Bringing boxing to Marden!
Our Marden Club have enjoyed a range of activities over the past few months involving a range of different sports, and this themed continued earlier this month as they found out more about boxing through a guest visitor!
Bringing Boxfit to Kent
Harrison Frew visited the Club to speak about his company, Boxfit Community, which aims to encourage people across Kent to get active and enjoy exercise in their local community via non-contact Boxing.
Harrison spoke to the members on how his Boxfit sessions are designed to welcome everyone, regardless of age, background, and ability where they’ll not only learn about the sport of boxing in a non-contact environment, but also find new ways to improve their physical condition such as helping with cognitive function, but also helping with their mental wellbeing by reducing stress.
During his time with the Marden club, Harrison discussed the history of Boxfit included how it got started, the range of sessions he runs including school-based projects and a session for those living with Parkinson’s.
Harrison also gave his insight into the world of boxing, including his involvement in last year’s national boxing championships, how boxing has progressed as a technical sport in recent years and the rapid rise of girls and women participating in the sport.
Members enter the contest!
The Marden Club members thoroughly enjoyed Harrison imparting his knowledge of boxing to them at the session and asked a range of telling questions, including what a southpaw boxer is? – The answer was provided by Harrison as he invited Sue, the club facilitator, up to the front of the session to show how being a left-handed boxer in the southpaw stance can be of benefit in the ring. (No-one was harmed during this non-contact exercise!)
The members were truly into the spirit of the boxing-themed session with some of them sharing their experiences in boxing. They also took their chance to imitate boxing commentaries as well as ringside announcers introducing boxers ahead of their fights!
Alongside Harrison’s visit, some of the usual activity took place at the Marden club session, including the ‘Spot The Ball’ game where members try to identify the missing ball from a sporting image. Harrison decided to enter the game as he was visiting and was the eventual winner, marking his guess closest to the missing ball.
Harrison thoroughly enjoyed his time at the Club, reflecting after the session: “The day was brilliant and it was great to discuss how the sport of boxing has changed, but also to get to socialise with the people at the Club to find out their history in sport.”