Happy Holidays, Gift Ideas & LAST CALL 2021 Programming!


Our Holiday Newsletter Is Live!

It includes holiday wishes from #TeamKBC, great gift ideas, and a last call for 2021 programming 🎁

We’re still fighting strong thanks to your love, commitment and generosity. 

Though our physical locations are closed, we’re committed to offering our community safe and creative outlets to continue training throughout the holidays and into 2021.

Check Out Our Great Holiday Gift Ideas Below!



Gifts Available Online:

✅ Digital Gift Cards

✅ Our popular #DefeatIsNotAnOption Face Masks

✅ Virtual 5-Class Packs

… And so much more!



⚠️ [COVID-19 UPDATE] GREY ZONE RESTRICTIONS: Virtual Training Only

All programs will be shifting to a virtual format effective immediately. Your coach will be in direct contact with private training clients, group programs and specialty enrolments to confirm access and logistics.

COVID-19 Update
November 22, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

We’re contacting you directly today to clarify the next steps following the announcement of the “Grey Zone” in Toronto and Peel Region. 

Grey Zone protocols directly affect ALL Kingsway Boxing Members and Programs. At this time, we will be offering virtual training only until further notice. 

⚠️ GREY ZONE PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: PLEASE THOROUGHLY REVIEW NEXT STEPS ⚠️

1. SCHEDULED CLASSES SUSPENDED: ACCOUNT LOGIN 

All scheduled on-location classes have been suspended and your account will not be deducted for the session. We will hold your reservation in the program and notify you when the locations reopen. Please use your account link if you would like to view your reservations.

2. CONNECT DIRECTLY

If you’re booked for private/group training, please make contact with your coach if you have not yet.

3. KEEP TRAINING WITH TEAM KBCREGISTER FOR VIRTUAL BOXING & TRAINING

Register for our Virtual Boxing Technical & Conditioning Classes on Saturdays at 9 am & Tuesdays at 6:15 pm. We also offer 5:30 Monday HIIT and Wednesday 5:30 Total Body Virtual Classes EVERY WEEK since the start of the pandemic. 

4. STAY UPDATEDKBC COVID PROTOCOLS

We’re hoping to be back indoors soon. View the latest status and note the following steps that MUST be taken BEFORE your next outdoor live visit.


Thank you so much for your patience and support as we navigate the ever changing legislation and situation. Please don’t hesitate to contact me back directly with any questions or concerns.

Sending you all love and appreciation. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay strong.
In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… And Clean! 👊

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing

We thank you for your support as we return safely to training and our very important safety protocols.

The Kingsway Boxing Family have been back to training since June. It’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!

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LOCATION CLOSURE: Temporary Jutland Closure Due To The Filming Of ‘The Man From Toronto’


JUTLAND CLOSURE: Our Jutland location will be closed from November 24 to December 5th due to filming. Regular schedule will resume Sunday, December 6th. Please check schedules as we will be adding various classes at our Bloor St. Location during this period. Also, check with your coach as many private training lessons will be moved to the Bloor Location.


Singularity Productions Ltd. will be filming scenes for the upcoming Sony Pictures Action Comedy starring Woody Harrelson & Kevin Hart called The Man From Toronto (2021) at our Jutland location!

According to IMDb, the plot of the film is that “The world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.”

BlogTO also reported on the filming, noting that “The movie was originally due to begin filming in the city back in the spring, but production was delayed due to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Be sure to keep your eyes open for the KBC facilities in some of the scenes next year!


NOTES ON SAFETY

Productions are to follow the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for the Film and Television Industry in Ontario approved by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skill Development.  

Information can be found https://www.filmsafety.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/S21-Film-Television-COVID19-Guidance-June.25.20.pdf. Productions will also implement additional safety measures in coordination with the City of Brampton Film and Television Office safety guidelines.

All filming & related activities are undertaken under the authority & approval of the POCE HOLDINGS LTD, Kingsway Boxing Club, City of Toronto and Film & Television Office.

Please let us know if you have any questions! We can’t wait to see you when we’re back 🥊


INTRODUCING: Corporate Team Building Programs!

Kingsway Boxing presents our exclusive Corporate Training and Team-Building Program

Are you ready for an intensive visit from our Internationally and Nationally-Certified Coaches!?

CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAM

This package gets your team off the ropes as we break down the essential components of boxing. Forget PowerPoint…this is power punch time!

Our corporate team building program is easily accessible to the average recreational sports enthusiast, or even to those who haven’t been out from behind their Facebook pages or off the couch in a while!

Our program is structured to systematically demonstrate and participate in the technical, offensive and defensive aspects of boxing with fun, energy and confidence. Available both virtually and on-location.

You are guaranteed to benefit from this program’s ability to sharpen focus, build teamwork and improve confidence.

After our workshops, you will have the knowledge of:

🥊 Basic Boxing Technique

🥊 Body Awareness

🥊 Self defence

🥊 Offensive Tactics…and so much more!


MEET THE CORPORATE COACHING TEAM


Virgil Barrow | Fight Team Head Coach

Meet Head Coach of Toronto’s Kingsway Boxing Club (KBC) and Fight To End Cancer (FTEC). Not only does he devote his time to 10 Charity Boxers each year, but he is busy year-round developing programs and running the gym… not to mention also being absolutely awesome. In addition to being a competitive boxing coach with nearly 20 years under his belt, Virgil is also certified in childhood, sports and personal nutrition!

Jennifer Huggins | Owner, Senior Coach

Jennifer Huggins owns and operates Kingsway Boxing Club in Toronto, Canada. As a 3-Star International Boxing Referee and Judge with AIBA International Boxing Association, she understands the sport from the inside out. In addition to being a senior coach for at Kingsway, Jennifer is the Founder and CEO of the Fight To End Cancer and President of Boxing Ontario. She is heavily involved in the community, however still manages to find the time to travel the world performing with a World Class Magician.

👩‍💻🏋️‍♀️💪 VIRTUAL AND ON-LOCATION OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Ask us about our Rocky Trivia portion! This option can be added to any team building program and guarantees all participants are interactive and prizes to the most knowledgeable team members.


Program Update | Jennifer Huggins

Nov. 1/2020

Latest updates/sessions:

*** Both programs are appropriate for beginners ***

BOXING BASICS WITH KINGSWAY BOXING — Wednesday November 11, 2020: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Led by national and international coaches, Virgil Barrow and Jennifer Huggins, this session will be used to give the participants a complete overview of the basic tools needed to step into the ring! This class will be fun and achievable by all fitness levels. The class will finish off with a boxing 101 trivia session open to all participants! 

BOXING TACTICS WITH KINGSWAY BOXING — Wednesday November 25, 2020: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Led by national and international coaches, Virgil Barrow and Jennifer Huggins, this session will be used to give the participants a an opportunity to develop and test their skills with various technical drills.  This class will be fun and achievable by all fitness levels. The class will finish off with a boxing 101 trivia session open to all participants! Important Notes:

  • Instructors and Program Information: Read Now
  • Participation in the physical activity portion is not mandatory. Win prizes and test your skill and knowledge, or just come for the gifts 🙂 
  • Jen and Virgil will help give participants feedback on their technique and execution provided they feel comfortable with their cameras on (participant screens will not be recorded)

LAST CALL: FALL-WINTER PROGRAMMING!


Our latest newsletter is here! This last call for Fall-Winter programming has all the details you need to know: from COVID-19 updates to our many seasonal offerings.

There have been an incredible number of updates over the past few weeks; however, we’re committed to offering our community safe and creative outlets to continue training.

Thank you for keeping in communication and continuing to take the time to stay updated.


In this newsletter, you can read more about

✅ KBC Second Wave Impact, Screening Tool

✅ General Boxing Programs

✅ Virtual – Slow Flow Hatha Yoga

✅ HIIT Conditioning 

✅ Outdoor – Muscle + Run

✅ Power4Teens Program

✅ Thai Kickboxing

✅ Virtual – Movement by Mehdi

✅ Stability to Strength Workshop

✅ Hybrid Fusion Fit for Women



COVID Protocols

“I’m Not Feeling 100% … What Now?”
We’re all in this together. Please protect your KBC Family and the community by staying home if you or someone in your Social Circle is feeling unwell or awaiting COVID testing. Flu season is also on the horizon so we need to keep extra vigilant.


Get Started at Kingsway Boxing Club!

⚠️ COVID PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: PLEASE REFER TO GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Read Official Statement

New To Kingsway Boxing & Not Sure Where To Start?

We’ve got 3 great options for newcomers!

Please note that these specials are only available for new clients.

3 TKO Private Training Package: Only $120.00

💪 This promotion offers 3 scheduled 30-minute Private Lessons with a nationally-certified boxing coach or personal trainer.

💪 This package includes the Annual Boxing Ontario License ($25 value)

💪 Regularly $150, this special promo is only $120, which is an amazing value!

💪 This is a great option for someone who really wants that one-on-one instruction to get the absolute most from their workout.


5-Class Starter Package: Only $105.00

🥊 This package includes 5 scheduled classes offered at any of our locations. It also includes unlimited access to “Open Training” hours at the Jutland Location for the duration of the package.

🥊 The regular price is $125, but we have a special promotion offering this package for only $105!

🥊 This is the perfect choice for someone who needs flexibility in their workout schedule. You can sign up for whatever class you feel like that week, and get a good feel for our different programs!


1 Week FREE: Unlimited Virtual Classes

✨ We’re proud to announce that we have a special promo of free access to Unlimited Virtual Classes for 1 week!

✨ Since launching our virtual classes on Zoom, the feedback has been amazing.

✨ Learn the essentials of boxing, spice up your training with HIIT conditioning, or slow down and breathe with beginner yoga – all from the comfort of your own home!

✨ This is the perfect option for someone who’s on the fence about joining Team KBC and doesn’t want to spend too much money up-front. We’re sure you’ll love it!


These are just a few of our awesome offerings.

You can learn more about all our programs at the Services page.

We can’t wait to meet you!


PLEASE READ FULL KBC COVID PROTOCOLS BEFORE TRAINING

BEFORE YOU RETURN TO TRAINING…

✅ STEP 1: Review Boxing Ontario ‘Return To Training’ and Kingsway Boxing COVID Protocols and Procedures 

✅ STEP 2: (MANDATORY PHASE 1 & 2) Register For Boxing Ontario Recreational Licence ($20.00 Annually)

✅ STEP 3: Book In For Classes or Appointments


NEW: Pre-Workout Warm-Up Video From Jim Marinow!



We have a super-helpful resource to share with you all!

One aspect of working out that often gets overlooked is the importance of a good warm-up. Especially during COVID-19, with visits to the gym being shortened more than ever, there is a higher risk for injury.

But don’t worry — we have a handy YouTube video from RMT Jim Marinow to help you get your warm-up on! This 6-minute clip breaks down the essentials you need to know before heading into your next workout class:


And don’t forget that we also run a Mobility Workshop with Jim, too! You can learn more about that program using the button below.



NEW PROGRAM: Movement By Mehdi Has Arrived!


Get ready for a fun and challenging workout brought to you in an old-school, 15-round championship fight format.

These virtual classes begin with powerful mobility techniques to prepare the body for the workout.

The timer starts, and we begin!

🥊 Warm-up rounds are focused on developing sound fundamentals (i.e. balanced stance, footwork, head-movement & strong combination-punching).

🥊 Later rounds will focus on the finer points of the ‘sweet-science’ (i.e. developing fighter IQ, setting traps for your opponent, controlling tempo).

🥊 Final rounds are burnout rounds! Bodyweight exercises to add stability and strength to your punching power.

This class is carefully structured in a 15-Round boxing format, to teach participants how to develop:

  • A balanced stance
  • Effective head movement
  • Beginner to advanced footwork tactics
  • Combinations & punching power
  • Strength & conditioning

Participants will be introduced to a self-healing mobility & system that will:

  • Promote blood flow 
  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce or eliminate chronic pain
  • Speed up recovery rate

[FALL] MOVEMENT BY MEHDI PROGRAMS

EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7pm

  • Program Start Date: October 28, 2020
  • Every Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Course Duration: 8 Week Program | Oct. 28, – Dec. 16, 2020
  • Location: Virtual | Zoom Link Provided To Participants
  • Program Cost: $145.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $120.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates. NOTE: Discount available for multiple day registrations


Looking for on-location training? Try booking a private session with Mehdi to get that one-on-one support!


Mehdi Abidi | Boxing Coach, High Performance Facial Stretch Therapist

Mehdi Abidi has over 13 years of combined martial arts experience, beginning his training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. He focused his passion on the sweet-science while travelling & learning from some of the greatest boxing minds in Canada.

Injuries from over-training led him into the world of healing, as he realized the important role that stretching plays, in not just athletics, but everyday life.

Mehdi is a skilled fascial stretch therapist who can help you alleviate chronic pain, while improving your overall mobility and flexibility.

Mehdi is currently in school for massage therapy, while actively training to compete in the ring as a professional boxer!


ALREADY REGISTERED? KEEP UPDATED WITH CORRESPONDENCE BELOW:

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS (ON-LOCATION)

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory when you enter and exit KBC High Performance Studios. You may take it off once you get into position on the floor.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival. 
  • If you cannot make the session, please text Mehdi a minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Basic workout clothing and footwear.
  • Water bottle and yoga mat optional.

VIRTUAL ACCESS

  • Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom class for virtual access!

The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, return to work and kids go back to school, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!

Introducing: Nutrition Advising with Jason Prowse!

We’re excited to announce Nutrition Advising, now available to book with Jason Prowse of Hook & Cross Fitness!

Using basic principles of caloric deficits and macro-nutrient allocation, Jason provides a top-line plan to help you achieve your weight goals. Support is offered through 3rd-party apps and messaging to answer your burning questions and demystify nutrition to make things simple.

Putting the right food in your body is up to you, but Jason can give you the plan to follow. 3rd-party apps and additional purchases may be required based on what program suits you best.


This services is suitable for those who are new or experienced with nutrition:

🥗 For newcomers, Jason can help you set goals for weight loss and health improvement, including solutions like 1) removing trouble foods or 2) reducing/removing portions of existing diet.

🥗 For those experienced in nutrition, Jason can help with fat loss or performance/health improvements using solutions such as 1) calculating TDEE, 2) choosing a deficit, and 3) the “Divided Plate” strategy.

🥗 Lastly, for the advanced, Jason can help recreational/pro athletes enhance their performance and physique. This is done through a customized, periodized, macronutrient-ratio driven, prescriptive eating plan.


Nutrition Advising costs $75 for:

✅ 1 x 45-minute consult

✅ 1 x 4-week eating plan

✅ Up to 5 messages per day for questions/ guidance

✅ Renewed every 4 weeks



About Coach Jason Prowse

After taking leave to help his wife fight her battle against cancer, Jason decided not to return to corporate life in the nutrition industry. Instead, he turned his life-long passion for teaching kickboxing and martial arts into a career. Life really is too short not to live it your way!

Physical fitness as well as martial arts have always been important to Jason and a constant in his life. Helping others is equally important. Since he was 5 years old, he’s seen martial arts transform hundreds of lives, and he wants that for you too, even if you never plan to step foot in a kickboxing ring. ​

His experience:

  • 35 years Martial Arts experience, 2 x Black Belt
  • FCKI Certified Trainer, First Aid Certified, CPD Diploma Sports Nutrition
  • Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai 

His combat sport achievements:

  • CCKSF 6 x Canadian Sparring Heavyweight, & Middleweight Champion
  • World Kobudo Shuai Jiao Heavyweight Champion
  • EKKA Karate Kumite Eastern England, Central, National Champion

Introducing: OFF-THE-ROPES SPORTS TEAM TRAINING!


Kingsway Boxing presents Off-The-Ropes Sports Team Training!

This intensive program will be led by Boxing Ontario Nationally-Certified Coaches and Personal Trainers. The program was developed to incorporate the specialized skills of Olympic-Style Boxing with plyometric and callisthenic training.

In combination, the skills will act as a high-intensity, fast-track program that will increase skill in sports such as hockey, soccer, football, and lacrosse.

Once you have completed this camp you will leave with an increased level of:

✅ Body Awareness

✅ Coordination

✅ Balance

✅ Speed

✅ Agility

✅ Strength

✅ Explosive Power

 You will also gain skills in:

  • Basic boxing techniques
  • Heavy, speed, and double-ended bag work
  • Footwork
  • Self-defence
  • Offensive tactics
  • A safe atmosphere to explore optional Sparring/Fighting … and so much more!

Participants are expected to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time. Each class day is structured to include all of the following components:

💪 Warm-up

💪 Technical Training Component

💪 Practical Application Component

💪 Conditioning Drills

💪 Abdominal and Core Strengthening


Program Details

  • Program Availability: Team training is generally reserved on Sundays at our Boxing Gym Facility; however, please let us know which days work best and we will try to accommodate
  • Course Duration: 4-Week or Seasonal Programs
  • Location: THE BOXING GYM | 22-B Jutland Rd. or Off-Site Options
  • Program Cost: Price varies based on program needs

Course Options

These programs are booked on demand by sports teams/schools. We will be adding additional courses each season and throughout the year – if you wish to arrange a special group training, please contact info@kingswayboxingclub.com.

Important Notes

This camp is suitable for ages 10 and up; however, younger athletes are expected to operate at a high level of maturity. Due to the nature of the sport, those who are unable to respect the coaches, other participants, or rules of the sport will be ejected without refund.

If you are concerned that your child may not be able to cope in this atmosphere you should enroll your child for an assessment (booked at least one week prior to camp start date).

There will be no refunds for the program after commencement of first camp.


Kingsway Boxing Club coaches are highly qualified, with an average of 20 years of professional experience from across the country and abroad. Our team has been trained through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and Boxing Canada, and they all employ positive coaching styles. Passionate and enthusiastic, they assist in making our program camps and clinics second to none.

Blair Larsen | Certified Personal Trainer

Blair has been actively involved in the health and fitness industry as a lifelong athlete and professional for the past 25 years. 

His athletic career ranged initially from provincial and varsity sports teams (basketball/volleyball/rowing) to individual pursuits (triathlon) competing in both ITU and Ironman-level events.

Academically, his career began at UNB by earning a BScBio (’97) and BScKin (’99) with distinction. From there, he began his career at the Adelaide Club in Toronto.

Over the past 20 years, he has actively sought out and completed numerous certifications and workshops to further knowledge in biomechanics/physiology and coaching.

Over the course of the first 15 years in Toronto, he has focused working mainly with individuals, and in the last five years, he has been working with several soccer and hockey teams with their performance conditioning and injury rehabilitation.

He strongly believes that the trainer/coach’s purpose is to help the client/athlete in their journey towards discovering and reaching their potential. It’s truly a team effort.

Notable accreditations and achievements are:

  • BSc Biology
  • BSc Kinesiology
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (High-Performance)
  • Muscle Activation Techniques Mastery Level Specialist
  • Resistance Training Specialist Mastery Level
  • Certified Ironman Coach
  • FIFA Medicine Diploma for Trainers and Therapists
  • Canadian Ski Patrol On-Hill Instructor
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • 6x Ironman Finisher
  • 2x ITU Age Group Competitor Canada

Phil Daniels | Senior Boxing Coach + Personal Trainer

Growing up, Phil Daniels attended some of the biggest boxing matches seen in Canada. In 2004, Phil stumbled into the sport when he met his coach at his local fitness club. Since that day, he has been a part the DNA that makes up the Kingsway Boxing family.  Today, Phil spends his days with the Team KBC as a Senior Boxing Coach working with kids, teens and adults. He’s done done it all; Competitive Boxing, coaching and continuing to share the sport of boxing with his community. 

Certifications: Boxing Ontario Certified Coach, CPTN Personal Trainer, First Aid & CPR


Small Group Adult Boxing Classes are HERE!


REGISTER NOW – CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY!

Our Small Group Drop-In Classes are physically-distanced, drop-in sessions.

These classes are run by Boxing Ontario, Nationally-Certified Coaches. Participants will learn the technical movement and mechanics of boxing, along with being challenged physically in a whole new way. The classes offered at Kingsway Boxing are suitable for all fitness levels!

Students will be put through a series of drills, both technical and conditioning. The difficulty of the drills vary making classes challenging, however allowing those at lower fitness levels to pace themselves. Conditioning classes include full body conditioning and toning, combination drills and a minimum of 10 rounds of boxing and skipping. These classes will have you working the bag like a pro!

Special Note: We’re now offering HIIT Strength with Maria Every Monday 5:30 pm at THE HIGH PERFORMANCE STUDIOS | 3046 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON. Use the link below to reserve classes below.


DROP-IN AND ENROLMENT OPTIONS

OPTION 1 – Reserve Classes Now: Use the “Reserve Classes” link and navigate to the class dates you would like to reserve. The system will guide you through the booking process.

OPTION 2 – Request Ongoing Enrollment: If there’s one or more class want to enroll for weekly, we can arrange ongoing enrollment. You can cancel the class reservation within 24 hours of the class without losing a session.

Important Note: With ongoing changes to COVID protocols, it’s important you read and agree to the KBC Guidelines BEFORE attending each class: Read KBC COVID Protocols


Adult Boxing (Ages 18+) — SMALL GROUP DROP-IN OPTIONS

[JUTLAND LOCATION] THE BOXING GYM | 22-B Jutland Road

  • Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:15pm
  • [Hybrid] Every Tuesday 6:15 pm (live and virtual participants)
  • Every Saturday at 9:00am

[BLOOR LOCTION] High Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor Street West

  • [HIIT Strength] Every Monday at 5:30 pm
  • Every Wednesday at 8:15pm

Pricing Options:

  • 5 Class Starter Pack – $105.00
  • 10 Drop-In Classes – $225.00
  • 20 Drop-In Classes – $400.00
  • 45 Drop-In Classes – $675.00 (this package can be shared with family members)

PLEASE READ COVID PROTOCOLS

Here are a few things you should know before we get started: 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Line up outside and wait to be screened by your coach (ensure you’ve got your Daily Screening Tool Complete. Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts.
  • Wear a mask when we first meet. You may take it off once you’ve been placed in your workout section and you begin your physical activity.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands upon location entry before we start the session.
  • Maintain your 6’ separation when training unless you are with the same family or bubble group. Keep your masks handy in case you need to move outside of your allotted space or use the washroom facilities.
  • If you cannot make the session, please give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice in advance. This is important for contact tracing.
  • Please read full protocols: KBC COVID Protocols.

WHAT TO BRING

  •  Account Login: Ensure your information is updated so we can communicate any updates
  • Come dressed and ready to train, including your workout shoes. Change rooms are off limits due to COVID Protocols. If it’s a rainy day outside, please ensure you wipe your feet throughly
  • Bring a full water bottle
  • Avoid bringing large bags. But we know you may be coming from school, so we will have cubbies!

[ARCHIVE] ALREADY REGISTERED IN OUR PROGRAMS? KEEP UP WITH CORRESPONDENCE!

Program Update | Jennifer Huggins

Jul. 2/2021

Happy Canada Day Team KBC!

Please note that with the exception of Saturday 9 am Virtual Boxing, all group and virtual classes are cancelled for the holiday weekend, with regular schedule resuming Monday July 5. 

Please note the following:

  • Saturday July 3 – 9am Virtual Boxing will run as scheduled
  • Monday July 5 – 6:30 pm Weekly HIIT Drop-In Classes begin at our High Performance Studio
  • Wednesday July 7 – 8:15 pm  Weekly Boxing & Conditioning Classes begin at our High Performance Studio
  • Thursday July 8 – 5:15 pm Youth Class begin at our Boxing Gym Location
  • 10 New Spots have opened up in Jo-Anne’s Bootcamp and Muscle+Run (every Tuesday and Thursday) More Info
  • High Performance Trainer, Maria Gernega has opened her schedule for private training Every Monday 10 am – 5:15 pm More Info

RESERVE CLASSES NOW – Or feel free to connect directly with me to discuss any options or next steps. Thank you again for all of your patience and support as we continue to navigate the legislation and protocols.
FREE ON-DEMAND ACCESS UNTIL JULY 5, 2021COURTESY OF KBC & BEAVER BOXING, PLEASE ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OUR VIRTUAL LIBRARY WITH HUNDREDS OF CLASS RECORDS:

Important Notes

  • This Code is updated each month for members only – PLEASE DO NOT SHARE
  • Seasonal program access code is different

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins

Kingsway Boxing Club

Program Update | Jennifer Huggins

Oct. 11/2020

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving Kingsway Boxing Family,

I’m contacting you directly today to clarify next steps following the announcement of the “Modified Phase 2” in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region. 

This announcement directly affects ALL Kingsway Boxing Members and Programs, however as a Licenced Club of Boxing Ontario, we WILL remain open until further notice. Read Official Boxing Ontario Statement

Please note the following steps that MUST be taken Before your next visit:

STEP 1 – Register For Boxing Ontario Recreational Licence ($25.00 Annually): (MANDATORY PHASE 1 & 2) This Licence will allow access to our facilities throughout Phase 2 and ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club & Boxing Ontario insurance.

Important Note: 2020 licences are valid until Dec. 31 2020. Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive Licence do not require the Recreational Licence.

  • Part A: REGISTER NOW – ALL Returning clients require this licence. *Note that Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive Licence do not require the Recreational Licence. This Licence ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club insurance.
  • Part B: COMPLETE FORM (attached) – Please complete the form and send to jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com (use CamScanner for smartphones)

STEP 2 – Complete KBC Screening Tool BEFORE Every Visit: Complete Now & Save Link For Easy Access

Thank you for your patience and support, we appreciate it more than words!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… And Clean! 👊

Best Regards,

LAST CALL: Fall 2020 Kingsway Boxing Programming

ENROLMENT FOR OUR UPCOMING FALL 2020 PROGRAMS IS RUNNING OUT FAST!

Please see below for more info about our Fall 2020 programming.

From youth programs to seasonal offerings, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to register now before space runs out. Thank you all for your support and patience as we navigate this new normal!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… AND CLEAN 👊


KIDS + YOUTH BOXING PROGRAMS


KIDS 7+ CLASSES (Starts Sept. 8)

Offered Every Tuesday at 4:15 pm and Saturday at 10:00 am

We’re excited to re-introduce our Kids 7+ Classes as a physically-distanced program suitable for all levels. With limited space available.


CO-ED YOUTH CLASSES (On Now!)

Offered every Thursday at 5:15 pm and Saturday at 11:00 am

Participants can expect to learn the technical movement and mechanics of boxing, along with being challenged physically in a whole new way.


GIRLS’ YOUTH PROGRAM (Starts Sept. 8)

Offered every Thursday at 5:15pm and Saturday at 11:00 am

The Girls’ Youth Boxing Classes are run by Canadian National Coach and 3-Star International Referee, Jennifer Huggins. After recognizing the incredible impact the sport has had on her life, she felt it was necessary to share her passion with the youth of the community.


GENERAL BOXING PROGRAMS

ADULT BOXING SMALL GROUP

Adult Boxing Small Group Classes are physically-distanced sessions conducted at both Kingsway Boxing Club locations.

Our Small Group classes are run by Boxing Ontario, Nationally Certified Coaches. Participants can expect to learn the technical movement and mechanics of boxing, along with being challenged physically in a whole new way. The classes offered at Kingsway Boxing are suitable for all fitness levels!


PRIVATE TRAINING 20% OFF!

Looking to get in for a safe alternative to group training? We’re now offering private training with out team of Personal Trainers and Nationally Certified Coaches!

Book in with a boxing coach to learn the essentials of boxing, or to get the best workout of your life. If you’re looking for a workout that incorporates weights and overall fitness, our roster of coaches are also nationally certified personal trainers.


HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROGRAM REGISTRATION

MUSCLE + RUN PROGRAM (Starts Sept. 8)

Offered every Tuesday at 6:00 pm

Join Jo-Anne Sheffield, Kingsway Boxing High Performance Trainer and seasoned marathoner, in an outdoor group training session. Muscle + Run is a unique training system that incorporates strength training with running. All fitness and running levels are welcome and encouraged. Enjoy an outdoor group workout, meet new people, and get a great workout!


POWER4TEENS FITNESS PROGRAM FOR GIRLS (Starts Sept. 9)

Offered every Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Power4Teens Fitness Program for Girls is brought to you by our fitness guru Shyanne McPherson at our High Performance Studios (3046 Bloor Street West). This program focuses on improving the function of both the mind and body to create improved physical fitness and mental positivity.


THAI KICKBOXING PROGRAM (Starts Sept. 9)

Offered every Wednesday at 6:00 pm

Learn the Art of 8 Limbs in this 6-week Kickboxing class with rockstar coach and instructor Jacqueline Walters. Heighten your cardio, improve your strength, and learn how to introduce elbows, knees and feet into your combative arsenal. Body-weight strength training accompanies Kickboxing skills development. Suitable for all levels.


HIIT CONDITIONING HYBRID (Starts Sept. 10)

Offered every Thursday at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Adapted to our new small group/physically-distanced format, HIIT Conditioning incorporates interval training, functional fitness, strength training, and stretching. Our exclusive HIIT Conditioning programs, brought to you by Jo-Anne Sheffield, are conducted at our fully-renovated High Performance Studio with select classes offered virtually for access anytime, anywhere!


SLOW FLOW HATHA HYBRID (Starts Sept. 13)

Offered every Sunday at 4:00 pm

These classes are conducted virtually AND at our fully renovated High Performance Studios, incorporating head-to-toe stretching and strengthening. Slow Flow Hatha Yoga with Patricia Else is focused on recharging, refreshing and restoring.


MOBILITY WORKSHOP (Starts Sept. 14)

Offered every Monday at 4:00 pm

This 6 week mobility program will improve your overall Stability, increase your Mobility, and lead you towards building better overall Strength from your existing workout. This program was developed by Jim Marinow, who is a Registered Massage Therapist/Fascial Stretch Therapist working with New Age Physio.


FUSION-FIT FOR WOMEN (Starts Sept. 15)

Offered every Tuesday at 9:30 am

Join Colleen Layug, our Fusion-Fit High Performance Specialist, in this 8-week physically-distanced program. Each and every class is unique and challenging. Open to all fitness levels. If you’re looking for a class that has real possibilities, sign up today!


IMPORTANT KBC UPDATES


The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure. Thank you for your support.


Staff and Clients may temporarily remove face coverings during physical activity — they’re only required to enter and exit the facility. However, keeping your face covered while training remains your personal option. Please discuss with your trainer before your next session.


SAVE THE DATE…

Our #FTEC2021 Charity Boxing Gala Locked, Reloaded, And Scheduled For Saturday June 5, 2021

The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure. Thank you for your support.

TRAINER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Phil Daniels!


TODAY’S TRAINER SPOTLIGHT IS ON PHIL DANIELS, SENIOR BOXING COACH & PERSONAL TRAINER! 🥊

Growing up, Phil attended some of the biggest boxing matches seen in Canada. 

In 2004, Phil stumbled into the sport when he met his coach at his local fitness club. Since that day, he has been a part the DNA that makes up the Kingsway Boxing family. 

Today, Phil spends his days with the Team KBC as a Senior Boxing Coach working with kids, teens, and adults.

He’s done it all: Competitive Boxing, coaching, and continuing to share the sport of boxing with his community. 

Certifications: Boxing Ontario Certified Coach, CPTN Personal Trainer, First Aid & CPR



BE SURE TO SCHEDULE YOUR PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION 💪

Thursday Night Road Work Sessions are HERE! ALL MEMBERS WELCOME!


Calling all Thursday Boxers!

As we begin accommodating our Fight Team and Membership Programs, we’ve launched a Road Work Session on Thursdays at 6:15 pm.

Please note the following:

🥊 Boxers will meet outside of the gym at 6:15 pm

🥊 This will be conducted outside of our facility in a “Meetup” format (This is not a monitored class; athletes are given the drills before the warmup run and are expected to execute as a team)

🥊 Anyone registered for the scheduled classes have automatic access to the Roadwork

🥊 All Members have access to the roadwork sessions regardless of registration for conditioning classes

🥊 Running will happen rain or shine! This is preparation to get back into sparring and a major component of what you will need to build your aerobic and aerobic systems

🥊 Athletes who cannot run will work on technical boxing, strength and conditioning drills.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Please ensure you have checked the KBC WhatsApp group in the case that the meetup is cancelled for that week. Request access to KBC WhatsApp Group


ROAD WORK SESSIONS

  • Dates: Every Thursday at 6:15 pm
  • Location: THE BOXING GYM | 22-B Jutland Rd
  • Program Cost: Free for existing members

Helpful Resources

14 Tips for running in the rain – Running 101

This article from Running 101 is a super handy resource for Road Work participants. Exercising in the rain doesn’t have to ruin your workout! And since these sessions are held rain or shine, these are some good tips to keep in mind, like how to prepare yourself, what to wear, and how to reframe your mindset.

Should You Exercise in the Rain? Science Says Yes – Health.com

This is another great article to reference when getting ready for a rainy-day workout. The article even cites scientists who claim that those who work out in the rain actually work harder and burn more calories. So, don’t see the dreary weather as a negative; it could help you perform at your peak!


Our Fall Newsletter is LIVE!


Dear KBC Family/Friends,

It’s hard to believe that Summer is almost over! Virgil, myself, and our team at Kingsway Boxing have been working hard since re-opening, to navigate and prepare for our Fall 2020 programming. 

We hope you’re all keeping well and want to reassure you that our Kingsway Boxing COVID Protocols & Procedures have been developed with your safety in mind.

We’re now offering physically-distanced private and small group training under the Boxing Ontario COVID Taskforce/Ontario Government safety & sanitization protocols. Kingsway Boxing will also continue offering virtual classes for those not returning immediately. 

And our specialty seasonal enrolments are now open for registration! If you’re having trouble finding a class to accommodate your schedule, we also offer private training from 5am — 10pm daily.

Thank you all for your support and patience as we navigate this new normal!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… AND CLEAN! 👊

Jennifer Huggins, Kingsway Boxing Club

NEW PROGRAM – STRONGER NOW! WITH JIM MARINOW




Stronger Now! is a stability and strength program that will help you get stronger, improve your stability, and stay injury-free. This full-body workout uses free weights, body weight, and more.

This workshop is for anyone who enjoys working out. If you box, kick-box, run, lift, bike, dance, or do yoga, this is the ultimate cross-training program for you. Stronger Now! will help you build stability as you address imbalances in your body and correct areas of injury. This workout is suitable for all.

This program was developed by Jim Marinow, former Team Leader and National Team Coach (Kickboxing Canada 2009-2014), Internationally Certified Trainer, Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist, and Registered Massage Therapist.

Jim’s Certifications include: RMT, FST2, NCCP Boxing Level 1, NCCP Karate Level 1, Combative Sports Canada Level 2 Coaching, Chief Official Level 2 Kickboxing , Hard-style Kettlebell Certified, Personal Training Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Participants can expect to: 

✅ Get stronger.

✅ Improve the way that you workout.

✅ Learn to reduce injuries and optimize your performance.

✅ Improve your movement patterns and learn to tailor your own best warm-up exercises.

✅ Learn to address imbalances in your body before they become injuries.


STABILITY TO STRENGTH WORKSHOP PROGRAMS

2021 PROGRAMS TO BE ANNOUNCED



Jim Marinow | Registered Massage Therapist, RMT, FST2

Jim has over 20 years of experience working with professional, competitive, and recreational athletes as well as non-athletes who are experiencing pain or limitation of movement.

His practice includes RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), FST (Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapy), Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Chinese Cupping and Strength training as a means to get you past whatever injury or instability you may have.

After winding down his own competitive career in combative ring sports and distance running, Jim went on to coach The Canadian National K1 Team 2009-2014 and now works with individual athletes on enhancing performance, and injury prevention. Jim is now hooked on Mountain Biking, Weightlifting and kitchen food experiments.


Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Line up outside KBC High Performance Studio along Bloor St. Spaces indicated on the sidewalk. Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts (4:00 pm).
  • Wear a mask when we first meet at KBC High Performance Studio. It is optional for participants to remove mask once placed in your workout section and physical activity begins.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands upon location entry before we start the session.
  • Maintain your 6’ separation when training unless you are with the same family or bubble group. Keep your masks handy in case you need to move outside of your allotted space or use the washroom facilities.
  • If you cannot make the session, please reply to the confirmation email a minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.
  • Please read full protocols: KBC COVID Protocols.

WHAT TO BRING

  •  Account Login: Ensure your information is updated so we can communicate any updates
  • Come dressed and ready to train, including your workout shoes. Change rooms are off limits due to COVID Protocols. If it’s a rainy day outside, please ensure you wipe your feet throughly
  • Bring a full water bottle
  • Avoid bringing large bags, but we know you may be coming from school, so we will have cubbies!

And check out this awesome pre-workout warm-up video from Jim:


Program Update | Jim Marinow
Sept. 12/2020

I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday for Day 1 of my Stability/Mobility Workshop. I have (re) attached the location and start time information below as well as the COVID-19 protocols we will be observing.

Please give them a read as this will save us time, so that we can get to the good stuff right away.

I invite you to send me a one or two-line descriptor of any issues you may be having with mobility, limitations, or challenges in your workout. This will remain confidential and I will do my best to address it generically in the body of my class at some point over the next 6 weeks.

While the program is movement-based, it is not a workout in the conventional sense. My program is more instructional, with the intention of empowering you with information that you can use to get the most out of your workout and stay injury free, whether that is Walking, Olympic Style Weight Lifting, HIIT classes, Yoga or Boxing. In short, wear workout gear but don’t expect to get sweaty 🙂.

Over 6 Mondays we will cover Neck, Shoulder Girdle, Core, Low Back, Hips, Knee/Ankle: How to keep those structures moving within optimal ranges and how to keep them strong and stable as you move through…. well….anything.

On behalf of the team at New Age Physio and Kingsway Boxing, I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you.

Yours in health.

Calling All Kids & Teens – Boxing Is BACK! Kids 7+, Girls Only and Co-Ed Classes Now Available


LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE… REGISTER NOW!

Adapted to our new small group, physically distanced format, registration is filling up for our Kids 7+, Girls and Co-Ed Youth Programs.

Our Kids 7+, Co-Ed Youth and Girls Youth classes are run by Boxing Ontario, Nationally Certified Coaches. Participants can expect to learn the technical movement and mechanics of boxing, along with being challenged physically in a whole new way. The classes offered at Kingsway Boxing are suitable for all fitness levels!

We’ve had incredible success with our kids and youth programs for over 15 years, proving to be one of our most popular programs. We look forward to welcoming our boxers back year after year and opening the doors to others looking to share in the experience.

Special Note About Our Girls Teen Program:

The Girls Youth Boxing Classes are run by Canadian National Coach and 3-Star International Referee, Jennifer Huggins. After recognizing the incredible impact the sport has had on her life, she felt it was necessary to share her passion with the youth of the community. The girls who participate in this class learn the technical components of boxing and are given an opportunity to explore their confidence in ways that will help them in all walks of life.


YOUTH PROGRAM ENROLMENT OPTIONS

OPTION 1 – Reserve Classes Now: All Kids and Youth Boxing Programs are accessible through drop-in classes. Simply use the “Reserve Classes” link and navigate to the class dates you would like to reserve. The system will guide you through the booking process.

OPTION 2 – Request Ongoing Enrolment: If there’s one or more class want to enrol for weekly, we can arrange ongoing enrolment. You can cancel the class reservation within 24 hours of the class without losing a session.


YOUTH PROGRAM SCHEDULED TRAINING

[KIDS 7+ BOXING] PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program Schedule:

  • Every Tuesday at 4:15 pm
  • Every Saturday (small groups available throughout the day)
  • Small groups available on request

Class Location: 22-B Jutland Road Toronto ON. | All Kids and Youth Programs are conducted at The Boxing Gym Facility

Pricing Options:

  • 5 Class Starter Pack – $105.00
  • 10 Drop-In Classes – $225.00
  • 20 Drop-In Classes – $400.00
  • 45 Drop-In Classes – $675.00 (this package can be shared with family members)

[YOUTH BOXING] PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program Schedule:

  • [Girls Only] Every Monday at 6:15 pm
  • [CO-ED] Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15 pm
  • [CO-ED] Every Saturday at 11:15 am

Class Location (unless otherwise specified): 22-B Jutland Road Toronto ON. | All Kids and Youth Programs are conducted at The Boxing Gym Facility

Pricing Options:

  • 5 Class Starter Pack – $105.00
  • 10 Drop-In Classes – $225.00
  • 20 Drop-In Classes – $400.00
  • 45 Drop-In Classes – $675.00 (this package can be shared with family members)

ALREADY REGISTERED? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Wait outside in cars or spaced out in parking lot. Due to limited parking, it may be best to use the front parking area and walk your children to our entrance.
  • Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts.
  • Wear a mask when we first meet outside of the gym. Boxer may take it off once they’ve been placed in the workout section and physical activity begins.
  • Boxers will be required to sanitize hands upon location entry before we start the session.
  • Maintain your 6’ separation when training unless you are with the same family or bubble group. Keep your masks handy in case you need to move outside of your allotted space, execute partner drills or use the washroom facilities.
  • If you cannot make the session, please cancel through account or reply on the confirmation email – minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.
  • Account Login: Ensure your information is updated so we can communicate any updates
  • Please read full protocols: KBC COVID Protocols

WHAT TO BRING

  • Boxing Gloves & Wraps – In the case that you do not have equipment yet, please order online prior to your session: Buy Now
  • Come dressed and ready to train, including your workout shoes. Also ensure you have wrapped your hands before the start: How to wrap
  • Change rooms are off limits due to COVID Protocols. If it’s a rainy day outside, please ensure you wipe your feet throughly when entering
  • Bring a full water bottle
  • Avoid bringing large bags, we know you may be coming from school, so we will have cubbies

WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS

Classes are run by Boxing Ontario, Nationally Certified Coaches. Participants can expect to learn the technical movement and mechanics of boxing, along with being challenged physically in a whole new way. The classes offered at Kingsway Boxing are suitable for all fitness levels!

We’ve had incredible success with our kids and youth programs for over 15 years, proving to be one of our most popular programs. We look forward to welcoming our boxers back year after year and opening the doors to others looking to share in the experience.

The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, return to work and kids go back to school, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!


CORRESPONDENCE ARCHIVE

Jul 3/2021| Program Update

Happy Canada Day Team KBC!

Please note that with the exception of Saturday 9 am Virtual Boxing, all group and virtual classes are cancelled for the holiday weekend, with regular schedule resuming Monday July 5. 

Please note the following:

  • Saturday July 3 – 9am Virtual Boxing will run as scheduled
  • Monday July 5 – 6:30 pm Weekly HIIT Drop-In Classes begin at our High Performance Studio
  • Wednesday July 7 – 8:15 pm  Weekly Boxing & Conditioning Classes begin at our High Performance Studio
  • Thursday July 8 – 5:15 pm Youth Class begin at our Boxing Gym Location
  • 10 New Spots have opened up in Jo-Anne’s Bootcamp and Muscle+Run (every Tuesday and Thursday) More Info
  • High Performance Trainer, Maria Gernega has opened her schedule for private training Every Monday 10 am – 5:15 pm More Info

RESERVE CLASSES NOW – Or feel free to connect directly with me to discuss any options or next steps. Thank you again for all of your patience and support as we continue to navigate the legislation and protocols.
FREE ON-DEMAND ACCESS UNTIL JULY 5, 2021COURTESY OF KBC & BEAVER BOXING, PLEASE ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OUR VIRTUAL LIBRARY WITH HUNDREDS OF CLASS RECORDS:

Important Notes

  • This Code is updated each month for members only – PLEASE DO NOT SHARE
  • Seasonal program access code is different

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins

Kingsway Boxing Club


June 18 2021 | Program Update

Good Afternoon Parents and Teens,

Thank you so much for your patience as we return to training. I’m looking for feedback to see if there would be demand for a New Co-Ed Youth Class on Thursday’s at 5:15 pm starting in July? Please reply to this email if you would be interested in this?

We currently are offering the following programs with limited spots available. Most youth have requested to be registered ongoing, if you have not requested this, it’s important to connect with me directly. It’s also important that you access your account to cancel 24 hours in advance to make room for waitlisted participants in case you cannot attend a class. 
Current Youth Class Offering:

  • Monday 5:15 pm Girls Teen Boxing
  • Tuesday 4:15 pm Co-Ed Tweens
  • Tuesday 5:15 pm Co-Ed Teens
  • Wednesday 5:15 pm Co-Ed Teens
  • Saturday 11:15 am Co-Ed Teens
  • We also offer private classes and kids 7+ groups on request

Updates:

  • We are proud to welcome to our Youth Team: Coach Kelly Korkola — Past National Boxer, National Official and Youth Boxing Coach. Kelly will be helping us to create a competitive Youth program that we look forward to travelling to competition with as things open up in Ontario/Canada
  • Once the restrictions open up on class sizes indoors, we’re looking forward to launching our youth Membership, which will make these programs much more financially accessible. 
  • The members who were grandfathered over thanks to their support throughout COVID will continue to have live access to 1 class weekly and unlimited access to virtual programs.

Please do not hesitate to contact me back directly. 


Program Update | Jennifer Huggins

Oct. 12/2020

Good Evening Parents and Teens,

I promise this will be my last time contacting you… for today! 😊

Please note that we WILL be cautiously continuing our youth and kids programs in phase 2 as scheduled. Please let me know if your child will not be attending so I can open up the spot.

  1. Please Ensure Licensing Is Active
  2. New Class Available: Wednesdays @ 5 pm (Co-Ed) & Mondays @ 6pm (Girls Only) – To lower class numbers we’ve opened up two alternative classes (Mondays are already full) Reserve Classes

Again, please feel to reach out to me at my personal cell # in case you have any questions or concerns.

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… And Clean! 👊

Best Regards,

Yoga Is BACK! With A New Hybrid Format (Virtual and On-Location)


NOW OFFERING ON-LOCATION & VIRTUAL ACCESS

Adapted to our new small group, physically distanced format, these classes are conducted virtually AND at our fully renovated High Performance Studios, incorporating head to toe stretching and strengthening. 

Slow Flow Hatha Yoga with Patricia Else is focused on recharging, refreshing and restoring. Move slowly and purposefully from posture to posture, taking time to breathe while quieting your mind. Suitable for beginner to intermediate levels. 


[FALL] SLOW FLOW HATHA PROGRAM OPTIONS

⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: – LOCKDOWN PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: This program will be shifting to a virtual format effective immediately. Please use the login information provided – Participants also have access to the recorded session in case they miss the live version. Thank you for your patience and support!

Start Date: Sunday September 13, 2020
Every Sunday: 4 pm to 5 pm
Course Duration: Fall Season | Sept. 13 – Dec. 6, 2020 (No Class October 11th – Thanksgiving)
Location: Grey Zone Protocols In Effect: Virtual Access Only High Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Options: This program is currently in session. Please Contact Us for prorated options.

  • Drop-In Option: $12.00

MEET PATRICIA ELSE


High Performance Trainer | Yoga Instructor

After many years in public health and as a funder for community-based services, Patricia decided to take a career turn and focus on supporting people to reach their fitness goals.

She is a certified personal trainer through Can Fit Pro and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. In keeping with her belief in fitness for all abilities and ages, she is an older adult fitness specialist and has completed Heart Wise training. She is a clinic instructor for the Running Room and has worked with hundreds of runners through the 5k, 10k, 10 miler and half marathon clinics.

Patricia also has a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke and a volunteer with Golden Rescue.

Fusion-Fit For Women Is BACK!

Ladies, are you looking for a safe way to return to working out with a choice of live or virtual programming? This is the perfect opportunity to join Colleen Layug, our Fusion-Fit High Performance Specialist in this 6-week, physically distanced, virtual hybrid program.

You’ll work out with other health-minded women in a body-positive, motivating and super fun fitness class. Fusion-Fit is functional fitness designed to work every single muscle group, with minimal equipment required.

The program will improve your strength, cardio health and condition your core, all while increasing your flexibility and balance. Each and every class is unique and challenging and of course, open to all fitness levels.

If you are looking for a class that has real possibilities, sign up today! Space is limited for the live class and selling out fast. 


⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: – LOCKDOWN PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: This program will be shifting to a virtual format effective immediately. Please use the login information provided – Participants also have access to the recorded session in case they miss the live version. Thank you for your patience and support!

[WINTER 2021] FUSION-FIT PROGRAM OPTIONS


January Start Date: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021
Every Tuesday:
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Course Duration: 8 Week Program | Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
Location: Lockdown Protocols In Effect — Virtual Access Only High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $225.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $200.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


Colleen Layug | Instructor, Personal Trainer

Colleen Layug is a high-energy group fitness and kickboxing instructor and personal trainer. She has inspired all age groups including seniors and children, to get fit and healthy. Colleen loves teaching a variety of exciting, motivational fitness classes, and training her clients to push their bodies to their personal limits. She has a passion for fun and believes that fitness should be enjoyed, not dreaded.

Colleen says:

“Before I became a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I had a few different careers. 

After going to a private college and studying Recording Arts Management, I started working in the music industry as a coordinator of small concerts, songwriter showcases and artist performances at the Canadian Country Music Week Awards.

When I went to work at SOCAN, Canada’s performing rights society for songwriters, I was in charge of organizing No. 1 song parties for songwriters who’s song reached number one on a Canadian music chart.    

I then spent a number of years in corporate event planning at both the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Toronto Board of Trade. 

However, after getting married and having my son, my husband and I decided it was best for me to stay at home and take care of our family.

Although this was so amazing and rewarding, I needed to find my passion again. And that’s where I discovered fitness.

Although I was always active, this career enabled me to stay fit, spend time with my family and interact and help people get fit. My love of boxing brought me to Kingsway Boxing Club and I couldn’t be happier!”

Her favourite motivational quote?

“Work hard, play hard. The work you put in are the results you get out.”


Client Testimonials

People are raving about this program! One participant wrote:

“I really enjoy all of the variety you throw at us. I really liked the boxing portion of last class as I found it worked my muscles in a different way than weights and worked up quite the sweat as well!

Thanks so much Colleen – you work hard putting these routines together for us and it’s appreciated!”


ALREADY REGISTERED? KEEP UPDATED WITH CORRESPONDENCE BELOW:

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory when you enter and exit KBC High Performance Studios. You may take it off once you get into position on the floor.
  • Please line up outside KBC High Performance Studios along Bloor St. Spaces are indicated on the sidewalk. Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts. But also, please don’t be late. I will come and get you once the class is ready to begin. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival. 
  • You will have your own floor space, indicated with a small pylon. Please stay in your “area”. 
  • If you cannot make the session, please text Colleen a minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bring a water bottle and a small towel. We have plenty of weights, bands and mats that are thoroughly sanitized when each class has ended. No need to bring your own equipment. I will have everything set up for you, so you don’t have to grab anything.
  • Please try to bring the least amount of clothing and gear as possible. There will be cubbies available for your bags and coats that will be sanitized after every class. 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS

  • We will have fun! Ok, we will work hard and sweat of course, but because the class is so small, we will be able to do so many different exercises using our own bodies, with minimal equipment in the mix.
  •  Every class will be different, but you can be guaranteed that every single body part will be pushed, including your heart and your mind! 
  • Finally, please let me know if you have any questions. I want to make this a fun and happy experience for you. I also want to sincerely thank you for coming back to the club. It will be so  nice to see your beautiful face in a “live” class setting!


Programs Update | Jan. 04, 2021

Happy New Year Fusionistas!!

Although we had a quiet Christmas and start of the New Year, it’s time to start to get our minds and bodies back into the swing of things because this year is going to be MUCH better than the last one, right!?

I just wanted to send a reminder that Fusion-Fit starts again on Tuesday! Thank you for those of you who have already signed up.

To make it easy, please find the link to take you right to the sign up page. If you have any questions in the meantime, please let me know. 🙂

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/fusion-fit-for-woman-is-back/

See you Tuesday!

Programs Update | Nov. 24, 2020

Good morning Fusionistas~!

As you have heard, Toronto is being placed into Lockdown again starting Monday morning. Kingsway Boxing Club however, is still open and running, albeit for outside classes or on-line virtually, only. With that in mind, I can assure you that our program will still be going without a blip. For the next 4 weeks, I will be teaching the class virtually, from my home to yours. 🙂

Jennifer Huggins will send you the zoom link for the class before it starts so you can be right on time. As well, in case you happen to miss it, you’ll be sent the recording.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please let me know by return email or text message at 647-668-1971. Otherwise, I will see you all (Virtually) on Tuesday!

Thanks ladies. I really do appreciate you sticking it out with me through these crazy times.


Programs Update | Nov. 9, 2020

Hello and good afternoon Fusionistas!

I wanted to send a quick reminder about tomorrow’s class. As you know, Fusion-Fit is both live and virtual and is taking place at our Bloor Street location at 9:30 am. If you are joining me in the studio, there are some protocols that I’d like you to take note of before you attend. 

**Our Return to Training information link is below. Please ensure you purchase a Boxing Ontario Licence as well.
https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-response-to-covid-19/

**You must fill in the Wellness check before you come into the class…
https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-screening-tool/

If you need any assistance with these, please let me know. In order to have a smooth and on-time class start, please have all of these forms ready to show me on your phone. 
Also for tomorrow’s class, we will be doing a little boxing, so if you’d like to use your gloves (if you have them) please feel free! If you don’t have gloves, that’s totally ok too. We won’t be punching the bags (or each other!) 🙂  If you have your mini bands, have them at the ready, otherwise, I will have one for you. 

Lastly, I want to truly thank you for trusting in me to guide you through some tough (but fun) workouts for the next few weeks. This year has been so tough on us all, and I’m so happy that you are going to concentrate on YOU, at least for an hour every Tuesday. 🙂

If you have any questions please text me . See you all tomorrow!


Programs Update | Colleen Layug

Oct. 21/2020

Good afternoon ladies! We are one more day away from the end of the week. yay!

I just wanted to check in to see how you are feeling from yesterday’s no-weight workout? I have to say my butt and legs are a little tender, how about you? 🙂 

I just wanted to send a reminder of a few things:

1) Please make sure you complete your COVID screening each time before you come to the studio for our class. This must be done before class. I am attaching the link here, so please save this email in case you have trouble finding it again.             

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-screening-tool/

2) I am now offering the class live, in studio, as well as virtually. This is available for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable coming into the studio, or doesn’t feel 100% well. It’s your choice, but if you can just remember to shoot me an e-mail to let me know which option you are doing on that day, that would be great. You will always receive an e-mail from Jennifer to tune in with Zoom. 

3) Please bring your black stretchy bands to class on Tuesday. We will need them for the workout. 

4) My next session is open and available on our website. The link is below. You received an e-mail yesterday with all our upcoming programs. The dates were correct for my program, (Nov. 10-Dec. 15) but the time had a little typo. The class is still going to take place at 9:30 am every Tuesday.  

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/fusion-fit-for-women-is-back/

5) Have an awesome weekend and as always, if you have any questions, please let me know!


Program Update | Colleen Layug

Oct. 5/2020

Good afternoon ladies!

I hope you had a beautiful weekend even though the weather wasn’t the greatest. 

Tomorrow’s class will be a combo of weight training, pilates and core. We will be using the barbells and mini bands, so if you can please remember to bring them that would be awesome.  I have a great class in store for you that will use every muscle that you didn’t know you had! 🙂 It will be fun, I promise and you may even surprise yourself at how strong you really are!

I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

WHAT TO BRING: Water, a towel, mini band, indoor shoes and a winning attitude!


Program Update | Colleen Layug

Sept. 29/2020

Hi Fusionistas!

I am following up on your inquiries today in regards to what happens at KBC classes if Toronto reverts back to Phase 2. Just to clarify, we will remain open for either live or virtual classes, and they will still take place at 9:30am on Tuesdays. As well, if that does happen, you will be required to have your Boxing Ontario license, which costs only $20. This Licence ensures that you will be covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club insurance. Don’t worry, there is no boxing test involved here. 🙂   

The link below will give you all the details on everything and should answer any questions that you have. Of course, let myself or Jen know if you have a question that is not covered on here. 

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Important-Update–Second-Wave-Impact.html?soid=1105302426081&aid=3gwJPw_5sSc

Great class today ladies! Have an awesome week and I will see you next Tuesday.


Program Update | Colleen Layug

Sept. 24/2020

Happy Thursday ladies!

It’s me again! Hope your week is going great so far. As promised, I am sending you a quick 10 minute lower body workout you can do with the black mini band I gave you on Tuesday. These bands are very strong, so they are best to be used on the lower body because our legs are so amazing and strong, right? Don’t forget that you can also do these exercises without the band!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG3TAwfo9iQ

Please remember to bring these on Tuesday as we will be doing more of a strength and stretch class and we will need the band to add resistance. 

Of course if you have any questions in the meantime, send me an email or a quick text to my cell. I’m looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Have a great weekend. The weather is supposed to be totally beautiful!


Program Update | Colleen Layug

Sept. 21/2020

Good afternoon Fusionistas!

Thank you for your feedback from last week’s class! This really helps me program classes that YOU like. I’m here to please but also kick your butt. 🙂

I just wanted to let you know we will be doing a little bit of shadow boxing tomorrow, so if you have gloves, or weighted gloves, bring them and if not, that’s ok too! We can always use our 3 lb weights or just your bare hands work well. 

Please remember to wait in the designated spots outside the door when you arrive. Also, wear your masks to come inside and find your spot and then you can remove it. All of the equipment you need will already be set up. Be ready to sweat and have a fun hour concentrating on YOU and your health!

See you tomorrow. 

HIIT Is Back With A New Small Group Format!


Adapted to our new small group, physically distanced format, HIIT Conditioning incorporates interval training, functional fitness, strength training, and stretching and is suitable for all fitness levels.

Our exclusive HIIT conditioning programs, brought to you by Jo-Anne Sheffield, are conducted at our fully renovated High Performance Studio with select classes offered virtually for access anytime, anywhere! Each class incorporates head to toe fitness into a fast and effective workout.

Interval training breaks up a set amount of exercises into small segments with recovery intervals in between to enhance the accomplishment of each exercise. This type of training maximizes calorie burn and improves overall performance.

What to bring? All you need is your water bottle and towel. It will get sweaty!


⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: – LOCKDOWN PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: This program will be shifting to a virtual format effective immediately. Please use the login information provided – Participants also have access to the recorded session in case they miss the live version. Thank you for your patience and support!

[WINTER: JAN-FEB 2021] HIIT CONDITIONING PROGRAMS

January Start Date: Thursday, Jan. 07, 2020
Every Thursday
: 6 pm – 6:45 pm
Course Duration: 8 Week Program | Jan. 07 – Feb. 25
Location: VIRTUAL ACCESS LINK (lockdown protocol in effect) High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Options: $225.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $200.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


MEET JO-ANNE SHEFFIELD


High Performance Instructor | Personal Trainer

Jo-Anne is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor who brings a commitment to health and fitness, combined with enthusiasm and experience to create fun, high energy and athletic classes. An avid runner and marathoner Jo-Anne believes cross training is an important part of developing overall fitness and her classes are designed to strengthen muscles, maintain a strong core, increase cardiovascular output and promote flexibility.

Jo-Anne’s motto is “Just keep moving” and while she has run many races she is particularly proud of her two Boston marathon finishes.

Certifications:
CanFitPro PTS, CanFitPro FIS, CanFitPro Active Aging Certificate, CPR-A

ALREADY REGISTERED? KEEP UPDATED WITH CORRESPONDENCE BELOW:

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory when you enter and exit KBC High Performance Studios. You may take it off once you get into position on the floor.
  • Please line up outside KBC High Performance Studios along Bloor St. Spaces are indicated on the sidewalk. Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts. But also, please don’t be late. I will come and get you once the class is ready to begin. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival. 
  • You will have your own floor space, indicated with a small pylon. Please stay in your “area”. 
  • If you cannot make the session, please text Colleen a minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bring a water bottle and a small towel. We have plenty of weights, bands and mats that are thoroughly sanitized when each class has ended. No need to bring your own equipment. I will have everything set up for you, so you don’t have to grab anything.
  • Please try to bring the least amount of clothing and gear as possible. There will be cubbies available for your bags and coats that will be sanitized after every class.

The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, return to work and kids go back to school, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Feb. 15, 2021

Hi and Happy Family Day!

I hope you’re having a loving weekend 💓

Here is the link for registration for the next Thursday HIIT session that runs March 4 – April 22.

👇
https://kingswayboxingclub.com/schedule/seasonal-enrolments/

These will be virtual classes unless we hear that we can have small in-person groups in the next few weeks. I will then make this class a hybrid of both virtual and in-person and give you the option to do one or the other, or both!

Please let me know if you have any questions or requests for specific exercises for the class.

‘See you’ Thursday!

Jo-Anne


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Feb. 08, 2021

Hi,

I hope you are well and staying warm. I walked a lot this weekend and felt like I was walking with a parade as there were so many people out doing the same thing. If one good thing comes out of this pandemic it’s that we have realized how important it is to keep moving – no matter the weather. ❄

My Thursday night 6:00pm HIIT classes will continue virtually into March and April. We still are not aware of a timeframe for allowing small groups to gather inside but when we do the class will be offered as a hybrid – in-person AND virtual – so we can continue to workout whatever is most comfortable for you.

I would like to get a read on your participation for future classes. Could you kindly reply with a YES, I’M IN or a NO, THANKS so I can get an idea of your interest going forward?

Also, note I will be bringing Muscle + Run back this spring so we will have an outdoor option again soon too. 😉

I know you have choices for your workout partner and I really do appreciate your continued support. 💓

Best,

Jo-Anne


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jan. 21, 2021

Good morning. 👋

Don’t you feel a little lighter today, like we’ve been lifted up? Watching Kamala Harris take the oath yesterday was truly inspiring for all women, young and old alike.

Ok so now that I’ve got you feeling bright and ready for the day, are there any special requests for tonight’s HIIT class? Is it challenging enough for you?

Let me know if I can change it in any way to best suit you.

I was going to use a resistance band for some of the class tonight. If you don’t have one, no worries, you can do it without.

‘See you tonight’. 💓

Jo-Anne


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Dec. 15, 2020

Hi, 👋

Here’s an update on my Thursday night HIIT class starting. I’ve had my fingers crossed that we would be in the studio again in January but it’s not looking likely so my HIIT class on Thursday at 6:00pm will remain virtual until we get the all clear to return to in-person classes.

I wanted to thank you for your continued support of my classes. I don’t need to remind you what a strange year it’s been but knowing that we’re all together, albeit virtually, has been rewarding and comforting at the same time.

Here are the details and the link to register. Early bird pricing is in effect so register soon to save.

DATES
January 7 – February 25, 2021

LIVE
Thursday, 6 – 6:45pm

RECORDING
A recording of the class will be emailed to you so you can do it at your convenience.

👇REGISTER HERE 👇
https://kingswayboxingclub.com/schedule/seasonal-enrolments/

Big virtual hugs, 💓

Jo-Anne


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Nov. 25, 2020

Hi, 👋

I hope you’re doing well. As we are now in another lockdown (what a year!) I have switched my Thursday HIIT classes to virtual and wondered if you wanted to join me for a sweaty, fast paced workout right in your own home.😰

The live class will be three Thursday’s in December – 3, 10, 17 at 6:00pm. If you can’t join me live, you will be sent the recording so you can do the class anytime that suits you within a 7-10 day window.

Register here 👇

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/hiit-is-back-with-a-new-small-group-format/

Be well my HIIT friends. I do hope we can all be together in-person sometime very soon. 💓

Jo-Anne


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Nov. 12, 2020

Hi and happy hump day! 

🐫 Just wanted to connect to say thank you so much for your energy and enthusiasm for Muscle + Run. Many of you have been doing this with me since September and I hope you’re seeing an improvement to your running endurance and overall fitness.

We will be proceeding as our group has grown to eight registered participants and I know a couple of you are going to join us for one or two if you can. 

Also confirming that for this week only we start at 1:00pm and will meet at our usual spot at the parkette behind Brentwood library on Montgomery. The following two weeks will start at 10:15am as usual. Thank you for adjusting your schedules for me. 🙏

If you have any requests for types of workouts or run techniques, please let me know. I would like to incorporate a speed session or two for the next three weeks so we’ll find a school track and tear it up with some 100, 200 and 400m drills. 🌪 Plus of course, lots of strength training will be included. 

💪See you Saturday.


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Oct. 20/2020

Hi and Happy Tuesday,

Our new session of HIIT starts on Thursday and I wanted to review a few things with you before we start.

COVID SCREENING TOOL

Please complete the online COVID screening tool before you arrive. I will ask to see your confirmation email (on your phone is best) before you enter the studio. 👇

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-response-to-covid-19/

MODIFIED STAGE 2 WORKOUT

As part of the province’s modified stage 2, our next couple of sessions will be focused on technical, strength training using bodyweight only. But don’t worry, we’ll still be doing it in intervals, you will still be sweating, and it will still be a great workout. 💪

ARRIVAL

As before, please arrive on time and ready to work out. Also, if inclement weather, please bring indoor shoes otherwise wear what you’re going to workout in. Note: Coats can be hung up at the door.

Masks must be worn upon arrival and departure of the studio.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Best,


Programs Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Oct. 12, 2020

Hi and Happy Thanksgiving. 🦃

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. I wanted to check in and let you know that Kingsway Boxing Club is still open. I’m sure you’ve received communication from Jennifer but if not, because we are part of Boxing Ontario as a Provincial Sport Organization we can remain open BUT each person in the studio must have a Boxing Ontario membership.

If you do not have one could you please go to the second step on this link and purchase the Boxing Ontario membership before our class on Thursday?

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-response-to-covid-19/

Many thanks. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Sept. 24, 2020

Hello, 👋

I hope you’ve been able to get outside and enjoy this glorious fall weather. 

I wanted to check in with you as we head into our third week of HIIT at KBC. With the local COVID-19  numbers going in the wrong direction there’s been lots of talk about ‘what’s next’. Well, like you I’m not sure but one thing I am POSITIVE of is that we are all doing an awesome job with our safety protocols at the studio. So thank you for that. 🙏 We started doing the extra hand sanitizing before leaving the studio last week, so let’s continue going forward. If you are feeling unwell or are unable to attend the class, please text or email so I can keep track of you for our KBC contact tracing.

Also, I now have the next HIIT session up on the KBC site so if you are interested in continuing with this class for the next session (October 22-November 26), please register right away to reserve a spot. The 6:00pm class sells out fast and currently there are 4 spots available. But don’t despair if you can’t get a spot in that class, the 7:00pm class is still another option.

REGISTER HERE 👇

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/schedule/seasonal-enrolments/

See you tonight. 💪


MUSCLE + RUN IS BACK WITH JO-ANNE SHEFFIELD


Never run before or want to get back to running?

Longing to do an outdoor group workout?

Join Jo-Anne Sheffield, Kingsway Boxing High Performance Trainer and seasoned marathoner, in an outdoor group training session.


What is Muscle + Run?

Muscle + Run is a unique training system that incorporates strength training with running. All fitness and running levels are welcome and encouraged. Enjoy an outdoor group program, meet new people, and get a great workout!

Workout Includes:

✅ Each session is 60 minutes in length

✅ You will run/walk throughout the Kingsway/Sunnylea neighbourhoods with stops for strength training along the way

✅ Sessions are designed to be continually moving with stimulating and changing environments

✅ Functional exercises with little or no equipment

✅ Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow participants (all socially-distanced, of course)

✅ Rain or shine, so dress to run in all weather conditions


MUSCLE + RUN PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program Start Date: Tuesday June 22, 2021 (New Dates)

  • Every Tuesday: 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Course Duration: 4 Week Program | June. 22 – July 27, 2021
  • Location: Meet at the small park behind Brentwood Library on Birchview and Montgomery
  • Program Cost: Regular Cost $135 | If this program is already in session. Please Contact Us for prorated options.

Program Already In Session? Please Contact Us for prorated options if this program is already in session.


Jo-Anne Sheffield | High Performance Instructor, Personal Trainer

Jo-Anne is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor who brings a commitment to health and fitness, combined with enthusiasm and experience to create fun, high energy and athletic classes. An avid runner and marathoner Jo-Anne believes cross training is an important part of developing overall fitness and her classes are designed to strengthen muscles, maintain a strong core, increase cardiovascular output and promote flexibility.

Jo-Anne’s motto is “Just keep moving” and while she has run many races she is particularly proud of her two Boston marathon finishes.

Certifications:
CanFitPro PTS, CanFitPro FIS, CanFitPro Active Aging Certificate, CPR-A


PLEASE READ CLIENT PROTOCOLS

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Wear a mask when we first meet at the parkette. You may take it off once we start moving. Tuck it in your shorts so you can bring it with you.
  • Meet at the Parkette behind the Brentwood Library. This will give us space to warm up and gather without getting in the way of Saturday shoppers along Bloor.
  • Be punctual.  Please arrive on time so we can move together.
  • Hand sanitizer will be distributed (if required) before we start the session.
  • Try to stay 6’ apart when we are moving AND when we are stopping for our strength workouts unless you are with the same family or bubble group.
  • Try to run single file on sidewalks. Many pedestrians are nervous of runners right now and seeing a large group running can make them extra anxious.
  • If you cannot make the session, please text me a minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.

WHAT TO BRING

Muscle + Run will proceed rain or shine. If stormy weather is forecasted I will contact you to reschedule. Please ensure your cell number is up-to-date in your MindBody account so I can text you.

  • Wear weather appropriate clothing. If you are new to running please remember to dress for the finish line and not the start line. Meaning do not overdress. You will get hot. Wear a hat, sunscreen and gloves (if coolish day).
  • Bring a water bottle that you can carry. Hand-held bottles are great and can be obtained at any sports store. I will be bringing a backpack with extra water for emergencies only. 
  • Do not bring any valuables on the run. 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MUSCLE + RUN

  • We will run/walk around the Kingsway/Sunnylea/Islington neighbourhoods with stops for strength training. You can expect to do push ups, sprints, hill repeats, burpees, squat jumps and all kinds of fun things! (Ok, maybe only I think they’re fun!) so come prepared to sweat, have fun and get fit(ter).
  • We run together. That’s our Muscle + Run group motto. Stay with the group. We will all move together through traffic lights and cross walks. The faster people will wait for the slower, no one leaves the group. 
  • No equipment is necessary. I will be giving you a resistance band (new) to use for some of the strength training. These bands can easily be wrapped around the hand or wrist to carry as we run. For those of you who were on the previous Muscle + Run session you will already have the bands. We won’t need them for our first session and I will email you to bring them when required.

[ARCHIVE] Keep Up With Correspondence Sent Out To Program Participants

Jul. 22/2021

Hi there,

So here we are, another rainy Tuesday or Thursday night in July. Forecast is for thunderstorms starting around 1:00pm today but fingers crossed the forecast is wrong.

OUTDOOR LOCATION If the weather clears and is not storming, let’s meet at the same location as last week – FAIRFIELD SENIORS CENTRE on Lothian Ave.

INDOOR LOCATION Now that we are allowed to be open our alternative location is at the KBC High Performance Studio on Bloor Street. I can split the group up between upstairs and downstairs if this makes you feel more comfortable coming indoors. 

I’ll make the call at 4:00 leaving you enough time to get to either location.See you tonight!
Jo-Anne

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Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jul. 13/2021

Hi,

Yes, the forecast is calling for rain at 5:30pm but we’ve learned over the past two weeks of the rainy season that sometimes the forecast is wrong so let’s plan to do our Muscle bootcamp tonight at 5:30pm.

This week’s location is FAIRFIELD SENIOR CENTRE PARK – 80 Lothian Ave. Etobicoke. Parking in the back. Please bring your mat and water. 

IF THE WEATHER CHANGES DRAMATICALLY AND IS STORMING AT 5:00PM I’LL TEXT YOU ALL TO RESCHEDULE.

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jul. 6/2021

Hi and thank you for your quick responses yesterday.

The majority voted to continue with a bootcamp for July which is awesome. As it’s so hot today, let’s meet in a park with shade and parking. Last week we were at the Lambton Kingsway Park and I think that would be a good place to meet again tonight. Map below. It’s on Prince Edward just south of Government Road on the east side. There is a parking lot for the school but if it’s full there is also parking on the surrounding streets.

PLEASE BRING WATER, A MAT AND A RESISTANCE BAND IF YOU HAVE ONE. 

Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll see you tonight! 

Jo-Anne

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jul. 5/2021

Hi there,

Me again with another email about Muscle + Run.

I had a setback this weekend and my knee is not improving as I’d like it to. I feel so bad that I set you up for this style of class and I can’t even run, so I wanted to offer you three options for the remaining four sessions in July.

Please review and let me know asap which you would prefer.

  1. Option One: Reschedule the remaining sessions for September.
  2. Option Two: Convert the class to bootcamp style and meet in a local park. I can add running drills to this bootcamp. 
  3. Option Three: Refund or credit your account on the remaining classes.

Thank you again for your patience. I really appreciate it. 

Jo-Anne

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jun. 30/2021

Good morning,

The skies opened up around 6:20pm yesterday and I was very happy we were not out there running. Sorry about all the back and forth with emails yesterday but I know it was the right call to reschedule when I saw the storm warning.

For those of you who can make it, we’ll Muscle Run tonight at 5:30pm. Meeting at the Birchview Parkette behind Brentwood Library.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

See you soon!

Jo-Anne

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jun. 18/2021

Hello,

I had a bit of an issue with my knee on Monday and was not able to put weight on it. I am improving quickly and am now walking unaided. I’ve had a diagnosis from my doctor and it’s all ok. No damage to the knee joint, it’s something called a Baker’s Cyst behind the knee which my doctor believes popped on Monday causing the sudden pain. I know this is a lot of information but I thought it better to over communicate than leave you guessing as to why the class has been postponed one week.

I am confident that I will be able to guide you through a Muscle Run next Tuesday though I may be riding my bike beside you for the first week. I may also have a helper runner.  All the details I sent on Monday still apply except the dates of the session change by one week. 

Please contact me with any questions and thank you for your understanding and patience. 💓

NEW START DATE: Tuesday, June 22 

END DATE: Tuesday, July 27

TIME: 5:30pm sharp

DURATION: 60 minutes

MEET At Birchview Boulevard Parkette

See you on Tuesday and I really can’t wait to run with you all!

Jo-Anne

⚠️Program Update⚠️

Jun. 14/2021

Good Morning Muscle+Run and Bootcamp Registrants,

I regret to inform you that Jo-Anne has suffered a serious injury and needs this week to assess the severity and treatment. We will be in touch within the next few days to update you on the possibility of starting next week or the potential of substituting coaches.

We’re so sorry for the inconvenience and will be communicating throughout the week.

Please note that we are offering conditioning and boxing classes and will be adding more each week: RESERVE CLASSES 

Please do not hesitate to call me directly with any questions or concerns. Thank you so much in advance for your understanding.
In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… And Clean! 👊

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jun. 14/2021

Hi,

I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night for our first Muscle + Run of this season. The forecast looks perfect!☀️

Now don’t worry, not all of our Muscle + Run will be just running. Several of you are new(ish) or returning to running so I’ve got several workouts planned to get you moving, build strength and have some outdoor fun. Our first session will give me a sense of who runs at what pace so come prepared to run/walk but please don’t be nervous about it, you can all do this class. 

START DATE: Tuesday, June 15

END DATE: Tuesday, July 20

TIME: 5:30pm sharp

DURATION: 60 minutes

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

·      Wear a mask when we first meet at the parkette at Birchview and Montgomery (just behind the Brentwood Library, location map below). You may take it off once we start moving. Tuck it in your shorts so you can bring it with you. You are not required to wear a mask during this workout but can do so if you prefer.

·      Try to stay 6’ apart when we are moving AND when we are stopping for our strength workouts.

• Try to run single file on sidewalks. 

·      If you cannot make the session, please text me 416 305-7023 minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.

WHAT TO BRING

Muscle + Run will proceed rain or shine. If stormy weather is forecasted I will contact you to reschedule. Please ensure your cell number is up-to-date in your MindBody account so I can text you.

·      Wear weather appropriate clothing. If you are new to running please remember to dress for the finish line and not the start line. Meaning do not overdress. You will get hot. Wear a hat and sunscreen.

·      Bring a water bottle that you can carry. Hand-held bottles are great and can be obtained at any sports store. I will be bringing a backpack with extra water for emergencies only. 

·      Do not bring any valuables on the run. If you want to drop a bag at the studio before we leave, I can arrange to store it for you but the more I have to manage, the less time we’ll have for the session. Hint, hint.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE MUSCLE + RUN

·      We will run/walk around the Kingsway/Sunnylea/Islington neighbourhoods with stops for strength training. You can expect to do push ups, sprints, hill repeats, burpees, squat jumps and all kinds of fun things! 

·      We run together. That’s our Muscle + Run group motto. Stay with the group. We will all move together through traffic lights and cross walks. The faster people will wait for the slower, no one leaves the group. 

·      No equipment is necessary. We will be using body weight for many of these exercises. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this class. I’m excited to get outside and run with you. See you tomorrow! 

Jo-Anne

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Jun. 08/2021

Hello Muscle Runners!

I’m fairly certain we are going to get the go ahead to do outdoor classes starting June 15th, so I’m going to say it – MUSCLE + RUN IS A GO! I also wanted to let you know that my leg injury is still giving me a bit of grief so I won’t be running the first session with you. Instead, let’s meet at our usual spot and we’ll go to a track area and do some drills from there. I promise to still make it a fun workout with running included.💃😉

Now that the weather is scorching hot, please dress in lightweight gear, wear a hat, sunscreen and of course, bring water. 😅 

MUSCLE + RUN DETAILS

  • Tuesday, June 15 – July 20
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Meet at the small park behind Brentwood Library on Birchview and Montgomery
  • If inclement weather, I’ll contact you and we’ll postpone or reschedule

Note I have 3 spots open for this class if you know of anyone who might want to join us?

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I’m looking forward to moving with you again really soon! 

Jo-Anne

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

May. 25/2021

Hello and Happy Victoria Day.

I wanted to let you know that while we may have approval very soon to move into the next stage and be allowed to workout outdoors together, I have developed a hamstring injury and may not be able to run for a few more weeks.  😬 Please know, as soon as I can run I will be back to offering Muscle + Run. 🤞 We can start Tuesday June 22 and run through July 27. 

Also, please note my husband and I are hoping that we will have time to visit family abroad over the summer and I will keep you posted closer to that time if that happens to be the case.

Once I hear confirmation from the government about moving into this next stage and get the all clear to run again, I will send an email and confirm these plans.

Hope to see you very soon.

Jo-Anne

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Apr. 05/2021

Hello and I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.

As you’ve heard, while Toronto barely opened for outdoor training, the province is back on lockdown, emergency brake, dark grey zone, or stay at home order unless you need to go to the mall or big box stores until April 28. 😬

Our first three classes Tuesday April 13, April 20 and April 27 will be postponed and I will add them on to the end of the session. Fingers crossed this lockdown doesn’t get pushed back any further into May but I will try to keep you updated.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and thanks for your patience and support.

Jo-Anne

Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Nov. 28/2020

Hi,


As we wind down our Muscle + Run season until the Spring I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you for your patience and commitment to me and KBC. I have really enjoyed our Tuesday night and Saturday mornings together and can’t wait to get back out on the road with you in the Spring. 


I wanted to recap the work you’ve done over the past three months and give you a big pat on the back. 🏆

  • Speed work on the track at ECI and Bishop Allen
  • Hill repeats wherever we could find them (everywhere)
  • Interval running – slow, medium, fast
  • Conversational pace running
  • Tempo paced running
  • Furthest run 7.5km – today!!
  • Numerous push ups, dips, squat drops and jumping jacks

All to make you fitter and a better runner. And for those who said at the beginning that you weren’t runners, well you certainly are now.


Please keep it up. Winter running, while cold at first is doable if you dress in layers and keep your hands warm. I use those skiers hand warmer packets when it’s really cold and they last for a few hours. Please reach out if you need any tips on winter running and of course, follow me on Instagram for tips too.


Have a great winter and I’ll see in the Spring (April). 😉👏

Jo-Anne


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Nov. 24/2020

Hello, me again.

Thank you to those who did the live Zoom class 21st morning and for those who couldn’t make it, the recording will be emailed to you if it hasn’t come already so you can do it anytime that suits you in the next 7-10 days.

Now that I’ve had a chance to understand the lockdown restrictions I’d like to suggest we continue with our last Muscle Run class next Saturday. I have confirmation of 9 participants plus me so we are within the guidelines of 10 people outdoors. We will meet at the parkette by Brentwood Library at 10:15am.

If, for any reason, you are not comfortable with this size of group please let me know and I will consider splitting us into two groups. Also, please let me know if you are not going to be joining us.

Many thanks for your patience as I navigate the lockdown and all the rules.

Have a good day.💓

Jo-Anne


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Nov. 20/2020

Hi there,

Well, here we are, again! I’m not surprised but really disappointed as I’m sure you are. With today’s announcement of a lockdown starting Monday, I feel that having a large group of people running through the streets and parks is not a good idea so I am offering you a virtual 45 minutes conditioning class tomorrow at 10:15.

You will receive a Zoom link shortly from Kingsway Boxing. Just click on the link at 10:15 and we’ll work out together. All you need is a mat, and some dumbbells if you have them (if not, that’s ok too) and a water bottle.

After the workout, you can put on a jacket and go for a 2-4km run! 😉

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

‘See you’ tomorrow.


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Nov. 4/2020

Hi, 

The weather for this Saturday’s Muscle + Run looks crazy warm and I really cannot believe how lucky we’ve been every week with the weather.🤞 it stays like this for the rest of the month (see my recent email about extending Muscle + Run for the rest of November) and we can continue to run together.

MEETING PLACE

For this week, let’s meet at our usual spot (parkette behind Brentwood library) and we’re going to run east along Bloor Street, then King George’s to the Humber River steps at Old Mill Station. 

TWO GROUPS

Muscle + Run was not intended solely as a run group but as a combination of running with strength training so we have a wide variety of running levels all of whom I want to ensure get a good workout without feeling stressed.

On Saturday l will split the group up into two to run some of the trail. Why am I doing this? There are many runners who tend to push the pace and I want everyone to enjoy this hour. The best way to do that is to have two groups. One: faster, comfortable pace Two: slower, comfortable pace with walk breaks.

COVID PROTOCOL REMINDER

Reminder: Please stay 6′ apart when running unless you are from the same family group. This will be very important as we will be doing some of our runs along busy streets. Try and keep your distance so everyone is safe.

Headphones. I know many of you are running with headphones on and I want to suggest you don’t. We are a group and I need to be able to communicate clearly with you and if you have headphones on you cannot hear me or traffic.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarity of any of the above. See you Saturday!


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Oct. 29/2020

Hi,

I’m looking forward to Saturday and our second Muscle + Run of this session. It’s Halloween so feel free to come in costume if you can bear to run in it! 🎃

For those of you who have the red resistance bands I gave you last time, please bring them along with you for our workout. If you don’t have one, I’ll be bringing some extras for you. 😉

Let’s meet at the same parkette behind Brentwood library.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I’ll see you soon.


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Oct. 19/2020

Hi and Happy Monday. 🙃

My extended Muscle + Run session starts on Saturday, so in preparation for our fun hour together I wanted to review a few things before we get moving.

START DATE: Saturday, October 24

END DATE: Saturday, November 7

TIME: 10:15am sharp

DURATION: 60 minutes

👉👉 MEETING SPOT: Birchview Boulevard Parkette (see map)

All of the info you need (protocols, what to bring, what to expect) are listed above under Client Protocols.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this class. I’m excited to be outside and run with you. See you Saturday! 


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Oct. 14/2020

Congratulations on completing our final Muscle + Run for this session. 👏 For those of you who said you weren’t runners, I hate to break it to you but you now are. 🤗

I wanted to recap your achievements and hope that you will continue to cross train and run, whether it’s alone or with a small group. 

We started with a 2.5km run with cross training thrown in and built our way up to running a consistent 5.8km last night while enjoying the beautiful fall colours (and there were squats too 😉). There were 400 metre track sprints, tempo runs, hill repeats making you all trained runners.

Thanks for running with me these past six weeks and for those who were eyeing my new light vest last night, here is the link. I highly recommend it for running, walking or riding in the dark:

https://getvizy.com

My 10:15 Saturday morning outdoor classes are filling up so please register soon.

Have a great day and get outside. ☀️


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Oct. 12/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend of family and food. We’ll be able to burn it off tomorrow night at our last Muscle + Run! 🙃

Just wanted to check in and let you know that Kingsway Boxing Club is still open. I’m sure you’ve received communication from Jennifer but if not, because we are part of Boxing Ontario as a Provincial Sport Organization we are still open as we were last time we were in Stage 2. Please let me know if you have any questions about this. 

Don’t forget, we are meeting at Etienne Brule parking lot tomorrow night. It’s on the north/west side of the Old Mill bridge. From there we will take our muscle and run north along the Humber and enjoy the colours and 🤞 less people watching the fish jump!


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Oct. 5/2020

Hi,

I heard from a few of you that last week’s increased mileage plus the speed work on the track really made your legs hurt. Well, one word from me – GREAT! 👏

If that was a distance you would not have done on your own, congrats. 🏅

If that track run was the fastest you’ve ever run 400M, congrats. 🏅

Congrats on making it to week 5 of Muscle + Run! 🏅

Tomorrow night please bring your bands. We are going to meet at KBC Bloor St. and head west to Old Mill and then down to the Humber River south for some muscle work and some fun. 

For our last run on October 13th, let’s meet in the parking lot at Etienne Brule park. It’s on the north/west side of the Old Mill bridge. From there we can do a beautiful run north on the Humber trail.

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Please let me know if you have any questions. Again, please wear bright clothes and any reflective gear that you have.

See you tomorrow.


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Sept. 29/2020

Hi there,

I’m looking forward to seeing you tonight and I wanted to send a reminder that as the nights are getting shorter (sunset today 7:01pm) as runners we become less visible. 

So please wear bright colours for our run tonight to help us all stay safe. 

Here are a few tips for staying visible:

* wear bright colours – white, neon or fluorescent are best

* consider wearing a head lamp to illuminate the road ahead

* consider wearing a flashing armband or vest

* always assume that drivers cannot see you. Make eye contact with drivers whenever crossing the road in front of their path

* right turning drivers are the worst. They only look left so again, make eye contact before proceeding in front of the car

Here are some useful links for gear:


Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Sept. 13/2020

Hi,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. 

I also hope you enjoyed our first Muscle + Run on Tuesday. I LOVED it but I love everything to do with running and fitness. ☀️

Just wanted to remind you all of a few things before we get together again on Tuesday. 🤗

Unless you are in the same bubble, you must run 6′ apart from each other. Believe me I know how hard it is especially when you want to keep up with the speedy leader (hello Joan 😎) but to ensure we practice safe social distancing hold back, check your distance and if you have to slow down your pace, so be it.

Please also remember to run single file when we’re in parks or when a pedestrian is approaching on a sidewalk. Seeing a large group of people running towards you can be scary.

Lastly, my tip from last week was to make sure you do static (staying in one spot) stretches at the end of a workout and dynamic (continuous movement) stretches at the beginning. We need to warm up those muscles before we use them so this week please line up outside the studio along the north side and we’ll do a few dynamic stretches right there before we go.

See you Tuesday at 6:00pm! 

– Jo


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Program Update | Jo-Anne Sheffield

Sept. 9/2020

I’m so happy that we’re going to be running together soon.

Now don’t panic, not all of our Muscle + Run will be running. I’ve got several workouts planned to get you moving, build strength and have some outdoor fun. 


Proudly Introducing Thai Kickboxing By Jacqueline Walters

These classes are conducted at our fully-renovated High Performance Studios, incorporating strengthening, conditioning and the fundamentals of Kickboxing! 

🥊 Learn the Art of 8 Limbs in this Thai Kickboxing program.  Heighten your cardio, improve your strength, and learn how to introduce elbows, knees and kicks into your combative arsenal of traditional boxing strikes.

🥊 Balance is crucial to one’s efficiency when striking with the lower body, so we work extensively on enhancing core strength with balance-based body-weight strength training. Partner pad work will help you learn how to strike on target with strength and proper format.

🥊 Can’t kick to the head yet? This program also works on your flexibility. It also focuses on progressive learning, so basic skills become the building blocks for more complex combinations.

🥊 As a member of the national team and an A-Level international referee, Jacqueline will teach you the basic combos used by Team Canada. Mixed-level class allows for novice and experienced participants. Take your boxing skills to the next level, or try it out for the very first time. All welcome.


⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: – LOCKDOWN PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: This program will be shifting to a virtual format effective immediately. Please use the login information provided – Participants also have access to the recorded session in case they miss the live version. Thank you for your patience and support!

SPRING PROGRAM START DATE: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Every Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Course Duration: 8 Week Program | May. 5 – Jun. 23, 2021
Location: Lockdown Protocols In Effect — Virtual Access High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $225.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $200.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates. (If this program is already in session. Please Contact Us for prorated options.)


About Jacqueline Walters

Jacqueline Walters is a 4-time Canadian Kickboxing Champion in the 60kg, K1 Division, representing Canada at the World Championships in 2009 and 2011. Having trained and/or competed in Thailand, Europe, Africa, North and South America, Jacqueline is now Canada’s only A-Level, internationally-sanctioned Kickboxing Ring Referee with the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO). She is also a Chief Official with WAKO Canada, a Kickboxing coach and instructor. As an ACE-certified Personal trainer, Jacqueline continues to train clients individually and in group settings. Her love of the sport, and fitness in general is what inspires her to help others stay healthy through recreational and/or competitive sport. 


ALREADY REGISTERED? KEEP UPDATED WITH CORRESPONDENCE BELOW:

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory when you enter and exit KBC High Performance Studios. You may take it off once you get into position on the floor.
  • Please line up outside KBC High Performance Studios along Bloor St. Spaces are indicated on the sidewalk. Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival. 
  • You will have your own floor space, indicated with a small pylon. Please stay in your “area”. 
  • If you cannot make the session, please text Jacqueline a minimum 24 hours in advance. This is important for contact tracing.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bring basic workout clothing and indoor shoes
  • Towel and water bottle
  • Must use personal boxing items (can be purchased from our website)
  • Please try to bring the least amount of clothing and gear as possible. There will be cubbies available for your bags and coats that will be sanitized after every class. 

The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, return to work and kids go back to school, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!


May.7/2021

Hi everyone. 

Here are the Canadian National Team combos I want you to eventually know and execute with competence. For next week, focus on Combo 1 and Combo 2.

Combo 1 – jab, cross, switch front roundhouse
Combo 2 – cross, hook, rear roundhouse
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Combo 3 – jab, rear body hook, front head hook, cross, switch front roundhouse
Combo 4 – rear feint (fake), front hook, cross, switch front roundhouse
Combo 5 – rear feint (fake), front upper, cross, switch front roundhouse
Combo 6 – jab, rear roundhouse, cross, switch front roundhouse
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My apologies for this week’s class recording. I’m still figuring out how to properly “pin” the screen. Apparently this week there is only audio, but it should be doable as you have the Combos and I describe the burpee variations in each round.

See you next Wednesday. As always, feel free to reach out if any questions or requests.

(Happy Mother’s Day Laurie!)

xo

Jacqueline

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Apr.23/2021

Hi team

Looking forward to having you continue our next session of Thai Kickboxing. As discussed at class this evening, we’ll move forward to our next 8-week session beginning Wednesday, May 5 through to June 23, 2021 without taking a break. (We missed you Frankie!!)

Based on the current Covid-19 situation, our classes will continue to be run virtually until legislation allows us to do outdoor and/or in-studio sessions. During these times, it’s crucially important for us to continue to look after our mental and physical health, so to that end, I look forward to continue working with you in class. Remember also, to take advantage of the recorded classes so that you can work on your skills more than once throughout the week.

Please contact Jennifer Huggins regarding your registration for the program and let me know if any questions or training requests. See you next Wednesday

xo

Jacqueline


Apr.02/2021

Hi guys.

By now you’ve probably heard the latest news regarding Ontario’s shutdown. All the more reason to stay engaged with our Zoom sessions since we won’t be back to the studio next month as hoped.

Below is the link to this week’s class. I recommend you get in at least one or two more sessions of this class on your own. This was a great class for working balance and strength. The bands (or towels) really engage some of the smaller stabilizer muscles that are often overtaken by larger muscle groups. Use ’em or lose ’em.

And don’t let the shutdown get you down. Rise above it and put yourself first… in your workouts, as well as the other parts of your life and style that you cherish.

Happy Easter. Eat chocolate guilt free. Work out!!

See you next week.

xo

Jacqueline

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Mar.17/2021

Hi guys,

Hopefully everyone is keeping well. Looking forward to seeing you today at 6:30 for Thai Kickboxing class #2.

As mentioned, let me know if you have any specific requests for things you’d like to work on. Today will be skills and cardio focussed.

And hopefully (fingers crossed), we’ll soon be able to work out together in person.

After class today, you can have a mug of green beer to commemorate St. Paddy’s Day!!

Jacqueline

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Feb.23/2021

Hi y’all,

This week is the final class of this session (Wed. Feb 24). Based on how things are going in Toronto, and in discussion with Jennifer at Kingsway Boxing, we’re cautiously expecting that we’ll be able to get back to in-studio training soon.

So here’s what we’re planning to do… we’ll start the next 8-week cycle on Wednesday, March 10 and run till April 28. The first five people to register for the program will be guaranteed a spot in-studio once we’re allowed, as physical space will be limited.

Please let me know your thoughts/intentions to assist me with planning our next level of training.

See you on Wednesday. Those of you with bags/Bob, have your gloves handy if you want to hit with impact. Let’s finish this session strong.

Thanks!

Jacqueline

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Feb.01/2021

Hi Guys.

For those of you who missed class, please be sure to make time to do this week’s class at least once before Wednesday.

You’ll note also there is a library of our past classes that you can take advantage of as well (one of the benefits of virtual classes).

My apologies in advance for the technical difficulties at the start. Please excuse my giant face in the screen… I had to use my phone so it was hard to see the participants on the screen.

See you all in class in February… !!

As always, let me know if any questions or requests. Stay warm. Stay safe.

Jacqueline

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Jan. 25/2021

Hi Guys.

Check this out!!! Now you can do a variety of our kickboxing classes throughout the week thanks to Kingsway Boxing’s partnership with Beaver Boxing. There is library of our classes online at the link in Jennifer’s email below.

We have our own special password to access our Thai Kickboxing classes. The password is available only to registered participants. I believe this is a limited program, so please take advantage of the opportunity to workout more than once a week, particularly if you’re not doing any other fitness programs.

I’ll be doing a session or two myself. As always, please let me know if you have something particular you’d like to work on. These sessions are for you.

Have a great weekend. Stay warm and see you on Wednesday for class.

Jacqueline

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Jan. 19/2021

Hi all.
Alex P and I had a great session last week but we missed the rest of you. Hopefully you had a chance to do the workout on your own during the week. I’m structuring the classes to build on foundational skills so that we can ramp up right away once we’re back in the studio which I’m optimistic will be shortly after lockdown ends.
Last week was isometric and balance-focussed. This week will be cardio. You’ll need three towels – two smaller ones for gliders and a big one for sweat!!
If you have any questions, or workout requests, let me know. See you at 6:30 on Wednesday!

Jacqueline

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Dec. 19/2020

First my apologies for messing up Zoom for our last class. I hope you’ve been able to do the recorded session on your own time. I’m going to do it again this weekend. It was a great cardio and strength session!
Secondly, I want to encourage you all to register for the next 8 week session, beginning Jan 6. Hopefully we’ll be able to get back in the studio in January to continue with our skills training. Until that happens, we still have our Zoom sessions. (I promise not to make the same mistake in setting up future sessions!)

January is always a key time for getting back to our healthy routine after the excesses of the holidays. Registration details are on the Kingsway Boxing website.

Til then, I wish you a happy and safe holiday. For whatever you celebrate, Merry Christma-kwanz-ukkah!

Looking forward to seeing you in 2021.  


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Dec. 16/2020

Hi everybody.

Last class of 2020 tonight. Hope to see you all live on Zoom at 6:30. Would be great to have a quick celebration of holiday cheer afterwards. (You’ll need it!!)

Our next session starts January 6 for 8 weeks. Keep in mind how important it is to keep moving after the excesses of the holidays. Not only does your body need to keep moving, but it’s also important for your mental health to stay physically active. So please register to secure your spot.

Have a great day and see you tonight! It’ll be a tough one. If you can’t make it live, the class will be recorded as per usual.

Jacqueline

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” ~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Nov. 25/2020

Hi Thai Kickboxers.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the rapidly changing rules of the provincial lockdown. You may have already received Jennifer’s e-mail below, but I wanted to touch base with you all to ensure you’re all informed about class during the lockdown.

We’ll be going virtual with our Thai Kickboxing sessions effective tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25. **PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED CLASS TIME – 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. This is to allow us to share the KBC Zoom access. Please see below, “Next Steps”, and click on Schedule to log into class. I’ll be online as of 6:25 p.m. and will begin class at 6:30 sharp.

Please make sure you have enough room to move. I’ve taught Zoom Kickboxing classes before, so I take into account that space may be limited for some of us!! Just make sure that you have room to kick without obstruction. I can’t be held liable if you break Aunt Mabel’s heirloom vase!! Emoji

Let me know if any questions. You have my e-mail and my cell number is below.

Lockdown be damned. Let’s keep Kicking. Keep your hands up and your spirit as well.

See y’all tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.!!!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” ~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Sept. 29/2020

Hi everyone.

Hope all’s well and you’re ready for class tomorrow. Looking forward to our next session with some knees and elbows. BTW, if you have a mouthguard, feel free to bring it.

More importantly, please make sure you’re feeling healthy and free from any of the symptoms of Covid-19. This includes anyone in your household. 

Also, as mentioned in class, the next Kickboxing session will be building on the basics learned so far. Remember to sign up to secure your spot. And to join the Kingsway Boxing What’s App Client group, let me know tomorrow in class and I’ll give you the details.

See you all tomorrow!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” ~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Program Update | Jacqueline Walters

Sept. 15/2020

Hi Thai Kickboxers.

Great class last week. Hope you’re ready to do it again. We’ll be kicking it up a notch this week so make sure you bring all your equipment with you. Mask, gloves, wraps, water, towel and major attitude!!

We’ll start working with pads for those of you who feel comfortable with it…coz hitting something is so much better than hitting air! 

See you Wednesday at 6:00. Please come wrapped, dressed and ready to roll.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” ~~George Bernard Shaw~~


Power4Teens Is BACK! Limited Spots Available!


Power4Teens Is BACK! Limited Spots Available!

Power4Teens Conditioning Program for Girls, is brought to you by our fitness guru Shyanne McPherson at our High Performance Studios (3046 Bloor Street West).

This program focuses on improving the function of both the mind and body to create improved physical fitness and mental positivity. This is a workout with a difference; – as you sweat, condition and build confidence, Shyanne will inspire, motivate, and help you with body image issues as well as create personal positive affirmations to live life more fully. 

Important Notes:

  • Program is suitable for ages 13-17, if you are looking for a Tween Program, please let us know and we’ll explore starting a younger program
  • This is a fitness-based program (not boxing), if you are interested in our boxing programs please view: Girls Teen Boxing
  • We keep class sizes small so space is limited – Register NOW!

⚠️ LEGISLATIVE PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: This program will be shifting to an outdoor format effective immediately. Please refer to the information provided by your instructor. Thank you for your patience and support!

PROGRAM DATES AND INFORMATION


[MARCH-JUNE] Program Start Date: Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021

  • Every Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Course Duration: 4 Week Program | Mar. 31 – Jun. 2 (extended dates)
  • Location: Lockdown Protocols In Effect — Virtual Access Only High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
  • Program Cost: $110.00 Regular Cost | If this program is already in session. Please Contact Us for prorated options.

[JUNE 2021] Program Start Date: Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021

  • Every Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Course Duration: 4 Week Program | Jun. 9 – Jun. 30
  • Location: MEET OUTSIDE: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
  • Program Cost: $130.00 Regular Cost | $110.00 Early Bird Cost if you register one week prior to the session starting

Program Already In Session? Please Contact Us for prorated options if this program is already in session.


About Shyanne McPherson

Shyanne has always been intrigued by the world of fitness. With over 10 years’ experience as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, she credits the fitness industry for paving her life’s journey. Shyanne lives and breathes fitness and says her passion lies far beyond simple exercise. Fitness is about your mind, body and soul which is exactly what she will challenge. Owner of Power4Teens has allowed her two passions to come together, working with youth and workin’ their butts!


Power4Teens is about building self acceptance, confidence and empowering youth (age 8-17). It is about learning from and understanding this amazing generation and gifting this to parents and beyond. We want to share the success of all generations so we can relate to each other, understand, grow and be empowered. We want to learn from each other and teach kids and adults how to feel BeyouTiful. More About Power4Teens

“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.“-Salma Hayek


PLEASE READ COVID PROTOCOLS

Here are a few things you should know before we get started:

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Line up outside KBC High Performance Studio along Bloor St. Spaces indicated on the sidewalk. Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts.
  • Wear a mask when we first meet at KBC High Performance Studio. You may take it off once you’ve been placed in your workout section and you begin your physical activity.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands upon location entry before we start the session.
  • Maintain your 6’ separation when training unless you are with the same family or bubble group. Keep your masks handy in case you need to move outside of your allotted space or use the washroom facilities.
  • If you cannot make the session, please give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice in advance. This is important for contact tracing.
  • Please read full protocols: KBC COVID Protocols.

WHAT TO BRING

  •  Account Login: Ensure your information is updated so we can communicate any updates
  • Come dressed and ready to train, including your workout shoes. Change rooms are off limits due to COVID Protocols. If it’s a rainy day outside, please ensure you wipe your feet throughly
  • Bring a full water bottle
  • Avoid bringing large bags. But we know you may be coming from school, so we will have cubbies!

WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS

No equipment is necessary. We will provide anything needed for the workout. On nice days, we may run/walk around the Kingsway/Sunnylea/Islington neighbourhoods with stops for strength training. 


The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, return to work and kids go back to school, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!


[ARCHIVE] ALREADY REGISTERED? KEEP UPDATED WITH CORRESPONDENCE BELOW:

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Jun. 08/2021

Hi Parents!

Hope you are enjoying the amazing weather!  

Last week was incredible! To be outdoors with everyone again felt like we picked up exactly where we left off. I don’t think any of us wanted to actually go home.  

This Wednesday will be the start of our new 4-week session June 9th – June 30th 4-5pm (probably to 5:15pm). You can register online by clicking here or we can re-register you in if you’d like. We will be doing Pilates in the park, so please remind your teen to bring a yoga or Pilates mat! We will meet outside of the High Performance studio at 4pm and will walk to a nearby park. Masks will need to be worn until we arrive at our location.  

Looking forward to seeing you soon!  

Best,  

Shyanne McPherson

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

May. 27/2021

Hi Parents, 

Hope you are all well! 

Next week will be the last of our current session. Time goes by SO fast when you’re drenched in sweat and having fun!

We will be setting up another 4-week session before summer officially starts from June 9th – June 30th 4-5pm (probably to 5:15pm) and this will hopefully be outdoors! We will all meet on Bloor, outside of the high performance studio and will find a local park to do our workout each week. You will receive more details on location when you register. 

Please find below the link to register! We will be sending this out to everyone in a newsletter but have given you all the link first so your daughter(s) has priority. We can only have 9 teens max due to COVID restrictions. The link will be sent out to everyone tomorrow. Please let me know if you have any trouble signing up! 

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/power4teens-is-back-limited-spots-available/

Hope to see your daughter (in-person) soon! 

Best, 

Shyanne McPherson

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Apr. 19/2021

Hi Parents,

Hope you had a great weekend.

As I am sure this email is no surprise to you…due to the stay at home order, our scheduled outdoor classes have been cancelled. We will be hopping back online and will wait until we can meet up in person once again. Sorry for all of the back and forth but do hope this will be the last of it.

Our zoom link will be created today and will send all of the details shortly. We appreciate you all being so understanding and patient!

Have a great one,

Shyanne McPherson

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Apr. 12/2021

Hi Parents,

Happy Monday!

Since we are on yet another lockdown… things have changed slightly however are still allowed to get outside and exercise.

This has also been listed in the City of Toronto website. Outdoor gatherings: Outdoor organized public events and social gatherings where physical distancing can be maintained are limited to 5 people or fewer. https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents/

We are still planning on running our sessions outside but will no longer be using any equipment and have restricted our numbers to only our previously registered participants until restrictions on numbers are allowed to open up. We will social distance at all times and for those who want to wear a mask, certainly can (it is recommended but not mandatory). We will have access to use the washrooms at the High Performance studio before and after class but we ask that the girls come dressed as they are to maximize our fitness class time! You can register here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to connect with Jen and I directly!

Have a great week, looking forward to seeing the girls soon.

Shyanne McPherson

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Mar. 31/2021

Hi Parents,

Hope you are doing well and staying safe!

We are slowly getting to where we want to be in regards to working out and being back together again (distanced of course!). As of right now, we are permitted to train outside while still abiding by all of the current regulations and guidelines.

Our spring session is up and open for registrations! Please find all details below. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Session – Spring
Starting: Wednesday’s April 21 – May 26
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Location: Kingsway Boxing – High Performance Studio – we will start and end at this location each week
How to register:

https://kingswayboxingclub.com/schedule/seasonal-enrolments/

Have a great day, see you in a couple of weeks!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Mar. 19/2021

Hi Parents,

Hope you are well.

Next week will be the last week of our virtual Teen fitness class (hopefully for good).

I will be taking a few weeks off to take care of some personal family matters but will resume with our Spring session after the “new march break”. Since the weather will be nicer, I hope by then to be outdoors around the Kingsway studio or indoor with all of the required COVID procedures. Rain our shine, we will be there!

We are in the process of setting up this new Spring Session starting April 21st – May 26th. Once registration is set up, I will email you all of the details on how to register.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to connect with Jen or myself!

Have a great day.

Best,

Shyanne McPherson

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Feb. 01/2021

Hi Parents,  

Happy Monday! I am really looking forwards to seeing your girls this Wednesday.  

I know you all have already received a confirmation email with the zoom details but wanted to include it again (below) just in case. I will log in about 5 minutes before each class. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or text me at any time.  

This confirms your reservation for [VIRTUAL] POWER4TEENS FITNESS (GIRLS AGES 13-17) – 3 WEEK (Wednesdays 4pm Feb. 3 – Feb 17)

  • Instructor: Shyanne McPherson
  • Program Duration: 2021-02-03 – 2021-02-17  (please note that classes will be cancelled long weekends)
  • Program Times: Wednesday from 4:00pm to 4:45pm . 

ZOOM ACCESS LINK: https://zoom.us/j/98127938495?pwd=YUdUV1dIRnFJYVFzV1c3SHhaRmFOdz09 

Meeting ID: 981 2793 8495
Passcode: 264958

LOCKDOWN PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: This program will be in a virtual format. Please use login information above – Participants also have access to the recorded session in case they miss the live version. Thank you for your patience and support!

______

Original Information (for reference only)

Location:
YOUR OWN SPACE!

Contact: Jennifer Huggins and Shyanne McPherson
Jennifer Direct Email –jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
Shyanne Direct Email – shyanne@power4teens.ca | Tel: (416) 834-0331
Office Phone: 416-234-0075

Dress Basic workout clothing and indoor shoes & Towel and water bottle.

Have a great week. Looking forward to Wednesday! 

Best,  

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Jan. 22/2021

Hi Parents,

Happy new year! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

I was hoping this email was about returning to in-person classes but as you know the city continues to extend the lockdown.

I have connected with a few of the girls over the past couple of days and some of them have voiced to do something virtual. We had a really great dynamic that we all miss and of course created a positive environment for the girls to feel comfortable to express their feelings and thoughts.

Would you parents be interested in your daughter joining a 6-week virtual teen fitness class? Aiming for every Wednesday from 4-5:15pm. If we have enough people interested, we will finalize all the registration details and confirm start dates, time, price etc.

Looking forward to hearing what you think!

Best,

Shyanne


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Nov. 30/2020

Hi P4T parents,

Hope you and the girls are well.

The government has come out with an updated legislation and outdoor fitness is no longer permitted. I wish I had better news for you and the girls but effective immediately our Wednesday classes are finished until the new year.

A credit will be applied for the 3 remaining sessions and can be used for our winter session in the new year. Class start dates are TBA until we figure out when we can return back to the studio – I will send another email out closer to January with more information.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas and a lovely New Year! Already looking forward to seeing the girls then.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to connect with us via email or with me directly (cell number is below).

Keep smiling, keep moving and keep being you!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Oct. 26/2020

Hi parents, 

Hope you had a great weekend. 

The high performance studio has started to get busier with other classes being added in the other rooms in addition to ours. 

The girls and I often like to take our time to chat either before or after our workouts and didn’t want to ruin/rush that. 

So, I wanted to connect to see if everyone would be open and available to starting our classes a bit earlier? Our new proposed class time would be from 3:45pm – 5pm. 

Please let me know if this works for you! We understand schools end at slightly different times. I will send another email out to confirm our start time once I have heard from everyone. 🙂 Thank you! 

Best,


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Oct. 21/2020

Hi Power4Teens,  

Friendly reminder, to complete both Steps 1 & 2 before the start of class today. Parents, you will have to complete the forms for your daughter(s) as they are under the age of 18.  

Please note the following steps that MUST be taken Before your next visit: 

STEP 1 – Register For Boxing Ontario Recreational License ($25.00 Annually): (MANDATORY PHASE 1 & 2) This License will allow access to our facilities throughout Phase 2 and ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club & Boxing Ontario insurance. 

Important Note: 2020 licenses are valid until Dec. 31 2020. Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive License do not require the Recreational License.

  • Part A: REGISTER NOW – ALL Returning clients require this license. *Note that Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive License do not require the Recreational License. This License ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club insurance.
  • Part B: COMPLETE FORM (attached) – Please complete the form and send to jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com (use CamScanner for smartphones)

STEP 2 – Complete KBC Screening Tool BEFORE Every Visit: Complete Now & Save Link For Easy Access 

Any questions, please feel free to text or call me.  

Best, 


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Oct. 14/2020

Good morning everyone, 

I have a mild sore throat due to allergies but to be on the safe side I will be cancelling today’s Teen Fitness class. Sorry for the inconvenience, I’d rather be safe than sorry. 

Our make up class will be next Wednesday October 21st. 

Our NEW fall session starts October 28th. Spaces are still limited. Click the link below to register and reserve your spot! 

SEASONAL REGISTRATION

Text messages have also been sent to your teen. See you all next week! 

Best,


Programs Update | Shyanne McPherson

Oct. 13/2020

Hi Power4Teens,  

Hope you all had a great long weekend.  

We are contacting you all to clarify next steps following the announcement of the “Modified Phase 2” in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region.  

This announcement directly affects ALL Kingsway Boxing Members and Programs, however as a Licensed Club of Boxing Ontario, we WILL remain open until further notice. Read Official Boxing Ontario Statement 

Please note the following steps that MUST be taken Before your next visit: 

STEP 1 – Register For Boxing Ontario Recreational License ($25.00 Annually): (MANDATORY PHASE 1 & 2) This License will allow access to our facilities throughout Phase 2 and ensures all members are covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club & Boxing Ontario insurance. 

Important Note: 2020 licenses are valid until Dec. 31 2020. Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive License do not require the Recreational License.

  • Part A: REGISTER NOW – ALL Returning clients require this license. *Note that Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive License do not require the Recreational License. This License ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club insurance.
  • Part B: COMPLETE FORM (attached) – Please complete the form and send to jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com (use CamScanner for smartphones)

STEP 2 – Complete KBC Screening Tool BEFORE Every Visit: Complete Now & Save Link For Easy Access 

STEP 3 – IF YOU PREFER TO STAY HOME AND WAIT UNTIL WE ARE NO LONGER IN A “MODIFIED PHASE 2”. BEFORE DOING STEP 1 & 2 PLEASE CALL JENNIFER OR SHYANNE DIRECTLY.   

If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding this, please feel free to contact me directly.   

Best, 


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Oct. 7/2020

Hi everyone! 

If the weather continues to hold up today, we will be heading to Tom Riley park for Zumba! 

If the girls can stay about 10-15 minutes later today to get a full Zumba class in that would be great! If not, please let me know and we will be sure to be back before 5pm. 

Best,


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Sept. 28/2020

Hi Power4Teens Parents,  

Hope you are well.  

Last week, we did Zumba in the park which was a great success and was voted to do it again this week. If the weather holds up, we will meet outside of the High Performance studio until 4:05pm and will walk over (as our warm up) to Tom Riley Park. The girls wanted to do a longer workout once they realized the time to walk there and back. I wanted to ask if everyone was okay if our program went to 5:15pm for this week? If this does not work for you, please let me know at your earliest convenience.  

If your daughter is running late, please tell her to text me so we can wait for her at the studio!  

Rain date: October 7th 2020. 

Thanks everyone, see you Wednesday! 


KBC’S GOT TALENT SHOW – CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CONTESTANTS!


Dear KBC Family!

Thank you to to the all of the contestants who participated in our KBC’s Got talent in July 2020! Alongside the judges, our team was blown away by the talent within our little boxing family. We were also beyond inspired by their willingness to put it all on the line!

Contestants:

  • Enid and Holly Kohler – Cello
  • Olivia Bates – Trumpet
  • Chloe Hodgins – Dance
  • Liam Theodoropolous – Drawing
  • Rowan Bohgal – Guitar
  • Kate Abbott – Dance
  • Lilah Abbott – Puppeteer and Singing
  • Acacia Fabing – Dance
  • Aleks Zamcijs – Magic
  • Luca Stoicescu – Piano

Check out the special message from our judges pannel below.

Good Luck Everyone!

COMMENTS FROM THE JUDGING TEAM:

ACACIA – A dance routine. Very good interpretation of the music.

ALEKS –  Magic . Well presented and a great trick.

CHLOE – A dance routine. Good intro with nice ballet moves and arm work. Chloe showed incredible confidence that exceeds her years!

ENID & HOLLY – Musical duet. Well presented by two very talented performers. Their ability to play together made for an impressive show! We can’t wait to see where they take their talents!

KATIE – A dance routine. Lots of energy. Incredible moves… Talk about flexibility and pizzazz. We literally danced along!

LIAM – Drawing at “great speed”. A very clever way of presenting a lot in a short time. — I want this as a tattoo, but I’m going to have to start building my biceps to fit this masterpiece! ~ Richard Forget

LILAH – Puppets. Well thought out program of entertainment. Muppet talent in the making. That Voice!!! We’re blown away by your ability to sing and keep your puppeteering in unison.

LUCA – Piano. Well played and well-rehearsed. Something of a piano savant. We can’t wait to see Luca host his own symphony!

Special Mentions: Olivia, who performed trumpet and Rowan who played guitar, unfortunately missed the deadline for submission. Olivia was able to submit her trumpet routine and the judges were so impressed!

“Olivia shows true talent in her musical abilities. This is not an easy instrument to play and she makes it look effortless! We’re sorry she couldn’t participate in the competition portion, however we were fortunate to enjoy her incredible performance.” ~ KBC’s Got Talent

How It Worked…

[COVID Protocols] “I’m Not Feeling 100%… What Now?”

As we build routines, return to work and regular routines, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!

I’m Not 100%… What Next?

1 FIRST RESPONSE: Please cancel your next visit(s)

We’re all in this together. Please protect your KBC Family and the community by staying home if you or someone in your household is feeling unwell. Flu season is also on the horizon so we need to keep extra vigilant.

2 STEP 2: CONTACT PUBLIC HEALTH IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

Public Health will advise if you should quarantine or take the next step to get tested for COVID-19. Public Health can be reached by phone: 1-866-797-0000.

3 STEP 3: IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

You must quarantine 14 days and provide a negative test before returning to training. Note that the negative test must be dated within 48 hours prior to your requested return.


[Breakfast Television] Kingsway Boxing Is The First Club In Toronto To Reopen!


[Breakfast Television] Kingsway Boxing Is The First Club In Toronto To Reopen!

June 12, 2020 | View Original Segment


Nicole Servinis is at Kingsway Boxing Club to show us a fun way to get our workout in! Kingsway Boxing Club is now open but things are looking a little different. They are currently not doing contact boxing, are screening boxers when they enter, and using hospital-grade cleaning products in their facility.


Kingsway Boxing: Return To Training Testimonials

Dear Kingsway Community,

Thank you for supporting us through these challenging times. Alongside the Boxing Ontario COVID Taskforce and Ontario Government, Kingsway Boxing Club Locations were approved to reopen in mid-June.

The Kingsway Boxing Club facility cleaning protocols have been updated to include professional antiviral and antibacterial (Sanitrol) cleaning products to be used when giving the gym a deep clean each day and in between use of all equipment. All Team KBC Coaches and Trainers have undergone Boxing Ontario Safety Protocol Training and we’re dedicated to ongoing training, focused on procedures and protocols to continually enhance your safety. View KBC COVID Protocols & Updates

Kingsway Boxing Club has implemented safety and cleaning protocols to help ensure our community stays healthy and fit. It’s always great to hear directly from our members how they feel!

[KBC COVID UPDATE] Face Masks Required On Entry And Exit Of All Locations


Staff and Clients are NOT required to wear face coverings during physical activity — Only to enter and exit the facility. However, keeping your face covered remains your personal option. Please discuss with your trainer before your next session

Please be sure to stay updated by visiting our KBC COVID Update Page

SUMMER HIIT WITH JO-ANNE SHEFFIELD RETURNS WITH A BANG!

Photo: Jo-Anne Sheffield, Kingsway Boxing Club High Performance Specialist

SUMMER HIIT WITH JO-ANNE SHEFFIELD RETURNS WITH A BANG!

“It’s been just over three months and like most of you, I have had to pivot and completely change the way I deliver my services.”

Jo-Anne Sheffield has been filling Kingsway Boxing Club with her incredible energy and perfectly executed burpees since we opened our High Performance Studios in 2017. Her programs sell out before they’re even available — her dedication is contagious.

We have all felt the emotional effects of our new reality. Though Jo and our team continue to stay busy with Virtual Classes, the physiological toll it’s taken on both trainer and client is unreal. Nothing compares to physical and social interaction. In Jo’s words:

“The energy from a full class of participants to the banter and updates from clients – I’m really missing it all.  I know I’m not alone with this feeling. Everyone I’ve spoken to recently has said they miss human contact more than they ever thought they would and are questioning what our new normal will eventually look like.”

Since the shutdown, Boxing Ontario, our Provincial Sports Organization (PSO), has been lobbying to get our athletes back to training. This effort came with extreme attention and importance placed on safety. When the Government of Ontario announced that our PSO would be allowed to ‘Return To Training’, it gave us all a small light at the end of the tunnel.

We cautiously opened our doors to the gym on June 15, booking private and small group training. With our new safety protocols in place and closely monitored, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response. View KBC & Boxing Ontario Safety Protocols

Excited and happy to be back to my personal training with Joanne at the Kingsway Boxing Club. Joanne is an excellent motivator and I love how she raises my limits and keeps challenging me. I also feel safe going back and like the safety protocols that have been put in place to ensure the safety of all members and trainers. During our session, It’s just Joanne and I in the entire gym, maintaining our social distancing with cleaning solutions, hand sanitizers, gloves and cloths to wipe down the weights, equipment and area I work in. Joanne is committed to providing great personal training with an emphasis on safety and cleanliness. Thanks and keep up the great work!

~ Kiki Kralidis | Kingsway Boxing Club Returning Client

As we ease our way back into operation, Jo has decided to launch her highly anticipated HIIT Conditioning Programs in a small group format.

These classes are conducted at our fully renovated High Performance Studios, incorporating head to toe fitness into a fast and effective workout. 

HIIT Conditioning incorporates interval training, functional fitness, strength training, and stretching and is suitable for all fitness levels. 

Interval training breaks up a set amount of exercises into small segments with recovery intervals in between to enhance the accomplishment of each exercise. This type of training maximizes calorie burn and improves overall performance.

What to bring? Bring a water bottle, mat and towel. It will get sweaty!

We’re so honoured to have Jo in our KBC Family. She’s helped keep us motivated and moving forward. If you’re interested in joining Jo for her small group program, HURRY UP!

Register now for her 45 minute Summer HIIT session starting Thursday, July 16. Two times available: 5:45pm and 6:45pm

Info & Registration

[UPDATE PAGE] KBC COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

⚠️ [ACTION REQUIRED]  BEFORE YOU RETURN TO TRAINING…

The Ontario Government announcement of “Step 3” in Toronto directly affects ALL Kingsway Boxing Members and Programs. Note that modified indoor, outdoor and virtual programming has resumed.

✅ STEP 1: Review Boxing Ontario ‘Return To Training’ and Kingsway Boxing COVID Protocols and Procedures: 

Kingsway Boxing ‘Return To Safe Sport Protocol’: View Document

✅ Not Feeling 100% — What Next? Read Protocols

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:

✅ STEP 2: (MANDATORY PHASE 1 & 2) Register For Boxing Ontario Recreational Licence ($25.00 Annually):

This Licence ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club & Boxing Ontario insurance.*

*Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive Licence do not require the Recreational Licence.

Licensing Note: By purchasing the Boxing Ontario licence through the link above you are agreeing to KBC Waiver, Terms & Conditions.

✅ STEP 3: Book In For Classes or Appointments

Existing Members – Account Login: Reset Password if you’ve never accessed your account before. Clients and Members will be required to activate their accounts to access Kingsway Boxing Online Schedules to pre-register for classes – Please turn on your email notifications and read your reservation emails for any updates to our policies.

New Clients – Register for KBC Account Now

NEW TO KBC? GET STARTED NOW!

Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including:

🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

📝 IMPORTANT NOTE: We appreciate your patience with the above setup instructions. If you have any difficulty setting up or accessing your account, please contact Jennifer Huggins directly: Email Now



COVID-19 REOPENING STRATEGY:

The Kingsway Boxing Club facility cleaning protocols have been updated to include professional antiviral and antibacterial (Sanitrol) cleaning products to be used when giving the gym a deep clean each day and in between use of all equipment. All Team KBC Coaches and Trainers have undergone Boxing Ontario Safety Protocol Training and we will continue to ensure training focused on procedures and protocols to continually enhance your safety.

AVAILABLE TRAINING OPTIONS:

  • Pre-Scheduled Small-Group Classes: We will be offering pre-scheduled small group classes at both locations. 
  • Private, Semi-Private, and Group Training: Both locations will be available to book for private and group training with your coach or trainer. Many clients are working with their trainers on a virtual platform, which will continue to be an option.
  • Membership Options: Currently we are not initiating NEW Monthly Memberships due to space restrictions. We are honouring existing Monthly Members with access to one (1) group class weekly with unlimited access to Virtual classes. View All Schedules
  • Fight Team Only Open Training Hours: Members will be able to book in at predetermined times to use the gym independent of the classes.

AT THE START, DURING AND END OF CLASSES

  1. If you are not feeling 100% – please STAY HOME. Kingsway Boxing Club will ensure that Members and Staff are not feeling sick or have any symptoms (runny nose, cough, watering eyes) with a pre-visit screening.  — View Next Step Protocols In Case Of Illness
  2. Must Advance Register. All training conducted at Kingsway Boxing Club locations will require advance registration. To implement contact tracing, all persons to enter the Kingsway Boxing Club locations, who do not have a prescheduled appointment, must sign in with the list provided.
  3. Class Sizes Reduced. New gym capacity and class size guidelines strictly following COVID-19 protocol.
  4. Arrive On Time, But Not More Than 5 Mins Early. Clients will arrive on time, but not too early. Please show up no earlier than 5 minutes before class and exit the gym immediately following the class or session (staff require time to sanitize between sessions)
  5. Wear your Mask To Enter And Exit. Clients must wear face coverings to enter and exit all Kingsway Boxing Club Locations. During physical exertion, it is allowed and recommended that all face coverings are removed.
    • Registered Massage Patients: Must wear masks throughout duration of massage therapy session.
  6. No Spectators. Kingsway Boxing Club will require drop-off and pickup only. Due to social distancing procedures, we will not have a place for spectators or parents (special arrangements can be discussed if necessary)
  7. Bring Your Own Equipment. Kingsway Boxing Club will provide new equipment for purchase and ensure that members are informed that shared equipment will not be provided by Kingsway Boxing Club. The list includes but is not limited to: boxing gloves, hand wraps, water bottles and floor mats. Staff and clients must take home all personal equipment to ensure proper cleaning of personal items.
  8. Keep Your Physical Distance. Social distance floor markers of 6ft will be used to maintain adequate gym spacing protocols. Each Member is spaced 2 meters apart on designated heavy bags.  There will be a mapped out “workout space” for each Member during off bag exercises.  This will ensure Members maintain proper physical distance for the duration of the class.  Members and staff are required to stick to toe taps & mental fist bumps! We ask that everyone limit their contact while in the Gym.
  9. Clean Everything You Come In Contact With. Additional cleaning solutions will be provided to aid in members wiping down equipment before and after the use of any common area or equipment.
  10. Limited Use Of Washrooms: Please come prepared to train, if you need a space for your bag, we will have specifically marked areas for bag drop off maintaining social distancing. Signs are posted in bathrooms showing proper hand-washing techniques and timing.
  11. Sanitize Your Hands. Hand-sanitizer stations are provided at all contact points. If you touch your face or anything that may spread bodily fluid, please reapply sanitizer.
  12. No Hand Pads Or Sparring. Hand pads and sparring will be strictly limited to participants who have entered into a Social Circle Agreement with Kingsway Boxing Club.

AFTER CLASS

  1. Larger than normal gaps between classes will ensure that Staff has time to do a thorough cleaning of bags and equipment in-between classes.
  2. Marked exit points for Members to ensure the flow of traffic and appropriate social distance.
  3.  Remain positive. Maintain routine. Stay organized.

SPECIAL NOTES

  1. Practice personal responsibility and attend Kingsway Boxing and High-Performance Studios at your own risk. If you are in a high-risk category or take care of someone who is, we understand that returning to Kingsway Boxing and High-Performance Studios may not be the right decision for you. By choosing to attend a class at Kingsway Boxing, even with the increased safety measures, you acknowledge and accept the additional risks associated with the global health pandemic COVID-19.
  2. Please familiarize yourself with this “new normal” and do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions or concerns. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
  3. If you have recently traveled please do not return to the gym until the government has deemed it safe.
  4. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or come in contact with someone who has we ask that you refrain from coming to the gym until you have been cleared with a negative COVID-19 test.

We thank you for your support as we return safely to training and our very important safety protocols.


The Kingsway Boxing Family has been back to training since June. As we build routines, return to work and kids go back to school, it’s important to continue keeping our community safe! Please be aware of any possible symptoms and contact us if you’re unsure.

Our staff, trainers and coaches will be following strict protocols limiting contact and ensuring the safety of our clients. In addition to cleaning in between clients and classes, a deep clean and sanitization of all locations are conducted at the beginning and end of each day.

Thank you for your support!

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Update
Jul. 8, 2021

The Kingsway Boxing Club has moved into Step-2 of the reopening process and now offers both, Virtual and OUTDOOR classes.

Read More

COVID-19 Update
Jan. 1, 2021

All programs will be shifting to a virtual format effective immediately. Your coach will be in direct contact with private training clients, group programs and specialty enrolments to confirm access and logistics.

NEXT STEPS:

  1. Make contact with your coach if you have not yet.
  2. Check schedules as we are offering an array of virtual boxing and conditioning classes: Schedules
  3. Note the following steps that MUST be taken Before your next visit: KBC COVID PROTOCOLS

Thank you so much for your patience and support as we navigate the ever changing legislation and situation. Please don’t hesitate to contact me back directly with any questions or concerns.

Sending you all love and appreciation. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay strong.
In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… And Clean! 👊

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing

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COVID-19 Update
November 22, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

We’re contacting you directly today to clarify the next steps following the announcement of the “Grey Zone” in Toronto and Peel Region. 

Grey Zone protocols directly affect ALL Kingsway Boxing Members and Programs. At this time, we will remain accessible for virtual training only until further notice. Read Official Boxing Ontario Statement


COVID-19 Update
October 11, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Kingsway Boxing Family,

I’m contacting you directly today to clarify next steps following the announcement of the “Modified Phase 2” in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region. 


This announcement directly affects ALL Kingsway Boxing Members and Programs, however as a Licenced Club of Boxing Ontario, we WILL remain open until further notice. Read Official Boxing Ontario Statement

Please note the following steps that MUST be taken Before your next visit:


STEP 1 – Register For Boxing Ontario Recreational Licence ($25.00 Annually): (MANDATORY PHASE 1 & 2) – This Licence will allow access to our facilities throughout Phase 2 and ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club & Boxing Ontario insurance.

Important Note: 2020 licences are valid until Dec. 31 2020. Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive Licence do not require the Recreational Licence.

  • Part A: REGISTER NOW – ALL Returning clients require this licence. *Note that Competitive Boxers holding their Boxing Ontario Competitive Licence do not require the Recreational Licence. This Licence ensures the member is covered under the Kingsway Boxing Club insurance.
  • Part B: COMPLETE FORM (attached) – Please complete the form and send to jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com (use CamScanner for smartphones)

STEP 2 – Complete KBC Screening Tool BEFORE Every Visit: Complete Now & Save Link For Easy Access

Thank you again for your support and patience as we navigate this new normal with you all!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… AND CLEAN!

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing


COVID-19 Update
Sept 25, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

We hope the members of Kingsway Boxing and our community are staying safe throughout these challenging times. Since re-opening our locations in June, we’ve successfully implemented KBC COVID Protocols that have helped to keep our community active and safe.   With the announcement of a second wave in Canada and a spike in numbers provincially, we would like to ensure you have the resources necessary to continue keeping yourself and others safe. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.   Thank you so much for your ongoing support and positivity!

Please Thoroughly Review: Important Update: Second Wave Impact

View Class Schedules | Book Private Training

Thank you again for your support and patience as we navigate this new normal with you all!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… AND CLEAN!

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing


COVID-19 Update
August 30, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

I hope you’re enjoying Summer and are ready for Fall! While the world continues to challenge us all, I’m inspired to see how resilient and supportive our community has been. We’ve been busy at both of our Kingsway Boxing locations implementing safety protocols and physically distanced programs to keep our members and community safe and active.

Please note that our Fall Programs are nearly FULL, this is the last week to register for our Specialty High Performance Programs including:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly for support navigating our registration or and questions about our protocols

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from Ontario Public Health officials and Boxing Ontario’s COVID Taskforce, so we can continue to support our members and community.

Please Thoroughly Review: KBC COVID Protocols & Procedures

View Class Schedules | Book Private Training

Thank you again for your support and patience as we navigate this new normal with you all!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… AND CLEAN!

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing


COVID-19 Update
August 4, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

Thanks to ongoing community support, we launched our soft opening of both locations in June. Read Testimonials

Currently, we offer physically distanced private and small group training under Boxing Ontario COVID Taskforce and Ontario Government safety and sanitization protocols (see protocols below). As we continue the process of safely returning to training, Kingsway Boxing will continue offering virtual classes for those not returning immediately. 

Please see below for the specialty seasonal enrolments now open for registration. Note that we will continue to add new classes and enrolments, however if you are having difficulty finding a class to accommodate your schedule, we are offering private training from 5am – 10 pm daily.

View Class Schedules | Book Private Training

Thank you again for your support and patience as we navigate this new normal with you all!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… AND CLEAN!

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing

COVID-19 Update
June 23, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

Thank you for supporting us through these challenging times. We are proud to inform you, that alongside the Boxing Ontario COVID Taskforce and Ontario Government, Kingsway Boxing Club Locations have been approved to reopen.

As we continue the process of safely returning to training, Kingsway Boxing Club will continue offering virtual classes for those not returning immediately. We launched the soft opening of our locations on Monday June 15, welcoming back private and small group training under strict safety and sanitization protocols (see information below).

The Kingsway Boxing Club facility cleaning protocols have been updated to include professional antiviral and antibacterial (Sanitrol) cleaning products to be used when giving the gym a deep clean each day and in between use of all equipment. All Team KBC Coaches and Trainers have undergone Boxing Ontario Safety Protocol Training and we will continue to ensure training focused on procedures and protocols to continually enhance your safety.

Thank you again for your support and patience as we navigate this new normal with you all!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up… AND CLEAN!

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing


COVID-19 Update
March 29, 2020


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Family,

We hope you’re all staying safe, healthy and we miss seeing everyone in training!

To give you an update, throughout this lockdown, Virgil and I have been working hard to prepare our facilities for when the doors reopen.

We want to thank our KBC Family who have continued their memberships throughout the pandemic. This kept us motivated and enabled us to take the next step. In order to adapt to the situation and provide some essential work for our coaches, we are now offering Virtual Classes and Personal Training! We are offering a range of class packages available to clients worldwide.

Active Monthly Members Will Have Unlimited Access To Online Classes

We recognize that these are difficult times for everyone and these programs will allow our small, team to provide our clients and members with a physical and mental outlet.

Continue to support and train alongside Team KBC

View options and register using link below. We are currently offering a variety of classes everyday and will be working to add new classes as the weeks progress. This is a very new process for all of us, so please be sure to keep in contact with any questions or concerns that may arise.

Virtual Options

Thank you so much for your dedication and support to the Kingsway Boxing Club Family!

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075

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COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTRE

COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, is a serious public health concern. Businesses and communities will be at the forefront dealing with a multitude of COVID-19-related issues, which could cause severe business disruptions. Businesses are advised to prepare contingency plans to manage the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in North America and around the world.

COVID-19: Reputable Sources of Information



COVID-19 Update
March 16, 2020


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Trainers Members and Clients,

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic, and we all need to make decisions that best support our health and the health of those around us. As COVID-19 continues to have an impact in Canada and around the world, we wanted to share information about Kingsway Boxing Club’s efforts to ensure your health and safety, as well as our commitment to the community.

As the virus continues to spread in communities across Canada, and with Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer raising the public risk to ‘serious,’ we are seeing the need for increasingly bold action to reduce the transmission.

I am writing to you to personally inform you that we have made the difficult but important decision to close all Kingsway Boxing Club locations, effective immediately.

Our purpose has always been to invest in the community and provide the opportunity to live a healthy life. There is no moment in our history where that purpose is more important than today. Like other businesses across the country, we are closing our doors to further limit the spread of this virus and to protect the most vulnerable in our community. We know it is the right thing to do.

Special Notes:

  • Pre-Paid Sessions and program packages may be rescheduled. In the event the program is cancelled a credit will be applied to the clients account to be used within one year of purchase.
  • If it’s at all financially feasible for those with a Monthly Membership, we humbly ask that you consider continuing the monthly charge and practice remotely with us by way of our at home workouts available under Client Resources. Please consider this a gesture of support in keeping Kingsway Boxing Club  afloat during this challenge. Just as importantly, all our teachers are independent contractors, and it remains unclear at this time whether they will be at all eligible for the financial support programs being loosely proposed by the federal government at this time.

Home Workouts

  • If continuing your membership is not possible, please email jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com to request your charges be suspended for the period for in which we’re closed.
  • We ask that if/when it comes time to suspend and restart, please exercise patience and understanding while we manage the undertaking of manually adjusting each individual pass and Membership to bring your account up to date.

We have been referred to a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Centre (see below) that provides information about the various implications of COVID-19 on businesses and their workforces, as well as key contacts should you have specific questions.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to reopening our doors as soon as possible and welcoming  you back to Kingsway Boxing as soon as possible.

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up, and take care of yourself and each other.

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
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COVID-19 Update
March 14, 2020


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Trainers Members and Clients,

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic, and we all need to make decisions that best support our health and the health of those around us. As COVID-19 continues to have an impact in Canada and around the world, we wanted to share information about Kingsway Boxing Club’s preparedness efforts to ensure your health and safety, as well as our continued service.

From the onset of COVID-19, Kingsway Boxing will take ongoing advise from our sanctioning bodies (Boxing Ontario and Boxing Canada) who are meeting on a daily basis to proactively monitor developments in Canada and abroad, implement best practices and provide regular updates to our trainers and clients.

CURRENT OPERATION:
All locations currently remain open for business with safety protocols put in place (see below)

Programs that are already in session will continue at this time:

  • [Drop-In Classes] All classes at all locations will be operational with increased safety protocols
  • [Private Training] Our trainers are still available for one on one sessions. This is a good option if you would like to stay away from group settings.
  • [TRILOGY PHYSIOTHERAPY] All locations will be operational with increased safety protocols. Our therapy team is taking all necessary precautions including infection control practices, extra sanitization efforts, and additional screening precautions to actively identify anyone who may be at risk. Team members receive regular updates on the latest medical recommendations related to the outbreak.
  • [SPRING 2020] Muscle Run
  • [SPRING 2020] Fusion-Fit For Women
  • [SPRING 2020] OFF-THE-ROPES
  • [SPRING 2020] Warrior Women Fit (Delayed – Starts Mar. 28)
  • [SPRING 2020-MON] HIIT Conditioning Program
  • [SPRING 2020-THUR] HIIT Conditioning Program
  • [WINTER 2020] Slow flow Hatha Yoga with Patricia
  • [WINTER 2020] Kids 7+, Co-Ed and Girl Teen Boxing

UPCOMING OPERATION:
Seasonal and High Performance Programs
listed below will be postponed until we have a clear understanding of the situation:

  • [SPRING 2020] Kids 7+, Co-Ed Teen and Girl Teen Boxing Programs
  • [SPRING 2020] Fighting Fit For Guys
  • [SPRING 2020] Power4Teens Conditioning Program
  • [SPRING 2020] Slow flow Hatha Yoga
  • Pre-Paid Sessions and program packages may be rescheduled. In the event the program is cancelled a credit will be applied to the clients account to be used within one year of purchase.
  • We are fully prepared to implement our Business Continuity Plan to ensure uninterrupted service to our clients should the outbreak require a temporary closure and remote training.

We have been referred to a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Centre that provides information about the various implications of COVID-19 on businesses and their workforces, as well as key contacts should you have specific questions.

Please find below the changes to equipment use and protocols we are putting in place to ensure that we train together safely. This applies to all adult and youth classes including private training:

  1. If you’re sick, stay home! If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay home. If you cough or sneeze at class please do so into your elbow or a tissue, and wash hands straight away.
  2. Communal gloves will no longer be available.  We ask you bring your own gloves or purchase gloves from the gym.
  3. We ask that every person train with a towel
  4. Throughout the class you will need to clean all equipment you come in contact with using the sterilization solution provided.
  5. We are trying to source hand sanitizer to put out for use before and after class, it’s hard to get the moment, so please bring your own if you have some.
  6. Our trainers will be regularly wiping down equipment with sanitizer spray as a precaution.
  7. We ask if you have returned from overseas that you follow the World Health Organization advice and get tested for COVID-19 virus when applicable.

TEAMWORK: When class is finished, all participants and trainers will be asked to wipe down any visible surface with the sterilization solution provided. If we work together to keep Kingsway clean, we will continue to work through this difficult time together.

We have increased our cleaning to nightly for any common surfaces at both location. I hope this provides you confidence in the actions we are taking to safeguard our people, our clients and our communities.

Remember the best way to keep your immune system strong is to eat healthy, drink lots of water, stay active and reduce stress. Use your best judgement. Though we are trying to provide a safe outlet during this difficult time, we want you to feel comfortable with your decisions.

We can’t compromise on the above and we apologize in advance but we need to be 100% committed to our standards.

Thanks for your support! See you at Kingsway Boxing soon.

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up!

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
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COVID-19 Update
March 12, 2020


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Trainers Members and Clients,

Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic, and we all need to make decisions that best support our health and the health of those around us. As COVID-19 continues to have an impact in Canada and around the world, we wanted to share information about Kingsway Boxing Club’s preparedness efforts to ensure your health and safety, as well as our continued service.

From the onset of COVID-19, Kingsway Boxing will take ongoing advise from our sanctioning bodies (Boxing Ontario and Boxing Canada) who are meeting on a daily basis to proactively monitor developments in Canada and abroad, implement best practices and provide regular updates to our trainers and clients.

All locations currently remain open for business. We are fully prepared to implement our Business Continuity Plan to ensure uninterrupted service to our clients should the outbreak require a temporary closure and remote training.

We have been referred to a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Centre that provides information about the various implications of COVID-19 on businesses and their workforces, as well as key contacts should you have specific questions.

We also want to provide our trainers, clients and membership with simple steps to helping lower the risk of spreading the virus. For those that will be in large group settings and in close proximity to others, please follow these simple, but helpful instructions.

1. If sick, please stay home

2. Please have clients bring their own towels and use disinfectant sprays to clean all surfaces in which they touch or sweat on (including weights, bags/equipment and floor surfaces)

3. Take temperature daily

4. If you have a fever, cough, or breathing disturbance stay home

5. Wash hands prior to placement of gloves

6. Purchase individual equipment (this can be done at the gym)

7. Be aware to maintain 3 feet distance from other athletes or participants

8. Avoid shaking hands, and try not to touch the face, eyes, or nose

9. Cover mouth if coughing with tissue, or elbow area

10. Wash hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before and after training

11. Wipe down boxing and other equipment and gym with disinfectant cleaners more than usual

12. Follow good personal hygiene after every boxing practice or competition, including showering with soap and water and washing uniforms after use

We have increased our cleaning to nightly for any common surfaces at both location. I hope this provides you confidence in the actions we are taking to safeguard our people, our clients and our communities.

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
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INTRODUCING: Virtual Classes & Private Training! 👩‍💻🏋️‍♀️

Scroll down to reserve classes and to see all virtual options, including our Workout On-Demand Access.

See You Online!

Since launching our virtual boxing and conditioning classes, the feedback has been amazing. We have now partnered with Beaver Boxing in Ottawa to expand our virtual program offerings including a special needs program by Boxing Without Barriers. We’re also excited to announce the launch of our Virtual Private Training Program designed to give you the most ATTENTION and ACCOUNTABILITY with the same HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE from our team of coaches and trainers.


Get Started TODAY With Our FREE One Week Virtual Pass!

Join us for classes every day of the week, with programs for all ages and fitness levels!



⚠️ Need Access Code? Please contact us for your unique password. Only active members of Kingsway Boxing Club and Beaver Boxing Club have access to the Virtual Boxing Club Video Library.


Kingsway Boxing presents our exclusive Virtual Corporate Training and Team-Building Programs.

Are you ready for an intensive virtual visit from our Internationally and Nationally-Certified Coaches?

Our corporate and school team building programs are easily accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Welcoming recreational sports enthusiasts, or even those who haven’t been out from behind their digital screens or off the couch in a while!

Our programs are structured to include full participation of the technical and tactical aspects of boxing in a fun and energetic platform. Get your team or class moving while building skills and confidence. Don’t forget to ask us about our Rocky Trivia add-on! Available both virtually and on-location.


Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels



Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels



Place an object in front of you – a weight, a soup can, a hat, anything. This drill can be done in any sized space. It can be modified and expanded to emphasize cardio work or your punches or both, and can be “leveled up.”

Assume your boxing stance. Moving around the object in front of you to your right, take one step. immediately thereafter throw one punch. Take another step and throw two punches. Another step, 3 punches, another step, 4 punches, another step throw a 5 punch combo. Then:

  • 10 Jumping Jacks
  • And/or 10 burpees
  • And /or 10 squats

Right away get back into boxing stance and fire another 5 punch combo. Repeat from the top, step, one punch. Step, 2 punches, step 3 punches, step 4, step then a 5 punch combo. Then:

  • 9 Jumping Jacks
  • And/or 9 burpees
  • And /or 9 squats

Repeat and continue, next time 8 of everything, then 7 etc…..until you reach 0 on your JJ’s, and/or burpees, and/or squats.

Modifications:

  1. Walk outs, leg lifts, step backs in place of JJ’s, burpees, squats.
  2. You can also work your defence in after your punches as you move. Experiment with inserting defense into different moments within your 3,4, and 5 punch combos.
  3. Additionally, change-up the footwork. Move left sometimes. Or you can take a “3 steps right, 2 steps left” footwork pattern before throwing punches. After your 5 punch combos, but before the Jumping Jacks – you can move in toward your object , throw another 5 punch combo, then move back out and launch another 5 punch combo, THEN start the JJ’s.
  4. For more upper body workout, do the punching part of the drill with 5 lbs weights if available, and add presses and/or curls after the Jumping Jacks.

THE BASICS 12 ROUND WORKOUT



THE BASICS 12 ROUND WORKOUT


To become a better boxer, its necessary to practice the basics throughout your boxing career. Skills tend to diminish as time goes on and as you learn more advanced aspects of the sport. Always remember, the basics are the foundation of the sport.

Be sure to practice:

  • Centre-line and Boxing Stance (balance and body awareness)
  • The Basic Punches (Jabs, Crosses, 1-2’s)
  • The Footwork (Forward, back, side-to-side)
  • Pivoting (Offensive and Defensive)

Once you have mastered all of the basics, it is also important to put it all together using shadow boxing, heavy bags, double-ended bags etc.

It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.”


Important Notes:

  • If you do not have access to a bag, simple shadow boxing will be just as effective if not more!
  • Beginners can start with 2 min rounds, however the aim should always be to working at 3 min rounds.

THE WARM UP:

ROUND 1 – Skipping

ROUND 2 – Skipping: Don’t be afraid to try different methods of skipping such as; doubles, crossover, knee highs, alternating legs. Skipping is great for conditioning, and foot work but over time it can get boring so mix it up and have fun.

THE JAB AND THE CROSS:

ROUND 3 – JAB (1) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

10 Jabs – 1 pushup – 10 Jabs – 1 burpee

10 Jabs – 2 pushups – 10 Jabs – 2 burpees

Repeat for entire round and each time increasing the push up and burpee by 1. Add a pair of weights when comfortable.

ROUND 4 – CROSS (2) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

10 Cross’ – 1 pushup – 10 Cross’ – 1 burpee

10 Cross’ – 2 pushups – 10 Cross’ – 2 burpees

Repeat for entire round and each time increasing the push up and burpee by 1. Add a pair of weights when comfortable.

ROUND 5 – JAB, CROSS (1, 2) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

10 1-2’s – 1 pushup – 10 1-2’s – 1 burpee 10 1-2’s’ – 2 pushups – 10 1-2’s – 2 burpees

Repeat for entire round and each time increasing the push up and burpee by 1. Add a pair of weights when comfortable.

THE FOOTWORK:

ROUND 6 – Returning to Centre (Footwork Only) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work forward – backward – side to side footwork.
  • Every time return to centre stop and make sure you are balanced.
  • Repeat for entire round

ROUND 7 – Returning to Centre (Footwork with 1-2’s) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work forward – backward – side to side footwork.
  • Every time you return to centre stop and throw a 1-1-2 to make sure you are balanced.
  • Repeat for entire round

ROUND 8 – Clock Pivoting Drill (Footwork Only) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work defensive pivots always returning to centre-line facing the mirror.
  • EX. Pivot to 3’o clock move forward and back to centre – pivot back to mirror
  • Pivot to 9’o’clock move forward and back to centre – pivot back to mirror
  • Repeat for entire round

ROUND 9 – Clock Pivoting Drill (Footwork with 1-2’s) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work defensive pivots always returning to centre-line facing the mirror.
  • EX. Pivot to 3’o clock move forward and back to centre and throw a 1-1-2
  • Pivot to 9’o’clock move forward and back to centre and throw a 1-1-2
  • Repeat for entire round

THE HEAVY BAG:

ROUND 10 – 1-2-3 Location Pivots using the JAB (1)

  • Use your footwork to move around the bag to location 1, 2, or 3.
  • Only use your jab when your feet are set in boxing stance.
  • Double, triple jabs, to the head to the body keep moving and keep working.

ROUND 111-2-3 Location Pivots using the CROSS (2)

  • Use your footwork to move around the bag to location 1, 2, or 3.
  • Only use your Cross.
  • Make sure your feet are set before throwing your cross.

ROUND 121-2-3 Location Pivots using the JAB-CROSS (1-2)

  • Use your footwork to move around the bag to location 1, 2, or 3.
  • Only use your Jabs and Crosses. Make sure your feet are set before throwing your punches.
  • Try throwing different combinations like; 1-1-2, 1-2-1, 1-2-1-2, mix it up.

COOL DOWN:

As much time as you put into building your skills, you need to place as much importance on taking care of your body. Always make sure you cool down with a stretch and time to reflect and log your training!

KINGSWAY BOXING HOME TRAINING OPTIONS



KINGSWAY BOXING HOME TRAINING OPTIONS

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

Like other businesses across the country, we are closed our doors until further limit the spread of this virus and to protect the most vulnerable in our community. We know it is the right thing to do. Our purpose has always been to invest in the community and provide the opportunity to live a healthy life. There is no moment in our history where that purpose is more important than today.

Now What?

This is an opportunity for you to go ‘Beast-Mode’ so you’re prepared to return in the best shape of your lives! See below for workouts you can either follow along with, or complete anytime and anywhere!

Thank you for always supporting Team KBC! We look forward to seeing you all soon…

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up, and take care of yourself and each other ❤️


HOME BOXING WORKOUTS


Basic Conditioning Drills

Use this handout to help you train independently at home or on the road!


15 Round Boxing Workout

Use this handout to help you train independently during Open Training Hours at the gym. For beginners, set rounds at 2 min with 30 sec. breaks – advanced boxers, set rounds at 3 min with 1 min breaks.


The ‘Basics’ 12 Round Workout

To become a better boxer, its necessary to practice the basics throughout your boxing career. Skills tend to diminish as time goes on and as you learn more advanced aspects of the sport. Always remember, the basics are the foundation of the sport.


FEATURE WORKOUTS FROM TEAM KBC


Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels

Full Routine





The FitFam Workout With Power4Teens

The FitFam Workout by Shyanne McPherson: Are you looking to get the kids off the couch and get moving as a family. Here’s a great workout for the whole family that will help keep everyone moving together!


FULL WORKOUT SESSIONS


During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Kingsway Boxing Family have found themselves looking for a little more motivation to be able to get in shape while in isolation. Thanks to our High-Performance specialists,  we’re all going to keep moving… or at least the coaches will get into even better shape!





STAY AT HOME TIPS WITH TRILOGY PHYSIOTHERAPY


We are excited to introduce our Virtual Care plan! This enables our therapists to continue to provide care for our patients from home. It ensures the safety of our staff and patients and maintains social distancing while allowing us to keep helping YOU at this difficult time.






Spring is almost here & so are our Spring 2020 Programs


Dear KBC Family/Friends,

Spring is just around the corner! Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited as we gear up to launch our new Spring 2020 Programs.
Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are filling up quickly!
Kingsway Boxing operates out of two separate locations, empowering you to pursue a variety of interests and accomplish any goal. We run competitive and recreational boxing programs and host top rank fitness and high-performance athletic programs.
We are also proud to welcome back Power4Teens, brought to you by our fitness guru Shyanne McPherson, at our High P erformance Location!
See below for all the new programs available at both locations.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding programs or enrolments. In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊
Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
E.  jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
www.kingswayboxingclub.com
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn

FEATURE ARTICLE: Why Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For You?


FEATURE ARTICLE: Why Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For You?

By Jo-Anne Sheffield | HIIT Conditioning Program Partner


Using your own bodyweight to build muscle and cardiovascular strength is an easy and effective workout. Because you don’t need any equipment, bodyweight exercise can be done anywhere, anytime. They are easily modified to challenge all fitness levels. Add extra reps or slow the tempo to progress the exercise.

Bodyweight exercises also ensure that joints are moving freely which can reduce exercise-related injuries. As compound exercises (numerous muscles and joints engaged) you will see gains in both muscle and flexibility.

To build your muscle AND cardiovascular strength, try doing bodyweight exercises like burpees and mountain climbers and you’ll get your heart pumping and build muscle strength quickly.

Quick HIIT Workout

Try these bodyweight exercises for a no excuses workout anywhere, anytime. Do each exercise for 30 seconds, take a 10-second break in between each and then hit it again 2 more times… and don’t forget to check out Jo-Anne’s exclusive HIIT Conditioning and Upcoming Muscle Run Programs.

Burpees

Squat Drops

Side Lunges

Hi Knees

Skaters

Mountain Climbers

Squat Jacks

Push-Ups

Bridge

 

SEEKING BACKGROUND PERFORMERS FOR FLINT STRONG

The feature film, FLINT STRONG is seeking background performers (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles. Filming will take place in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

Shoot date: Various dates through April and May

Rate: $14.00/hour with an 8 hour minimum.

We are looking for men and women to fill the following background roles:

  • Boxing Judges
  • Boxing officials
  • Boxing fans/spectators
  • Timekeepers
  • Reporters
  • Photographers

If you are interested in being considered, please email All of the details listed below to : Casting@wayffglobal.com

Please include:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Your Name.
  2. Full Name
  3. Height and weight
  4. Union status (are you ACTRA or non-union)
  5. City in which you live
  6. Photos (close up and full body)

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! We will need background performers over the course of the shoot and will reach out to applicants we would like to book during that time. Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great!

 “NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.”

 

[FINAL CASTING CALL] SEEKING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE BOXERS (16 – 20 years old) FOR FLINT STRONG

In this Sept. 18, 2012, photo, Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields skips rope at the Berston Field House in Flint, Mich. Shields is a fearsome presence in the ring.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


SEEKING MALE BOXERS (16 – 20 years old) FOR FLINT STRONG

Looking for African-American males with recreational or amateur boxing experience to be background performers in a feature film.


The feature film, FLINT STRONG is looking for male boxers, 16 – 20 years old, to be ‘special skill’ background performers.   (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles as part of the journey Claressa Shields took during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.

View Recent Press: Ice Cube Cast As Supporting Role In Flint Strong 

Filming in Mississauga.

Shoot Date(s): These boxers will be needed anywhere from 1 – 5 days between March 18 – 30.

Background Performer Positions Available: (must have recreational/amateur boxing experience)

Rate: The rate is $303.00 flat for 8 hours of work. $57.00/hour of work after 8 hours.

We are looking for African American males that are 16 – 20 years old with boxing experience.

If you are interested in being considered as a ‘special skill’ background performer please email ALL of the details listed below to Casting@wayffglobal.com:

 Please Include:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Boxer_Performer’s Name.
  2. Performer’s Full Name
  3. Age and Date of Birth
  4. Height and weight
  5. Parent/Guardian’s full name
  6. Parent/Guardian’s phone number
  7. City in which you live
  8. Photos of Performer (close up and full body) – please make sure photos are current.
  9. Training Experience: Please list any and all boxing training/experience/competitions/achievements and feel free to include photos.
  10. Do you have your own gloves/wraps/guards?

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great.  Thank you for the help!

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: Our story is set in the impoverished world of Flint, Michigan so we are trying to reflect that hard scrabble world. Please submit all different body types, looks, ethnicities where possible. Looking for lots of grit and character here. 


FLINT STRONG (Female Boxing Roles)

Feature Film
ACTRA
Draft: February 7th, 2020

Producers: Michael De Luca, Elishia Holmes, Barry Jenkins
Director: Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)
Writer: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Casting Director: John Buchan & Jason Knight 
Casting Assistant: Chandler Boriska
Outside dates: March 16 – May 6, 2020 
Location: Toronto

SEEKING BOXING REFEREES FOR FLINT STRONG

Claressa Shields is declared the winner in the gold-medal match at the London Olympics.
Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images.


SEEKING BOXING REFEREES FOR FLINT STRONG

Looking for real boxing referees who have Recreational/Amateur/Professional Boxing experience to be featured in feature film.


The feature film, FLINT STRONG is casting real boxing referees (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles of referees who worked bouts for the indomitable boxer, Claressa Shields during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.   (Must be willing to travel to TORONTO at your own expense.)

View Recent Press: Ice Cube Cast As Supporting Role In Flint Strong 

Audition date:  Candidates must fully submit the required items listed below. If selected for next phase, you will be contacted to come in for an audition (timing to be determined)

Shoot date: Various dates through April and May

Casting Position(s) Available: (Requesting Real Boxing Referees)

[NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL REFEREE] FEMALE & MALE. ALL AGES. ALL ETHNICITIES. 5’2-5’6 HEIGHT. ATHLETIC BUILD

If you are interested in being considered for one of the role listed above, please Email us: casting@wayffglobal.com

 SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Role Name_Your Full Name
  2. Full Name
  3. Height
  4. City in which you live
  5. Action Photos – Full Referee Outfit (close up and full body)
  6. (1min) Referee Video – preferable to be actual footage, if this is not possible please create a mock bout with two boxers. Include: cautions, standing 8-counts etc.
  7. Training Experience: Please state if your experience is in Competitive Boxing (amateur/pro), sparring only, provincial/national/international achievements… etc. and pictures.

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great.  Thank you for the help!


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: Our story is set in the impoverished world of Flint, Michigan so we are trying to reflect that hard scrabble world. Please submit all different body types, looks, ethnicities where possible. Looking for lots of grit and character here. 


FLINT STRONG (Female Boxing Roles)

Feature Film
ACTRA
Draft: February 7th, 2020

Producers: Michael De Luca, Elishia Holmes, Barry Jenkins
Director: Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)
Writer: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Casting Director: John Buchan & Jason Knight 
Casting Assistant: Chandler Boriska
Outside dates: March 16 – May 6, 2020 
Location: Toronto

SEEKING FEMALE BOXERS FOR FEATURE FILM FLINT STRONG


SEEKING FEMALE BOXERS FOR FLINT STRONG

Looking for talented women who have Recreational/Amateur/Professional Boxing experience to be featured in feature film.


The feature film, FLINT STRONG is casting real female boxers (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles of opponents that faced the indomitable boxer, Claressa Shields during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.   (Must be willing to travel to TORONTO at your own expense.)

View Recent Press: Ice Cube Cast As Supporting Role In Flint Strong

Audition date: All candidates must be available for a boxing audition between the dates of February 19-21, to be announced on February 18.

Shoot date: Various dates through April and May

Casting Positions Available: (must be proficient in offensive and defensive skills)

[MARINA VOLNOVA] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BRUNETTE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[TIKA HEMINGWAY] FEMALE. 17-30 YRS OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[POOJA RANI
] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. SOUTH ASIAN/Brunette 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[SAVANNAH MARSHALL] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BLONDE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[ANNA LAURELL] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BLONDE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[NADEZDA TORLOPOVA] FEMALE 20-30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BLONDE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

 

If you are interested in being considered for one of the 6 opponent roles listed above, please Email us: casting@wayffglobal.com

 Please include:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Role Name_Your Name.
  2. Full Name
  3. Age
  4. Height
  5. Weight
  6. City in which you live
  7. Photos (close up and full body)
  8. Training Experience: Please state if your experience is in Competitive Boxing (amateur/pro), sparring only, provincial/national/international achievements… etc. and pictures.

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great.  Thank you for the help!


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: Our story is set in the impoverished world of Flint, Michigan so we are trying to reflect that hard scrabble world. Please submit all different body types, looks, ethnicities where possible. Looking for lots of grit and character here. 


FLINT STRONG (Female Boxing Roles)

Feature Film
ACTRA
Draft: February 7th, 2020

Producers: Michael De Luca, Elishia Holmes, Barry Jenkins
Director: Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)
Writer: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Casting Director: John Buchan & Jason Knight 
Casting Assistant: Chandler Boriska
Outside dates: March 16 – May 6, 2020 
Location: Toronto

[2020 Registration] End Of Year Specials


Dear Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Family!

I hope you’re enjoying the few weeks before the holiday rush! Our programs are filling up quickly… Don’t miss out on being a part of our 2020 specialty programs including all new classes  and our new partnership with Trilogy Physiotherapy at our High Performance Studio. See below for program dates and registration!

PROGRAM REGISTRATION & PRICING

I have personally been missing my time with everyone this season however I wanted to update you on what’s going on! I was honoured to be elected as the President of Boxing Ontario last month and am just settling into the position. Due to the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I have also been selected to officiate (referee and judge) various national and international qualifying tournaments. You can follow along as I head out to Australia next then back to Quebec at the end of the year (Full Story Below). The most incredible takeaway from this experience, is to see that the boxers right here at Kingsway Boxing Club are heading in the direction of these world class athletes!

2019 has been an incredible year for both the Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer families! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us hit the 1.5 Million Dollar milestone in direct donations to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation! We’re even more motivated to break new barriers and reach unimaginable heights as we head into our next chapter of the Fight To End Cancer!

MEET THE FTEC2020 FIGHT TEAM
(Don’t forget to reserve your early bird tickets for the 2020 Fight To End Cancer gala – Tickets and Information – prices go up Jan. 31, 2020)

YOU’RE INVITED | RSVP NOW
We would also like to invite you out to celebrate the year at our
Holiday Bash on Saturday December, 21st, 2019.

Safe and Happy Holidays,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
Fight To End Cancer

[Program Update] Personal Note From Jen



Dear Parents, Kids and Teens,

Our Fall Kids and Teen Program are nearing completion or have completed (see below for end dates). Thank you to those who have already enrolled for the Winter 2020 Programs!

I have personally been missing my time with the kids this season however I wanted to update you on what’s going on! I was honoured to be elected as Boxing Ontario’s President last month and am just settling into the position. Due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I have also been selected to officiate (referee and judge) around the world for the Olympic Boxing Qualifiers. You can follow along as I head out to Australia next then back to Quebec at the end of the year (full story). The most incredible takeaway from this experience, is to see that the boxers right here at Kingsway Boxing Club are heading in the direction of these world class athletes!

Virg, Phil and the team have been updating me with how awesome the boxers have been progressing. Thank you for being so understanding of my absence, please let the kids and teens know how much I miss them. I look forward to catching up with everyone in the Winter Season!

~ Jen

PS. You can follow my journey by visiting Jennifer Huggins Facebook and @jenhuggins Instagram

 


IMPORTANT UPDATES


[PROGRAM REGISTRATION WINTER 2020] KIDS 7+, CO-ED TEEN & GIRLS TEEN BOXING
Note that early enrolment is now open however programs are filling quickly. Register Now

[SPECIAL PRIVATE TRAINING] Limited Spots Available

This is a great option for the kids who are looking to not take time off between seasonal programs. These special private lessons will be conducted with our assistant coaches and will be offered at the discounted rate of $100.00 for 3 sessions. Note that availability is limited. Please “Reply-All” to request sessions.

[END DATES] WINTER PROGRAM

  • [Tuesday 4:30 pm] Kids 7+ Boxing – Ended
  • [Saturday 10:30 am] Kids 7+ Boxing – Ends Nov. 23, 2019
  • Co-Ed Teen Boxing – Ends Dec. 7, 2019
  • Girls Teen Boxing – Ends Dec. 9, 2019

[NEXT STEPS] YOUTH RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE PROGRAM
Offered Year-Round

This is the next progression for boxers interested in taking boxing the next step. Participants can remain recreational, however they will be invited into sparring (optional) and continue their growth as technical boxers. We offer membership and Drop-In packages.

Our Youth Boxing Programs are run by Canadian National Coaches Jennifer HugginsVirgil BarrowPhil Daniels alongside our Boxing Ontario Assistant coaches. Those who participate in these classes learn the technical components of the sport, and are given an opportunity to explore their confidence in ways that will help them in all walks of life. The Youth Boxing Membership is appropriate for participants ages 11-19, we also have a special junior program for boxers 7-11 years old. More Info

Please don’t hesitate to contact me back if you have any questions or concerns.

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn

Click here to share your journey with Kingsway Boxing Club.

[FALL 2019] LAST CALL FOR PROGRAM REGISTRATION


Dear KBC Friends and Family,

Summer has flown by! As we enter into September, Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited to share our Fall 2019 programming! Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Fall Programs – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full!

See below for all the new programs available at both locations! Also be sure to Join the Kingsway Boxing and  Fight To End Cancer Families outside of our studio location at Royal York and Bloor (3046 Bloor St. W) this Friday through Sunday! This will be our 13th Annual attendance at the festival and we are celebrating with Boxing Lessons, Raffles, Special Packages and much more! We’ll also be searching for our FTEC2020 Fight Team (info at the bottom of this email).

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up!

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

E.  jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
www.kingswayboxingclub.com
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn


Trilogy Physiotherapy



At Kingsway Boxing High Performance Studios, we have partnered with Trilogy Physiotherapy, a team specializing in sports therapies, advanced massage & registered physiotherapy focusing on the needs and goals of Toronto’s active community.

The therapists at Trilogy have many years of experience and advanced education treating athletes of all kinds.  Our performance therapy helps you recover from injury and allows you to train and perform at your best.
 
Our therapies include:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Registered massage therapy
  • Fascial stretch therapy
  • Cupping
  • Acupuncture/dry needling
  • Personal exercise programs and training
  • Athletic taping
 
All services are covered by extended health benefit plans for physiotherapy and massage therapy. 

More about Trilogy Physiotherapy 


Learn more about our coaching and physiotherapy team and services,
or contact us to schedule an appointment.

Currently Booking Appointments With Trilogy Physiotherapy At KINGSWAY BOXING HIGH PERFORMANCE STUDIOS | 3046 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON.  

Phone: 416 – 232 – 2343

or

Request Appt.


[Summer Enrolment Closing] Last Class and Next Steps



[Summer Enrolment Closing]
Last Class and Next Steps


Dear Kids, Parents and Teens,

This will be the last week of classes for our Spring Kids, Girls and Co-Ed Teen Programs. Thank you to those who have already enrolled for the Summer 2019 Program. I wanted to remind you that this will be the last opportunity to register your teens at the discounted rate.  Our Summer programs are nearly full, so please register this week.

REGISTRATION: 2019 Summer Programs Restart First Week Of July!


IMPORTANT UPDATES


Youth Amateur Boxing Program

Every Tuesday and Thursday 5pm – 6pm
Saturday 11:00 am (year-round)

This is highly recommended to all participants who have attended our seasonal programs, especially those who are looking to take boxing to the next level.

We will be registering with the following options:

  • $65/month for 1 session weekly
  • $75/month for 2 sessions weekly
  • $85/month for unlimited sessions weekly
  • Pre-Paid Drop-In Classes: View Options

Important Notes:

  • More Info & Registration
  • All active members of our Youth Program will receive $100 of the regular seasonal programs rates.

New Group Training Program

Offered Year-Round
If you have 3 or more people are interested in the same time this is a great option.

  • Book at your convenience
  • Packages start at 5 sessions for $115 per participant
  • Private Lessons start at 3 sessions for $100
  • Inquire Now

See You At Bronze Gloves This Weekend!

As you know, we have a competitive boxing team that trains and competes year-round at tournaments and club competitions. Many of our kids and teens have recently started boxing and are interested in taking the next steps. Be sure to stop by this weekend to support the team and see what competitive boxing is all about! Note that the “Fun-Box” division will be competing on Saturday at 1pm. This is for the little ones 12 and under! More info

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn

Click here to share your journey with Kingsway Boxing Club.

Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest | Featuring Gabriel Pietrangelo

Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman


Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest | Featuring Gabriel Pietrangelo


Kingsway Boxing Club has a long history of giving back to the community that builds our team. From supporting through our corporate program, Fight To End Cancer, to always donating local schools and charities. It has become very apparent that the next generation values investment in the future, with many of our kids and youth taking the initiative to fundraise in various ways.

Gabriel Pietrangelo is a 17 year old student attending Richview Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke. In addition to preparing for graduation, with the hopes of  attending University to become a Geography Teacher, Gabe has recently joined Kingsway Boxing’s apprentice coaching team.

“I’m an avid fan of superheroes and video games, as well as sports such as Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, and of course Boxing. I go to the Kingsway Boxing Club often, where I’m continuously learning many different techniques and skills thanks to the teachings and knowledge from my coaches.

Boxing has always been an interest to me since I was around 8, watching a fast paced Boxing match gets me off my feet every time, which would explain why Manny Pacquiao and Sugar Ray Leonard are my two favorite Boxers to watch, and observing my coaches and their teaching methods inspire me with enthusiasm to hope that one day I will be able to be just as good of a teacher as they are.”

Gabe is now mixing his passion for boxing with his love for his community by raising funds for the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.

Enter Gabe’s Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest

By donating $15 or more, you will be entered into a contest to win as Starter Package at Kingsway Boxing Club valued at $150.00


Enter Contest Now

Donors will automatically be entered into raffle
(contest ends April 1, 2019)

I’m asking you to please support my friends and I’s effort in The Inside Ride Ontario to help Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. Your donation will support kids and teens with cancer and their families in Ontario.

The Inside Ride in Ontario funds critical programs in the province including camps, scholarships, work placement and educational support for survivors and kids in treatment, financial support for families with a child in treatment, parent patient advocates, parent support groups and resources.

My team and I are raising money for this cause because it’s important to us to support our peers struggling with cancer as well as aiding them as they fight for their lives on a daily basis. We hope that you feel the same way.

Sponsor Now


The Inside Ride is produced by Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and is Canada’s first indoor cycling challenge and fundraising event dedicated to raising money in support of children with cancer and their families.

The Inside Ride Ontario benefits numerous childhood cancer organizations whose programs include family support, financial support and child support and quality of life programs and research.

The Inside Ride powers POGO (The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) by providing significant funds for both the POGO Financial Assistance Program and the SAVTI (Successful Academic and Vocational Transition Initiative)

Learn more about Inside Ride Ontario

[PRESS RELEASE] Defeat Is NOT An Option | Introducing The 2019 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team



2019 Campaign Photo Description:
The individuals in the campaign photo represent the 2019 Fight Team and Coaches.
[Campaign Photographer: Spencer Wynn]

  • Top Row Standing (from left to right): Renata Reynolds, Paul Agapito, Lisa Ventura, George Boutsalis, Virgil Barrow, Jennifer Huggins
  • Middle Row Sitting (from left to right):Fedele Rosins, Josh Hillinger, Deren Hasip, Ceilagh MacDonald, Rick Denley
  • Bottom Row:Talia Joundi

THE FIGHT TO END CANCER IS WORKING TO RAISE $2 MILLION DOLLARS IN SUPPORT OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER FOUNDATION

The 2019 Fight Team Showcases The Unyielding Commitment Of Diverse Individuals Dedicated To Making A Difference!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — TORONTO, ON. The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) 8th Annual Fight To End Cancer Charity Gala, benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is a Black Tie, exclusive, must attend event, hosted at The Historic Old Mill Toronto, on Saturday June 1, 2019. 

The FTEC 2019 Fight Team has dedicated SIX MONTHS of their already busy lives to transform themselves from never having boxed, to becoming sanctioned fighters.  This unyielding commitment culminates at the FTEC Gala when they step into the ring.  Angie Seth, Anchor and Reporter with the CTV News Channel, will guide you through this incredible experience as Emcee for the evening’s events.

The FTEC Fight Team, in concert with our presenting partners Landscape Plus Ltd. and Grafton Apparel Ltd., are working to make FTEC history by taking the total funds raised to $2 million dollars. Be a part of history and Join The Fight!

The FTEC ring will feature five incredible bouts on Gala night, including not one but TWO main events.  In the first main event, Lisa Ventura will square off with Renata Reynolds – these fiercely independent and successful fighters are relishing their roles as agents for change in the FIGHT TO END CANCER as they cash in months of hard training for research dollars.  In the second main event, Josh Hillinger of Steam Whistle Brewery, faces George Boutsalis – both successful, professional and uniquely suited.  They are not only dedicated to taking the fight to each other, but also landing some heavy body blows against Cancer!  The action won’t stop there with three additional bouts on the card.  Each fighter has been equally dedicated in their training and raising funds in support of the Fight To End Cancer.  Join the fight and be part of making the difference.

Official FTEC national ambassadors, Grafton Apparel, have raised over $250,000 to date through over 100 stores across Canada, including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, Mr. Big & Tall and Kingsport.  This year, they hope to raise $200,000 in additional donations with their “Wear Your Support” Campaign – featuring exclusive FTEC tie-clips – available in all Grafton Apparel stores across Canada, up to and following, the 2019 Gala.

Jennifer Huggins, FTEC founder and CEO, keeps the team on track, along with her partner in crime and Official FTEC Team Head Coach, Virgil Barrow.  The duo inspires those who are fortunate enough to step into the ring, with their unwavering commitment to the cause and the Fight Team.  In addition to being the driving force and visionary behind the Fight To End Cancer, Jennifer maintains a very busy schedule as a globally recognized ambassador for the sport, a 3-Star boxing Referee and Judge with AIBA International Boxing Association.

“The reality of what the Fight To End Cancer represents is bittersweet.  Something that threatens to tear our lives apart has brought so many people together.  Eight years ago, I started this event to give back to the community.  The Fight To End Cancer has since become a community in itself; a family working together towards one goal.  My vision evolved from being a fundraiser, to becoming a global movement that we are all part of.  We are fighting for a future free of cancer, and we will succeed.”

~ Jennifer Huggins, Fight To End Cancer
Founder and Executive Director

DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION!

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Important Dates:
–> Steam Whistle FTEC Gallery: Tues. May 7, 2019 7pm – 11pm | Request Media Access
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 23, 2019 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2019 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 1, 2019 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

Public Relations Team, Fight To End Cancer
pr@fighttoendcancer.com

Donations to our 2018 Fight Team can be made at: www.fighttoendcancer.com. Photos available upon request.

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About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is a year round initiative carried out by ambassadors, sponsors and volunteers worldwide.  Over $1,000,000 has been donated to date since our inaugural year in 2012.  Funds raised by FTEC are donated directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Each year we celebrate the incredible hard work and dedication of our FTEC family with a black-tie charity boxing gala.  This gala showcases ten men and women who represent our Official Fight Team.  Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners.  Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer for a long and successful future for everyone.  This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto. www.fighttoendcancer.com

About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at www.thepmcf.ca


Let’s Take A Moment To Meet This Years Incredible Heroes…



Scroll Down To Meet The 2019 Fight Team

Help the #FTEC2019 Fight Team reach their goal of $2 million dollars before Fight Night! Use the link below to get to know the individual team members better and support them in their Fight To End Cancer! Defeat Is NOTAn Option

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Paul Agapito | View Full Bio

As a marketing professional, Paul Agapito has an incredible ability to highlight the positive attributes for a wide range of products and services.  But there is nothing positive about cancer, so he has decided to let his fists and his heart take the lead as a member of the FTEC2019 fight team.  This “spin doctor” will be raising funds to support the doctors and researches working hard to end cancer in our lifetime.

Deren Hasip | View Full Bio

Deren Hasip is all too familiar with the impacts cancer has on a family having watched his daughter and father take on their own fights.  At work Deren coaches others to help them achieve their goals.  As a member of the FTEC2019 fight team, the coach will become the student as he and his teammates submit themselves to 6 months of intense training.  Keep those hands up!


Ceilagh MacDonald | View Full Bio

Ceilagh MacDonald works with clients every day who are struggling to come back from injury.  She sees first hand how hard they try, the good days and the not so good days.  She has seen this same fight in family and friends who have faced a cancer diagnosis.  Not one to step back from a challenge, FTEC2019 provides Ceilagh with the opportunity to punch cancer in the face and show what she’s made of.

Talia Joundi | View Full Bio

As an Immigration & refugee lawyer, Talia Joundi is used to taking on tough challenges, but as an FTEC2019 fighter she’s taking on the biggest one yet.  Not one to take her health for granted, Talia is stepping into the ring to use her good fortune to help raise funds to support the vital research of the doctors, chemists, and volunteers of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


Josh Hillinger | View Full Bio

Josh Hillinger is the most recent member of fighters coming from Steam Whistle Brewing.  Like all of us, he has been directly touched by cancer, seeing his grandmother, father and father-in-law fight for their lives.  Not one to stand on the sidelines, Josh has joined the Fight to End Cancer as a member of the FTEC2019 fight team and promises to “provide the best guest experience” to his opponent.

George Boutsalis | View Full Bio

As a perennial fundraiser George Boiutsalis has focused his efforts on raising funds for cancer and Alzheimer’s research, both of which have affected his family.  As a professional, George spends his days generating new opportunities and expanding his markets, but keeps his feet firmly entrenched his community. As a member of the FTEC2019 fight team, his community has grown leaps and bounds with one common goal; ending cancer in our lifetime.


Renata Reynolds | View Full Bio

Renata Reynolds is committed to the success of her clients, helping them build winning sales teams and strategies that result in real success.  She is also committed to taking a punch in the face to move one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.  Good news Renata, your opponent is committed to helping you with that challenge.

Lisa Ventura | View Full Bio

As a CEO, Lisa Ventura is responsible for all aspects of her company; definitely a person comfortable being in charge, getting things done and making stuff happen.  Lisa is not comfortable feeling helpless, like she has when friends and loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer.  True to form, she has decided to do something about it by becoming a member of the FTEC 2019 fight team, raising funds and awareness on behalf of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


Fedele Rossi | View Full Bio

When Fedele Rossi’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, he and his family went into a state of shock.  Escorting his mother to all of her treatments exposed Fedele to the roller coaster of emotions experienced not only by his family, but by many others.  He used his anger and frustration as a motivator to first get in great physical condition and now to become a member of the FTEC2019 fight team.  He knows, as we all do, that Defeat is not an Option.

Richard Denley | View Full Bio

Through his business, Richard Denley spends his days motivating individuals to become better leaders.  As an FTEC2019 fighter he will put those motivation skills to good use raising funds and awareness for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  His motivation for becoming an FTEC2019 fighter…ending cancer in our lifetime.


Important Dates:
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 23, 2019 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2019 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 1, 2019 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access


LAST CALL | Spring 2019 Program Registration


LAST CALL | Spring 2019 Program Registration


Happy March KBC Family!

Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited as we gear up for Spring 2019! Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Winter Programs – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full!
Kingsway Boxing now operates out of two separate locations, which allows for a wide range of people, with varying interests, to accomplish any goal. We successfully run competitive and recreational boxing programs, while hosting a variety of fitness and high performance athletic programs out of both locations.
We are proud to announce our partnership with a variety of fitness and martial art professionals, who represent the top coaches and instructors of their domains. The incredible list includes Pro-MMA Fighter Melissa Karagianis , Power4Teens Founder Charlie Page (partnered with Colleen Layug) , Boxing Coaches: Rob Gorican , Anatolyy Mykhayletskyy and so many others!
See below for all the new programs available at both locations! Note that we prorate the cost if the program is already in session – just ask (space permitting).
In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊
Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
T. +1 (416) 234-0075

5 Strategies To Use With Your Tween/Teen by Power4Teens



5 Strategies To Use With Your Tween/Teen by Power4Teens

Article By: Charlie Page | Power4Teen


Charlie Page, Power4Teen Founder and Kingsway Boxing Club Program Partner

Working as a psychotherapist for youth and being a mother of two teenage girls has shown me some startling differences in how I approach and communicate with my own children compared to other peoples children (my clients). The results from my clients and the ease and connection they feel in sharing their stories with me has led me to strengthen and use the same skills on my own kids. These strategies have improved my relationship with my children and, I believe have made me a better parent (although I’m often still reminded of my flaws).

It has become very clear to me that making an impact on children and ‘being heard’ as a psychotherapist is much easier than achieving these results as a parent, so give yourself time and be easy on yourself:

1. Listen and shut up

You may think you are listening, you might even rejoice in your conversations with your children and how wise and impactful you are being, but are you really or do you have an agenda? My main goal as a psychotherapist is to really listen and ask the right questions to direct their thought process, to understand them and make them feel understood. The questioning helps them feel empowered and directed to make quality decisions based on who they are and the goals they set for themselves. As a parent, when our kids communicate with us we have a tendency to think about the person we want and hope they will be and advise them based on that. We try to advise and impart our wisdom by giving advice when most of the time kids want to voice their concerns and feel challenged to formulate their own decisions. They have wisdom, help them find it. Remind yourself that they aren’t you… and they most likely don’t want to be! There is absolute power and use in parental wisdom, just spread it out a little.

Trust…

Try to trust in their decision making skills as much as possible to improve their belief in themselves and their capabilities. Believing that your children have the ability to make great decisions even when they have failed (sometimes often) in the past is an incredibly powerful performance enhancer for children. I often see children who have lost all hope of trying to make their parents proud and they have given up trying. These kids always have a deep need and hope for their parents to be proud and connected with them, no matter what they are telling you.

Wait ….more will come.

Our children have become conditioned to expect our analysis and opinions about the direction of their life and their problems. They will talk about an issue with a friend, school or their mental health and we are ready to impart our wisdom of what they should do, sometimes even expressing ‘if I was you I would do….’…. well guess what, we aren’t them! We give our parental advice and the conversation ends shortly afterwards. Our child continues to feel confused and frustrated because there is so much more there that we didn’t ask and they feel misunderstood. So when they talk about their issue don’t immediately try to problem solve it, just look and wait, more always comes out. You can actually become an expert on their problem with them and they will master it knowing you understood and were really there for them.

Hmmmmm….Interesting. Hmmmm…. that’s very observant. Hmmm…..keep going with the story.

Never underestimate the power of a hmmmm…….. This is way more impactful on creating successful kids with a sense of self acceptance than telling them our stories.

Wow…that’s a lot of passion!

When things between you have escalated and your kid has totally lost it, your job is to attempt to not totally lose it too. With a strong belief in the need to teach, amend and improve a child’s behaviour we need also to be mindful of how we are responding to them and how we can amend our own behaviour to get the optimum results. As adults, we still have a tendency to sometimes respond to our kids from the child we once were (sometimes I notice responding to my teen daughter with an eye-roll back!!). We respond from our past hurts, feelings of rejection or feelings of being disrespected and it rolls into a big ball of reaction. This powerful reaction can be bigger than what may be required. A mindfulness strategy I use to slow things down when they get heated is to admire the passion my child is showing. (This is not the same as accepting their behaviour when it is inappropriate, it is a flow through to creating an environment where learning and change can happen). Once you recognize the passion and express the power of its beauty when used in other directions the whole energy of the discussion changes. This passion they show is a great tool in life and although it may be coming out wrong in this situation can we comment on the usefulness and power of anger and then address the issue at hand more calmly. We do not want to discipline or quell passion as it is the driving force behind success.


Psychotherapy (Youth, Parents, Relationships)

Contact Charlie at 416 697-8748 to discuss whether psychotherapy is right for you or your child. Referrals available to psychologists or psychiatrists as required.

Stress/Anxiety, Friendships/School, Depression, Loss of Hope ,Eating Disorders, Self Harm,Parent/Child Relationship


Our Girls Teen and Tween Conditioning and Self-Defence Program is brought to you by our fitness guru Charlie Page, founder and owner of Power4Teens. This program focuses on improving the function of both the mind and body to create improved physical fitness and mental positivity. This is a workout with a difference – as you sweat, condition and build confidence, Charlie brings her experience with teen psychology to inspire, motivate, reduce stress and anxiety, help with body image issues and create personal positive affirmations to live life more fully.

Charlie Offers Programs At Kingsway Boxing Club and has become a staple for teens in Bloor West Village! Learn more about her day and overnight camps for girls, boys and even parents! Visit Power4Teens Online