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How To Choose a Boxing Gym in Canberra?

Posted last February 4, 2015, 11:27 pm in Health report article

When it comes to enrolling your child at a boxing gym, you can never be too careful as a parent. Of course, the sport is fun and your child will learn many aspects of self-defence through it. Plus, there is possibility that your child might become a prodigy and discover the sport as a professional calling. Amateur boxing is a great exercise option and it teaches your child about discipline and good sportsmanship. Here is a basic guide that will help you pick out the best boxing gym for kids in your city.

  1. When considering a particular boxing gym, make sure you find out the average age of the participants enrolled into the class. A third grader may not fare well in a class where most of the other students are in sixth grade. In fact, you should always look for a gym that offers separate classes for younger kids and teenagers.

  1. Take a look at the credentials of the coach as well. It is not necessary that a coach who excels at working with adults will be just as good with kids. Check how much experience he/she has with kids coaching? How do they deal with the shy children in their class? What is the training approach they follow?

  1. Make sure that the personnel working at the boxing gym are well versed with techniques of first aid and CPR. Enquire extensively about their emergency handling procedures and find out about the nearest healthcare centres just in case.

  1. To get an idea about the quality of training and service that will be offered to your kid at the boxing gym, examine the equipment provided to the trainees. Ask how old the bags, weights, etc. are and when the last time they were replaced or updated. If your child will be provided with boxing gloves and helmets at the gym itself, make sure you know when it's cleaned.

  1. Ensure that the kid's boxing gym offers classes at a time when your child is free to attend them. There is no point in enrolling for a class that will not fit into your child's schedule.

  1. One important aspect to look at when evaluating a boxing gym for kids is whether your child will have to compulsorily compete in sparring competitions or will that be optional. Boxing involves hitting and being hit. Make sure your child remains safe.

  1. Be aware of gender bias that is a generally prevalent trend in this industry. There are still coaches who think that boxing is not for girls. Make sure you find out how both the sexes are treated in the gym to ensure your little girl gets her due at the gym.

  1. Check if the coach and the boxing gym provide regular progress reports on your child's performance. This will help you keep track of how your child is doing.


Flames Fitness is the best and most well-known boxing gym in Canberra for kids. You can enrol your child here and watch him excel at this sport.