Punch Out Your Stress with Boxing Training
Updated: Jun 12
Bang! Thwack! We all hear it regularly walking through the park. It seems like every PT in hackney has incorporated pads into their sessions, and for good reason! Pad hitting outdoors has gained popularity since covid first hit when everyone started to realise how awesome it is as both a form of exercise and as a release. You may walk past and think it's not for you but in my humble opinion, it's something most people can benefit from. Long gone are the days when any form of boxing was reserved for the hard men of the east end!
In the hustle and bustle of London life, it can be difficult to find time to take care of ourselves. Improving our mental health is often pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Boxing training is one such activity that provides a safe and effective outlet for releasing built-up tension. By adding boxing training into your routine, you'll find that you have more clarity and focus, and your mental health will improve as a result.
Time and time again, it gives me pleasure and satisfaction to see clients shift towards calmer, relaxed states after letting out steam on the pads. Not only that, they find it fun and look enjoy improving their skills. When I looked up studies on this, I wasn't surprised to see this in a conclusion: "non-contact boxing provided a cathartic release of anger and stress, with evidence of improved mood, self-esteem, confidence, concentration, metabolic burden, strength and coordination."
Whilst you can put on a pair of gloves and go ham on a heavy bag, I wouldn't recommend this in the long term. Instead, the ideal would be to work with a coach who can teach you the proper way of punching to avoid joint injuries and maximise your punch efficiency. An efficient punch means less energy leakage, more output and of course, better technique as you improve in skill.
So, if you're looking for a way to boost your mental health in a fun way, why not book a free taster session in and see for yourself?