As a qualified personal trainer and qualified Boxercise coach (don’t laugh, it’s a real qualification) I feel perfectly placed to discuss whether personal training and boxing is a good mix or not. Which is why I have dedicated a podcast to that very subject.
Boxercise is a very underrated qualification in my opinion. It is held back by the ridiculous name. A more accurate name for the course would be “Teach boxing to clients safely”, but I guess that doesn’t have the same ring to it.
I got my qualification in 2010. I actually got it a couple of months before I got my personal trainer qualification! So technically, I was a Boxercise personal trainer for longer than I was a regular personal trainer.
For the first few years of my career, I specialised in this field. I taught many clients how to punch, how to move, and some basic combinations. The lessons were fun to do (for both myself and the client), and once the client knew enough, the lessons could be excellent calorie burners.
In the podcast I discuss why I phased out boxing from my sessions, and why I am not certain that boxing training is good value for personal training clients.
The beer I’m drinking is a porter by Thornbridge brewery. Considering the fact that I used to hate porters, this was a very decent beer. Thornbridge is best known for their award-winning Jaipur beer, but they do a lot of stouts and porters too.
Check out my article on Beer in London to learn more about the origin of stouts and porter.
Their brewery has been in operation since 2005, and they are based in Derbyshire. Which, now that I live in Nottingham, is not a million miles away. I’d better book myself a brewery tour once this pandemic has ended.
Well, that should be enough information to build some anticipation. Check out the podcast, and have a great week!
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.