People abstinent from alcohol and drugs are getting fitness training from a former professional boxer at 5 WAYS.
Training Cave, a Leeds boxing gym, is offering weekly drop-in boxercise classes for members of 5 WAYS, the Leeds hub for those in recovery from substance misuse issues.
Manager of 5 WAYS Jo Byrden said: “Everything we do here is driven by our members. We’d had requests for boxercise classes so I approached Training Cave and they were happy to come along. It’s great as it offers an alternative to our yoga, running and dance aerobics classes and complements them really well.”
5 WAYS member Sam Larkin who attended the boxercise class said: “It’s a great, fun way to get back into fitness.
“I’m very pleased I came and I’ll definitely be coming back next week. The coaches running the sessions are professional and they have organised it really well.”
Jack Sunderland, Director and Coach at Training Cave said: “I was pleased to come here and offer these sessions. 5 WAYS falls in with what Training Cave is all about. It feels like a family here and everyone supports each other. That’s part of our philosophy too at Training Cave.
“Boxercise can help people with their self-confidence, their self-discipline and it’s great for general health and fitness. It’s completely non-contact so no-one is going to go home with a black eye.”
Training Cave is an organisation that uses boxing as a vehicle to help and teach people to be fit and healthy for life.
Boxercise classes run every Wednesday morning at 5 WAYS from 10.30-11.30 and the classes are open to all members.