training also improves balance. Boxing helps fight back Parkinson’s disease and improve the quality of life by building muscle strength, speed, and flexibility.
Boxing training moves the human body in all planes of motion, movements are unpredictable and routines are forever changing as you progress through the workout. Boxing – “fitness with a punch” are high-intensity sessions that combine cardio and strength training. Participants train for a real fight (non-contact) and have to undergo a range of demanding activities to achieve total fitness.
Through Boxing training, participants build:
- Cardio endurance
- More lean muscle mass
- Superior strength
- Extra power
With the guidance of their trainers, participants will go through real boxing workouts “without the stress of actually competing”. There is the option of taking part in sparring sessions. Individuals have the benefit of one-on-one attention from trainers who are not concentrating on the fight, but rather its
Benefits of boxing – Autism: With Autism
While boxing might be thought of as bloody noses and fighting in school, there are actually huge benefits to children with autism who train in boxing.
Boxing training gives children confidence and helps focus them. It also helps children to sleep better, improves reaction time and memory. Not to mention it is a great way to keep your children fit and healthy.
While all of these benefits may seem obvious, how do they, in particular, relate to children with autism? Parents of children with autism will know that generally autistic people have slower reaction times, have irregular sleeping patterns and can suffer from stress/anxiety especially in social situations.
Boxing training provides a very unique platform for children with autism to battle all of these symptoms while also getting some exercise. If nothing else the gym would provide a sensory seeking dream for the children and they would thoroughly enjoy punching a bag, running around and letting off some steam.
Major Mental Benefits from Boxing Training: Besides the fat-burning workout to hone lean, strong physiques, boxing not only increases muscular stature and physical strength; it can also help balance the mind. It can help you gain mental strength and combat a range of health issues, including depression and anxiety through :
1. You can switch off from the outside world and be present in the moment
“Boxing requires you to fully concentrate on the task at hand. To box well, you need to be able to switch off from the outside world and be 100% focused. Boxing is fast, furious and above all fun, leaving little room in your head for anything else. Being able to avert daily stresses can help you to truly take time out, giving you a fresh perspective to better deal with problems, or things that are bothering you.”
2. It’s an excellent form of stress relief and stimulates endorphin production
“Physical activity is a known stress reducer; runners experience the phenomenon of a ‘runner’s high’, and boxing is no different. When working out on the punching bag, your brain increases the production of endorphins, the neurotransmitters that create feel-good thoughts. Punching helps to relieve muscle tension that can collect when you experience stress. As you continue to punch, you will find your focus is improved, increasing your concentration and helping you forget the reasons why you are stressed.”
3. When boxing, you’re never alone, making it a great motivator
“Motivating yourself to exercise alone can be difficult. With no-one else to rely on, it’s much easier to bail on a gym session, and if you do make it out, taking it easy can often seem like a much better option than pushing yourself to the max. One of the greatest things about boxing is that it almost always involves more than one person. Whether you’re sparring together, doing pair work with the pads or even just holding someone’s feet whilst they do sit-ups, more often than not you’ll be training with others. Working out in a group is a great motivator, and it’s also been proven to provide a means of social support and to reduce feelings of loneliness.
4. It can help you learn a lot about yourself
“Boxing is an excellent way of getting to know yourself. You will start to realize and understand more about how your brain works and reacts as you develop your unique boxing style. A boxing workout is a lot more strategic than throwing a few random punches. From hooks and jabs to uppercuts, boxing is made up of infinite combinations which, when put together in sequence, are like a choreographed dance. Being able to do these combinations with good technique and precision takes a lot of concentration, practice, and perseverance, but once you’ve got the hang of it, boxing is a skill that can aid everything from your balance to your reflexes.”
5. It builds self-confidence as much as physical strength
“In addition to building physical strength, boxing can help to make you feel more powerful mentally and give you the fighting spirit to enable you to deal with any of life’s more challenging situations. Boxing can also instill a sense of achievement which builds confidence and self-esteem. Many of the mental skills that you will learn in boxing can be effectively used outside of the ring; understanding your opponents, finding your fighting style and mastering your defense could help both at work and in your social circles.”
6. It can help you manage anger and overcome it
“Hitting a punching bag can be a physical and symbolic expression of stress or anger. Physically, hitting a punching bag produces a response in your body that helps to relieve tension. Boxing, especially in a group setting is a safe way to release tension or aggression without hurting yourself, or others, helping you to work through any negative feelings and effectively overcome them.”
Benefits of boxing – Anxiety and Depression :
Boxing makes people suffering from anxiety and depression much fitter and healthier generally. People are motivated to go running to maintain their fitness, they are stronger and more toned, It improves their sleep and makes them more conscious of eating healthily and taking care of their bodies.
“Boxing helps people experiencing difficulties with mental health in many ways. Firstly, the exercise provides a rush of endorphins – a natural mood booster. Classes can help to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression by focusing the mind and body in the present moment and taking people away from ruminating thoughts or worries. It provides a source of distraction as individuals engage with a fun activity that they look forward to and make new friends in the sociable and supportive group setting. Boxing instills a sense of achievement, building confidence and self-esteem. Classes provide a controlled and safe environment to release any frustration, stress, and anger. Boxing encourages a healthier lifestyle, which benefits physical and mental wellbeing, sleep, eating, and self-care and compassion.”