Team Kingsway Boxing Makes an Impact at Boxing Canada Nationals and Calgary Cup: Virgil Barrow Helps Ontario Provincial Team Bring Home 29 Medals!

Team Kingsway Boxing displayed an impressive showcase of talent and determination at both the Calgary Cup and Boxing Canada Nationals.

Two contenders, Saeed Haje-saeed and Noel Fridmann, made their debut at the nationals with their sights set on national titles, while Will Bardsley represented Kingsway Boxing at the Canada Cup U23 tournament. Virgil Barrow, Co-Owner of Kingsway Boxing, was selected as one of Ontario’s Provincial Team Coaches and Jennifer Huggins was the assistant supervisor for the Canada Cup. This event marked a significant achievement for Team KBC.

The 2024 Canada Cup and Junior Youth National Championships concluded after five action-packed days! The tournament featured over 200 bouts across the U23 and Junior/Youth National rings. We witnessed the crowning of our inaugural Canada Cup Champions and celebrated the rising stars who claimed junior and youth national titles, including our own Saeed Haje-Saeed, who brought home a bronze medal in the Men’s Youth 54 kg Weight division. Noel Fridmann finished fourth in the country in the Junior C 60 kg weight division. Team KBC also secured a bronze medal with a strong performance by William Bardsley in the Men’s U23 57kg weight division.

Virgil Barrow, Co-Owner of Kingsway Boxing, dedicated the week to working with the Boxing Ontario Provincial Coaching team. Together with Julia DiMarcantonio and Danial Khan, they guided nearly 50 boxers from the province, securing 29 medals, including 17 national titles. Another notable achievement for the team was Jennifer Huggins’ role as an assistant supervisor and evaluator for the Canada Cup U23 ring, while also managing logistics leading up to the tournament.

“It was an honour to be selected as one of the provincial team coaches, alongside Coach Julia and Coach Daniel. The dream team of coaches, they are both excellent high-level coaches, with a ton of experience. With over 40 athletes competing against the best in the country, all vying for the number one spot in Canada, we are incredibly proud of Team Ontario for their accomplishments. Ontario’s future looks bright, with 17 national titles. “

~ Virgil Barrow, Boxing Ontario Provincial Team Coach

Kingsway Boxing has been expanding its presence in the competitive boxing world over the past few years. Although this was the first time KBC had representation at the nationals, a team of 12 boxers recently represented KBC at the Brampton Cup tournament, all demonstrating true promise in the sport. Not only did they achieve their personal bests, but they also represented the sport and Kingsway with excellence against some of the top international and national boxers.

Jennifer Huggins assisted Roland Labbe in delivering the officials seminar and supervising the U23 ring as she prepares to increase her support for the development of officials in Canada.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to have served as an assistant supervisor and evaluator, alongside my mentor, Roland Labbe. Being part of the inaugural Boxing Canada Cup in Calgary was an honour, and I look forward to continuing my support for the growth of officiating and boxing in Canada!

A huge congratulations to Virgil Barrow, Danial Khan, and Julia DiMarc for leading the Boxing Ontario team to an impressive 29 medals and crowning 17 national champions. I’m incredibly proud of our boxers from Kingsway Boxing Club who represented at the Nationals and Calgary Cup. I can’t wait to see where their journey will take them next.”

~ Jennifer Huggins, Founder Kingsway Boxing Club

Thank you to our community who has joined us and continues to contribute to making our journey a tremendous success. Your support has been instrumental, not only within our community through various initiatives but also in backing our competitive team. As we prepare for the next tournament, we are confident that our athletes will continue to excel and showcase the skills they have honed over the years. Their dedication and hard work have brought us to this moment, and there’s no doubt that they will make us proud.

 Team Coaches Virgil Barrow, Julia DiMarcantonio, and Danial Khan, Provincial Coach Ray Napper [Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman, Boxing Ontario]

Coach Virgil reflected on the significance of the fighters’ accomplishments and shared his thoughts on what they meant to him personally:

While Saeed and Noel both aimed for the National title, their work ethic and consistent willingness to improve are a coach’s dream. Saeed is #1 in Ontario and 3rd in Canada. His first nationals saw him get his first win. His second bout of the tournament was against Quebec who he lost to but fought a Gutsy fight till the final bell. Noel is #2 in ontario and #4 in Canada. He lost a razor close bout, he will get better and aim for that number #1 spot next year. I’m proud of them for their achievements.

With the support of the community and the dedication of its athletes and coaching team, notably TJ Mosher and Geoff Britnell, Kingsway Boxing is poised to make a lasting impact at the upcoming provincials and future international events. As they continue to strive for excellence, Team Kingsway Boxing remains committed to representing the sport and its values with integrity and passion.

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Team Kingsway Boxing Prepares to Make an Impact at Upcoming Boxing Canada Nationals: 2 Contenders Eye National Title, Virgil Barrow Selected for Ontario Provincial Coaching Team!

 Team Coaches Virgil Barrow, Julia DiMarcantonio, and Danial Khan, Provincial Coach Ray Napper [Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman, Boxing Ontario]

In anticipation of the upcoming Boxing Canada Nationals, Team Kingsway Boxing is gearing up for an exhilarating showcase of talent and determination.

With two contenders eyeing the national title and Virgil Barrow, Kingsway Boxing Co-Owner, selected as one of Ontario’s Provincial Team Coaches, the event represents a huge achievement for Team KBC.

Virgil Barrow, Kingsway Boxing Co-Owner, has been selected for the Boxing Ontario Provincial Coaching team. Alongside Julia DiMarcantonio and Danial Khan, they will lead nearly 50 boxers from the province towards their goal of national titles. Another notable achievement for the team is that Jennifer Huggins will also be supporting as a supervisor for the Canada Cup U23 ring simultaneously running at the venue.

“It’s an honour to be selected as one of the provincial team coaches, alongside Coach Julia and Coach Daniel. They are both excellent high-level coaches, and I look forward to working and learning from them. With over 40 athletes competing against the best in the country, all vying for the number one spot in Canada, Team Ontario is hungry, and we are coming for the GOLD.”

~ Virgil Barrow, Boxing Ontario Provincial Team Coach

Looking ahead to the event, Kingsway Boxing is proud to announce the qualification of two of its members for the 2024 Nationals. Saeed Haje-Saeed has secured the title of provincial champion, showcasing exceptional talent and dedication. Additionally, Noel Fridmann has earned the esteemed position of number two in Ontario, further solidifying Kingsway Boxing’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the sport. Another one of Team KBC’s athletes, Will Bardsley, will also be representing at this tournament as he prepares to return to Australia to compete in his Provincials with hopes of representing Australia in the next Olympic cycle.

Kingsway Boxing has been increasing its involvement in the competitive boxing world over the past few years. A team of 12 boxers recently represented KBC at the Brampton Cup tournament, all showing true promise in the sport. Not only did they achieve their personal bests, but they also represented the sport and Kingsway with excellence against some of the top international and national boxers.

Jennifer Huggins will assist and receive training from Roland Labbe in delivering the officials seminar and supervising the U23 ring as she prepares to increase her support for the development of officials in Canada.

“Since founding Kingsway Boxing Club in 2006, it has been my dream to introduce a sport that has profoundly impacted and shaped my life to the community,” said Jennifer Huggins, Founder of Kingsway Boxing Club. “While we have always been active in the competitive world, much of our focus has been on our recreational programming. This approach not only aimed to cultivate boxing at the grassroots level but also served as a means to sustain our operations in the face of Toronto’s high rent costs. Finally, after nearly 20 years, we are beginning to make our mark in the competitive and national scenes. I am incredibly proud of all our youth and elite boxers!”

~ Jennifer Huggins, Founder Kingsway Boxing Club

Thank you to our community who has joined us and continues to contribute to making our journey a tremendous success. Your support has been instrumental, not only within our community through various initiatives but also in backing our competitive team. As we prepare for the Nationals, we are confident that our athletes will continue to excel and showcase the skills they have honed over the years. Their dedication and hard work have brought us to this moment, and there’s no doubt that they will make us proud.

Coach Virgil shared some words of encouragement as the boxers put their final days into training before they leave:

“KBC’s own Saeed and Noel are both ready to compete for the National title. Their work ethic and consistent willingness to improve are a coach’s dream. Bring home some medals, boys!”

With the support of the community and the dedication of its athletes and coaching team, notably TJ Mosher and Geoff Britnell, Kingsway Boxing is poised to make a lasting impact at the upcoming Nationals and future international events. As they continue to strive for excellence, Team Kingsway Boxing remains committed to representing the sport and its values with integrity and passion.

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The 2024 International Women’s Day campaign embraces the theme #InspireInclusion. 

This year, our dedicated focus is on fostering a world where inclusion is not just recognized, but wholeheartedly embraced and joyously celebrated. Through our united endeavors, we aspire to propel the cause of women’s equality within the dynamic realm of boxing. Join us on this transformative journey as we ardently work towards shaping a future that is not only inclusive but also characterized by equity and diversity.

On International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the women of KBC! Their hard work, fierceness and dedication never fails to inspire the community and us! 

Jennifer Huggins

Fight Team Coach | High Performance Trainer

Jennifer Huggins is the owner and senior coach of the Kingsway Boxing Club in Toronto. As an International Boxing referee and judge, Jennifer understands the sport of boxing inside and out. She has extensive experience working within boxing’s international, national and provincial sport organizations. During her time with Boxing Ontario, Jennifer served as an assistant coach with Ontario’s provincial team, Ontario’s Provincial Chief Official, and president of Boxing Ontario’s Board of Directors. She is currently on the Sport and Competition Committee with World Boxing, appointed as a member of the Advisory Council to the Minister of Sport in Ontario. She’s also active as an Official with Boxing Canada and continues to with the organization in other capacities. This includes sitting on Boxing Canada’s Inter-Provincial Territorial Committee, the Canadian R&J Commission, Gender Equity Advisory Group and the Gold Medal Profile Advisory Group. Jennifer is also the founder and executive director of the Fight to End Cancer, which has raised more than $3 million for cancer research, with proceeds going directly to support the research and patient care at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

“Maintaining a clear perspective and honouring fairness is always key. As a boxing official, I play the role of both referee and judge. I pride myself on being fair in and outside of the ring.”


Shireen Fabing

Boxing Coach | Personal Trainer

Shireen’s journey as a competitive boxer began the moment she laced up her very first pair of boxing gloves. Remaining dedicated to the sport, she thrives as an amateur boxer while also spreading her passion beyond the ring to the wider community. Shireen actively engages with both recreational enthusiasts and competitive athletes, tirelessly advocating for the myriad benefits boxing offers.

“When I found boxing (or boxing found me), for a while I thought ‘why didn’t I find this sport earlier in life’, but as I began to progress, that thought is now a distant memory. I believe we found each other at the right time. Boxing is on the rise. Women’s boxing is on the rise and I’m living it now.


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.


Crystal Chen

Personal Trainer | Wellness Coach |Communications and Marketing

Crystal is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and holistic lifestyle coach. Her experience and thirst for knowledge has brought her to being a life coach and healer who has now combined her 20 years of knowledge to marrying mindfulness to exercise. She loves striking a balance of mobility work with lifting, dancing and has fun doing free movement as ways to keep her body agile and strong.

Crystal believes that our mental and emotional health is crucial to over all joy, happiness and our physical health. She aims to infuse this in all areas of fitness, and her classes as creating a life that is rich in mind, body and spirit is the key to happiness

“Live your best life on your terms. Life is too short to waste worrying about things that don’t bring you joy”


Sophia Ingrassia

Assistant Boxing Coach

Sophia initially took up boxing with the goal of acquiring a new skill and improving her fitness levels. However, from the moment she stepped into the KBC community, she discovered a profound love for both the sport and its supportive environment. Recognizing her passion and dedication, Sophia is determined to excel in boxing and deepen her involvement with the community. Despite her ongoing university studies, she eagerly anticipates coaching during the summers and whenever her schedule permits.

“KBC is truly one of the most amazing communities I’ve ever been apart of with the most welcoming environment and I’m so happy to be apart of it. I hope to continue to help grow the KBC family and share the skills I’ve learned with whoever may join.”


Olivia Bates

Fitness Guru and HIIT Coach

Born and raised in the GTA, Olivia has been boxing since the age of 10! She loves how the sport challenges her, not only physically, but mentally as well.

Over the years, being a coach has brought her so much joy. Olivia loves seeing the kids improve day by day. It’s a huge motivator to be able to provide them with a safe, enjoyable space where they can learn both technique and increase fitness. The community at KBC really pushes her to be her best for herself and the kids and she loves every bit of it!

When Olivia is not at the gym, she enjoys playing and listening to music as well as her quality time with the family.

“It’s a huge motivator to provide the kids with a safe, enjoyable space where they can learn both techniques and increase their fitness!”


Jacqueline Walters

High Performance Instructor | Kickboxing Coach

Jacqueline Walters boasts an impressive record as a 4-time Canadian Kickboxing Champion in the 60kg, K1 Division, having proudly represented Canada at the World Championships in both 2009 and 2011. With a diverse background that includes training and competing across continents such as Thailand, Europe, Africa, North and South America, Jacqueline now holds the esteemed title of Canada’s sole A-Level, internationally-sanctioned Kickboxing Ring Referee sanctioned by the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO). Additionally, she serves as a Chief Official with WAKO Canada and is a respected Kickboxing coach and instructor. Leveraging her expertise further, Jacqueline is also an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, offering tailored fitness programs both on an individual basis and in group settings.

Jacqueline’s love of the sport, and fitness in general is what inspires her to help others stay healthy through recreational and/or competitive sport.


Katerina Muchnik

Yoga Instructor

Katerina’s approach to Yoga focuses on using poses to get into your body (not the other way around), while focusing on how the asana feel, rather than what they look like.

Katerina is a certified Yoga teacher with a formal education in Life Sciences, UofT. She is well aware of how each body is perfectly imperfect and uses this combination to focus on proper form and alignment.

You may think yoga may not be your “thing”, …but what if it is?   Come alone or with a friend to see for yourself… YOGA is for everybody!


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.

Power4Teens has allowed Shyanne’s two passions to come together, working with youth and workin’ their butts!


Patricia Else

Yoga Instructor

Patricia Else has a Master’s of Science in Community Health Nursing and a background in public health. She has been a health focused consultant since 2013, a certified personal trainer since 2014 and a certified yoga teacher since 2018.

She works with organizations to build capacity and with individuals and groups to build strength and improve their health. She teaches Health Promotion at Sheridan College with Kinesiology degree students.

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.

Patricia 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.


SYLVIA PERRY

Yoga Instructor

Sylvia has 20 years experience as a talented yoga instructor, who is nurturing, insightful, intuitive with a great sense of humour. She is always meticulously prepared for her classes which are tailored for the students who attend. The students benefit from individual support and attention grounded in patience and focus.

Her classes are fun, lighthearted with lots of variety. She focusses on alignment, provides careful and safety conscious instruction with a firm foundation in traditional yoga.

Sylvia has taught yoga one on one in private sessions and small classes and large class of over 60 participants. She is trained in Ashtanga and Power Yoga and a certified E-RYT 200 YACEP to teach Hatha Yoga and traditional Indian Hot Yoga.

“There is something to be learned from everyone. Mostly I love to teach yoga. Yoga is my way of connecting with others in a meaningful way. Hopefully that shows in my classes.”


Clare Hickey

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Clare is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is in her second year of study to become a Naturopathic Doctor through the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Clare’s approach to wellness is centred around simplicity and practicality. She aims to empower her clients to have the nutritional science and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their health. 


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The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme was to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. Read more about this here.


The theme for the 2022 campaign was “#breakthebias” and that year we chose to challenge the unconscious bias associated with women in boxing. Today we will feature and celebrate the women of Kingsway Boxing Club and their achievements.


The theme for the 2021 campaign was “#ChooseToChallenge” and this year we choose to challenge the unconscious bias associated with women in boxing. Today we will feature and celebrate the women of Kingsway Boxing Club and their achievements.


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We offer programs for kids, teens and adults, and for every fitness level, so there’s no reason to wait!

Kingsway Boxing Club operates from two locations: the Boxing Gym and our High Performance Studio, both situated in the west end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We effectively manage competitive boxing programs at the Boxing Gym and offer a range of fitness, recreational, and high-performance athletic programs at both the Boxing Gym and our new High Performance Studio. Additionally, our Virtual Boxing Club extends accessibility to individuals worldwide.


At Kingsway Boxing the safety of our community is our number one priority. We kindly urge all attendees to be mindful of their health before participating in any classes or training sessions.

Our staff trainers and coaches remain dedicated to upholding strict protocols ensuring the safety and well-being of our Kingsway family. Thorough cleaning and sanitation take place between clients and classes to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

We are committed to hosting an environment that empowers everyone to excel and accomplish their goals in a healthy and positive setting.

The History Of Women’s Boxing: A Boxing Canada Feature

Did you know that the roots of women’s boxing can be traced back to the 18th century?

Elizabeth Wilkinson made history in London as she fought her way to claim the title of European Championess, taking on opponents of both genders. During those times, boxing allowed techniques such as kicking and gouging, which are now strictly prohibited in modern-day boxing.

Despite its centuries-old origins, it wasn’t until 2012 that women were granted the opportunity to compete in boxing at the Olympic level for the first time. The groundbreaking progress witnessed at the London 2012 Olympics paved the way for the emergence of the world’s inaugural 12 female Olympic medallist boxers. While this progress was historic, equality remained a distant goal, with only 3 women’s weight classes represented at the 2012 Olympics. However, as the road to the Paris 2024 Olympics approaches, equality in the sport is also drawing closer, with 7 men’s and 6 women’s weight classes now being included.

This International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge some of the inspiring women who have represented Canada in amateur Olympic and professional boxing! 🇨🇦 🥊

Tammara Thibeault

Tammara Thibeault is a beast of a boxer from Quebec. Even fracturing her nose twice in a month did not bring this one’s spirit down! She won gold at the 2017 Pan American Championships at 75kg, gold at the 2022 and bronze at the 2019 World Championships. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Thibeault won the bronze medal in the middleweight event and the list just continues. She is power packed, a 2020 Tokyo Olympian and hopes to qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games!

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Scarlett Delgado

Scarlett’s boxing journey took a significant turn in 2020 when she considered quitting due to her weight class’s absence from the Olympic program. However, her enthusiasm reignited after assisting a teammate’s Tokyo 2020 training and learning that her weight class would be reinstated for Paris 2024. This revelation fueled her determination to excel. She secured the gold medal in the 54kg category at both the 2022 and 2023 AMBC American Continental Championships, showcasing her prowess internationally. Additionally, Scarlett advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2022 IBA World Championships. Introduced to boxing at 17, Scarlett grew up around the sport, with her father running a boxing gym. This upbringing instilled in her a deep appreciation for boxing’s artistry and the qualities it demands, including timing, emotional control, and grit. She views boxing as more than just a sport but as a form of artistic expression. A favorite quote by Pablo Picasso, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away,” reflects her belief in sharing one’s talents for the greater good.

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Charlie Cavanagh

Charlie Cavanagh is a member of the Canadian national team competing at 66kg, originally from New Brunswick. She picked up boxing at the age of 13 years old as a recreational member. Her father had been involved in boxing for years already, and she was eager to partake in all sports, especially contact sport. Prior to being part of the elite national team, she competed for the youth national team, where she placed for silver at the Youth Continental Championships, and gold at the Youth World Championships in 2018.

After joining the elite team in 2022, Charlie competed at the Elite Continental Championships, winning the bronze medal, followed by the Women World Championships where she won the silver medal.

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Sara Kali

Sara Kali, aged 32, emerged as the victor in the December Olympic Trials held in Montreal, Canada. With an impressive display of skill and determination, Sara clinched victory in the trials, securing her place as a formidable contender in the world of boxing. Her triumph underscores her dedication and perseverance in pursuit of her athletic goals. As she continues to pursue excellence in the sport, Sara’s achievements serve as a testament to her talent and commitment to her craft.

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Terris Smith

Terris Smith, a talented athlete, is 30 years old and recently emerged victorious in the December Olympic Trials held in Montreal, Canada. Despite facing stiff competition, Terris showcased her exceptional skills and determination, securing the win in this prestigious event. Her success highlights not only her prowess inside the ring but also her unwavering dedication to the sport of boxing. Terris’s achievement in the December Olympic Trials underscores her as a standout female boxer, poised to make her mark on the Olympic stage. As she continues to pursue her athletic aspirations, Terris Smith’s triumph serves as a testament to her talent, resilience, and determination in the pursuit of excellence in boxing.

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Marie Al-Ahmadieh

Marie Al-Ahmadieh, at just 19 years old, has already made significant strides in her boxing career. In 2022, she demonstrated her talent on the international stage by finishing in the top 8 at the Youth World Championship in Alicante, Spain. She further solidified her standing as a promising athlete by earning a Silver Medal at the Bornemissza Youth Memorial Tournament in Eger, Hungary, and securing Gold at the Brandenburg Youth Tournament in Germany.

Continuing her impressive trajectory into 2023, Marie showcased her skill and determination by emerging as the Pan Am Games Box Off Winner in Montreal, Canada. She followed this achievement with a Silver Medal at the AMBC Continental Championship in Cali, Colombia. Making her debut appearance at the Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, Marie demonstrated her competitive spirit and prowess in the ring.

Most notably, Marie clinched victory at the December Olympic Trials in Montreal, Canada, further cementing her status as a rising star in the boxing world. With her exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication to the sport, Marie Al-Ahmadieh is poised to continue making waves in the realm of boxing on both national and international platforms.

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Mckenzie Wright

McKenzie’s boxing journey is a testament to perseverance and passion. After a four-year hiatus, she made a triumphant return to the ring in 2023, clinching her third senior national title at the Canadian Championships. Her renewed dedication to the sport blossomed while living in South Africa, reigniting her love for boxing before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought her back to Canada.

Fuelled by a newfound determination, McKenzie devoted herself to rigorous training for a year, culminating in a remarkable victory in her comeback fight against a multi-time American champion. Her success didn’t stop there – she also secured the bronze medal in the 50kg category at the 2023 AMBC American Continental Championships and replicated her bronze achievement for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile, later that fall.

Introduced to combat sports through a high school self-defence class, McKenzie transitioned to amateur kickboxing at 17 before finding her true calling in boxing. A graduate of Niagara College’s Practical Nursing Program, she harbors ambitions of a career in cosmetic nursing. Inspired by the legendary two-time Olympian Mandy Bujold, McKenzie regards her as both a mentor and friend.

Before stepping into the ring, McKenzie draws inspiration from her trusted book, “Winning State Wrestling,” and lives by the motto, “Don’t talk about it, just be about it.” Her journey exemplifies resilience, determination, and the unwavering pursuit of excellence in both sport and life.

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Myriam Dasilva

Just a few months after she joined the national team, Myriam Da Silva won 69kg gold at the 2012 Americas Continental Championships in Cornwall, Ontario. Later that year, she made her debut at the AIBA World Championships. In 2014, she was a silver medallist at the continental championships and made her second world championship appearance.  

In 2015, Da Silva underwent surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand. The next year, she broke her thumb in that same hand. She dropped in the world rankings and was unable to compete at the world championships. After rehab, she finished second at the Canadian Championships and was not selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games team. 

Da Silva did regain her national title in 2018 and made the quarterfinals for the first time at the world championships. She was selected to compete in her first international multi-sport competition, the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games, where she won the 69kg silver medal. In her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Da Silva was eliminated in the Round of 16.  

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Mary Spencer

A 75 kilogram middleweight from Wiarton, Ontario, Mary Spencer has won three World Championships, one Pan American Games gold medal, and eight Canadian Championships. In 2012, Mary made history as the first Canadian and the first Aboriginal female boxer to compete in the London Olympics.

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Mandy Bujold

From Cobourg, Ontario, weighing in at 51 kg (112 lbs.), Mandy Bujold has had numerous titles and victories attributed to her name. She’s won 11 Canadian National Championships, 3 Continental Championships, a Gold medal at the first Pan American Games and a Bronze medal at the first Commonwealth Games that included women’s boxing. In addition to her long list of accolades, Mandy represented Canada at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and continues to inspire.

Fun Fact: During regular operation at Kingsway Boxing Club, Mandy Bujold would join our Girl’s Youth Program to help inspire and coach our team.

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Ariane Fortin

Ariane Fortin is a true Canadian hero and a two-time World Boxing Champion. Featured in the film Last Woman Standing and from Quebec, Ariane achieved her career highlight by representing Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She also made headlines at the 2014 Commonwealth Games by winning the silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Her journey represents the true definition of perseverance! Fortin was Boxing Canada’s Female Boxer of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

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Kim Clavel

Kim Clavel is a Canadian professional boxer who has held the WBC-NABF light flyweight title since 2019. What really makes Kim Clavel stand out is her commitment to her community. Last year in March 2020 when her first main event was cancelled, she decided to temporarily drop her gloves and get back into her nursing scrubs to help during the pandemic! Truly inspirational!

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Caroline Veyre

Caroline won bronze at her very first Canadian championships in 2009. By 2012 she had moved up to claim silver and in 2013 she won the first of her two straight national titles. If that wasn’t impressive enough, in 2013 she made her debut at the American Women’s Continental Championships and won a bronze medal. Veyre went on to earn her spot on the Canadian Team for TORONTO 2015 by winning the Pan Am Games qualifying tournament. She’s now on a mission to qualify and represent Canada at the Tokyo 2020ne Olympic Games.

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Marie-Eve Dicaire

Marie-Ève Dicaire from Quebec, has held the IBF female light middleweight title since 2018. Prior to her professional career, Dicaire represented Canada as an amateur boxer. In 2013, she was named athlete of the year by Boxing Quebec. As of September 2020, she is ranked as the world’s second best active female light middleweight! What a woman!

Fun Fact: On March 5, 2021, Dicaire headlined on the “SUPERWOMEN: SHIELDS VS. DICAIRE”, an all-female night of professional boxing, featuring a 10-round 154-pound unification showdown against the undefeated three-division and current WBC/WBO Super Welterweight World champion Claressa Shields.

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Women’s boxing has come a long way with some of the fiercest females representing the country and this International Women’s Day we truly salute them!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Other female boxers who have paved the way in the sport of boxing include: Amanda Galle, Jaime Clampitt, Diana Dutra, Lindsay Garbatt, Jeannine Garside, Vanessa Lepage Joanisse, Noriko Kariya, Jelena Mrdjenovich, Jessica Rakoczy, Kara Ro and Vaia Zaganas.


Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including:

🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

📆 [SCHEDULE UPDATE] FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND SAT. FEB. 17, 2024 – MON. FEB. 19, 2024

Happy Family Day Weekend KBC Fam,

Please be advised that we will be operating on a holiday schedule starting this Saturday. Please refer to the information below and consult your trainer for personal training availability. Additionally, remember to register for our upcoming Boxing Fundamentals Workshop next weekend and the Self-Defense Workshop, which is back by popular demand, scheduled for April 20th.

Holiday Scheduling:

Drop-In Classes & Enrolments: Please Check Class Listing

[Must Register] Special Classes We will be running the following classes this weekend: 

✅ Saturday Feb 17 at 9:15 am (JUTLAND)

✅ Sunday Feb 18 at 10:00 am (JUTLAND)

Personal Training: Please confirm with your trainer

Regular schedule resumes on TUES. FEB. 20, 2024

Workshop Early Discount Registration: 

  • Boxing 101 Fundamentals: Sat. Feb 24 @ 12 pm – 2 pm Register/Info
  • Self-Defence Workshop: Sat. April 20 @12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Register/Info

We offer programs for kids, teens and adults, and for every fitness level, so there’s no reason to wait!

Kingsway Boxing Club operates from two locations: the Boxing Gym and our High Performance Studio, both situated in the west end of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We effectively manage competitive boxing programs at the Boxing Gym and offer a range of fitness, recreational, and high-performance athletic programs at both the Boxing Gym and our new High Performance Studio. Additionally, our Virtual Boxing Club extends accessibility to individuals worldwide.

Team KBC Highlights from The Brampton Cup

Team KBC brought a contingent of 12 youth and elite boxers to showcase their skills at the historic Brampton Cup Tournament last weekend.

We are incredibly thankful for the unwavering support from our community as our boxers prepared to enter the ring! In addition to our dedicated fighters, our coaches traveled across the province to arrange sparring sessions for the team as they honed their skills for the first tournament of 2024. With the entire team putting in hard work and excitement building up, the action commenced on Thursday, February 1st, with scheduled competitions highlighting our boxers alongside talented athletes from around the world.

The recent Brampton Cup boxing tournament witnessed a display of skill, determination, and heart as athletes from various backgrounds showcased their skill in the ring. Among the standout performers from Team KBC were: Erick Medina, Quentin Snowden, Wesley Snowden, Corson McDonald, Carson Blake, Kwasi Amoateng, Kevin Phan, Noel Fridmann, Saeed Haje-saeed, Colin Brown, Moises Cassanova and Jamal Henry.

Day 1 Recap:

In the first session, Carson Blake and Erick Medina made their debut with impressive performances against formidable opponents. Both secured unanimous wins, advancing them to the next round of competition. Corson Mcdonald also emerged victorious in his 9th bout, securing a unanimous win and securing his spot in the finals. Despite facing his toughest opponent yet, Noel Fridmann fought a strategic bout, gaining invaluable experience despite not clinching the win. This serves as valuable preparation as he gears up for the nationals next month in Calgary.

Day 2 Recap

In the second session, the team’s performance was mixed, with a record of 1-3. Kevin Phan and Wesley Snowden engaged in closely contested matches but unfortunately didn’t secure the victories. Notably, Saeed Hadje-Saeed faced a tough opponent from the UK national team, boasting four times his experience, providing invaluable preparation as he gears up for a shot at a national title next month at the Canada Cup.

Despite the challenges, the team demonstrated resilience, seizing the opportunity to learn and grow. The sole triumph of the session came from Quentin Snowden, who delivered a third-round stoppage. His impressive victory propels him into the finals, marking a significant achievement for the team.

The third session yielded an impressive 5-1 record, including a Gold medal win in the finals. Erick Medina showcased his skills with a second-round stoppage victory. Corson McDonald claimed the title of 2X Brampton Cup champion. Despite coming up short, Carson Blake demonstrated relentless determination throughout his match. Colin Brown secured a gutsy victory, propelling him to the finals. Jamal Henry delivered a solid performance, earning his spot in the finals. Kwasi secured a decisive first-round stoppage, showcasing his prowess in the ring.

Day 3 Recap

Corson McDonald’s stellar performance earned him another gold medal, solidifying his status as a two-time Brampton Cup champion. Meanwhile, Jamal Henry also clinched gold for the second time, further establishing his dominance in the ring.

Kwasi’s journey to the finals was nothing short of inspiring. Despite facing a formidable opponent, he displayed remarkable resilience and courage, ultimately securing a silver medal in a hard-fought battle.

Colin Brown, the eldest athlete in the competition, proved that age is no barrier to success. His silver medal win was a testament to his dedication and perseverance.

Erick Medina, making his debut in the tournament, impressed with a semifinal stoppage and a valiant effort in the finals, earning him a silver medal.

Moises Cassanova’s skills were evident throughout the tournament, although he narrowly missed the opportunity to showcase them in the finals, settling for a silver medal.

Lastly, Quentin Snowden’s remarkable performance highlighted his potential as a rising star in the boxing world. With a victory over a more experienced opponent in the semifinals and a stellar performance in the finals, he emerged victorious with a well-deserved gold medal.

The Brampton Cup provided a platform for these athletes to demonstrate their talent and dedication to the sport, leaving spectators in awe of their exceptional performances and eagerly anticipating their future endeavours in the ring.

Special Shout Out:

A special acknowledgment goes out to the following team members who dedicated themselves to preparation, although circumstances prevented them from stepping into the ring.:

  • William Bardsley works through an injury as he gears up for his chance to compete for a spot on the Australian National Team and pursue his journey to LA2028.
  • Shireen Fabing, our dedicated Masters Class Open fighter, always remains prepared to face any competition, despite the challenges of finding opponents who match her level of experience.
  • Henri Zekan, who was prepared and ready for the match, unfortunately fell ill to the flu just days before the tournament commenced.
  • Julia Howe was poised to step into the ring for her third bout. However, prioritizing her education, she made the wise decision to put school first, ultimately opting to step aside for this competition.

2024 Boxing Ontario Registration Now OPEN!

⚠️ BOXING ONTARIO LICENCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL CONTACT TRAINING

⚠️ Read Before Proceeding — Important Note: Boxing Ontario Licensing is mandatory for all boxing activities, however if you are not engaging in contact (sparring or competition), you only require the Recreational Licence Buy Now

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR ANNUAL BOXING ONTARIO MEDICAL

Fight Team Doctor, Dr. Venturi, will be onsite at the Kingsway Boxing Club for a special boxer medical session. To help with managing flow, you will be contacted with an arrival timeframe, please ensure you arrive on time but not more than 5 mins early.

Next Medical Date: TBA

  • Timing: 9:00 – 11:00 am (specific time slot will be sent to registrants)
  • Medical Cost: $30.00 (Must Register Prior to Sept. 11)
  • BEFORE ARRIVAL: Print and Complete Medical Form — Print the Boxing Ontario Medical form and bring with you (top section and signature)

⚠️ [ACTION REQUIRED] MUST PRINT AND COMPLETE FORM PRIOR TO ARRIVING FOR APPOINTMENT

Print the Boxing Ontario Medical form and bring to a licensed physician. If you need us to recommend a doctor please speak to a coach on your next visit.

If completing medical with a personal physician: Once medical has been completed by physician (MD) provide original copy to Kingsway Boxing before moving onto Step 2.


Important Notes:

  • Medicals dated 3 months or over will not be accepted.
  • Medicals are still valid for 1 calendar year (from the date of the medical) but must be 3 months or less at the time your annual registration is submitted.
  • For example, a medical completed June 1st 2023 would not be accepted in October, as it’s over 3 months.

STEP 2: REGISTER FOR ANNUAL BOXING ONTARIO LICENSING

[MEDICAL NOT REQUIRED] Non-Contact Recreational Licence – All Ages Buy Now

Complete the Recreational Licence Form if you wish to partake in boxing for non-contact fitness classes only. Submit digitally signed form before your first visit.

Non-Competitive Licence – Born 2016 and Earlier Buy Now

Complete the Non-Competitive Licence form if you are looking only to participating in our technical sparring programs and not competing. Submit digitally signed form in combination with completed Medical Form (above) on your next visit to sparring class.

Adult Competitive Licence – 19+ Buy Now

Complete the Adult Licence form if you are between the ages of 19 and 39 (within the year). Submit digitally signed form in combination with completed Medical Form (above) on your next visit to sparring class.

Junior/Youth Licence – Ages 12 – 18  Buy Now

Complete the Youth/Junior Licence form if you are between the ages of 12 and 18  (within the year). Submit digitally signed form in combination with completed Medical Form (above) on your next visit to sparring class. Include scanned printout of your birth certificate or heath card for proof of age.

Initiation Boxer – Ages 11 and under Buy Now

Complete the Initiation Boxer Form for children ages 10 years old and younger. Submit signed form in combination with completed Medical Form (above) on your next visit to sparring class. Include scanned printout of your birth certificate or heath card for proof of age.

ℹ️ For all forms and fee structure information pertaining to Boxing Ontario and Boxing Canada, please see More Info


STEP 3: WHAT PROGRAMS CAN YOU ATTEND ONCE YOU OBTAIN THE COMPETITIVE LICENSING?

Have you always been interested in the technical aspects of boxing, or would you like to take your passion for the sport to a competitive level?

Before diving into our sparring classes, it’s crucial to have a solid grasp of boxing’s technical and tactical components. For a smooth entry into competitive training, check out our monthly Boxing 101 Workshops – the perfect starting point.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To access any of the below programming, you can secure drop-in packages (view packages here). We are also offering a competitive team monthly membership that gives you access to classes and open gym hours.

[JUTLAND] ELITE TECHNICAL BOXING CLASSES are geared toward athletes looking to take boxing to the next level. These sessions are conducted at our boxing gym facility located at 22-B Jutland Rd. Toronto ON.

TO ATTEND THIS CLASS PARTICIPANTS MUST HOLD COMPETITIVE LICENCE WITH BOXING ONTARIO.

These classes are run by Boxing Ontario, Nationally Certified Coaches. While this class will be accessible by drop-in, we recommend consistently attending this program. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of the technical movement and mechanics of boxing before attending these classes. Coaches will conduct various technical and partnered boxing drills with the intention of sharpening sparring and competition skills!

This includes technical and developmental program includes sparring, however all open sparring is conducted during Fight Team Training.

[JUTLAND] FIGHT TEAM TRAINING — MEMBER ACCESS ONLY: This class is designed for the KBC Competitive team to prepare for upcoming competitions in Canada and Internationally.

Heavy emphasis is placed on technical drills, pad work, conditioning and sparring to not only survive, but to dominate our opponents in the ring. There is also a diet plan and a strict training, cardio, conditioning and weight cutting regimen in place for all of our fighters. 

BOXING ONTARIO LICENCE REQUIRED: Participants must hold valid Boxing Ontario licence and enter into a social circle agreement in order to engage in close contact drills and sparring. Please read KBC COVID Protocols: https://bit.ly/KBC_Protocols

Prerequisites
You must be a seasoned participant in the sparring classes, and possess a very strong desire to compete. Let the coaching team know that you’re interested in competing, and we will observe and decide if you’re ready to fight based on your dedication to training and sparring. Understand that fighters preparing for upcoming competitions MUST train and do 5 to 10 km morning runs six days a week for at least a month leading up to their next fight.

Plan On Attending Sparring Classes? Here’s The Equipment ALL PARTICIPANTS Need: sparring gloves (14-16oz), wraps, mouth guard, head gear, groin protector (men)

[JUTLAND] OPEN GYM is available to active clients and fight team members. Please note that you must come prepared to train independently, therefore to attend Open Gym, you should be intermediate to advanced level with your understanding of boxing. You should also Log Your Training for effective results.

[ARCHIVE] KEEP UP WITH CORRESPONDENCE SENT OUT TO REGISTRANTS


Jan. 16 2024 | Medical Update

Please REPLY YES to this email if you authorize registration for your 2024 licence (pricing listed below)

Thank you for attending last week’s medicals with Dr. Venturi. We have stored your medical records for the calendar year. However, if you plan to participate in competitions or tournaments, including the Brampton Cup at the end of this month, please ensure you have your license for 2024 by responding to this email.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

2024 PRICING:
Recreational (non-sparring): $50.00/ $60.00
Non-Competitive Sparring *Medical required (2016 and earlier): $90.00
Initiation Funbox (2014, 2015, 2016):$55.00
Junior A (2012-2013): 125.00/$130.00
Junior B (2010-2011): $125.00/$130.00
Junior C (2008-2009): $125.00/ $130.00
Youth (2006-2007): $125.00/ $130.00
Elite (2005 and earlier): $150.00/ $160.00

Thank you,

Team KBC


Sept. 10 2021 | Medical Update

See action items below and complete PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Medical Date: Sept. 12 2021
  • Time: Arrival Times Vary (see attachment sent by email to participants)
  • Address: 22-B Jutland Rd. Toronto ON.

IMPORTANT STEPS: 

  1. [Attached] Please verify your time slot — Arrive 5 mins early but NOT LATE
  2. [Attached] Print & Fill Out Boxing Medical — BEFORE ARRIVAL complete top portion including height and weight (sign and date the bottom)
  3. Complete COVID Screening Tool — Please complete before appointment and present on arrival

Parking and Logistics:

  • We will be using our parking lot for the outdoor physical distancing. Please use surrounding lots (front of building including Metal Supermarket), along the fence or far west side of entrance — If you park along the fence, please ensure you’re very close to the fence as trucks need to pass.
  • On arrival, please line up socially distanced in Kingsway Boxing parking lot and you will be checked in by one of our team.

Fight Team Doctor, Dr. Venturi, will be onsite at the Kingsway Boxing Club for a special boxer medical session. To allow for physical distancing, you will be contacted with an arrival timeframe, please ensure you arrive on time but not more than 5 mins early.

Medical Date: Sunday Sept. 12, 2021

  • Arrival 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Medical Cost: $25.00 (Must Register Prior to Sept. 11)
  • BEFORE ARRIVAL: Print and Complete Medical Form — Print the Boxing Ontario Medical form and bring with you (top section and signature)

ALL NEW EMPOWER 360: SELF-DEFENCE WORKSHOPS


Introducing a self-defense program meticulously crafted for real-world scenarios. Seamlessly merging insightful discussions with hands-on practical skills, this approach fosters a holistic synergy of mental and physical readiness.

Techniques are designed for participants of all ages, sizes, and abilities. See below for full course description and instructor bios.

📅 [2024] EMPOWER 360: SELF-DEFENCE WORKSHOP

Course Date: Saturday April 20, 2024

Course Duration: Half Day Workshop (4 Hours)

Timing: Arrival 12:15 pm — Workshop Starts: 12:30 pm (sharp) – 4:30 pm

Location: Kingsway Boxing Gym Facility | 22-B Jutland Road

Instructor: Sifu Lawrence Makoto Kabayama

Program Cost:

  • Early Bird Rate: $120.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates. (Regular Cost $150.00)
  • Existing Member Discount 10%: Please contact us for discount code Request Now

⚠️IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS

  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 mins (but not late) – this program is a drop-off and pick up. To allow for the participants to feel comfortable and not self-conscience, we ask that there are no spectators.
  • All equipment will be provided.

WHAT TO EXPECT

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN IN A SITUATION THAT YOU KNEW THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT COULDN’T DO IT?

  • Self-Defense is easy when you know the attack is coming
  • 2 Rules Of Self-Defense – AVOIDANCE & SURVIVAL – You are not trying to ‘Win’ in a self-defense situation – it’s not a boxing match or competition. Your main goal when you’re faced with a situation in which contact is unavoidable is to show the attacker that you’re NOT an easy target

 YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Likely situations and avoidance techniques
  • Survival techniques
  • Most common attack scenarios
  • What matters (and doesn’t matter!) in self-defence

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Sifu Lawrence Makoto Kabayama

Born Lawrence Makoto Kabayama, he studied Dance, Eurythmics and Theatre Arts in residence at the National Ballet School of Canada from 1969 until 1974. It was then that he began his formal training in the martial art of Kendo under his father, Dr. Michiomi Kabayama.

Later, he was inspired by his Grandfather, Rev. Jun Kabayama, to investigate and embrace the history of the Kabayama Bukei and his place as a 24th generation Samurai.  This would begin his search for traditional martial arts and the philosophy of the Samurai: Bushido (the Way of the Peacemaker).

Makoto’s natural talent as a peacekeeper and unique persona soon found him working security throughout the Toronto music scene during the 70’s. As his reputation grew, Makoto’s responsibilities began to include personal protection, most notably escorting victims of violent crime to court ‘pro bono’, as well as onstage security with celebrities such as James Brown, Jello Biafra, etc.

Makoto spent 5 years as a Training Coordinator for the Guardian Angels. He trained and patrolled with Guardian Angels chapters internationally, including Toronto, New York City and London, England. Makoto achieved ‘Guro’ status in Filipino Martial Arts and is certified is a Law Enforcement Use of Force Continuum Defensive Tactics Instructor. Learn More About Makoto


Coach Jennifer Huggins

JENNIFER HUGGINS began following her dreams at a young age when she devoted nearly the first half of her life to the sport of competitive figure skating.

After an unfortunate accident that cut her skating career short; Jennifer turned to the sport of boxing as both a rehabilitation activity and therapeutic tool. Her passion flame grew from there and in 2006 she opened the very successful, Kingsway Boxing Club, boxing gym facility. Through her entrepreneurial ambitions, Jennifer was now given the rare opportunity to work with two of her greatest loves; the sport of boxing and the community.

In addition to all of her commitments, Jennifer traveled the world over the past decade, performing on some of the grandest stages, as an assistant to a professional magician. Through her love of boxing, business and entertainment, the Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) was conceived in 2011. Overseeing the day-to-day development of FTEC as the Executive Director – she, along with her executive planning team, are on a mission to make it one of the top fundraisers, both locally and abroad. Jennifer now divides her time between her role with FTEC, running the Kingsway Boxing Club and her newest role, travelling the world as an Official for Olympic Boxing at the international level.

In May of 2016, Jennifer traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan where she had the honour of being 1 of only 9 Ambassadors for the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Women’s World Championships. This extremely prestigious role had Jennifer internationally representing Canada for female athletes and referee officials, in the sport of boxing.


Coach Shireen Fabing

Shireen has been a competitive boxer since the day she first laced up her first pair of boxing gloves. Still competing as an amateur boxer, she continues to enjoy the sport in and outside the ring, sharing her joy of the sport with the community. Shireen works with recreational and competitive boxers, helping to educate the world on the benefits of boxing!

“When I found boxing (or boxing found me), for a while I thought ‘why didn’t I find this sport earlier in life’, but as I began to progress, that thought is now a distant memory. I believe we found each other at the right time. Boxing is on the rise. Women’s boxing is on the rise and I’m living it now.”


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

At Kingsway Boxing the safety of our community is our number one priority. We kindly urge all attendees to be mindful of their health before participating in any classes or training sessions.

Our staff trainers and coaches remain dedicated to upholding strict protocols ensuring the safety and well-being of our Kingsway family. Thorough cleaning and sanitation take place between clients and classes to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

We are committed to hosting an environment that empowers everyone to excel and accomplish their goals in a healthy and positive setting.

Thank you for your support!


Oct 04, 2021: Program Update

Good Afternoon Teens and Parents!

I wanted to officially introduce myself and my assistant, Shireen Fabing (bio’s at the bottom). We are incredibly excited to meet you all and can’t wait for the opportunity to work with you! Please read below and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Important Notes:

  • This is a private closed group arranged by Victoria Murray — Invite Only
  • Prior to arrival, all participants must complete: COVID Screening Tool
  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 mins (but not late) – this program is a drop-off and pick up. To allow for the girls to feel comfortable and not self-conscience, we ask that there are no spectators.
  • Partner Drills will be limited to the same partner throughout the session (full garage door will also remain open throughout the workshop).
  • All equipment will be provided.

Workshop Structure:
This workshop is an intro to self-defence program. We will touch on all aspects of self defence and next steps.

  • Brief Introductions (5 min)
  • Basic Striking, Building Confidence & Body Awareness — Boxing Skills (15 min)
  • Self-Defence Tactics (20 min)
  • Discussion: Situations And Avoidance Techniques 20 min

Meet The Instructors — Words From Jennifer Huggins:

I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to share my life skills and passions with my community. The first half of my life was completely focused on competitive figure skating. When it was snatched from me due to a serious injury, I felt lost and alone. The sport of boxing saved me; it helped send me in the right direction and most of all gave me purpose. Much of my self-defense techniques were developed on during my Jeet Kune Do training with Makoto Kabayama (first certified instructor to teach Jeet Kune Do Concepts in Canada). First founded by Bruce Lee in 1967, Jeet Kune Do is a blend of a variety of martial arts. With the techniques and tactics developed through my training with Jeet and Boxing, I strive to pass on the practical application of not only self-defense, but self-awareness. Full Bio

Meet Shireen Fabing:

Shireen has been a competitive boxer since the day she first laced up her first pair of boxing gloves. Still competing as an amateur boxer, she continues to enjoy the sport in and outside the ring, sharing her joy of the sport with the community. Shireen works with recreational and competitive boxers, helping to educate the world on the benefits of boxing!

“When I found boxing (or boxing found me), for a while I thought ‘why didn’t I find this sport earlier in life’, but as I began to progress, that thought is now a distant memory. I believe we found each other at the right time. Boxing is on the rise. Women’s boxing is on the rise and I’m living it now.”

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

Best Regards,


LAST CALL: Fall Enrolments and Festival Specials

Thank you to everyone who joined us and made this year’s Taste of the Kingsway an immense success. It was heartwarming to see familiar faces and box with our community. A special shoutout to all our dedicated volunteers; your invaluable support keeps us punching year after year. 📸Checkout Photos

LAST CALL REMINDER: this week marks the final opportunity to enrol for our fall programs and take advantage of festival specials. We’ve also introduced some exciting FREE classes for you to try out our programs (including STRONG at the Bloor High Performance Studio). There’s still time to secure your spot—don’t miss out!

FREE BOXING DEMO CLASSES:

These demo classes will be held the week at our Boxing Gym located at 22-B Jutland Road.

SIGN UP NOW:

FREE STRONG DEMO CLASS:

The STRONG Program demo class will be held at THE HIGH PERFORMANCE STUDIOS | 3046 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON.

📅 NEW FALL PROGRAMS… HURRY, SPOTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY!

👊 BOXING 101 WORKSHOPS ARE HERE!

Welcome to our Olympic-Style boxing workshop! We are thrilled to offer an inclusive and accessible environment for people of all ages, genders, and fitness levels to learn, improve, and test their skills as boxers.

START DATE: September 30, 2023 and October 28, 2023

ALL NEW EMPOWER 360: SELF-DEFENCE WORKSHOPS!

Introducing a self-defense program meticulously crafted for real-world scenarios. Seamlessly merging insightful discussions with hands-on practical skills, this approach fosters a holistic synergy of mental and physical readiness.

START DATE: September 23, 2023

⚠️ Is a program you’re interested already in session? If there is still availability, ongoing programs can be prorated for enrollment!


OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP With Jo-Anne Sheffield

Longing to do an outdoor group workout?

Bootcamp will incorporate cardio, strength and drills in a fun 45 minute class. All fitness and running levels are welcome and encouraged.

Enjoy an outdoor group program, meet new people, and get a great workout!

START DATE: Thursday, September 11, 2023


TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING with Jo-Anne Sheffield

If you’re looking to improve your sport performance, increase your cardiovascular fitness, build muscle and tone your core, then this class is for you.

This class is developed for every age and fitness level and each class is varied so you won’t plateau or become bored with the workout.

START DATE: Tuesday, September 12, 2023


Mindbody Bootcamp: by Crystal Chen

Prepare to start your day off right by waking up the body and priming your mind to take on life’s challenges. This full body conditioning class will allow you to be more mobile, have more mental clarity and be stronger in your body.

START DATE: Tuesday September 19, 2023


STRONG MOBILITY AND STRENGTH PROGRAM with Crystal Chen

STRONG is perfect for those who want to incorporate weight training to their routine while gaining more mobility. This program will help you lift more, build more strength to lift your kids, push more weight and increase athleticism. This 45 minute class is created to make you feel powerful and strong. It combines strength training and conditioning exercises while maintaining the integrity of the joints to help build true strength. 

START DATE: Thursday September 21, 2023


STRONG: Youth Edition by Crystal Chen

STRONG: Youth Edition is a program designed to help ignite the power within to help you feel stronger in the  mind and body. Join Crystal’s Strong program today! 💪(Age 12-16)

START DATE: Thursday September 21, 2023


SLOW FLOW HATHA by Patricia Else

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. 

START DATE: Sunday, Sept 17, 2023


POWER4TEENS Is BACK! Limited Spots Available!

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.

START DATE: Wednesday September 20, 2023


Introducing, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Clare Hickey

Clare is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is in her second year of study to become a Naturopathic Doctor through the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. 

Her approach to wellness is centred around simplicity and practicality. She aims to empower her clients to have the nutritional science and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their health. 


📰 KBC NEWS & UPDATES!

Join the Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Families outside of our studio location at Royal York and Bloor (3046 Bloor St. W) on Friday, Sept. 8 from 5 pm until 10 pm and Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday Sunday, Sept. 10 all day!

SPECIAL MEMBER NOTE:

We are in need of volunteers to help us Friday Sept. 8 through Sunday Sept. 10, where we will be celebrating our community and the incredible support that kept us punching throughout nearly 18 years! Please complete the Taste Of The Kingsway Volunteer Form if you’re available to help Fri. Sept. 8 – Sun. Sept. 10
Volunteer for 1, 2 or ALL time-slots!


[POST EVENT RELEASE] $2.5 Million Dollars And Counting! The Fight To End Cancer Breaks Records In Support Of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The 2023 Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) Fighters made their much anticipated entrances into the ring at The Old Mill Toronto on May 27. The evening was full of emotion, energy and all out entertainment.


Kingsway Boxing Club has entered the list of Responsible Coaching Movement Champions Recognized By The Coaching Association Of Canada.

At Kingsway Boxing Club, we are committed to maintaining the standards of ethics, safety and respect in the sport of Boxing, for all our athletes and coaches. 💪


At Kingsway Boxing the safety of our community is our number one priority.

We kindly urge all attendees to be mindful of their health before participating in any classes or training sessions.

Our staff trainers and coaches remain dedicated to upholding strict protocols ensuring the safety and well-being of our Kingsway family. Thorough cleaning and sanitation take place between clients and classes to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

We are committed to hosting an environment that empowers everyone to excel and accomplish their goals in a healthy and positive setting.


Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including:

🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

JOIN US AT TASTE OF THE KINGSWAY 2023

Join the Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Families outside of our studio location at Royal York and Bloor (3046 Bloor St. W) on Friday, Sept. 9 from 5 pm until 10 pm and Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday Sunday, Sept. 10 all day!

Taste Of The Kingsway is back! We will be celebrating our community and the incredible support that kept us punching for nearly 20 years! Our team will be out all weekend, celebrating with Boxing Lessons, Raffles, Special Packages and much more!

This annual fall festival runs along Bloor Street West between Prince Edward Drive and Montgomery Rd., isn’t the same old food festival – this is a culinary and physical experience!

The Taste of the Kingsway is renowned for the quality of entertainers showcased on our TWO GRAND STAGES with continuous live entertainment from well-known artists, performers, and musicians.

Over 200 exhibitors will be participating in this year’s event. Beer & Wine Gardens. Food! Be sure to come out and support Kingsway Boxing and The Fight To End Cancer (Festival Specials Listed Below). 

See you there! In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up!

CHECK OUT ALL FESTIVAL SPECIALS

👊🎗️ 50% of all Kingsway Boxing Club event sales will be donated to the Fight To End Cancer benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation


$2.00 CHARITY BOXING LESSONS

These are charity lessons with all proceeds donated to the Fight To End Cancer benefitting research at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


400 PUNCH CHALLENGE

ALL participants receive a special gift (courtesy of Fight To End Cancer) and challenge winners additionally receive Beginner Package ($150.00 value)


FREE JUTLAND DEMO CLASSES (POST EVENT):

These demo classes will be held the week following the festival at our Boxing Gym located at 22-B Jutland Road.

SIGN UP NOW:


$55.00 FESTIVAL PACKAGE

This special package is available to new and current members during the festival dates only! 

Package Includes:

  • 3 Drop-in Classes (any location)
  • Access to Open Gym for duration of package (up to 4 weeks)
  • Equipment rental for duration of package.

$20.00 BOXING 101 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: September 30, 2023 & October 28, 2023 (Offered Monthly)

Welcome to our Olympic-Style boxing workshop! We are thrilled to offer an inclusive and accessible environment for people of all ages, genders, and fitness levels to learn, improve, and test their skills as boxers.

* –$30.00 Off — Special Discount Only Available At Festival*


Check out a full listing of our services including Seasonal Enrolments, Nutrition, Yoga and so much more…

👊 BOXING 101 WORKSHOPS ARE HERE! LIMTED SPOTS AVAILABLE…

Have you always been interested in the technical aspects of boxing, or would you like to take your passion for the sport to a competitive level?

Welcome to our Olympic-Style boxing workshop! We are thrilled to offer an inclusive and accessible environment for people of all ages, genders, and fitness levels to learn, improve, and test their skills as boxers.

*** LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE *** 

📅 [APR 2024] Introduction to the Sweet Science: Boxing Fundamentals

COURSE DATE: Saturday Apr. 27, 2024

Course Duration: 90 Minute Workshop |Saturday

Timing: Arrival 12:00 pm

Workshop Starts: 12:05 pm (sharp) – 1:30 pm

Location: Kingsway Boxing Gym Facility | 22-B Jutland Road

Program Cost:

Early Bird Rate: $30.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates. (Regular Cost $50.00)

Workshop is complementary to all active monthly members Request Enrolment Now

📅 [MAY 2024] Introduction to the Sweet Science: Boxing Fundamentals

Course Date: Saturday May 25, 2024

Course Duration: 90 Minute Workshop |Saturday

Timing: Arrival 12:00 pm

Workshop Starts: 12:05 pm (sharp) – 2:00 pm

Location: Kingsway Boxing Gym Facility | 22-B Jutland Road

Program Cost:

Early Bird Rate: $30.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates. (Regular Cost $50.00)

Workshop is complementary to all active monthly members Request Enrolment Now

📅 [JUNE 2024] Introduction to the Sweet Science: Boxing Fundamentals

Course Date: Saturday June 22, 2024

Course Duration: 90 Minute Workshop |Saturday

Timing: Arrival 12:00 pm

Workshop Starts: 12:05 pm (sharp) – 2:00 pm

Location: Kingsway Boxing Gym Facility | 22-B Jutland Road

Program Cost:

Early Bird Rate: $30.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates. (Regular Cost $50.00)

Workshop is complementary to all active monthly members Request Enrolment Now


Here’s an overview of what you can expect from our Olympic-Style boxing program:

👊 Expert Coaching: Our coaching team consists of experienced and nationally certified trainers who are passionate about boxing. They will guide you through the fundamental techniques, footwork, and defensive strategies essential to the sport.

👊 Skill Development: As you progress through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to work on various aspects of boxing, including offensive techniques, combinations, defensive maneuvers, and ring strategy.

👊 Sparring (Optional): For those who are interested and have reached an appropriate skill level, we offer supervised sparring sessions. These give you the chance to practice your techniques in controlled and safe environments.

👊 Session Planning: Planning a boxing session involves structuring the training in a way that covers various aspects of the sport, maximizes skill development, and ensures a safe and effective workout. Participants will be provided with a handbook outlining a number of effective workout plans.

👊 Friendly and Supportive Atmosphere: We believe in fostering a positive and encouraging atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable pushing their limits and achieving their goals. We emphasize sportsmanship and respect among all participants.

👊 Goal-Oriented Approach: Whether your aim is to compete in amateur boxing events or simply to have fun and stay fit, we will tailor the training to align with your personal objectives.

👊 Safety First: Safety is our top priority. We provide all necessary protective gear and closely monitor training sessions to prevent injuries.

Remember that boxing is not about fighting; it’s a skillful sport that requires dedication, practice, and discipline. Whether you’re training for competition or for fitness, Boxing 101 lays the foundation for your boxing journey. Enjoy the process, stay committed, and have fun while improving your skills as a boxer!

NEXT STEPS: Boxers who attend this workshop will automatically qualify for the youth and elite developmental programs.  These classes are held weekly for adults (Tuesday 7pm) and our youth programs (Monday 5pm)



WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ENROLMENT?

  • 90 minute course
  • Boxing Wraps
  • Fight Camp Handbook (digital)
  • Special Gift

WHAT TO BRING

  • Medium gym bag or backpack dedicated to the equipment below;
  • Bring basic workout clothing and indoor shoes (in the case that weather is rain/snow);
  • Towel and reusable water bottle
  • Day-use boxing gloves are available, however we suggest using personal boxing gloves (can be purchased from our website: Buy Now

Awesome experience, so glad we got to attend!

My daughter Maya and I dropped in for the 101 with Virgil, and it was an absolutely blast for me. I quite enjoyed getting back to the basics (that I never had) and focusing on getting the form right. The group practice in the ring was also something new and very interesting. One thing to do drills with a bag that doesn’t strike back…whole other experience sparring with someone who does! 

Maya enjoyed the workshop too. The folks in the class were quite accommodating of her inexperience, so made it easier for her to learn given how intimidated she originally felt. 

George Babu

📝 ALREADY REGISTERED? KEEP UPDATED WITH CORRESPONDENCE BELOW:


At Kingsway Boxing the safety of our community is our number one priority. We kindly urge all attendees to be mindful of their health before participating in any classes or training sessions.

Our staff trainers and coaches remain dedicated to upholding strict protocols ensuring the safety and well-being of our Kingsway family. Thorough cleaning and sanitation take place between clients and classes to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

We are committed to hosting an environment that empowers everyone to excel and accomplish their goals in a healthy and positive setting.


UPDATE:


Mar. 4 2024 | General Update

Good Morning Boxing 101 Team

Thank you for your participation in our Boxing 101 Workshops over the past few months! While I’m still in the process of updating the handbook I wanted to share it with you in the meantime so you can begin applying the training effectively. DOWNLOAD TRAINING HANDBOOK

I also wanted to provide you with a couple of updates:

  • Full Schedule & Membership Options: Please see this link to our full schedule listing and a couple of new membership options for those who are not already registered. Note that we do offer a monthly membership, this is based on a 1 year contract, so the drop in and 3 month membership may be more convenient.
  • The next Boxing 101 Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. Many participants choose to attend multiple times due to the inclusion of new drills and components in each session. Register Now
  • Join us for our exclusive 4 hour Self Defence Workshop on Saturday April 20. This workshop is with my old Sifu, Makoto Kabayama and is epic! More Info

There are a few more updates coming with the arrival of spring, we’ll keep you in the loop. I’ll also make sure to email you the updated version of our handbook once it’s ready!
See you all in class!

[SUMMER 2023 UPDATE] New Programs & Join Us July 15 — KBC Family Day!

Summer is HERE, and we have new programs kicking off this week! Secure a spot before all the spots are filled up!

📅 [SCHEDULE NOTICE] CIVIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND SAT. AUG 5, 2023 – MON. AUG. 7, 2023

  • Drop-In Classes & Enrolments: Please Check Class Listing
  • Personal Training: Please confirm with your trainer
  • Regular schedule resumes on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2023.

👊🎗🎉 SATURDAY JULY 15, 6PM – 10PM: Fight To End Cancer & Kingsway Boxing Club Family Thank You Party!

The FTEC2023 Fight To End Cancer took an incredible amount of hard work and dedication from the fighters, sponsors, volunteers and community! There are no words to describe the gratitude we feel for you all, so we’ll use a party to help us show you!

Please come out and celebrate our most successful Fight To End Cancer with the FTEC2023 Family!

This party will be family friendly, featuring entertainment by our friends at Soda Blue Band Music, raffles and games.

📅 UPCOMING PROGRAMS… HURRY, SPOTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY!


INTRODUCING STRONG: YOUTH EDTION!

STRONG: Youth Edition is a program designed to help ignite the power within to help you feel stronger in the  mind and body. Join Crystal’s Strong program today! 💪(Age 12-17)

TUESDAY START DATE: July 18 – Every Tuesday 9:00 am – 9:45 am

THAI KICKBOXING By Jacqueline Walters

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.

Every Thursday: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm


NEW PROGRAM: Mind Body Bootcamp with Crystal Chen

A mixed movement class designed to help you feel stronger, less stiff and have the energy to take on the day. Join Crystal’s MIND BODY BOOTCAMP today! 💪

This program is perfect for any level of fitness and can be challenging even for the avid gym goer.

START DATE: Tuesday, July 25– Every Tuesday: 7 am – 7:45 am


Introducing, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Clare Hickey

Clare is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is in her second year of study to become a Naturopathic Doctor through the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. 

Her approach to wellness is centred around simplicity and practicality. She aims to empower her clients to have the nutritional science and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their health. 

📰 KBC NEWS & UPDATES!

Have you watched Ascension yet?

Ascension is a short film focused on International Boxing Official, Gym Owner and Fight To End Cancer Founder, Jennifer Huggins. The feature takes a look how her gym and community engagement has had an impact that goes far beyond the sport of boxing.


[POST EVENT RELEASE] $2.5 Million Dollars And Counting! The Fight To End Cancer Breaks Records In Support Of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The Much Anticipated #FTEC2023  Fight To End Cancer Charity Boxing Gala Finally Rang The Bell Again At The Old Mill Toronto!

The 10th  Annual Fight To End Cancer Charity Gala (FTEC2023) presented by Landscape Plus Ltd. and Grafton Apparel Ltd. was a successful, high-energy and, at times, emotional event.  The sold out event was hosted by the incredible Angie Seth, CTV News Channelanchor, with the irrepressible Barry Pletch, once again entertaining as the official ring announcer for the evening. 


Kingsway Boxing Club has entered the list of Responsible Coaching Movement Champions Recognized By The Coaching Association Of Canada.

At Kingsway Boxing Club, we are committed to maintaining the standards of ethics, safety and respect in the sport of Boxing, for all our athletes and coaches. 💪


The Kingsway Boxing Family continues to provide a safe workout environment for our community.

While we’re back to pre-pandemic life, 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, ensuring the safety of our clients. We ask that our clients also do not attend any classes unless they are feeling 100%.

Thank you for your support!


Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including:

🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

NEW PROGRAMS: Mind Body Bootcamp

A mixed movement class designed to help you feel stronger, less stiff and have the energy to take on the day. Join Crystal’s MIND BODY BOOTCAMP today! 💪

Prepare to start your day off right by waking up the body and priming your mind to take on life’s challenges. This full body conditioning class will allow you to be more mobile, have more mental clarity and be stronger in your body.

What is Mind Body Bootcamp?

This 45 minute class combines mobility centered exercises that will strengthen your joints and muscles, regulate your nervous system while mastering your mind through resistance based movements.

Workout Includes:

✅ 45 minute sessions

✅ Mobility drills

✅ Resistance training

✅ Nervous system regulation

✅ A safe, welcoming and encouraging environment for ALL fitness levels

📅 [PROGRAM OPTIONS] MIND BODY BOOTCAMP

[NEW SPRING 2024] START DATE:

Join Crystal for a mixed movement class to get your day started off right and your body feeling good!

  • Course Duration: 6 Week Program | May 7-June 11, 2024
  • Time: 7:00-7:45AM
  • Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
  • Program Options: $175.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $155.00 [Must Register 1 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.

[SUMMER 2024] START DATE: TBA

Join Crystal for a mixed movement class to get your day started off right and your body feeling good!

  • Course Duration: Week Program | TBA Time: 7:00-7:45AM
  • Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
  • Program Options: $190.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $170.00 [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.

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

Crystal Chen High Performance Coach

Crystal is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and holistic lifestyle coach. Her experience and thirst for knowledge has also brought her to being a life coach and healer. She has brought together her 20 years of experience to create a mindful approach to healing the body so it can move and function to support life.

Crystal keeps her mind and body in good health with mobility work, lifting, dancing and somatic practices. She believes that our mental and emotional well-being is crucial to over all joy, happiness and our physical health. She aims to infuse this in all areas of fitness, and her classes as creating a life that is rich in mind, body and spirit is the key to happiness

Crystal’s motto is “Live your best life on your terms. Life is too short to waste worrying about things that don’t bring you joy”

Certifications and Qualifications:
CanFitPro PTS, CanFitPro FIS, CHEK HLC Level 2 Practitioner, DTS level 1, NLP for Fitness, Life Coach, EFT

PLEASE READ CLIENT PROTOCOLS

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.
  • Please use Green P Lots on the North East side of Royal York Rd. and Bloor St. W.

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.

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] Keep Up With Correspondence Sent Out To Program Participants

May 8, 2023

Hello MB bootcamp crew!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We are almost done with the very first round of this program. It has been amazing seeing all of your faces bright and early in the morning. I am happy to hear that you will be continuing with the program!

Here is the link to register and the early bird rate is available for another week. If you are travelling and want prorated sessions, please let me know and I can get you all set up!

We do have space for a few more, so if you have any neighbours or friends who would like an early morning workout, please feel free to bring them along!

See you all tomorrow

Crystal Chen Join my 14 day Challenge Movement and Intuitive Life Coach CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2 EFT,NLP, Trauma/Emotional Release Therapy     

 

2023 LAST CALL: Holiday Hours, Special Classes & More!

Happy New Year Kingsway Boxing Family!

We hope you’re enjoying a beautiful holiday with family and friends. We wanted to remind you that this week is your last chance to register for many of our seasonal programs. We also have our fight team doctor coming in next Sunday January 8 at 9am, spots are limited so see below to register now!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back in the gym!

Team Kingsway Boxing Club

⚠️ 2022-23 Holiday Scheduling: Regular schedule resumes on SAT. JAN. 7, 2023

To help work off all the extra cheer this year, we’ll be offering classes this Tuesday:

  • Special Holiday Classes Available: Tuesday Jan 3 — 5:15 pm Co-Ed Teens and 6:15 pm Heavybag Adult Class: Must Register
  • Personal Training: Please confirm with your trainer for availability: Request Appointment

📆 PROGRAM LAST CALL: HURRY, SPOTS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY!

ANNUAL MEDICAL SESSION: SUN. JAN 8 2023 — 9AM – 11 AM

Our official Fight Team doctor will be on location at Kingsway Boxing Club on Sunday January 8 from 9am – 11 am. Athletes from other clubs are welcome, however everyone must preregister to ensure their spot. Space is limited.


TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING with Jo-Anne Sheffield

If you’re looking to improve your sport performance, increase your cardiovascular fitness, build muscle and tone your core, then this class is for you.

This class is developed for every age and fitness level and each class is varied so you won’t plateau or become bored with the workout.

START DATE: January 3, 2023



SLOW FLOW HATHA by Patricia Else

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. 

START DATE: January 8, 2023


Thai KICKBOXING By Jacqueline Walters

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.

START DATE: January 11, 2023


NEW PROGRAM: Strength & Conditioning with Jo-Anne Sheffield

What is STRENGTH & CONDITIONING?

This strength and conditioning class will incorporate cardio, drills and strength training in a fun 45 minute class. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged.

START DATE: January 12, 2023


Mobility & Stability PILATES By Shauneen Ryan

This ALL LEVEL mat class will have specific exercises to help you gain control, strength, stability and mobility in your body. 

 Each week we build on our repertoire and challenge our body and mind, gaining a new found awareness of how these slow, methodical, sequences can leave you feeling stronger and moving better. 

START DATE: January 22, 2023


POWER4TEENS WITH SHYANNE

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. 

New Program Start Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2023


FASCIAL STRETCH Therapy brought to you by our therapist Melissa Karagianis!

Melissa is a skilled facial stretch therapist who can help you alleviate chronic pain, while improving your overall mobility and flexibility. She is very passionate about helping others and you will not regret a session with her. 

Appointments Available: Every Thursday & Saturday


Kingsway Boxing is proud to officially partner with Trilogy Physiotherapy!

The team at Trilogy Physiotherapy are top-notch and experts in their field. Already established in Downtown Toronto, with a second location right here in The Kingsway, Trilogy brings many years of experience and advanced techniques for treating athletes and sports enthusiasts of all kinds.

In September, Trilogy Physiotherapy was nominated as one of the Top 10 physiotherapy clinics in Toronto, and Jason Gallant (clinic founder) as one of the Top 10 physiotherapists.


Introducing, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Clare Hickey

Clare is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is in her second year of study to become a Naturopathic Doctor through the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. 

Her approach to wellness is centred around simplicity and practicality. She aims to empower her clients to have the nutritional science and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their health. 

📰 KBC NEWS & UPDATES!

🧢 Kingsway Boxing Apparel

We now have new merch including hats, jogging pants and sweaters! Perfect timing for Christmas!!!

ℹ️ ALL SALES PROFITS ARE USED FOR OUR FIGHT TEAM TO HELP WITH TRAINING, COMPETITION AND COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITIES.


🥊 The Gift Of Boxing

Looking for a late Christmas present or even something special for a Birthday or Anniversary anytime of year? The gift of boxing is perfect for your friends and family! Applicable for any service, this gift is limitless! Our classes and private lessons are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels!


Don’t miss an important update!

We use this closed group is to keep KBC Members and Amateur Boxers updated with important information


Introducing The 2023 Fight To End Cancer Fighters

After waiting four long years, the 2023 team is ready to Fight To End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

The Fight To End Cancer 2023 (FTEC2023) Fight Team is composed of five fighters from our original 2020 team, alongside the five new recruits stepping up for our May 27th Charity Boxing Gala. The team will be committing to over 6 months of intensive physical training and raising thousands of dollars for cancer research, all while balancing their regular commitments to work and family.


Kingsway Boxing is honoured to welcome photojournalist, Acha Patandjila, who will be spending the next few months with KBC documenting the journey of our youth boxing team as they prepare for competition

Life is a journey, for some, it’s long, for others it’s short and for me, it’s been about wandering. Born in South Africa, raised in Uganda, lived in Rwanda, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and guess who’s in Toronto? Me! My name is Acha, I’m a roaming storm, I hear, but I am not here to talk about myself, my role is to take you down this new journey to greatness by the Kingsway Boxing Club juniors and you are going to have one bumpy, fun ride!


Kingsway Boxing Club has entered the list of Responsible Coaching Movement Champions Recognized By The Coaching Association Of Canada.

At Kingsway Boxing Club, we are committed to maintaining the standards of ethics, safety and respect in the sport of Boxing, for all our athletes and coaches. 💪


The Kingsway Boxing Family is so happy to be back to life as we knew it!

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. We ask that our clients also do not attend any classes unless they are feeling 100%.

Thank you for your support!


🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

🎥 ASCENSION: The Story Of Kingsway Boxing | Featuring Jennifer Huggins

Ascension is a short film focused on International Boxing Offical, Gym Owner and Fight To End Cancer Founder, Jennifer Huggins. The feature takes a look how her gym and community engagement has had an impact that goes far beyond the sport of boxing.

ACT 1: THE SWEET SCIENCE: A look into boxing for what it truly is. A sport. An art form and the sweet science.

ACT 2: THE STORY OF KINGSWAY BOXING: The formation and rise of Kingsway Boxing and Jennifer Huggins.

ACT 3: THE FIGHT TO END CANCER: The inspiration and creation behind the life-changing “Fight to End Cancer” charity.

ACT 4: THE COMMUNITY: A look into the community that Kingsway and Jen have built and inspired.

ACT 5: THE FUTURE: After accomplishing so much already, what’s next for Jen and Kingsway?

“The eight of us were tasked with doing a final culminating project for school. However, once we began production on this documentary, it became apparent that we wanted to do something more than just a school project. We wanted to make something that would resonate with the audience and tell the amazing story of Kingsway Boxing and Jen Huggins.”

~ Pound 4 Pound Team


Pound 4 Pound Production Team (Jennifer Huggins: Centre)

About Pound 4 Pound Production

Over the last three months, the group that makes up Pound For Pound Productions has worked tirelessly on this documentary. There were many long nights and early mornings. However, their hard work was rewarded with a meaningful and passionate final product. The team put their heart and soul into creating this documentary, as this story deserved to be told. Pound 4 Pound Production comprises eight fourth-year RTA Sport Media students who were asked to participate in a university practicum project to demonstrate the skills they have learned in their three years. The crew consisted of David D’Amico, Frankie Iantorno, Cristian Sturino, Andriejus Simkus-Sukauskas, Marc Vicioso, Mitchell Cairns, Ben Botelho and Nicolas Ambrosio. 

The production team decided that a documentary would best fit for presenting the skills they had learned. From there, they decided to use boxing as the highlight of the documentary, as it is a sport that displays the skill, dedication and competitiveness of its fighters. At the same time, it had also become increasingly popular. One of the group members, Mitchell Cairns, who had been part of the Kingsway Boxing Club for four years, spoke about how incredible the gym and community were at KBC. From there, after interviewing Jennifer Huggins, the team decided to centre the documentary around Jennifer and how her boxing gym and community have had an impact on her that goes beyond the sport. However, once they began production on this documentary, it became apparent that they wanted to do something more than just a school project. They wanted to make something that would resonate with the audience and tell the incredible story of Kingsway Boxing and Jennifer Huggins.


Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including:

🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Access to Virtual Class Database

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

Kingsway Boxing Club’s Commitment To The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM)

Kingsway Boxing Club has entered the list of Responsible Coaching Movement Champions Recognized By The Coaching Association Of Canada.

At Kingsway Boxing Club, we are committed to maintaining the standards of ethics, safety and respect in the sport of Boxing, for all our athletes and coaches. 💪

By adhering to the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM), we pledge to work hard everyday to ensure that the Boxing culture at our gym is safe and aligns with the ethics’ model.

To guide sport organizations with resources to embedding safe sport practices, the Coaching Association of Canada has developed a RCM Checklist that includes resources, templates and useful links. 

OUR PLEDGE…

🥊 Kingsway Boxing Club believes in providing everyone with equal opportunity, no matter the fitness level, background, age or size.

🥊 We will work to maintain the high standard of safety and ethics across all of our programs and ensure that the Boxing culture here is as welcoming and safe as possible!

🥊 We will encourage open dialogue between our athletes, coaches and community to ensure we are always improving building stronger and safer interactions.

👊 👊 Engaging In The Rule of Two

The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. Its purpose is to protect participants (especially minors) and coaches in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring more than one adult is present. There may be exceptions for emergency situations.

Good implementation practices

  1. Never allow the coach to be alone and out of sight with a participant without another screened coach or screened adult (parent or volunteer) present
  2. Allow training environment to be open to observation
  3. When a participant rides in a coach’s vehicle, ensure that another adult is present
  4. Consider the gender of the participant(s) when selecting the screened coaches and volunteers who are present
  5. Eliminate one-to-one electronic messaging, and ensure that all communications are sent to the group or include parents
  6. For more information, visit coach.ca/responsiblecoaching

Kingsway Boxing Club’s Acceptance of the UCCMS

The Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) is a cornerstone in ensuring all stakeholders commit to safety in sport. The universal code of conduct applies to all participants, administrators, athletes, coaches and officials who work within the national sports system in Canada. The universal code of conduct is meant to achieve a safe and welcoming environment for all participants.

Failure To Report

You have a duty to report that is mandated by law. (Requirements vary depending on provincial or territorial legislation.) An adult participant who fails to report actual or suspected maltreatment or neglect of any kind involving a minor participant will be subject to disciplinary action under the UCCMS. 

Child Protection Legislation

If there is an instance of child abuse and neglect, who is responsible for reporting this? Much like creating a safe sport environment, we all have a responsibility to report these instances. In fact, everyone has a legal duty to report these types of acts under Canadian child welfare laws. Adults are obliged to report child maltreatment if there is knowledge or suspicion that it is occurring. This is called the duty to report. 

Step 1

If you know of or suspect a child is being abused or neglected, you have a legal obligation to report it. 

Step 2

Write down what you have seen, heard or been told and by whom. Record your observations and any actions you took. 

Step 3

Act quickly. (Do not wait for days or weeks.) You must report this maltreatment to: 

  • Local police
  • Local child welfare services (e.g., Children’s Aid Society or child and family service agencies) 
    • You can submit an online report of maltreatment to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection as well 
    • However, even if you make a report to it, you must also contact local authorities 
  • Provincial or territorial social service ministries or departments 

📞 RESOURCES

Canadian Sport Helpline: 1-888-83SPORT(77678) or abuse-free-sport.ca/

The Canadian Sport Help Line is available to provide you with advice, guidance and resources on how to proceed/intervene appropriately in the circumstances.

Canadian Centre for Child Protection: protectchildren.ca/

If you have concerns about a child, or if you are a victim (survivor) or a family member of a victim, you may contact the Canadian Centre for Child Protection for information or support.

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-688-6868

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 national service offering professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led text-based support for young people. Kids Help Phone’s free, anonymous services are available in both English and French.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness: 1-855-242-3310 or hopeforwellness.ca/

A helpline dedicated to supporting First Nations and Inuit Peoples. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French. 

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366 or translifeline.org/

A helpline dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. The phone line is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. 

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Use and Addiction: ccsa.ca/addictions-treatment-helplines-canada

The Centre was created by the Canadian government to address and provide leadership on substance use in Canada. 

Victim Services Government of Canada: crcvc.ca/for-victims/services/

The Canadian government provides a number of services to victims of crime, including emotional support, counselling, advocacy and safety planning. 

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP): suicideprevention.ca/

CASP’s goal is to reduce the suicide rate in Canada and to minimize the consequences of suicidal behaviour. 

More Resources Available: http://safesport.coach.ca/Toolbox

📼 COACH RESOURCES

Learn some easy next steps to implement the three pillars here: RCM Champion Now what?

Learn about the best practices on background screening process here: Best practices Background Screening


Jan 13, 2024

PAUSE and REFLECTION

As we think back to the conversations and events we have participated in this fall, we recognize it is ever important to take time to pause and reflect on a few key issues facing the sport environment. Safe sport continues to be one of the most prevalent issues in Canadian sport. The absence of harm in the sport experience is not good enough. A values-based approach will help foster a sport culture that leaves far less room for harm and provides a greater chance for sport to deliver on its potential.

Take time to read and reflect on the following definitions as you consider the role you can play in changing the culture of sport and bringing values to the forefront.

Safe Sport: A set of policies, procedures, training, and practices that are implemented by the organization to prevent maltreatment and protect its members. Safe Sport involves the reasonable expectation that the sport environment will be free from all forms of maltreatment (i.e., abuse, neglect, bullying, harassment, and discrimination) and that it will be accessible, safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

Sport Safety: The ability to understand the factors that contribute to physical and mental health and well-being as well as physical and psychological safety including, but not limited to, environments that promote safety through education and prevention and are free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and neglect. Sport Safety incorporates a culture of empathy, inclusion, belonging, and excellence, and one that coaches and officials strive to implement within their training and competition environments. 

Values-Based Sport: Sport that places values at the heart of all policies, practices, and programs to ensure that positive experiences foster a culture of good sport in the long term.

True Sport: An initiative of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that promotes an approach to values-based sport that is underpinned by seven principles. When “Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone, and Give Back” are intentionally and consistently activated in sport environments, it creates positive sport experiences and leads to a good sport culture.

Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM): A call to action for sport organizations and coaches to maximize the positive benefits of sport through values-based coaching. The RCM is a Canada-wide initiative that is the result of ongoing consultations with the Canadian sport community developed in partnership by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and the Coaching Association of Canada. It includes three distinct pillars and values, each serving to create a sport environment that is Safe, Smart, and Secure.

Figure 14.4 A Socio-Ecological Model to Inform Safe Sport
Learn more here: The Coaching Association of Canada’s Journey Towards Safer Sport
Changing culture takes intentional work. It’s the day-to-day, consistent, and continual commitment by all members to implement the Responsible Coaching Movement and activate the True Sport Principles that will create the culture we seek.

What role can you play to bring values to the forefront as we work to change the culture of sport?

According to the basic tenets of the socio-ecological model to inform safe sport (figure below), everyone has a role to play in the movement. This model demonstrates the overlapping influence that numerous people and organizations have over safe sport outcomes. For example, Register-Mihalik et. al. argue that this model offers different avenues for understanding the interplay between levels of society and sport, which can be used to provide education aimed at preventing sport-related concussions.  If we use this same model to identify the risk factors in broader safe sport issues, we can target better methods for other community members, such as the sport organizers and government legislators, to impact the implementation of safe sport in the years to come.

CULTURE CHANGE WITHIN THE CANADIAN SPORT SYSTEM: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES FROM SPORT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE USING A TRUE SPORT APPROACH TO ACHIEVE SAFER SPORT

In Canada, a fundamental change in culture is required across the sport system to minimize the threats to sport and ensure a safe sport experience for all. True Sport is an approach to values-based sport that is underpinned by seven principles: Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone and Give Back. A good sport experience, one that reflects the True Sport approach, can instill character in our children, strengthen the communities where it is played, and increase opportunities for personal and podium excellence. Good sport doesn’t happen by chance, it takes intentionality. Groups such as Sport Nova Scotia, Gymnastics Canada, BC Artistic Swimming and Field Hockey Canada are actioning True Sport as a holistic, preventative, and positive approach in their safe sport strategies. They also understand that the absence of harm isn’t good enough; learn more about their journeys to deliver the kind of sport Canadians want.
 
In addition to providing athletes with sport-specific skills, coaches are also in a unique and privileged position of power. The Responsible Coaching Movement aims to protect athletes and coaches from unethical and illegal behaviour through the implementation of measures such as: the Rule of Two and background screening and ethics training. The RCM recognizes the impact that coaching can have on athletes which is why the RCM seeks to have coaches consider how they coach, not just what they coach. Through this initiative, the difference between a safe sport environment and one that elicits positive growth and personal development can be achieved. Following the introduction of the rule of two, background screening and ethics training, the next phase of the RCM focuses on identifying and addressing negative coaching behaviours, while moving toward positive coaching behaviours that can play sports a more welcoming and inclusive environment.

True Sport is an approach to values-based sport that is underpinned by seven principles. When “Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Keep It Fun, Stay Healthy, Include Everyone, and Give Back” are intentionally and consistently activated on and off the field of play, it creates positive sport experiences and leads to a culture of good sport. 

Foster a values-based approach to sport by activating the True Sport Principles

NEXT ISSUE: March 2024

As Responsible Coaching Movement Champion we ask that you:

  • Be proud and announce yourself as an RCM Champion to your members.
  • Use the NEW RCM logo(s) and assets. Click here to download RCM logos
  • Adding the logo to the footer to your site depends on how your site is built. 
  • Learn how here.Use the Hashtags #responsiblecoaching  #RCM #MER #EntraînementResponsable.
  • Reach out any time with questions to sportsafety@coach.ca.
https://coach.ca/sites/default/files/2023-01/Support-Services-Sport-Safety-Helplines.pdf

March 20, 2023

Hi everyone,

Don’t miss the RCM next webinar March 22, 7-8:30 PM EST REGISTER HERE

Here is what we will cover:

  • Defining Rule of Two.
  • Example of how clubs implement.
  • Discussion, Question and Answer.

Participants will be entered in an attendance Draw for FREE Training access and customized RCM tuque with your club logo.

Responsible Coaching Movement Webinars recording available here:

  • January 23, 2023 “RCM Champion: Let’s talk Ethics Training”
  • November 23, 2022 “RCM Champion: Now What?”  
  • June 22, 2022 “Best Practices on Background Screening”


December 6, 2022

Hi everyone,
 
This is a reminder that the CAC will be hosting Sport Safety related webinars designed for Master Coach Developers​. Here are the topics for the webinar series:

1) December 8​ – 6:30pm EST (Use of gender-neutral language and gender pronouns​​) Click here to register.
2) January 12​ – 6:30pm EST (Sport safety is not just a safe sport​) Click here to register.
3) Feb. 2​ – 6:30pm EST (Land Acknowledgements yes/no why/ when and how to make them meaningful​​) Click here to register.
4) Feb. 23​ – 6:30pm EST (Accessibility considerations for event planning (physical, learning, cognitive)​​ Click here to register
5) Mar. 8​ – 6:30pm EST (TBD) 

For more information about any of the sessions mentioned above please click here.

HOW TO LOG YOUR TRAINING: A Guide To Progressing As A Boxer 🥊

Boxing is inherently an individual sport. Rather than depending on your opponent to drive you forward, seize control of your training regimen before stepping into the ring!

As boxing coaches, we often encounter athletes expressing the desire to spar more, believing they’ll improve by simply absorbing more hits.

However, the reality is quite different: increasing head punches doesn’t enhance defensive abilities; it only heightens the risk of injury or worse. True skill improvement comes from refining techniques independently and then applying them during sparring sessions. Training independently is vital for a boxer’s physical and mental conditioning, laying the groundwork for skill enhancement and competition readiness.

📝 HOW TO KEEP A TRAINING DIARY FOR BOXING

Independent training plays a crucial role in the physical and mental conditioning of a boxer. Unlike some other martial arts, boxing lacks the structured choreography of katas or predetermined movement combinations in competition. This unpredictability fosters adaptability and constant evolution, which embodies the essence of boxing. However, this freedom comes with its challenges; it’s easy to overlook necessary improvements and lose sight of achieved technical proficiency.

Maintaining a training log serves as a vital tool for establishing checks and balances in your regimen. A well-kept training diary not only facilitates steady improvement but also ensures you don’t lose track of progress made in various aspects of the sport.

Your Training Diary Should Include:

  1. Date of workout or session
  2. Main intent of workout session –  were you in a class or being coached
  3. One or two (max) techniques or skills you struggled with
  4. One or two (max) techniques or skills you were good at

Extra Items To Include:

  • Drills or exercises you liked or helped you achieve goals
  • Questions for your coach

Important Notes:

  • Keep the notes short and sweet
  • Make the wording personal – no one needs to understand the context except you
  • Logging consistently is key!

💪 BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING PLAN

Your coaching team will work with you to build a yearly training plan (YTP) based on Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). While sparring and coached training is a large component of this model, athletes will only get what they put in! Don’t forget to work hard independently and focus on building your daily training around improving skills you struggle with.


Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including:

🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

FIGHT CAMP IS BACK! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

Kingsway Boxing Presents Our Exclusive Youth FightCamp Hosted At Our Boxing Gym Facility.

*** LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE *** 

This 5-day intensive camp is geared toward Youth (ages 12-17) with a keen interest in the techniques, tactics and the potential of competition in Olympic-Style Boxing. FightCamp is lead by Boxing Ontario Nationally Certified Coaches, Officials and assisted by licensed competitive boxers. FightCamp was developed to fast track students to learn the essentials of amateur boxing in a safe and effective manner. The program has been used by the average recreational sport enthusiast, all the way up to the seasoned boxer looking to further their skills in the sport.

Open to all ages, genders and fitness levels, we will give you the chance to learn, improve or test your skills as an Olympic-Style boxer.

The classes are structured to systematically break down the technical, offensive and defensive aspects of the sport. You are guaranteed to benefit from this program regardless if you are a complete beginner or already well into your competitive boxing career.

BONUS –
Once you complete this camp, you will feel confident stepping into the boxing programs offered by Kingsway Boxing. You will also receive a complete FightCamp Handbook outlining each component along with structured workouts to help you perfect your skills.

NEXT STEPS: Athletes who attend this camp will automatically qualify for the Youth Talent ID Session.  These sessions are held seasonally, in which athletes are selected for the Youth Competitive Program, based on the Boxing Ontario High Performance Criteria.


📅 FIGHT CAMP PROGRAM OPTIONS


[SUMMER 2022] Program Start Date: Monday August 8, 2022

  • Course Duration: 5 Day Camp | Aug. 8 – Aug. 12, 2022
  • Monday – Friday:
    • Daily Arrival 10:15 am – 10:25
    • Camp Starts Everyday: 10:30 am (sharp)
    • Camp Ends Everyday: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Kingsway Boxing Gym Facility | 22-B Jutland Road
  • Program Cost: Early Bird Rate: $300.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates. (Regular Cost $350.00)

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ENROLMENT?

  • Boxing Wraps
  • Mouthguard
  • Training Diary
  • Various small gifts from Team KBC

WHAT TO BRING

  • Medium gym bag or backpack dedicated to the equipment below (participants will need to bring home all equipment each day as we have other programs running throughout the week)
  • Bring basic workout clothing and indoor shoes
  • Towel and water bottle
  • Optional: We will be gifting the Team KBC. official patches — Please bring your favourite black torque or piece of clothing you would like to have this ironed onto.
  • Must use personal boxing gloves (can be purchased from our website: Buy Now
  • Read Full FightCamp Description

📝 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 Kingsway Boxing Club locations.
  • Due to the logistics and physicality of the camp, participants may remove their masks during the camp activities. All staff and team will be COVID tested and participants will only attend if they are in 100% health. (COVID tests will be provided to participants if they request)
  • Arrive on-time during the daily arrival.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival. 

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!


Mar 21, 2022

Good Morning Fight Campers and Parents,


Congratulations once again on completing one of the most intense camps we have ever run. As coaches, we are over the moon and so inspired by the dedication and hard work displayed by this team! 
While I’m sure they will need this weekend to rest and recover, we cannot wait to see the kids back in action this week! Many of the boxers displayed interest in taking boxing the next step; due to limited spots on the team and in order to set expectations, please ensure they are registered for our free Talent ID Session — Fri. Apr. 29 @ 5:30 pm
Please see below for important next steps and links to photos and do not hesitate in case you have any questions or concerns.

Important Next Steps & Materials:

1. Fight Camp Handbook: This handbook outlines each lesson and technical component covered in the camp. In addition to a detailed lesson review, we have included an independent workout to be executed during Open Gym (currently, active boxers may sign up for these independent training times throughout the week on our Schedule)

2. Training (Competitive or Recreational): Many of the boxers are already training in our regular youth programs, however a number of the youth are very interested in taking the next step to train competitively. Please see below the pathway for the two options:

  • Recreational Programs: These run throughout the week and boxers can register immediately using the information provided in the link. Even boxers looking to take the next step should be enrolled in at least 1-2 classes weekly to ensure they are physically prepared for competitive training.
  • Competitive Programs: Register For Talent ID Session — Fri. Apr. 29 @ 5:30 pm All boxers who are interested in taking the next step should attend this free session. We have limited spots on our competitive team, however this is a very good session for the boxer to identify where their technical abilities are at and set realistic expectations.

3. Fight Camp Photos & Video: We are working to compile all of the media we gathered throughout the week (there are thousands of photos and videos). Please note that the download link below will be populated throughout the week as materials come in from the various photographers.

4. Help Us Rebuild By Sharing A 5-Star Google Review: The past 2 years have been tough for us all, however spending this past week with the boxers have given us a renewed hope that we can rebuild and find a way to hold on to both of our locations in Etobicoke. Please share your experience with our camps as it helps us more than you could imagine. Thank you for your incredible support and dedication to boxing and your KBC Family.

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


Feb 28, 2022

Good Morning KBC Fam!

We’ve done it!
Two years into the pandemic and we’re still here, and it’s all because of you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! As we rebuild our community and programming, we wanted to give you the first opportunity to register for our March Break Youth Camp. With limited spots available, we wanted to invite you to register before Mar. 6 at the discounted rate.

MORE INFO/REGISTER NOW

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.


March 06, 2022

Good Morning KBC Members,

Please note that today is the last day to register for the March Break Fight Camp at the discounted rate. Space is limited so please register asap.

Camp Information/Register Now

Note that this camp is appropriate for kids 12-17 years old and experience is not required. Participants should have a keen interest in the sport of boxing and be able to focus and respect the sport and their teammates.

IMPORTANT TO ALL MEMBERS:

  • We have recently launched All Spring Programs Here – Limited spots available, don’t miss out.
  • Note that some of our rates will need to be increased up to 10% April 15, 2022 to help offset the many expenses we’re facing, including rent which has gone up 20%. We would like to give our members the opportunity to purchase packages at our lower rates prior to the adjustment. View All Packages: Client Renewals

Do not hesitate to contact me back with any questions or if you need support. Thank you again for EVERYTHING!

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


March 12, 2022

Dear FightCamp Participant and Parents,

We are incredibly excited to spend the week with you next week!
Please see important details below and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

ACTION REQUIRED: DUE SUNDAY MAR 13 12PM

Protocols For Parents:

  • Call/Email before 9am if camper is not attending that day
  • Drop-off/Pick-up procedures (please see below)
  • Camper self-dismissal: If your child would like to be released from the camp please provide written notice to us by email to jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
  • Update Client Emergency Contact and Medical Conditions: Please login to your account to update emergency contact information and any medical conditions or allergies. Also please notify me in response to this email if any conditions exist: ACCOUNT LOGIN
  • Review Camp Details (see below)

March Break FightCamp Start Date: Monday March 14, 2022

Course Duration: 5 Day Camp | Mar. 14 – Mar. 18, 2022

  • Monday – Friday:
  • Daily Arrival 10:15 am – 10:25 am
  • Camp Starts Everyday: 10:30 am (sharp)
  • Camp Ends Everyday: 2:00 pm – Pickup 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm (we will communicate if certain days go longer)
  • Location: Kingsway Boxing Gym Facility | 22-B Jutland Road. Toronto ON
  • Many campers will be using public transit or walking to the gym
  • Parking: We have spots within the parking lot of our gym, however due to number of cars, it may be best to park in the front of the building and walk to door to drop/pickup you child.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ENROLMENT?

  • Boxing Wraps
  • Mouthguard
  • Training Diary
  • Various small gifts from Team KBC
  • WHAT TO BRING:
  • Medium gym bag or backpack dedicated to the equipment below (participants will need to bring home all equipment each day as we have other programs running throughout the week)
  • Bring Light Food: NO NUTS: Many of our participants and coaches have sever allergies to nuts.
  • We will be providing light snacks, however if you wish to bring something to eat during the 15 min snack break provided, we suggest a light sandwich or something easy to pack.
  • Basic workout clothing and indoor shoes
  • Towel and water bottle
  • Optional: We will be gifting the Team KBC official patches — Please bring your favourite black torque or piece of clothing you would like to have this ironed onto.
  • Must use personal boxing gloves
  • Please be advised that your fee did not cover boxing gloves. If you do not have this equipment you are welcome to grab the $75 Upgrade which includes everything needed. BUY NOW
  • The FightCamp Lessons will be split up into 2 parts each day. You may find yourselves sweating a little more than usual. We recommend you bring a towel and a change of shirt for the second half of your day. Also bring a sweater for the down times so that you don’t feel chilled.
  • Read Full FightCamp Description

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory when you enter and exit Kingsway Boxing Club locations.
  • Due to the logistics and physicality of the camp, participants may remove their masks during camp activities. All staff and team will be COVID tested daily and participants will only attend if they are in 100% good health. (COVID tests will be provided to participants if they request)
  • Arrive on-time during the daily arrival (10:15 am)
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon arrival.

[COVID UPDATE] Kingsway Boxing Club Has Entered STEP-2 PROTOCOLS!

Another shutdown has been announced by the Ontario Government. This reality is incredibly disheartening for the athletes, coaches and of course us as a small business. However together we must fight on! 

Thank you to all of our amazing KBC members, who continue to stick with us throughout such challenging times. Although all sense of ‘normalcy’ seems distorted, your support, along with the immense hard-work and dedication our coaches have demonstrated since the start of the pandemic, has made it possible for us to remain in operation as we once again face further restrictions!

Please see below for a full list of what we will continue offering and what we are mandated to close as we return to Step 2 in Ontario.

✅ AVAILABLE PROGRAMMING:

  • Tuesday Jan. 3 2021 Regular Schedule: All classes and private training will run as scheduled with. Important Notes:
    • Cancelled: 7:15 pm Technical Sparring
    • Please confirm with your trainer if you have scheduled personal training.
    • Limited Spots Available: To make room for participants, if you wish to remove yourself from the class, please cancel using ACCOUNT LOGIN
  • In-Person Private Training: Please contact your coach/trainer
    • Indoor: Available to those by medical request.
    • Outdoor: Available to all clients
  • Outdoor Classes: Remain accessible without new restrictions. Please stay tuned as we will be announcing new classes as we work through updating our programs. Register Now
  • Fight Team Training: All indoor scheduled classes have been suspended, however we will be in touch with training options for licenced members.
  • Nutrition/Wellness Programs: Remain accessible without new restrictions. View Information
  • Interactive Virtual Classes: Accessible daily with additional classes being added next week. Register Now
    • Can’t make it to the scheduled virtual class… No problem! All classes are recorded and sent to registrants to take at their own convenience.
    • Demonstration Participants: If you are interested in attending the Virtual Classes as a demonstration participant, please Contact Us

❌ PROGRAM SUSPENSIONS:

  • Drop-In Classes: Adult, Youth and Kids classes will be suspended until Jan. 27, 2021.
    • No action is required, this will be done automatically from the back end.
    • Reservations will remain unaffected.
    • If you wish to cancel your ongoing reservation, please Contact Us
  • Seasonal Program Enrolments: All seasonal program enrolments will be suspended until Jan. 27, 2021.
    • No action is required, this will be done automatically from the back end.
    • Registrations will remain unaffected.
    • If you wish to cancel your ongoing reservation, please Contact Us

Please see below for very important notes about your session. Do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions or concerns. 

Thank you for your support as we return to training.⚠️ How KBC Is Keeping The Community EXTRA Safe!


Check out our top 3 options for newcomers, including:

🥊 1 Week of Unlimited Virtual Classes

🥊 5-Class Starter Package

🥊 3 TKO Private Training Package

BOXING IS BACK IN ONTARIO! TUNE IN TO SUPPORT TEAM KBC 🎥

After nearly 2 years out of the ring, Team KBC will be representing at Ontario’s first competition in the Province. Tune in to support our very own Nolan Killeen as he helps the bell ring again on Saturday October 16 at 2:00 pm!

Promo Code for 100% discount: BOXINGONTARIO

Event Information

Boxing Ontario is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a sanctioned competition on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel. The Return to Competition Test Event will be the first amateur combat sport event in Ontario since COVID, and the first competition for Boxing Ontario in over 20 months.

The event will feature some of Ontario’s top and emerging amateur talent, with 16 bouts scheduled to start at 2pm.

The Return to Competition event will move forward with strict public health and safety measures, including proof of full vaccination for all athletes, coaches, officials, and staff as well as COVID rapid testing for all participants on event day. No spectators will be permitted; however, the event will be live-streamed. Return to Competition Media Advisory

Return to Competition – Test Event
Details & Timing
:

Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Location: Don Valley Hotel, Toronto
No spectators will be permitted but the event will be live-streamed!
Boxers: Youth and Elite, Novice and Open

  • Check in: 9 am
  • COVID Testing: 9:30 am (all tournament participants)
  • Weigh ins and Medicals: 10am-12pm
  • Session Start Time: 2pm

A Message from the KO COVID Task Force:

To provide an update and information on the October 16, 2021 “Test Event” which is being hosted by Boxing Ontario.

There have been questions raised about why and how choices have been made regarding the October 16, 2021 “Test Event”. Firstly, this being the FIRST COVID-19 amateur combat sport event in Ontario, will bring great publicity and scrutiny to our sport. Our medical experts, Officials Commission, and KO COVID Task Force were all engaged and provided recommendations to the Board of Directors to move forward with this event.

As a “test event,” this competition will have the strictest public health measures to determine the best practices to go forward with. The following is what is required for the event and reasoning as to why:

  1. Who requires a double vaccine to attend this event?
    • All persons entering the venue will require a full vaccine regiment (2 doses);
    • This is because our medical experts deem it to be the highest level of protection afforded to all.
    • This is also because we are entering a venue which falls potentially under many controlled levels of the Reopening Ontario Regulations.
  2. Will Boxing Ontario accept any accommodations to the vaccine requirements?
    • At this time taking the expert advice no accommodations will be made.
  3. Will rapid testing also occur?
    • Yes a rapid COVID-19 test will be conducted the day of the event prior to any person entering the venue.

Member Correspondence:
(past correspondence for reference only)


Thursday October 14, 2021 3:00 pm

Thank you once again for your incredible dedication to our sport and for your commitment to a safe return to competition. Please see below important materials for review and reference.

***ATHLETES: Please print and complete your medicals prior to arrival. Ensure your coach has signed the form. ***

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns. See you Saturday!

[DOWNLOAD] Coaching Package – Boxing Ontario Test Event 2021: https://boxingontario.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/OfficialsCommission/EpnzmLzWmgFPgF2OG03rE20B5h-AjnaVBgTMeoRKqGJihA?e=Ej6aGA

[UPDATES] Tournament Website: https://boxingontario.com/event/return-to-competition/


Thursday October 14, 2021 9:20 am

WATCH FULL MEETING RECORD

Thank you so much to those who were able to join live. Please watch full record if you missed the meeting as important information was covered. Please note that we will be in touch with the Coaching and Officials Manuals with all information by this evening. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you again for your incredible support as we take this very important next step. Sincerely Jennifer Huggins
Boxing Ontario | President


Wednesday October 13, 2021 12:50 pm

Dear Test Event Coaches, Staff and Officials,

Thank you so much for your patience as we pull together our first event in nearly 2 years. There have been many moving parts and we want to take this opportunity to connect with everyone and ensure confidence moving into this very important event. Tonight at 8:30 pm we will be holding a MANDATORY meeting for all participants scheduled to attend the Boxing Ontario’s Test Event on Oct. 16 (athletes, coaches, officials, organizers). Final logistics will be discussed along with any questions will be addressed during this session.

Please stay updated with bout changes and event information through our tournament event page: https://boxingontario.com/event/return-to-competition/

Thank you again for your support and for being involved with such an important step in the return to competition in our Province.

  • [TEST EVENT] Final Information Meeting Agenda: (subject to additions)
  • General Overview 5 mins: Jennifer Huggins
  • COVID Protocols 10 mins: Fred Ten Eyck
  • Words From Medical Director 5 min: Adam Zoudis/Payam Sadro
  • [Breakout Room] Officials Commission and Protocols Discussion
  • Q&A Coaches 15 min (KO COVID Taskforce and Staff)

Tuesday October 12, 2021 1:43 pm

Hello Coaches,

Please find the proposed bout list for this Saturdays event.

Due to restrictions each club may only bring 2 coaches.

Please register the coaches attending here: (Deadline is end of day today – 11:59p.m.)
https://boxingontario.com/return-to-competition-event-coach-registration/

Once we have their information, all coaches will be invited to a pre competition meeting taking place tomorrow evening at 8:30 pm.

Many thanks,

Yours in Olympic Style Boxing,

Erik Espinola
Executive Director


Friday October 8, 2021 | Boxing Ontario

Boxing Ontario is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a competition on October 16. Athletes and coaches, get ready!

We are currently seeking Male and Female Youth and Elite Boxers!

Important notes:

  • Participants must be registered with Boxing Ontario.
  • Boxer medicals must be up-to-date.
  • Proof of double vaccination required! Please scroll down for full vaccine details. (View Boxing Ontario’s COVID Response Page here. If you have any questions or require specific support, please email the KO COVID Task Force at kocovid@boxingontario.com).
  • Athletes selected to participate will be based on matchmaking ability.
  • Selected athletes will be notified on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
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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.

Virtual and Live Programs Available!

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

Sept. 16/2022

ROGRAM: BOXING BASICS WITH KINGSWAY BOXING

Led by Boxing Ontario nationally certified coach, Shireen Fabing, 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. As a bonus, the class will finish off with a boxing 101 trivia session open to all participants! Session

Date/Time: Friday Oct. 7 2022 — 11:00 am Pacific

Access via Zoom link shared

Equipment

  • Water Bottle and Towel (optional)
  • Enough Space to drop and do sit-ups

Meet Coach Shireen

Shireen has been a competitive boxer since the day she first laced up her first pair of boxing gloves. Still competing as an amateur boxer, she continues to enjoy the sport in and outside the ring, sharing her joy of the sport with the community. Shireen works with recreational and competitive boxers, helping to educate the world on the benefits of boxing!

When I found boxing (or boxing found me), for a while I thought ‘why didn’t I find this sport earlier in life’, but as I began to progress, that thought is now a distant memory. I believe we found each other at the right time. Boxing is on the rise. Women’s boxing is on the rise and I’m living it now.


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 TODAY!


*Please note that the specials listed below are only available for new clients

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 Gym” 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!

⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: The package must be utilized within 2 months of the initial visit. Open gym access is restricted to experienced boxers who have a clear understanding of how to structure an independent workout.

INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL: 3 Month Membership: Only $450.00

With weekly access to drop-in classes at both of our premier locations, you’ll have the opportunity to explore various training styles and techniques. Additionally, enjoy unlimited access to our virtual database, providing a treasure trove of resources to support your fitness goals anytime, anywhere. Elevate your skills with monthly Boxing 101 Fundamental Workshops, where you’ll refine your technique and enhance your knowledge of the sport. Plus, take advantage of Open Gym access, perfect for those who feel confident with basic skills and seek the freedom to train independently in a safe and supportive environment. 


3 TKO Private Training Package: Only $135.00

💪 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 $160, this special promo is only $135, 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.


1 WEEK FREE: Unlimited Access — On-Demand Database

✨ We’re proud to announce that we have a special promo of free Unlimited Access to our On-Demand Classes for 1 Week!

✨ Since the start of the pandemic, Team KBC hosted hundreds of virtual classes on Zoom.

✨ 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!


EQUIPMENT STARTER: EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR ONLY $85.00

Starter Boxing Equipment Kit Includes:

👊 1 pair of Mexican hand wraps

👊 1 pair of vinyl boxing gloves

👊 1 speed skipping rope


Check out a full listing of our services including Seasonal Enrolments, Nutrition, Yoga and so much more…


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 high performance skills 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

 We also offer cross-training boxing camps in which participants 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


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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.

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


Drop-In Boxing Classes are HERE!


Group Drop-In Classes are offered every day of the week at both locations. From Youth and Adult Boxing Classes to Yoga and Kickboxing for all levels, we’ve got it all!

REGISTER NOW – CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY!

All Kingsway Boxing 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.

Participants 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! The classes offered at Kingsway Boxing are suitable for all fitness levels!


📆 WEEKLY SCHEDULE: DROP-IN CLASS OPTIONS


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

[BLOOR LOCATION] High Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.

Bloor Location Note: This location is used for Seasonal Program Enrolment: Learn More

ℹ️ Both locations are dedicated to private and semi-private group training: Inquire Now


Monday

  • 5:00 pm [JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Technical (Invitational)
  • 6:15 pm [JUTLAND] Girls Youth Boxing
  • 7:15pm [JUTLAND] Adult 18+ Boxing

Tuesday

  • 6:00 am [JUTLAND] Adult 18+ Boxing (starts Sept. 13)
  • 7:00 am [JUTLAND] Open Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 4:15 pm [JUTLAND] Kids 7+ Boxing (Temporarily Suspended)
  • 5:15 pm [JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Boxing
  • 6:15 pm [JUTLAND] Technical & Conditioning
  • 7:05 pm [JUTLAND] ELITE TECHNICAL More Info (Licence Required)

Wednesday

  • 9:30 am [BLOOR] YOGA Flow
  • 5:15 pm [JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Boxing
  • 7:15pm [JUTLAND] Adult 18+ Boxing

Thursday

  • 6:00 am [JUTLAND] Adult 18+ Boxing
  • 7:00 am [JUTLAND] Open Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 8:00 am [JUTLAND] Adult 18+ Boxing
  • 11:00 am [JUTLAND] Open Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 5:15 pm [JUTLAND] CO-ED Youth Boxing
  • 6:15 pm [JUTLAND] YOUTH COMPETITIVE TEAM More Info (Licence Required)
  • 6:15 [JUTLAND] Open Gym: Fight Team *No Cost*
  • 7:00 pm [BLOOR] Thai Boxing

Friday

  • 7:00 am [JUTLAND] Open Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 12:00 pm [BLOOR] Heavy Bag Boxing

Saturday

  • 7:00 am [JUTLAND] FIGHT TEAM TRAINING More Info (Licence Required)
  • 9:00am [JUTLAND] Adult 18+ Boxing
  • 10:15 pm [JUTLAND] Kids 7+ Boxing
  • 11:15 am [JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Boxing
  • 12:05 pm – 2 pm [JUTLAND] Boxing 101 Fundamental Workshop — Last Saturday of each month More Info
  • 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm [JUTLAND] Empower 360 Self-Defence Workshop — Offered Seasonally More Info

Sunday

  • 9:00 am [JUTLAND] Open Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 10 am [JUTLAND] Heavy Bag Boxing

Gym Rental & Special Workshops Available Inquire Now


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.

Pricing Options:

  • 5 Class Starter Pack – $105.00 (Regular $125)
  • 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)
  • Click here to purchase drop in packages
  • Membership Options: If you plan on attending 2 or more classes weekly, please inquire with us about membership options.
    • 3 Month Introductory Membership: $450.00 Buy now
    • Monthly Membership: $135.00

SPECIAL CLASSES: (Available with drop-in packages and monthly memberships)

  • [BLOOR] POWER YOGA: We’re now offering Power Yoga Every Wednesday at THE HIGH PERFORMANCE STUDIOS | 3046 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON. This is the perfect addition to your training schedule, as you can only strengthen the muscles you have access to! Use the link below to reserve classes below. More Info
  • [BLOOR] MUAY THAI FITNESS: Brought to you by professional MMA fighter, Melissa Karagianis, MMA Fit classes are 45 min and suitable for all fitness levels. These classes are fun , challenging and different than the typical boxing class . Melissa has incorporated kickboxing and bodyweight exercise into this high intensity workout. Muay Thai Fitness classes will not only get you into the best shape of your life , it will also leave you feeling empowered! More Info
  • [JUTLAND] ELITE TECHNICAL BOXING CLASSES are geared toward athletes looking to take boxing to the next level. These sessions are conducted at our boxing gym facility located at 22-B Jutland Rd. Toronto ON. TO ATTEND THIS CLASS: PARTICIPANTS MUST HOLD COMPETITIVE LICENCE WITH BOXING ONTARIO. More Info
  • [JUTLAND] YOUTH BOXING: Adapted to our new small group, physically distanced format, registration is filling up for our Kids 7+, Girls and Co-Ed Youth Programs. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE… REGISTER NOW! More Info
  • [JUTLAND] OPEN GYM is available to active clients and fight team members. Please note that you must come prepared to train independently, therefore to attend Open Gym, you should be intermediate to advanced with your understanding of boxing. You should also Log Your Training for effective results.

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

ALL BOXING PROGRAMS ARE DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:

  • 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 younger children to our entrance.
  • Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts.
  • To avoid loss of session, if you cannot make the session, please cancel through account or reply on the confirmation email – minimum 12 hours in advance.
  • Account Login: Ensure your information is updated so we can communicate any updates

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
  • 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.


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

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! Kids 7+, Girls Only and Co-Ed Classes Now Available


LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE… REGISTER NOW!

Adapted to our group 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.


📆 KIDS & YOUTH PROGRAM SCHEDULES

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

[BLOOR LOCATION] High Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.

Bloor Location Note: This location is used for Seasonal Program Enrolment: Learn More

ℹ️ Both locations are dedicated to private and semi-private group training: Inquire Now

Monday

  • 5:00 pm: [JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Technical
  • 6:15 pm Girls Youth Boxing

Tuesday

Wednesday 

  • 9:30 am [BLOOR] YOGA Flow
  • 5:15 pm [JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Boxing

Thursday

  • 7:00 am [JUTLANDOpen Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 12:00 pm [JUTLANDOpen Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 5:15 pm [JUTLAND] CO-ED Youth Boxing
  • 6:15 pm [JUTLAND] YOUTH COMPETITIVE TEAM More Info (Licence Required)
  • 6:15 [JUTLANDOpen Gym: Fight Team ONLY*No Cost*

Friday

  • 7:00 am [JUTLANDOpen Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*

Saturday 

Sunday

  • 9:00 am [JUTLANDOpen Gym: Fight Team & Members *No Cost*
  • 10:00 am [BLOOR] Heavy Bag Boxing (Appropriate for mature teens 15+)

ℹ️ PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

[JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Boxing Programs (Ages 12-17) These classes are geared toward all teens — This program runs nearly every day and is appropriate for all fitness and experience levels.

[JUTLAND] YOUTH TECHNICAL BOXING CLASSES (11-17) This program is geared toward youth athletes with intermediate to advanced skills looking to take boxing to the next level. Currently we offer this class weekly every Monday at 5pm.

[JUTLAND] Girls Youth Boxing Classes (Ages 11-17). This program is geared toward girls and is appropriate for all fitness and experience levels. We currently offer this classed weekly every Monday at 6:15 pm.

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.

☑️ CLASS RESERVATION & 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.

$ 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)
  • Membership Options Available (we recommend starting with packages first as memberships are based on contract)

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

ALL BOXING PROGRAMS ARE DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:

  • 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 younger children to our entrance.
  • Arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before the session starts.
  • To avoid loss of session, if you cannot make the session, please cancel through account or reply on the confirmation email – minimum 12 hours in advance.
  • Account Login: Ensure your information is updated so we can communicate any updates

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
  • 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.


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

Sept. 13/2021| Program Update

Good Afternoon Parents and Teens!

We are looking forward to seeing the teens again and welcoming some of them for the first time into our Co-Ed Girls Teens Program at 5:15 pm.

Please see the information below and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Class Day/Time: Every Monday 5:15 pm (Arrive 5:10 pm)
Location: 22 Jutland Road Unit B
Dress:
– Comfortable Workout Clothing
– Water Bottle
– Masks Optional While Physically Distanced: Ensure you bring a comfortable mask in case of partner drills (keep around the arm for easy access)
– Gloves and Wraps Buy Now
Parking: Pickup and Drop-Off (please see parking instructions in link below)
READ PRIOR TO ARRIVAL: KBC Client Protocols and Arrival Procedures


Sept. 9/2021| Program Update

Dear Boxing Parents,

We could not be more happy to have our strong little fighters back in the gym with us! After the past year we have all had, it has been truly rewarding to see all the kids train harder than ever 👊

This email is to notify you that this Saturday Sept. 11, 2021, we will be having PICTURE DAY for our cutest heavyweights! Have the kids show up in their favourite boxing outfits and bring their A-GAME! Oh, and don’t forget to have fun! 😊

Photos will be shared with all parents so that you can encapsulate their amazing Boxing Journey forever 💪💙


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. 


📅 SLOW FLOW HATHA PROGRAM OPTIONS

[WINTER 2024] Program Start Date: Sunday Jan 7th 2024

  • Every Sunday: Jan 7- April 28 |4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Price: $260 Early-Bird |$284 Regular Register up to 2 weeks prior to the start of program for early bird price
  • Course Duration & Important Dates: Fall Season | 15 SESSION PROGRAM: Virtual or in person.
  • No class: Feb 18, 2024 and March 31, 2024
  • DROP IN: $25.00 per class
  • Location: High Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.


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


MEET PATRICIA ELSE — High Performance Trainer | Yoga Instructor

Patricia Else has a Master’s of Science in Community Health Nursing and a background in public health.

She has been a health focused consultant since 2013, a certified personal trainer since 2014 and a certified yoga teacher since 2018; She works with organizations to build capacity and with individuals and groups to build strength and improve their health.

She teaches Health Promotion at Sheridan College with Kinesiology degree students.


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] Keep Up With Correspondence Sent Out To Program Participants


December 20, 2021: Program Update

Good Afternoon!

I look forward to seeing you later today for yoga for those of you who are able to be there. This will be our final class of the fall series. I am offering a make-up class (for the session I missed because I was ill) on Wednesday Dec 29th for those who are interested . It will be in the evening at 7pm – studio availability pending


October 09, 2021: Program Update

Good Afternoon Everybody,

There will not be a yoga class tomorrow October 10th . You may have received an automated reminder but please disregard.
We will resume the usual schedule next Sunday October 17.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy the day with family and friends.

Namaste

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.

NOW OFFERING ON-LOCATION CLASSES

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.


📅 THAI KICKBOXING PROGRAM OPTIONS


THIS PROGRAM HAS MOVED TO A DROP-IN FORMAT

Every Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.

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)
  • Membership Options – If you plan on attending 3 or more classes weekly, please inquire with us about membership 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:

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. 

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.

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 11, 2022

Hi all.

The Spring session of Thai Kickboxing begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11 at the Kingsway Boxing Club’s High Performance Centre located at 3046 Bloor Street West (one block west of Royal York subway station).

For new participants, please bring indoor shoes if the weather is inclement. Also bring a towel and water as well as your boxing gloves. Additional equipment such as mouth guards, wraps and shin pads are welcome but not mandatory. Gloves are available to borrow.

And as always, if you are not feeling 100%, please do not attend class. Maintaining health and safety of participants and coaching staff is still paramount.

I look forward to seeing you at 6:55 p.m., ready to start class at 7:00 p.m. sharp!

Regards,

Jacqueline
Be the reason someone smiled today!

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


Apr. 27/2022

Hi everyone.

A reminder this Wednesday is the make-up session for the class I missed earlier due to illness. So there’s still time for you to cut loose and do some punching and kicking. Last week’s session was a blast as we started doing some offensive and defensive tactics on each other. Lots more to come.

Next 8-week session starts Wednesday, May 11, same time and place. Several spots have already been taken so get your registration in now.

Hope to see EVERYONE on Wednesday!!!

Regards,

Jacqueline
Be the reason someone smiled today!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”


Apr. 19/2022

Hi everyone.

We’ve been missing those of you who haven’t been able to make it out the past couple of weeks. I hope all is well and that you are feeling healthy, and that you’ll be in attendance for our second to last class of this session. That’s right, there are only 2 classes left, April 20 and 27. (The term was extended by one week to make up for the week I was away sick.)

So as long as you (and the ones around you) are well, grab your gloves, towel, water bottle and indoor shoes and we’ll see you at class tomorrow at 7:00.

Can’t wait!!
(A reminder that the next 8-week session begins in a few weeks (Wednesday May 11 – June 29, 7:00 p.m. at the High Performance Studio on Bloor). Sign up now to take advantage of the early bird registration.

See you tomorrow!!

Jacqueline
Be the reason someone smiled today!

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


Mar. 30/2022

Hi everyone.

Thankfully I’m back to full health and ready to see you all in class tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30 at 6:55 p.m. at the High Performance Studio, 3046 Bloor Street West.

A reminder that we’re still in dubious times so only come to class if you’re feeling 100%. For the new folks, please bring a towel, water and indoor shoes (or you’re welcome to workout in bare feet).

Looking forward to tomorrow’s class.

Jacqueline
Be the reason someone smiled today!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”


Mar. 16/2022

Hi all.

Making sure everyone knows that class is on during March Break this week. So I hope to see you all there tomorrow at 7:00. Please arrive 5 minutes early so we can all start sharp at 7:00.

A quick welcome to our new members who will be joining us. A reminder to make sure you have indoor shoes since it’s still messy outside. Also a towel and water bottle.

And of course, only attend class if you’re 100% healthy. You no longer have to do the online assessment as it’s included in your registration.

Have a great Hump Day. See you in class.

Jacqueline
Be the reason someone smiled today!


Mar. 02/2022

Good Morning Thai Kickboxers!

We’re so excited for us to get back to the studio and “kick” start our spring workouts tonight, Mar. 2. I’ve included Jacqueline (cc’d) Let her know if you have any questions or concerns prior to our first class together. Here are a few details before we start:

DATES: Wednesday Evenings (Mar. 02 – Apr. 20, 2022 inclusive).

TIME: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m (arrive 5 mins early but not late; on arrival, please wait socially distanced to the right-hand side of the entrance).

LOCATION: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.

COVID Screening: Please complete this form before each class and have handy to show me before entering the studio. Electronic version on your phone will suffice.
https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-screening-tool/

WHAT TO BRING: Boxing gloves, wraps (if you have them), towel, indoor shoes (or you’re welcome to workout barefoot), towel, water. A mouthguard is recommended but not mandatory.

MASKS: Masks are to be worn in the studio until everyone is set at their station. Padwork is part of the class but not mandatory if you’re not comfortable with it. Pad holders are to wear their masks when working in partners. Partners from the same family/household/bubble do not have to wear masks during padwork. Please remember to put your mask back on when moving about the studio outside the framework of class activities (i.e. going to the bathroom, entering/leaving the studio at the beginning/end of class).

Let me know should you have any questions or concerns or any conditions that I should be aware of.

Looking forward to meeting the new class members and to seeing past members. Come ready to work hard, but know that I will be able to cater your workout to all levels. So you can do you!!

See you tonight.


Dec. 24/2021

Hi everyone.

Happy Christmas Eve.

Not sure what happened on Wednesday, but as nobody showed up for class, I’m guessing some of you may have thought the fall session was finished. I know there were several of you who let me know you couldn’t make the class. Since everyone missed the session, I will hold a make up class this coming Wednesday, December 29 at 7:00-7:45 p.m.

Please confirm with me if you plan on attending. I hope to see you all there.

A reminder also that the next session will be 8 weeks long beginning on Wednesday January 5 and running til February 23. Early-bird registration is open now. Start the new year off right by working treating yourself.

All the best for Christmas, New Years and beyond. Hope to see you Wednesday!


Nov. 24/2021

Hello Thai Boxers.

I hope everyone has had a great week so far and you’re ready to kick some butt again tonight. I look forward to meeting those of you who were unable to make class last week.

Please remember to complete your Covid assessment on your phone and have it ready to present to me before class. The link is here:
[UPDATE PAGE] KBC COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

A reminder as well, that class begins promptly at 7:00 so please be in attendance at least 5 minutes before. Bring your boxing gloves, a towel and water.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests.

See you all tonight.

Jacqueline
Be the reason someone smiled today!


Oct. 26/2021

Hi all. Back safely from Italy. See you all on Wednesday.

I don’t think the video attached to my original email so here it is again. In the ring with the big boys!

New video by Jacqueline Walters


Oct. 21/2021

Hello everyone. Hope you have all been having a super week. Things have been very exciting and intense here in Jesolo, Italy.

I know some of you wanted to watch the fights so I’ve included a link at the end of this email. Also, attached is a fight I reffed yesterday with the big boys. My most fun fight so far!!!

I hope class went well for you this week and I look forward to being back with you all next Wednesday.

Til then, stay well.

Regards,

Jacqueline

www.wakolive.com (I am on Ring 1 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Ring 4 on Thursday)


Oct. 14/2021

Hi all.

A substitute instructor, Melissa, has been secured for class next Wednesday.

So please make your way to the studio for 7:00 p.m. as per usual and I’ll see you the following week. Please ensure you have your Covid pre-screening ready for her on your phones.

Everyone looked amazing tonight. Pease bring that same energy next week for Melissa and have fun!!

Jacqueline
Be the reason someone smiled today!


Sept.28/2021

Hi everyone.

Hope you’re all enjoying this great fall weather. We missed those of you who weren’t able to be with us last week.

Pad work (for those who wish to do so) will be incorporated into class going forward. Drills will also be utilized for those not doing pads.

A reminder to ensure you have your pre-screen on your phones so that I can check it quickly before you enter the studio. A suggestion to bring indoor shoes if/when the weather is messy. If you’re not feeling well (i.e. cold, flu, Covid symptoms, etc.), please do not attend class.

We’ll start working 6 standard combos which my returning participants have already experienced. Here they are for reference. We’ll be going over them in class so not to worry if this doesn’t make any sense to you right now.

Combo 1 – jab, cross, switch front roundhouse kick
Combo 2 – cross, hook, rear roundhouse kick
Combo 3 – jab., rear body hook, lead head hook, cross, switch front roundhouse kick
Combo 4 – lead hook, cross, switch front roundhouse kick
Combo 5 – lead upper cut, cross, switch front roundhouse kick
Combo 6 – jab, rear roundhouse kick, cross, switch front roundhouse kick

Don’t be overwhelmed. This is just so you have it as a reference. It’ll make more sense as we learn and practice these. Any questions, contact me anytime. Text is better – 416.988.9788.

See you Wednesday!


Sept.13/2021

Hello Thai Kickboxers!

I’m excited for us to get back to the studio and “kick” start our fall workouts this Wednesday, September 15th. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns prior to our first class together. Here are a few details before we start:

DATES: Wednesday Evenings (Sept 15 – Nov 3 inclusive).

TIME: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m (arrive 5 mins early but not late; on arrival, please wait socially distanced to the right-hand side of the entrance).

LOCATION: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.

COVID Screening: Please complete this form before each class and have handy to show me before entering the studio. Electronic version on your phone will suffice.
https://kingswayboxingclub.com/kbc-screening-tool/

WHAT TO BRING: Boxing gloves, wraps (if you have them), towel, indoor shoes (or you’re welcome to workout barefoot), towel, water. A mouthguard is recommended but not mandatory.

MASKS: Masks are to be worn in the studio until everyone is set at their station. Padwork is part of the class but not mandatory if you’re not comfortable with it. Pad holders are to wear their masks when working in partners. Partners from the same family/household/bubble do not have to wear masks during padwork. Please remember to put your mask back on when moving about the studio outside the framework of class activities (i.e. going to the bathroom, entering/leaving the studio at the beginning/end of class).

Let me know should you have any questions or concerns or any conditions that I should be aware of. Text is better (416.988.9788) but you can email me also.

Looking forward to meeting the new class members and to seeing past members. Come ready to work hard, but know that I will be able to cater your workout to all levels. So you can do you!!

See you Wednesday.


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!

📅 POWER4TEENS PROGRAM OPTIONS


[FALL 2023] Program Start Date: Wednesday Sept 20, 2023

Every Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 600 pm
Course Duration: 8 Week Program | Sept. 20 – Nov 8, 2023
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $256 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $220.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


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 PROTOCOLS

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

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. 
  • 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. 


At Kingsway Boxing the safety of our community is our number one priority. We kindly urge all attendees to be mindful of their health before participating in any classes or training sessions.
Our staff trainers and coaches remain dedicated to upholding strict protocols ensuring the safety and well-being of our Kingsway family. Thorough cleaning and sanitation take place between clients and classes to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

We are committed to hosting an environment that empowers everyone to excel and accomplish their goals in a healthy and positive setting.

Thank you for your support!


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

Hi Parents,  I hope you are all well. Today is the last day of our teen fitness class (including make-up sessions). The last 8-weeks we have been filled with different styles of movements and exercises to gain a better understanding of our muscles and to strengthen our bodies!! Running outside, yoga and stretching, circuit training programs, and their favourite… fitness obstacles courses to name a few! Sadly, I will be unable to run a winter session due to a personal change in my own schedule. A program of my daughter’s has changed and wish I could be in two places at once! Very sorry for the inconvenience.  

Although, teen fitness will be paused, there are a lot of great classes that KBC offers for your daughters age. It would also be great to keep the momentum going while connecting and meeting others – which I know can be hard to find at times.  I wanted to include a few great programs that I recommend and think the girls would be interested in and have copied Jennifer on this email to answer any specific questions. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. I hope your teen can continue to stay active in another program. Wishing you and your teen, nothing but the best. Hope to see you again in the future!! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email or call me directly.  

[JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Boxing (Ages 12-17) — DROP-IN

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[JUTLAND] Co-Ed Youth Boxing sessions geared toward Teens (Ages 12-17) — This program is conducted at our boxing gym facility located at 22-B Jutland Rd. Toronto ON.These 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! More info: https://bit.ly/KBC_YouthBoxing  

[JUTLAND] Girls Youth Boxing (Ages 11-17) — DROP-IN

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 [JUTLAND] Girls Youth Boxing Small Group Classes are geared toward Teens (Ages 11-17) — This program is conducted at our boxing gym facility located at 22-B Jutland Rd. Toronto ON.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. More info: https://bit.ly/KBC_YouthBoxing  

(EXTRA$)[BOXING 101 WORKSHOP] Introduction to the Sweet Science: Boxing Fundamentals

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Have you always been interested in the technical aspects of boxing, or would you like to take your passion for the sport to a competitive level? Welcome to our Olympic-Style boxing workshop! We are thrilled to offer an inclusive and accessible environment for people of all ages, genders, and fitness levels to learn, improve, and test their skills as boxers._______BOXING 101 WORKSHOP INFORMATION & DATES:Learn more about our Boxing 101 Workshops and see all upcoming program dates and information: https://bit.ly/BoxingFundamentals

Introducing Self Defence Workshops A combination of discussion, with practical physical skills results in an integration of mental and physical preparedness.
Techniques are designed for participants of all ages, sizes, and abilities. More Info  Thank you all, have an awesome day. 

Best,

Shyanne McPherson 

Girl Empowerment Programs – Summer Camp, Retreats & Workshops
“Working The Mind & Body”
Tel: (416) 834-0331
www.power4teens.ca 

UPCOMING EVENTS: Girl Empowerment Groups – Winter registration is open!
Mother Daughter Spring Retreat – May 31st– June 2nd – NOW OPEN!
The Teen Experience – to FRANCE is back – video deadline is January 15th!

September 13, 2023

Good morning parents,

I hope you and your teen had a wonderful summer and school is off to a great start!

Our Teen Fitness class at Kingsway Boxing will be starting back next Wednesday September 20th from 5:00pm-6:00pm! Please find below everything you and your teen will need to know before Wednesday.

We have a few spots left in this session, if you are not currently registered but want to sign up, please let us know at your earliest convenience. 

Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St. W

Time: 5pm – 6pm (please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before)

What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, running shoes and clothing for exercise 

8-Week Session | September 20th 2023 – November 8th 2023.

Please tell your teen to open the door but if locked, knock or ring the doorbell.

Our first week will be an intro to our fitness class and what the next 8-weeks will be about. We will take some time for us all to get acquainted, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done and like to do and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺. Please tell your teen to save my cell number (below), if she is running late or not feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware.  

No experience required but dedication is a must! 💪🏽 – we are kicking it up a notch as everyone thus far are returnees! We are going to learn more about the different fitness concepts and form a solid team to create more accountability and empowerment in a positive and supportive way!  

Indoor workout shoes and water bottles are a must!

Looking forward to seeing your teen next week. 😊

Best, Shyanne McPherson 

June 6, 2023

Good morning!

Hope all is well.

Tomorrow is the last class of our school year season! Can you believe it? They say, time flies when you’re having fun…. 😉

The girls and I decided to have a party to wrap up our last session together and to bring a small/simple snack to share among our group! There will be no workout planned for tomorrow, but will play some games. A few teens did not attend last week and did not have a chance to share food preferences/food allergies.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANYTHING THAT CONTAINS NUTS OR NUT BYPRODUCTS. WE ARE A NUT FREE FACILITY AND DO HAVE ALLERGIES WITHIN OUR GROUP. If your teen did not attend last week and has any other food allergies, please let me know immediately.

Looking forward to seeing your teens tomorrow. Thank you for an amazing year! We will be back again in the fall and more details will be sent out closer to August. 😊

Best,

Shyanne McPherson 

Girl Empowerment Programs – Summer Camp, Retreats & Workshops
“Working The Mind & Body”
Tel: (416) 834-0331
www.power4teens.ca 

March 20, 2023

Hope you all had a great March break!

Our Teen Fitness class at Kingsway Boxing will be starting back next Wednesday March 29th from 5:00pm-6:00pm! Please find below everything you and your teen will need to know before Wednesday. We have 3 spots left in this session, if you are not currently registered but want to sign up, please let me know at your earliest convenience.

Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St. W

Time: 5pm – 6pm (please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before)

What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, running shoes and clothing for exercise 

6 Week Program | March 29th – May 3rd 2023

Please tell your teen to open the door but if locked, knock or ring the doorbell.

Our first week will be an intro to our fitness class and what the next 6-weeks will be about. We will take some time for us all to get acquainted, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done and like to do and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺. Please tell your teen to save my cell number (below), if she is running late or not feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware.  

Looking forward to meeting your teen soon!

Best, Shyanne McPherson


November 16, 2022

Happy winter wonderland Wednesday! Now that our lovely Canadian winter has joined us, please remember to bring indoor shoes now that the weather has turned snowy, slushy and wet. While we’ll all miss the warm weather, we will enjoy the snowball fights. ☃️Please note: There will be NO class next Wednesday November 23rd, 2022, as I will be out of town for a few days. We will make the session up at the end and will send out a reminder text to the girls next week.  A couple other updates:

 See you all soon, have a great day! ☃️☃️☃️

Best,Shyanne McPherson 


09/15/2022

Hi Parents!

Our Teen fitness class starts back at Kingsway boxing next Wednesday! We are sending this email out to everyone who has been in our program before or who is already registered for this upcoming session!! 
Here is everything you need to know for next week: 
Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St. Time: 5-6:15pm (please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before)What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, running shoes and clothing for exercise
The lovely Jen has extended the early bird rate until the end of this week as well! THANKS JEN! 
We will take some time for us all to get acquainted next week, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done and would like to do and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺. Please tell your teen to save my cell number (below), if she is running late or not feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with me or Jen at any time! 
Looking forward to gettin’ sweaty with you! 💪🏽
Best, 

Shyanne McPherson 


May 31, 2022

Good morning parents!

As we begin to wrap our class for the school year, we decided to do a small potluck on Wednesday!

Please remind your teen to bring something small for tomorrow (no allergies). We will go for a nice walk and then enjoy some fun snacks together!

Thank you all, it was great meeting your teens, kicking their butts each week and getting to know them. Jen and I have different programs over the summer so if your teen would be interested in teen leaderships camps or summer boxing camps or both, feel free to connect with us for more info.

Teen fitness will be back again in September, more details will be sent out closer to July/August if your teen would like to join us again.

I wish you all a happy, active and safe summer. Hope to see you back in September. 😊

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


May 18, 2022

Hi Parents,

Hope you are all well.

Today we are doing a fun fitness obstacle course at the studio and know the girls will all enjoy! After this week, we have 3 more sessions until September. We run our summer day and overnight camps in July and August but will be starting teen fitness will be back in the fall, the lovely Jen already has fall dates up on the website. Check out what KBC has going on in July & August as well, they have great boxing programs and camps too.

Last week, it was such a beautiful day that had to be spent outside. Attached is a photo of our yoga class in the park! Thank you all for being patient as I know we were late. Feel free to text me anytime to find out where our group is, I normally ask the girls to put their phones away to limit distractions. 😊

See you later!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


May 4, 2022

Good morning parents,

Looking forward to seeing your teens later today!

Please remember our class time has changed to 5-6pm. Screening must be completed prior to arriving at the gym.

Hope they are ready to sweat and smile! 😎

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Apr. 27, 2022

Hi parents,

Hope you are all well!

Friendly reminder, tonight is the last class for our current session and will be running another 6-week session starting next week, May 4th from 5pm – 6pm. If you have not yet registered, feel free to click the link below.

SPRING 2022 – Program Start Date: Wednesday May 4, 2022

Every Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | May. 4 – Jun. 8, 2022
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $192 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $165.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.

Register here!

Also, please note: the lovely Jennifer will be covering my class tonight. My whole family is sick with a nasty head cold but do hope to be back next week!

Have a great day!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Apr. 19, 2022

Hi Parents,

Hope you all had a lovely long weekend, and happy Easter for those who celebrate!

Our teen fitness class has been fun and wild each week. Most of the girls look at me and each other while working out thinking “why is Shyanne so crazy”, I am by the way! But they all keep those smiles going and seem to enjoy our workouts together!

Our current session will be finishing up next Wednesday April 27th and will be going right into another 6-week session starting May 4th. PLEASE NOTE: we have adjusted the time slightly to accommodate other programs at the studio. Starting on May 4th, our Teen fitness classes will now be 5-6pm. You can register online to reserve your spot; early bird price is still on! Below you will find more details for our program.

[SPRING 2022] Program Start Date: Wednesday May 4, 2022
Every Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | May. 4 – Jun. 8, 2022
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $192 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $165.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.
Register here!

Looking forward to seeing your teen tomorrow and hope to see them in our next session! Have a great day.

Best,

Shyanne McPherson

Mar 30, 2022

Hi Parents,

We are back at it again! Hope your teen had fun last week.

We are all still warming up and getting to know one another so we are still taking it a bit slow.

See you all tonight, please make sure the screening is done prior to arrival!

Your Online Screen: Complete Now — Are You 100%? It’s important to remember that COVID is still very real. If you’re not 100% please DO NOT COME and read Next Steps.

Best,

Shyanne McPherson

Mar 23, 2022

Hi everyone,

Please find below more details for screening before today’s class! Please call or text me if you have any issues with the online screening tool prior to our class.

PLEASE THOROUGHLY REVEIW:

  1. Your Online Screen: Complete Now — Are You 100%?  It’s important to remember that COVID is still very real. If you’re not 100% please DO NOT COME and read Next Steps
  2. Parking: We will be using our parking lot for the outdoor training space. (Jutland Location: Please use surrounding lots (front of building), along the fence or far west side of entrance — If you park along the fence, please ensure you’re very close to the fence as trucks need to pass. — Bloor Location: Please always use paid lots)
  3. Arrive 5 mins Early (BUT NOT LATE): Prior to your classes and sessions, please ensure you/your child is fully wrapped and ready to rumble. How To Wrap
  4. Masks: Masks are optional while working out while physically distanced (2m). Masks must be worn when entering the facility, Members may enter the facility for use of washrooms and hybrid/virtual classes. Please ensure you bring a mask you feel comfortable wearing for short periods in the case that distanced cannot be maintained.

Best,

Shyanne McPherson 


Mar 22, 2022

Hi parents!

Hope you all had a great March break! Our Teen Fitness class at Kingsway Boxing will be starting back this Wednesday March 23rd from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Please find below everything you and your teen will need to know before Wednesday.

Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St. W
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
(please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before)
What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, a mask, running shoes and clothing for exercise

Please tell your teen to wait outside of the studio when they arrive and to knock or ring the doorbell for me to let them in.

This 6-week will be an intro to our fitness class and what the next 6-weeks will be about. We will take some time for us all to get acquainted, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done and like to do and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺. Please tell your teen to save my cell number (below), if she is running late or not feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware.

Also, please check out the Kingsway website with the latest update on COVID protocols and if you have any questions, please ask Jennifer or me directly.

Looking forward to meeting your teen soon!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Mar 21, 2022

Hi parents!

Hope you all had a great March break! Our Teen Fitness class at Kingsway Boxing will be starting back this Wednesday March 23rd from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Please find below everything you and your teen will need to know before Wednesday.

Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St. W
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before)
What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, a mask, running shoes and clothing for exercise

Please tell your teen to wait outside of the studio when they arrive and to knock or ring the doorbell for me to let them in.

This week will be an intro to our fitness class and what the next 6-weeks will be about. We will take some time for us all to get acquainted, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done and like to do and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺. Please tell your teen to save my cell number (below), if she is running late or not feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware.

Also, please check out the Kingsway website with the latest update on COVID protocols and if you have any questions, please ask Jennifer or me directly.

Looking forward to meeting your teen soon!

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Feb. 28/2021

Hi Parents,

Power4Teens Teen Fitness is back at Kingsway boxing! 😊

We will be running a 6-week program in the Spring that will include: Zumba Fitness , HIIT training, Circuit training and some other fun fitness classes. Our new class time will be 5:30pm – 6:30pm to allow time to get home from school, hang out with friends and/or finish homework!

Please find program details below. If you have any further questions and/or concerns, feel free to connect with me directly.

[SPRING 2022] Program Start Date: Wednesday March 23, 2022
Every Wednesday: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Mar. 23 – Apr. 27, 2022
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $185 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $165.00 – Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.

Have an awesome day!

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Jan. 04/2021

Hello parents,

Hope you and your teens are doing well – happy new year!

As you are all aware of the new changes due to COVID-19, our group classes are no longer permitted. We truly understand the importance of physical activity and the social benefits it provides. Sadly, classes will be on hold until further notice. Very sorry for any inconvenience.

I am ALWAYS available if any teen wants to reach out and connect with me. Please remind them they can text me anytime. 😊

Stay well,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Dec. 14/2021

Hi P4T Parents,

This Wednesday will be the last session until the new year. Our teen fitness classes will resume on January 12th 2022.

Our winter classes will be another 7-week session from January 12th to February 23rd 2022, registration is already up online and can register at anytime.

See you Wednesday 🙂

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Dec. 09/2021

Upcoming events: 

  • Mother/Daughter Weekend Retreat – Celebrate That Special Bond! January 21st – 23rd, 2022 – Learn more
  • March Break Camp – Registration is now open! – March 14-18, 2022 – Learn more
  • Teen Experience trip to Switzerland! – July 16-24 2022 – Learn more

Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Nov. 16/2021

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow’s teen fitness class is cancelled. My daughter has unfortunately come down with a cold, unrelated to covid but will still be cancelling to be safe.

November 24th will be the LAST week for our current session. We will be running another 4-week session before the end of the year and hope your teens are able to join us again! Please find the details below! Registration will be up and running by the end of this week.

NEW 4-Week Session:
Wednesday’s December 1st – December 22 2021
4-5pm OR 5:15pm-6:15pm (we are keeping the times the same)

A credit for our cancelled class will be applied to those who reregister or will receive a credit on file for future programs with KBC.

Registration will be up by this Friday. You can register online then by clicking here

So sorry for any inconvenience. Looking forward to seeing your teens next week for our last session!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Nov. 05/2021

Hi Parents,

Hope you are all enjoying the week thus far! It has been so great interacting with your teens during our fitness class each week. Your girl is simply, awesome! Each week continues to be filled with laughter, great conversation and of course a kick butt workout!

With the new update on restrictions, there are no longer capacity limitations on recreation sport facilities. This is GREAT news for us however, we are not yet completely in the clear! With continuing our existing system by sanitizing, daily screening and keeping updated with the new changes, Kingsway Boxing has been well ahead of the game from the very beginning! As much as we would love to get back to our big numbers before COVID ever existed, we have decided to gradually add in numbers for many reasons including: safety, contact tracing and allotted time for cleaning/ sanitizing.

We currently have two Teen fitness classes on the go and would love to merge both groups as this fits in perfectly for our gradual increase. The 5:15pm class is much smaller in size.

With the variety of school schedules and extra curriculum programs back in school, I wanted to connect with you all first to take a vote on the best time-slot for the whole group! We understand the new proposed times may not work for everyone so plan B will be to continue with the existing schedule with two separate groups!

TIMESLOT OPTIONS:

OPTION A: 4:30-5:30pm (will probably run to about 5:45pm)

OPTION B: 4-5pm (will probably run to about 5:15pm)

OPTION C: PLAN B – NO CHANGE TO SCHEDULE – due to other conflicts

Please take a minute to respond and confirm which option works best for you! Once I hear from the majority, I will send out more details for our new session including dates and start times! My hope is to roll right into another 10-week session through to February 2022.

Thanks in advance. Have a wonderful day!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Oct. 19/2021

Hi Parents!

I am looking forward to working out with your teen tomorrow! Please find below everything you and your teen will need to know before Wednesday.

Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St.
Time: 5:15-6:15pm (please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before)
What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, a mask, running shoes and clothing for exercise

Please tell your teen to wait outside of the studio with their completed screening form. They will have to show me this has been completed before entering each week.

This week will be an intro to our fitness class and what the next 5-weeks will be about. We will take some time for us all to get acquainted, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done and like to do and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺. Please tell your teen to save my cell number (below), if she is running late or not feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware.

If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with me at any time! See you all on Wednesday

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Oct. 07/2021

Hi Parents,

Hope you and your teens are well!
Our Teen Fitness class starts next Wednesday and am looking forward to meeting everyone. Please find below everything you and your teen will need before our class. If you have any questions, feel free to connect with me at any time!

Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St. W
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm (please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before as there will be another class in session – the door will be locked until then)
What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, a mask, indoor running shoes and appropriate clothes for exercise

Please tell your teen to wait outside of the studio with their completed screening form. They will have to show me this has been completed before entering each week. For the screening link, Click here.

We will start off with an intro to our fitness class and what the next 6-weeks will be about. We will take the time for us all to get acquainted, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done, what they would like to explore and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺.

I like to encourage independence and responsibility in our youth. So I will communicate regularly with your teens via text, if your daughter is running late or NOT feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware.

Have a wonderful long weekend, see you on Wednesday!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Sept. 29/2021

Hi Parents!

Hope you had a great weekend.

We have opened up another Power4Teens Teen Fitness Class with Kingsway Boxing on Wedneday’s from 5:15pm – 6:15pm, starting October 13th. Registration is now open but limited to only 10 spaces! Please see registration link here: Seasonal Enrolment

Program Info

If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with me directly. Looking forward to having your teen in our class soon!

Best,

Shyanne McPherson


Program Update | Shyanne McPherson

Sept. 14/2021

Hi Parents!

I am looking forward to working out with your teen this Wednesday! Please find below everything you and your teen will need to know before Wednesday.

Where: Kingsway High Performance Studio – 3046 Bloor St. W
Time: 4pm – 5pm (please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before)
What to bring: As little as possible! Water bottle, a mask, running shoes and clothing for exercise – we will take advantage of being outdoors for most of fall so please dress for the weather and bring layers if needed

Please tell your teen to wait outside of the studio with their completed screening form. They will have to show me this has been completed before entering each week.

This week will be an intro to our fitness class and what the next 10-weeks will be about. We will take some time for us all to get acquainted, allow your teens to share what type of workouts they have done and like to do and of course end with a fun and sweaty workout ☺. Please tell your teen to save my cell number (below), if she is running late or not feeling 100%, please have them text me directly so I am aware.

If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with me at any time! See you all on Wednesday.

Best,

Shyanne McPherson

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! 


May. 02/2022

Good Morning Parents,

I wanted to send a special note to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting and working with the girls on Wednesday. While it was unfortunate that Shyanne was unwell, this gave me an opportunity to see how incredible this group of young women are!

I’ll be heading to Istanbul, Turkey for the World Championships next week, but if Shyanne will have me back I can’t wait to make a special appearance next session to work with them all again! Here’s a little info on the event: Record-breaking 84 nations registered to attend the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships

The next session is online, let me know if you would like me to register the girls or you can use the link below.

Thank you again for the opportunity and please let the girls know how honoured I was!

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

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins

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 continue to following strict protocols; limiting contact, personally COVID testing, testing all competitive team before close contact and ensuring the overall 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.

⚠️ WHEN TO CANCEL YOUR NEXT VISIT:

  • If you are not feeling 100% — Please cancel even if you have received a negative COVID test. Our trainers and coaches are not allowed to work if they catch even a mild cold. We need your help to stay open.
  • Are you or a family member quarantining from school or work? If you, your child or someone in your household is quarantining due to a close contact at school or within the workplace.

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 a minimum of 5 days and be symptom free before returning to training. If you would like to arrange a Rapid Antigen Test before your next visit, we can help execute this on location. This regulation may vary as legislation changes. If you’re unsure of your ability to return within the protocols, please contact us.


[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