6 REASONS TO GET YOUR KIDS BOXING AT THE WEST END AC!
When you think of sports for children does boxing come to mind? Well, it should!
In our youth boxing classes children ages 10 -15 are taught how to care for their body and mind while developing respect for themselves and those around them. Boxing gives children vital life-skills that can ultimately be used to accomplish any of their future endeavours.
Don’t believe us? Then keep on reading!
IT’S A GREAT FORM OF EXERCISE
One of the more obvious benefits from learning to box is the full body workout it provides. Our classes are guaranteed to keep your kids moving while providing the proper guidance and supervision to keep them safe.
Teaching children the fundamentals of boxing like punches and footwork will provide a full-body workout and develop overall muscle development. Engaging in exercise provides a fun outlet for children who need to burn off excess energy!
BOXING BUILDS CHARACTER
By giving your child the opportunity to box, you’ll be giving them the chance to learn valuable life skills like discipline, respect, courage, body awareness, time-management, and humility. Boxing has a tendency to push you out of your comfort zone, and by doing so better prepares you for the obstacles you’re likely to face in your day-to-day life.
As children learn to push past their limits and trust in their capabilities, they’re guaranteed to be more resilient and happier overall. Most discover an inner strength they never knew existed! Watch as the determination and focus required in the gym begins to show up in your child’s life at school and at home.
IT’S SAFER THAN YOU THINK
The stigma behind boxing leaves many parents worried about enrolling their kids in the sport. And while there’s no denying that physical exertion is required in boxing you’ll often hear, time and time again, that boxing is one of the most controlled sports there is, and it’s true! When you take your child to enroll in a class here at the West End AC they are guaranteed to be under the supervision of our certified, professional trainers, not to mention that our youth classes are strictly NON CONTACT.
Our coaches use positive affirmations and encouragement paired with a stimulating atmosphere to help push your children to constantly to do their best while keeping them safe.
By learning to set and reach goals during training, children will gain skills that can be applied to achieving any pursuits they may have outside of the gym too! Boxing allows children to see for themselves that hard work and determination really does pay off as they watch their skills improve.
When a child realizes their full potential, it results in a sense of self-confidence that will forever have a positive effect the way they perceive themselves!
DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS
By enrolling your child in a youth boxing class you’ll not only be giving them something productive to do, but you’ll also be providing them with a safe environment where they’ll be able to form lasting friendships with other children similar in age!
While you often train together as a class, in boxing, you ultimately end up competing alone. This unique combination also teaches kids how to support someone else in their success, while at the same time being able to work towards their own.
BOXING IS GOOD FOR MENTAL HEALTH
During a time in their lives when emotions are high and pent-up adolescent aggression is hard to understand, boxing offers children and young teens a chance to safely work through those feelings in a healthy environment. When a child learns to use boxing as a safe outlet to help express their emotions, they’re far less likely to develop depression and anxiety later on in life.
In conclusion, here at the West End Athletic Club, we strive to teach our youth about what it truly means to become a boxer, which evidently involves so much more than just punching something!
VANESSA VILLA is an OCAD U graduate, graphic designer, illustrator, nature photographer, and freelance writer specializing in Health and Wellness. Follow Vanessa on IG @van3ssavilla