Boxing classes for seniors to improve overall health, cardio, strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and confidence!
ESPN ran a degree of difficulty study to determine the hardest sport, using 10 categories in their study. Boxing was ranked number one, determined the be the sport that demands the most of it’s athletes. Based off that intimidating study, as well as years of media pushing the intense nature of professional and fictional boxers, many think that boxing is a young person’s game. We beg to disagree.
The 10 skills that were used for their study included:
These skills that are crucial for healthy aging and make boxing a front runner for senior fitness.
Boxing engages the mind:
Hand eye coordination
Identifying right and left on cue
Changing physical patterns
Maintaining awareness of the entire body
The combination of these mental drills with the physical movement is the definition of cognitive fitness, which enhances brain health.
Boxing challenges balance:
Sustaining a solid foundation with the feet and legs
Footwork drills and exercises
Leg strength powering punches
These drills help to prevent falls and navigate unsteady terrain.
Boxing works the entire body:
Punching drills and burnouts engages the cardiovascular system and trains muscular endurance
Quickness of punches develops speed
Rotation of the torso enables power
Reacting to stimuli, both visual and verbal
These skills maintain a healthy body that can continue to complete daily physical tasks and react comfortably to an ever changing environment.