The Beginner’s Guide: Tips to Make Your First Boxing Session Experience Enjoyable

No matter how excited you were when you first talked about taking boxing lessons, thinking about actually hitting the boxing club can leave you a bit anxious and nervous.

A lot of questions will strike your mind and many of them may discourage you from joining boxing lessons in Sydney.

To help you boost your confidence and make you feel comfortable walking into the boxing gym on your first day, we have pulled together a few tips every beginner must consider.

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  • Ensure a good fitness level

Boxing training is going to be hard and intense especially if you are quite not well in shape and are known to be stagnant.

Before you walk into the boxing place, you must determine your strength and stamina. For this, you can do some cardio workout at home which may include burpees, mountain climbers, jump squats and lunges. This at-home workout will make sure you don’t collapse on your first day and end up leaving a bad impression on your trainer about your capability.

  • Take a partner/friend

As you hit the boxing club on your first day, you realise that you know no one there except your trainer who you just got familiar with.

If it helps, you can take a friend or known one to boxing classes who is as new to boxing as you are. This will help make your first day experience a bit less awkward and isolated in the gym.

  • Carry a positive attitude

It is not only necessary to ensure a good physical condition and energy level but you also need to be mentally prepared for how challenging and intense the training may get.

If you begin with the thought that you would just try and see if it works out for you at the boxing gym, there’s a good chance you would quit after a few classes. Your first day in the gym might be somewhat difficult and you may feel unattended. But you need to push yourself through the first day to unveil the rewarding journey ahead.

  • Be consistent

Once you decide to take boxing lessons, stay committed to your decision. No matter what show up daily. Never miss a class unless there’s an unavoidable situation.

Bunking your classes may make the trainer lose focus on you and convey that you’re not serious about the sport or learning skills.

Now that you have these tips for your first day at the boxing club, you can reduce the trauma associated with your experience and make it an enjoyable one.

Boxing Training – there may be more there for you than you think

Unless you are familiar with the training techniques used in boxing and martial arts you may avoid this as a fitness option due to the sometimes negative connotations of the sports.  “I want to get fit but I don’t want to get hurt”.  “I’m a girl and never involved in competitive sports but I want to get fit without hurting myself”.  And the stories go on.

Let’s step back.  Some of the fittest athletes in the world engage in boxing or martial arts training.  Why?  Because the training techniques give you an all-in-one fitness programme utilising every muscle, sinew and bone in your body and perhaps most of all using your brain.  Have you ever seen a fat boxer or an unfit martial artist?  They don’t exist.  They could not engage in their passion without having physical and mental fitness. You don’t necessarily have to step into the ring to get the benefits of going to the boxing classes in Sydney.

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