Box­ing of­fers an in­tense work­out

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - REXINE HAWES

If you are look­ing for one of the most in­tense work outs avail­able, then look no fur­ther than box­ing.

The Wal­ton Box­ing Club, owned by Trevor McIn­tyre, is in its fourth year of op­er­a­tion and is one of the 10 clubs in the Kirikiriroa Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

Run in­side a small build­ing on Wal­ton Road, mem­bers can train, spar and fight and is ex­tremely pop­u­lar with 10-16 at­ten­dees three nights a week.

Box­ing ses­sions are run by McIn­tyre, who works in con­junc­tion with level two box­ing coach Dr Ray­mond Richards.

Dr Richards had his first fight at age 12 and his last at age 50 as a com­peti­tor in the Fight for Life in Auck­land, rais­ing funds for Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

As fit­ness is a huge as­pect of box­ing, it is a club used for fit­ness and box­ing for am­a­teur fight­ers in train­ing.

McIn­tyre says box­ing of­fers a work­out like no other.

It is a most in­tense to­tal aer­o­bic work­out, rank­ing an in­ten­sity higher than army boot camp.

The gym has been the train­ing hub for com­pet­i­tive box­ers Tris­tan Al­li­son who held the ti­tle of NZ Novice Mid­dle Weight Cham­pion (un­op­posed), who has since re­tired from box­ing and cur- rent am­a­teur boxer Zep ClarkeLynn, who re­cently took the ti­tle of Cen­tral North Is­land Cham­pion.

McIn­tyre ini­tially started the club as a kick­box­ing style fit­ness club and it even­tu­ally moved into box­ing.

Now the club is used for peo­ple who want a high in­ten­sity work out, box­ing train­ing for am­a­teur fight­ers, and sports peo­ple us­ing it as off sea­son train­ing.

The club runs Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day nights from 6pm-8pm.

Peo­ple want­ing to know more can con­tact Trevor McIn­tyre on 888 3861.

Those in­ter­ested in the club are also wel­come to just turn up, ask ques­tions, watch the ac­tion or get in­volved in the train­ing ses­sion on the night.

Fees are $7 per ses­sion.

‘‘It is a most in­tense to­tal aer­o­bic work­out, rank­ing an in­ten­sity higher than army boot camp. ’’

PHOTO: REXINE HAWES/FAIR­FAX NZ

The Wal­ton Box­ing Club is prov­ing pop­u­lar as a place where peo­ple can train, spar and fight.

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