Boxing offers an intense workout
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. ’’
The Walton Boxing Club is proving popular as a place where people can train, spar and fight.