Mums get fight­ing fit

Stirling Times - - Stirling Notices -

A FORMER pro­fes­sional boxer is help­ing new moth­ers re­gain their fit­ness in Watermans Bay.

Erin Mc­Gowan, the 2010 World Box­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion women’s light­weight cham­pion, runs box­ing classes for moth­ers from her Watermans Bay stu­dio.

She said box­ing was an ideal ac­tiv­ity for them as it com­bined phys­i­cal and men­tal el­e­ments.

“The fit­ness com­po­nent comes from learn­ing proper box­ing tech­niques which will nat­u­rally work the core, the glutes and the abs, which are the ar­eas that most women want fo­cus on,” she said.

“Then there is the men­tal ele­ment where you are to­tally bust­ing stress and gain­ing a real sense of strength and per­sonal power.

“The com­bi­na­tion of a work­out for the body and mind gives th­ese mums a real boost and a sense of ac­com­plish­ment Erin Mc­Gowan (far left) runs a box­ing class for mums. Ba­bies op­tional but wel­come. when they fin­ish each ses­sion.”

A mother her­self, Mc­Gowan en­cour­aged women to bring their ba­bies along to the ses­sions.

“They are all pretty chilled out ba­bies and the fact that their mums can get in a work­out and still keep a close eye on what their chil­dren are do­ing makes a busy life just that bit eas­ier,” she said.

“Fit­ness box­ing can be adapted to suit ev­ery­one and there doesn’t need to be a sweaty box­ing ring or punch­ing bag in sight.”

Find Erin Mc­Gowan Fit­ness Box­ing on Face­book.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey d478650

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