IMPORTANT — Click here for KBC Covid Updates —

NEW PROGRAM – STABILITY-MOBILITY-STRENGTH 6 WEEK WORKSHOP WITH JIM MARINOW



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.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore their own individual exercise challenges as we cover Neck, Shoulders, Lower Back, Core, Hips and Knees.


This program was developed by Jim Marinow, who is a Registered Massage Therapist/Fascial Stretch Therapist working with New Age Physio.


Participants can expect to: 

✅ 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.


[FALL] MOBILITY WORKSHOP PROGRAM 

  •  Program Start Date: September 14, 2020
  • Every Monday: 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  •  Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Sept 14 – Oct. 19, 2020 (No Class Thanksgiving Monday Oct. 12)
  •  Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
  •  Program Cost: $200.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $180.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


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!

Program Update | Jim Marinow
Sept. 12, 2020

I am looking forward to seeing you on Monday for Day 1 of my Stability/Mobility Workshop. I have (re) attached the location and start time information below as well as the COVID-19 protocols we will be observing. Please give them a read as this will save us time, so that we can get to the good stuff right away.


I invite you to send me a one or two-line descriptor of any issues you may be having with mobility, limitations, or challenges in your workout. This will remain confidential and I will do my best to address it generically in the body of my class at some point over the next 6 weeks. While the program is movement based, it is not a workout in the conventional sense. My program is more instructional, with the intention of empowering you with information that you can use to get the most out of your workout and stay injury free, whether that is Walking, Olympic Style Weight Lifting, HIIT classes, Yoga or Boxing. In short, wear workout gear but don’t expect to get sweaty 🙂.


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


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


Yours in health.

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


LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE… REGISTER NOW!

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

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

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

Special Note About Our Girls Teen Program:

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


ENROLLMENT 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 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.


[KIDS 7+ BOXING] PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program Schedule:

  • Every Tuesday at 4:15 pm
  • Every Saturday at 10:00 am

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

Pricing Options:

  • 5 Class Starter Pack – $105.00
  • 10 Drop-In Classes – $225.00
  • 20 Drop-In Classes – $400.00

[YOUTH BOXING] PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program Schedule:

  • [Girls Only] Every Thursday at 5:15 pm
  • [Co-Ed] Every Thursday at 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm
  • [SPECIAL Co-ED] Every Friday at 5:15 – This class is held at our High Performance Studio
  • [CO-ED] Every Saturday at 11:00 am

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

Pricing Options:

  • 5 Class Starter Pack – $105.00
  • 10 Drop-In Classes – $225.00
  • 20 Drop-In Classes – $400.00

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

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

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

WHAT TO BRING

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

WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS

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

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

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


NOW OFFERING ON-LOCATION & VIRTUAL ACCESS

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

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


[FALL] SLOW FLOW HATHA PROGRAM OPTIONS


Start Date: Sunday September 13, 2020
Every Sunday: 4 pm to 5 pm
Course Duration: Fall Season | Sept. 13 – Dec. 6, 2020 (No Class October 11th – Thanksgiving)
Location: High Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Options:

  • On-Location: Regular Cost – $220.00
  • Virtual Access Only: $100.00

MEET PATRICIA ELSE


High Performance Trainer | Yoga Instructor

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

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

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

Fusion-Fit For Women Is BACK!

Conducted at our fully renovated High Performance Studios, these classes are geared towards health-minded women in a body-positive, motivating and super fun fitness class. 

Ladies, if you are looking for a safe return to the gym and are ready to move in a small group setting?

This is a perfect opportunity to join Colleen Layug, our Fusion-Fit High Performance Specialist. In this 8-week, physically distanced program, you’ll meet 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. 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! 


[FALL 2020] FUSION-FIT PROGRAM OPTIONS



September Start Date
: Tuesday Sept. 15, 2020
Every Tuesday: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Course Duration: 8 Week Program | Sept. 15 – Nov. 3
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $200.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $175.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


Meet Colleen Layug

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.

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


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!

HIIT Is Back With A New Small Group And Virtual Hybrid Format!


NOW OFFERING ON-LOCATION & VIRTUAL ACCESS

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!


[FALL] HIIT CONDITIONING PROGRAMS


September Start Date: Thursday Sept. 10, 2020
Every Thursday: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm* OR 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | September 10 – October 15
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Options:

  • On-Location: $175.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $150.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.
  • *Virtual Access Only: $75.00

[BLOOR] HIIT CONDITIONING – 6 WEEK (Thursdays 6 pm – Oct. 22 – Nov. 26)


October Start Date: Thursday Oct. 22, 2020
Every Thursday: 6 pm – 6:45 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Oct. 22 – Nov. 26
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Options: On Location: $175.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $150.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


[BLOOR] HIIT CONDITIONING – 6 WEEK (Thursdays 7 pm – Oct. 22 – Nov. 26)

October Start Date: Thursday Oct. 22, 2020
Every Thursday: 7 pm – 7:45 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Oct. 22 – Nov. 26
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Options: On Location: $175.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $150.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


[VIRTUAL] HIIT CONDITIONING – 6 WEEK (Thursdays 6 pm – Oct. 22 – Nov. 26)

October Start Date: Thursday Oct. 22, 2020
Every Thursday: 6 pm – 6:45 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Oct. 22 – Nov. 26
Location: Virtual Link Will Be Provided

  • Program Options: Virtual Access Only $75.00

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

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 workout, 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


[FALL] MUSCLE RUN PROGRAM

Program Start Date: September 8, 2020 
Every Tuesday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Sept 8 – Oct. 13, 2020
Location: Meet At High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $175.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $150.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.

PLEASE READ CLIENT PROTOCOLS — A Note From Jo-Anne Sheffield:

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. 

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

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Wear a mask when we first meet at KBC High Performance Studio. You may take it off once we start moving.
  • 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 (6:00).
  • Hand sanitizer will be distributed 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.
  • If you cannot make the session, please text me a minimum of 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 Client Account so I can text you.

  • Account Login: Ensure your information is updated
  • 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! (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.

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

Proudly Introducing Thai Kickboxing By Jacqueline Walters


Proudly Introducing Thai Kickboxing By Jacqueline Walters


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

Learn the Art of 8 Limbs in this 6-week Kickboxing class. 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. 


THAI KICKBOXING PROGRAM INFORMATION

Program Start Date: Wednesday September 9, 2020
Every Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Sept 9 – Oct. 14, 2020
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $190.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $165.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


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. 


Program Update | 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.

Jacqueline

“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!


Program Dates and Information


[FALL] POWER4TEENS PROGRAM

Program Start Date: Wednesday September 9, 2020
Every Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Sept 9 – Oct. 14, 2020
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $190.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $165.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.

[WINTER] POWER4TEENS PROGRAM

Program Start Date: Wednesday November 11, 2020
Every Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Course Duration: 6 Week Program | Nov.11 – Dec. 16, 2020
Location: High-Performance Studios | 3046 Bloor St. W.
Program Cost: $190.00 Regular Cost | Early Bird Rate: $165.00 Must Register 2 weeks prior to the course start date to be eligible for Early Bird Rates.


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


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 (6:00).
  • Wear a mask when we first meet at KBC High Performance Studio. You may take it off once you’ve been placed in your workout section and you begin your physical activity.
  • You will be required to sanitize your hands upon location entry before we start the session.
  • Maintain your 6’ separation when training unless you are with the same family or bubble group. Keep your masks handy in case you need to move outside of your allotted space or use the washroom facilities.
  • If you cannot make the session, please give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice in advance. This is important for contact tracing.
  • Please read full protocols: KBC COVID Protocols.

WHAT TO BRING

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

WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS

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

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?”

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!

I’m Not 100%… What Next?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

June 12, 2020 | View Original Segment


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


Kingsway Boxing: Return To Training Testimonials

Dear Kingsway Community,

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~ Kiki Kralidis | Kingsway Boxing Club Returning Client

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Info & Registration

[UPDATE PAGE] KBC Response to COVID-19

 

⚠️ [ACTION REQUIRED] ⚠️ 

BEFORE YOU RETURN TO TRAINING…

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

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:

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

  • Part A: REGISTER NOW – ALL Returning clients require this licence. *Note that Competitive Boxers holding their 2020 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 – Please complete the form and send to jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com (use CamScanner for smartphones)

✅ STEP 3: Book In For Classes or Appointments

Existing Members – View Account: Reset Password if you’ve never accessed your account before

Clients and Members will be required to activate their accounts to access Kingsway Boxing Online Schedules to pre-register for classes – Please turn on your email notifications and read your reservation emails for any updates to our policies. (New Clients – Register for KBC Account Now)

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


COVID-19 Update
August 30, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

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

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

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

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

Please Thoroughly Review: KBC COVID Protocols & Procedures

View Class Schedules | Book Private Training

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

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

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing


COVID-19 REOPENING STRATEGY:

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

PHASE 3: TRAINING OPTIONS:

  • Membership Options: Monthly Members have access to one (1) group class weekly with unlimited access to Virtual classes. View All Schedules
  • Pre-Scheduled Small-Group Classes: We will be offering pre-scheduled small group classes at both locations. 
  • Private, Semi-Private, and Group Training: Both locations will be available to book for private and group training with your coach or trainer. Many clients are working with their trainers on a virtual platform, which will continue to be an option.
  • Member Only Open Training Hours: Members will be able to book in at predetermined times to use the gym independent of the classes.

AT THE START, DURING AND END OF CLASSES

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

AFTER CLASS

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

SPECIAL NOTES

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

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


COVID-19 Update
August 4, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

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

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

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

View Class Schedules | Book Private Training

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

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

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing

COVID-19 Update
June 23, 2020

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

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

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

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

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

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

Jen, Virg and Team Kingsway Boxing


COVID-19 Update
March 29, 2020


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Family,

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

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

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

Active Monthly Members Will Have Unlimited Access To Online Classes

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

Continue to support and train alongside Team KBC

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

Virtual Options

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

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

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

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COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTRE

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

COVID-19: Reputable Sources of Information



COVID-19 Update
March 16, 2020


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Trainers Members and Clients,

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

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

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

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

Special Notes:

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

Home Workouts

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

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

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

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

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

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


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Trainers Members and Clients,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up!

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

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


Dear Team Kingsway Boxing Trainers Members and Clients,

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

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

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

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

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

1. If sick, please stay home

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

3. Take temperature daily

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

5. Wash hands prior to placement of gloves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
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INTRODUCING: Virtual Classes & Private Training! 👩‍💻🏋️‍♀️

INTRODUCING: Virtual Classes & Private Training! 👩‍💻🏋️‍♀️

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

Since launching our virtual classes on Zoom ‍, the feedback has been amazing, and many of you have been asking for more PERSONALIZED training.

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our Virtual Private Training Program designed to give you the most ATTENTION and ACCOUNTABILITY with the same HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE from our team of coaches and trainers.

Kingsway Boxing’s Virtual Private Training Program is available for 1-on-1 and small group training.

Purchase your package below then book your session TODAY!

See You Online 💻


VIRTUAL CLASS SCHEDULE


Kingsway Boxing presents our exclusive Virtual Corporate Training and Team Building Program. Are you ready for an intensive virtual visit from our Internationally and Nationally Certified Coaches.

This package gets your team off the ropes as we break down the essential components of boxing. Forget PowerPoint…this This is power punch time!
This program is easily accessible to the average recreational sport 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.

You are guaranteed to benefit from this programs’ 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

Inquire Now

Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels



Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels



Place an object in front of you – a weight, a soup can, a hat, anything. This drill can be done in any sized space. It can be modified and expanded to emphasize cardio work or your punches or both, and can be “leveled up.”

Assume your boxing stance. Moving around the object in front of you to your right, take one step. immediately thereafter throw one punch. Take another step and throw two punches. Another step, 3 punches, another step, 4 punches, another step throw a 5 punch combo. Then:

  • 10 Jumping Jacks
  • And/or 10 burpees
  • And /or 10 squats

Right away get back into boxing stance and fire another 5 punch combo. Repeat from the top, step, one punch. Step, 2 punches, step 3 punches, step 4, step then a 5 punch combo. Then:

  • 9 Jumping Jacks
  • And/or 9 burpees
  • And /or 9 squats

Repeat and continue, next time 8 of everything, then 7 etc…..until you reach 0 on your JJ’s, and/or burpees, and/or squats.

Modifications:

  1. Walk outs, leg lifts, step backs in place of JJ’s, burpees, squats.
  2. You can also work your defence in after your punches as you move. Experiment with inserting defense into different moments within your 3,4, and 5 punch combos.
  3. Additionally, change-up the footwork. Move left sometimes. Or you can take a “3 steps right, 2 steps left” footwork pattern before throwing punches. After your 5 punch combos, but before the Jumping Jacks – you can move in toward your object , throw another 5 punch combo, then move back out and launch another 5 punch combo, THEN start the JJ’s.
  4. For more upper body workout, do the punching part of the drill with 5 lbs weights if available, and add presses and/or curls after the Jumping Jacks.

THE BASICS 12 ROUND WORKOUT



THE BASICS 12 ROUND WORKOUT


To become a better boxer, its necessary to practice the basics throughout your boxing career. Skills tend to diminish as time goes on and as you learn more advanced aspects of the sport. Always remember, the basics are the foundation of the sport.

Be sure to practice:

  • Centre-line and Boxing Stance (balance and body awareness)
  • The Basic Punches (Jabs, Crosses, 1-2’s)
  • The Footwork (Forward, back, side-to-side)
  • Pivoting (Offensive and Defensive)

Once you have mastered all of the basics, it is also important to put it all together using shadow boxing, heavy bags, double-ended bags etc.

It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice.”


Important Notes:

  • If you do not have access to a bag, simple shadow boxing will be just as effective if not more!
  • Beginners can start with 2 min rounds, however the aim should always be to working at 3 min rounds.

THE WARM UP:

ROUND 1 – Skipping

ROUND 2 – Skipping: Don’t be afraid to try different methods of skipping such as; doubles, crossover, knee highs, alternating legs. Skipping is great for conditioning, and foot work but over time it can get boring so mix it up and have fun.

THE JAB AND THE CROSS:

ROUND 3 – JAB (1) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

10 Jabs – 1 pushup – 10 Jabs – 1 burpee

10 Jabs – 2 pushups – 10 Jabs – 2 burpees

Repeat for entire round and each time increasing the push up and burpee by 1. Add a pair of weights when comfortable.

ROUND 4 – CROSS (2) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

10 Cross’ – 1 pushup – 10 Cross’ – 1 burpee

10 Cross’ – 2 pushups – 10 Cross’ – 2 burpees

Repeat for entire round and each time increasing the push up and burpee by 1. Add a pair of weights when comfortable.

ROUND 5 – JAB, CROSS (1, 2) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

10 1-2’s – 1 pushup – 10 1-2’s – 1 burpee 10 1-2’s’ – 2 pushups – 10 1-2’s – 2 burpees

Repeat for entire round and each time increasing the push up and burpee by 1. Add a pair of weights when comfortable.

THE FOOTWORK:

ROUND 6 – Returning to Centre (Footwork Only) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work forward – backward – side to side footwork.
  • Every time return to centre stop and make sure you are balanced.
  • Repeat for entire round

ROUND 7 – Returning to Centre (Footwork with 1-2’s) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work forward – backward – side to side footwork.
  • Every time you return to centre stop and throw a 1-1-2 to make sure you are balanced.
  • Repeat for entire round

ROUND 8 – Clock Pivoting Drill (Footwork Only) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work defensive pivots always returning to centre-line facing the mirror.
  • EX. Pivot to 3’o clock move forward and back to centre – pivot back to mirror
  • Pivot to 9’o’clock move forward and back to centre – pivot back to mirror
  • Repeat for entire round

ROUND 9 – Clock Pivoting Drill (Footwork with 1-2’s) – In Boxing Stance (centre-line) facing the mirror

  • Work defensive pivots always returning to centre-line facing the mirror.
  • EX. Pivot to 3’o clock move forward and back to centre and throw a 1-1-2
  • Pivot to 9’o’clock move forward and back to centre and throw a 1-1-2
  • Repeat for entire round

THE HEAVY BAG:

ROUND 10 – 1-2-3 Location Pivots using the JAB (1)

  • Use your footwork to move around the bag to location 1, 2, or 3.
  • Only use your jab when your feet are set in boxing stance.
  • Double, triple jabs, to the head to the body keep moving and keep working.

ROUND 111-2-3 Location Pivots using the CROSS (2)

  • Use your footwork to move around the bag to location 1, 2, or 3.
  • Only use your Cross.
  • Make sure your feet are set before throwing your cross.

ROUND 121-2-3 Location Pivots using the JAB-CROSS (1-2)

  • Use your footwork to move around the bag to location 1, 2, or 3.
  • Only use your Jabs and Crosses. Make sure your feet are set before throwing your punches.
  • Try throwing different combinations like; 1-1-2, 1-2-1, 1-2-1-2, mix it up.

COOL DOWN:

As much time as you put into building your skills, you need to place as much importance on taking care of your body. Always make sure you cool down with a stretch and time to reflect and log your training!

KINGSWAY BOXING HOME TRAINING OPTIONS



KINGSWAY BOXING HOME TRAINING OPTIONS

Dear Kingsway Boxing Family,

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

Now What?

This is an opportunity for you to go ‘Beast-Mode’ so you’re prepared to return in the best shape of your lives! See below for workouts you can either follow along with, or complete anytime and anywhere!

Thank you for always supporting Team KBC! We look forward to seeing you all soon…

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


HOME BOXING WORKOUTS


Basic Conditioning Drills

Use this handout to help you train independently at home or on the road!


15 Round Boxing Workout

Use this handout to help you train independently during Open Training Hours at the gym. For beginners, set rounds at 2 min with 30 sec. breaks – advanced boxers, set rounds at 3 min with 1 min breaks.


The ‘Basics’ 12 Round Workout

To become a better boxer, its necessary to practice the basics throughout your boxing career. Skills tend to diminish as time goes on and as you learn more advanced aspects of the sport. Always remember, the basics are the foundation of the sport.


FEATURE WORKOUTS FROM TEAM KBC


Drills With Boxing Skills Workout With Coach Phil Daniels

Full Routine





The FitFam Workout With Power4Teens

The FitFam Workout by Shyanne McPherson: Are you looking to get the kids off the couch and get moving as a family. Here’s a great workout for the whole family that will help keep everyone moving together!


FULL WORKOUT SESSIONS


During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Kingsway Boxing Family have found themselves looking for a little more motivation to be able to get in shape while in isolation. Thanks to our High-Performance specialists,  we’re all going to keep moving… or at least the coaches will get into even better shape!





STAY AT HOME TIPS WITH TRILOGY PHYSIOTHERAPY


We are excited to introduce our Virtual Care plan! This enables our therapists to continue to provide care for our patients from home. It ensures the safety of our staff and patients and maintains social distancing while allowing us to keep helping YOU at this difficult time.






Spring is almost here & so are our Spring 2020 Programs


Dear KBC Family/Friends,

Spring is just around the corner! Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited as we gear up to launch our new Spring 2020 Programs.
Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are filling up quickly!
Kingsway Boxing operates out of two separate locations, empowering you to pursue a variety of interests and accomplish any goal. We run competitive and recreational boxing programs and host top rank fitness and high-performance athletic programs.
We are also proud to welcome back Power4Teens, brought to you by our fitness guru Shyanne McPherson, at our High P erformance Location!
See below for all the new programs available at both locations.
Let me know if you have any questions regarding programs or enrolments. In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊
Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
E.  jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
www.kingswayboxingclub.com
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn

FEATURE ARTICLE: Why Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For You?


FEATURE ARTICLE: Why Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For You?

By Jo-Anne Sheffield | HIIT Conditioning Program Partner


Using your own bodyweight to build muscle and cardiovascular strength is an easy and effective workout. Because you don’t need any equipment, bodyweight exercise can be done anywhere, anytime. They are easily modified to challenge all fitness levels. Add extra reps or slow the tempo to progress the exercise.

Bodyweight exercises also ensure that joints are moving freely which can reduce exercise-related injuries. As compound exercises (numerous muscles and joints engaged) you will see gains in both muscle and flexibility.

To build your muscle AND cardiovascular strength, try doing bodyweight exercises like burpees and mountain climbers and you’ll get your heart pumping and build muscle strength quickly.

Quick HIIT Workout

Try these bodyweight exercises for a no excuses workout anywhere, anytime. Do each exercise for 30 seconds, take a 10-second break in between each and then hit it again 2 more times… and don’t forget to check out Jo-Anne’s exclusive HIIT Conditioning and Upcoming Muscle Run Programs.

Burpees

Squat Drops

Side Lunges

Hi Knees

Skaters

Mountain Climbers

Squat Jacks

Push-Ups

Bridge

 

SEEKING BACKGROUND PERFORMERS FOR FLINT STRONG

The feature film, FLINT STRONG is seeking background performers (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles. Filming will take place in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

Shoot date: Various dates through April and May

Rate: $14.00/hour with an 8 hour minimum.

We are looking for men and women to fill the following background roles:

  • Boxing Judges
  • Boxing officials
  • Boxing fans/spectators
  • Timekeepers
  • Reporters
  • Photographers

If you are interested in being considered, please email All of the details listed below to : Casting@wayffglobal.com

Please include:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Your Name.
  2. Full Name
  3. Height and weight
  4. Union status (are you ACTRA or non-union)
  5. City in which you live
  6. Photos (close up and full body)

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! We will need background performers over the course of the shoot and will reach out to applicants we would like to book during that time. Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great!

 “NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.”

 

[FINAL CASTING CALL] SEEKING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE BOXERS (16 – 20 years old) FOR FLINT STRONG

In this Sept. 18, 2012, photo, Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields skips rope at the Berston Field House in Flint, Mich. Shields is a fearsome presence in the ring.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


SEEKING MALE BOXERS (16 – 20 years old) FOR FLINT STRONG

Looking for African-American males with recreational or amateur boxing experience to be background performers in a feature film.


The feature film, FLINT STRONG is looking for male boxers, 16 – 20 years old, to be ‘special skill’ background performers.   (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles as part of the journey Claressa Shields took during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.

View Recent Press: Ice Cube Cast As Supporting Role In Flint Strong 

Filming in Mississauga.

Shoot Date(s): These boxers will be needed anywhere from 1 – 5 days between March 18 – 30.

Background Performer Positions Available: (must have recreational/amateur boxing experience)

Rate: The rate is $303.00 flat for 8 hours of work. $57.00/hour of work after 8 hours.

We are looking for African American males that are 16 – 20 years old with boxing experience.

If you are interested in being considered as a ‘special skill’ background performer please email ALL of the details listed below to Casting@wayffglobal.com:

 Please Include:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Boxer_Performer’s Name.
  2. Performer’s Full Name
  3. Age and Date of Birth
  4. Height and weight
  5. Parent/Guardian’s full name
  6. Parent/Guardian’s phone number
  7. City in which you live
  8. Photos of Performer (close up and full body) – please make sure photos are current.
  9. Training Experience: Please list any and all boxing training/experience/competitions/achievements and feel free to include photos.
  10. Do you have your own gloves/wraps/guards?

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great.  Thank you for the help!

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: Our story is set in the impoverished world of Flint, Michigan so we are trying to reflect that hard scrabble world. Please submit all different body types, looks, ethnicities where possible. Looking for lots of grit and character here. 


FLINT STRONG (Female Boxing Roles)

Feature Film
ACTRA
Draft: February 7th, 2020

Producers: Michael De Luca, Elishia Holmes, Barry Jenkins
Director: Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)
Writer: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Casting Director: John Buchan & Jason Knight 
Casting Assistant: Chandler Boriska
Outside dates: March 16 – May 6, 2020 
Location: Toronto

SEEKING BOXING REFEREES FOR FLINT STRONG

Claressa Shields is declared the winner in the gold-medal match at the London Olympics.
Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images.


SEEKING BOXING REFEREES FOR FLINT STRONG

Looking for real boxing referees who have Recreational/Amateur/Professional Boxing experience to be featured in feature film.


The feature film, FLINT STRONG is casting real boxing referees (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles of referees who worked bouts for the indomitable boxer, Claressa Shields during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.   (Must be willing to travel to TORONTO at your own expense.)

View Recent Press: Ice Cube Cast As Supporting Role In Flint Strong 

Audition date:  Candidates must fully submit the required items listed below. If selected for next phase, you will be contacted to come in for an audition (timing to be determined)

Shoot date: Various dates through April and May

Casting Position(s) Available: (Requesting Real Boxing Referees)

[NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL REFEREE] FEMALE & MALE. ALL AGES. ALL ETHNICITIES. 5’2-5’6 HEIGHT. ATHLETIC BUILD

If you are interested in being considered for one of the role listed above, please Email us: casting@wayffglobal.com

 SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Role Name_Your Full Name
  2. Full Name
  3. Height
  4. City in which you live
  5. Action Photos – Full Referee Outfit (close up and full body)
  6. (1min) Referee Video – preferable to be actual footage, if this is not possible please create a mock bout with two boxers. Include: cautions, standing 8-counts etc.
  7. Training Experience: Please state if your experience is in Competitive Boxing (amateur/pro), sparring only, provincial/national/international achievements… etc. and pictures.

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great.  Thank you for the help!


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: Our story is set in the impoverished world of Flint, Michigan so we are trying to reflect that hard scrabble world. Please submit all different body types, looks, ethnicities where possible. Looking for lots of grit and character here. 


FLINT STRONG (Female Boxing Roles)

Feature Film
ACTRA
Draft: February 7th, 2020

Producers: Michael De Luca, Elishia Holmes, Barry Jenkins
Director: Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)
Writer: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Casting Director: John Buchan & Jason Knight 
Casting Assistant: Chandler Boriska
Outside dates: March 16 – May 6, 2020 
Location: Toronto

SEEKING FEMALE BOXERS FOR FEATURE FILM FLINT STRONG


SEEKING FEMALE BOXERS FOR FLINT STRONG

Looking for talented women who have Recreational/Amateur/Professional Boxing experience to be featured in feature film.


The feature film, FLINT STRONG is casting real female boxers (both ACTRA & Non-Union) for various roles of opponents that faced the indomitable boxer, Claressa Shields during her amateur career on her rise to the 2012 Olympics.   (Must be willing to travel to TORONTO at your own expense.)

View Recent Press: Ice Cube Cast As Supporting Role In Flint Strong

Audition date: All candidates must be available for a boxing audition between the dates of February 19-21, to be announced on February 18.

Shoot date: Various dates through April and May

Casting Positions Available: (must be proficient in offensive and defensive skills)

[MARINA VOLNOVA] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BRUNETTE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[TIKA HEMINGWAY] FEMALE. 17-30 YRS OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[POOJA RANI
] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. SOUTH ASIAN/Brunette 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[SAVANNAH MARSHALL] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BLONDE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[ANNA LAURELL] FEMALE. 20 – 30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BLONDE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

[NADEZDA TORLOPOVA] FEMALE 20-30 YRS OLD. CAUCASIAN/BLONDE. 5’2-5’8 HEIGHT 120-150 LBS

 

If you are interested in being considered for one of the 6 opponent roles listed above, please Email us: casting@wayffglobal.com

 Please include:

  1. Subject line:  [Flint Strong] Role Name_Your Name.
  2. Full Name
  3. Age
  4. Height
  5. Weight
  6. City in which you live
  7. Photos (close up and full body)
  8. Training Experience: Please state if your experience is in Competitive Boxing (amateur/pro), sparring only, provincial/national/international achievements… etc. and pictures.

This is a great opportunity and will be a lot of fun! Please pass along to anyone you know who might be great.  Thank you for the help!


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

PLEASE NOTE: Our story is set in the impoverished world of Flint, Michigan so we are trying to reflect that hard scrabble world. Please submit all different body types, looks, ethnicities where possible. Looking for lots of grit and character here. 


FLINT STRONG (Female Boxing Roles)

Feature Film
ACTRA
Draft: February 7th, 2020

Producers: Michael De Luca, Elishia Holmes, Barry Jenkins
Director: Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)
Writer: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Casting Director: John Buchan & Jason Knight 
Casting Assistant: Chandler Boriska
Outside dates: March 16 – May 6, 2020 
Location: Toronto

[2020 Registration] End Of Year Specials


Dear Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Family!

I hope you’re enjoying the few weeks before the holiday rush! Our programs are filling up quickly… Don’t miss out on being a part of our 2020 specialty programs including all new classes  and our new partnership with Trilogy Physiotherapy at our High Performance Studio. See below for program dates and registration!

PROGRAM REGISTRATION & PRICING

I have personally been missing my time with everyone this season however I wanted to update you on what’s going on! I was honoured to be elected as the President of Boxing Ontario last month and am just settling into the position. Due to the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I have also been selected to officiate (referee and judge) various national and international qualifying tournaments. You can follow along as I head out to Australia next then back to Quebec at the end of the year (Full Story Below). The most incredible takeaway from this experience, is to see that the boxers right here at Kingsway Boxing Club are heading in the direction of these world class athletes!

2019 has been an incredible year for both the Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer families! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us hit the 1.5 Million Dollar milestone in direct donations to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation! We’re even more motivated to break new barriers and reach unimaginable heights as we head into our next chapter of the Fight To End Cancer!

MEET THE FTEC2020 FIGHT TEAM
(Don’t forget to reserve your early bird tickets for the 2020 Fight To End Cancer gala – Tickets and Information – prices go up Jan. 31, 2020)

YOU’RE INVITED | RSVP NOW
We would also like to invite you out to celebrate the year at our
Holiday Bash on Saturday December, 21st, 2019.

Safe and Happy Holidays,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
Fight To End Cancer

[Program Update] Personal Note From Jen



Dear Parents, Kids and Teens,

Our Fall Kids and Teen Program are nearing completion or have completed (see below for end dates). Thank you to those who have already enrolled for the Winter 2020 Programs!

I have personally been missing my time with the kids this season however I wanted to update you on what’s going on! I was honoured to be elected as Boxing Ontario’s President last month and am just settling into the position. Due to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I have also been selected to officiate (referee and judge) around the world for the Olympic Boxing Qualifiers. You can follow along as I head out to Australia next then back to Quebec at the end of the year (full story). The most incredible takeaway from this experience, is to see that the boxers right here at Kingsway Boxing Club are heading in the direction of these world class athletes!

Virg, Phil and the team have been updating me with how awesome the boxers have been progressing. Thank you for being so understanding of my absence, please let the kids and teens know how much I miss them. I look forward to catching up with everyone in the Winter Season!

~ Jen

PS. You can follow my journey by visiting Jennifer Huggins Facebook and @jenhuggins Instagram

 


IMPORTANT UPDATES


[PROGRAM REGISTRATION WINTER 2020] KIDS 7+, CO-ED TEEN & GIRLS TEEN BOXING
Note that early enrolment is now open however programs are filling quickly. Register Now

[SPECIAL PRIVATE TRAINING] Limited Spots Available

This is a great option for the kids who are looking to not take time off between seasonal programs. These special private lessons will be conducted with our assistant coaches and will be offered at the discounted rate of $100.00 for 3 sessions. Note that availability is limited. Please “Reply-All” to request sessions.

[END DATES] WINTER PROGRAM

  • [Tuesday 4:30 pm] Kids 7+ Boxing – Ended
  • [Saturday 10:30 am] Kids 7+ Boxing – Ends Nov. 23, 2019
  • Co-Ed Teen Boxing – Ends Dec. 7, 2019
  • Girls Teen Boxing – Ends Dec. 9, 2019

[NEXT STEPS] YOUTH RECREATIONAL & COMPETITIVE PROGRAM
Offered Year-Round

This is the next progression for boxers interested in taking boxing the next step. Participants can remain recreational, however they will be invited into sparring (optional) and continue their growth as technical boxers. We offer membership and Drop-In packages.

Our Youth Boxing Programs are run by Canadian National Coaches Jennifer HugginsVirgil BarrowPhil Daniels alongside our Boxing Ontario Assistant coaches. Those who participate in these classes learn the technical components of the sport, and are given an opportunity to explore their confidence in ways that will help them in all walks of life. The Youth Boxing Membership is appropriate for participants ages 11-19, we also have a special junior program for boxers 7-11 years old. More Info

Please don’t hesitate to contact me back if you have any questions or concerns.

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊

Best Regards,

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

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

Click here to share your journey with Kingsway Boxing Club.

[FALL 2019] LAST CALL FOR PROGRAM REGISTRATION


Dear KBC Friends and Family,

Summer has flown by! As we enter into September, Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited to share our Fall 2019 programming! Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Fall Programs – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full!

See below for all the new programs available at both locations! Also be sure to Join the Kingsway Boxing and  Fight To End Cancer Families outside of our studio location at Royal York and Bloor (3046 Bloor St. W) this Friday through Sunday! This will be our 13th Annual attendance at the festival and we are celebrating with Boxing Lessons, Raffles, Special Packages and much more! We’ll also be searching for our FTEC2020 Fight Team (info at the bottom of this email).

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up!

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

E.  jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
www.kingswayboxingclub.com
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn


Trilogy Physiotherapy



At Kingsway Boxing High Performance Studios, we have partnered with Trilogy Physiotherapy, a team specializing in sports therapies, advanced massage & registered physiotherapy focusing on the needs and goals of Toronto’s active community.

The therapists at Trilogy have many years of experience and advanced education treating athletes of all kinds.  Our performance therapy helps you recover from injury and allows you to train and perform at your best.
 
Our therapies include:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Registered massage therapy
  • Fascial stretch therapy
  • Cupping
  • Acupuncture/dry needling
  • Personal exercise programs and training
  • Athletic taping
 
All services are covered by extended health benefit plans for physiotherapy and massage therapy. 

More about Trilogy Physiotherapy 


Learn more about our coaching and physiotherapy team and services,
or contact us to schedule an appointment.

Currently Booking Appointments With Trilogy Physiotherapy At KINGSWAY BOXING HIGH PERFORMANCE STUDIOS | 3046 Bloor St. W. Toronto ON.  

Phone: 416 – 232 – 2343

or

Request Appt.


[Summer Enrolment Closing] Last Class and Next Steps



[Summer Enrolment Closing]
Last Class and Next Steps


Dear Kids, Parents and Teens,

This will be the last week of classes for our Spring Kids, Girls and Co-Ed Teen Programs. Thank you to those who have already enrolled for the Summer 2019 Program. I wanted to remind you that this will be the last opportunity to register your teens at the discounted rate.  Our Summer programs are nearly full, so please register this week.

REGISTRATION: 2019 Summer Programs Restart First Week Of July!


IMPORTANT UPDATES


Youth Amateur Boxing Program

Every Tuesday and Thursday 5pm – 6pm
Saturday 11:00 am (year-round)

This is highly recommended to all participants who have attended our seasonal programs, especially those who are looking to take boxing to the next level.

We will be registering with the following options:

  • $65/month for 1 session weekly
  • $75/month for 2 sessions weekly
  • $85/month for unlimited sessions weekly
  • Pre-Paid Drop-In Classes: View Options

Important Notes:

  • More Info & Registration
  • All active members of our Youth Program will receive $100 of the regular seasonal programs rates.

New Group Training Program

Offered Year-Round
If you have 3 or more people are interested in the same time this is a great option.

  • Book at your convenience
  • Packages start at 5 sessions for $115 per participant
  • Private Lessons start at 3 sessions for $100
  • Inquire Now

See You At Bronze Gloves This Weekend!

As you know, we have a competitive boxing team that trains and competes year-round at tournaments and club competitions. Many of our kids and teens have recently started boxing and are interested in taking the next steps. Be sure to stop by this weekend to support the team and see what competitive boxing is all about! Note that the “Fun-Box” division will be competing on Saturday at 1pm. This is for the little ones 12 and under! More info

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
www.kingswayboxingclub.com
E. info@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn

Click here to share your journey with Kingsway Boxing Club.

Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest | Featuring Gabriel Pietrangelo

Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman


Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest | Featuring Gabriel Pietrangelo


Kingsway Boxing Club has a long history of giving back to the community that builds our team. From supporting through our corporate program, Fight To End Cancer, to always donating local schools and charities. It has become very apparent that the next generation values investment in the future, with many of our kids and youth taking the initiative to fundraise in various ways.

Gabriel Pietrangelo is a 17 year old student attending Richview Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke. In addition to preparing for graduation, with the hopes of  attending University to become a Geography Teacher, Gabe has recently joined Kingsway Boxing’s apprentice coaching team.

“I’m an avid fan of superheroes and video games, as well as sports such as Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, and of course Boxing. I go to the Kingsway Boxing Club often, where I’m continuously learning many different techniques and skills thanks to the teachings and knowledge from my coaches.

Boxing has always been an interest to me since I was around 8, watching a fast paced Boxing match gets me off my feet every time, which would explain why Manny Pacquiao and Sugar Ray Leonard are my two favorite Boxers to watch, and observing my coaches and their teaching methods inspire me with enthusiasm to hope that one day I will be able to be just as good of a teacher as they are.”

Gabe is now mixing his passion for boxing with his love for his community by raising funds for the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.

Enter Gabe’s Coast to Coast Against Cancer Contest

By donating $15 or more, you will be entered into a contest to win as Starter Package at Kingsway Boxing Club valued at $150.00


Enter Contest Now

Donors will automatically be entered into raffle
(contest ends April 1, 2019)

I’m asking you to please support my friends and I’s effort in The Inside Ride Ontario to help Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. Your donation will support kids and teens with cancer and their families in Ontario.

The Inside Ride in Ontario funds critical programs in the province including camps, scholarships, work placement and educational support for survivors and kids in treatment, financial support for families with a child in treatment, parent patient advocates, parent support groups and resources.

My team and I are raising money for this cause because it’s important to us to support our peers struggling with cancer as well as aiding them as they fight for their lives on a daily basis. We hope that you feel the same way.

Sponsor Now


The Inside Ride is produced by Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and is Canada’s first indoor cycling challenge and fundraising event dedicated to raising money in support of children with cancer and their families.

The Inside Ride Ontario benefits numerous childhood cancer organizations whose programs include family support, financial support and child support and quality of life programs and research.

The Inside Ride powers POGO (The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) by providing significant funds for both the POGO Financial Assistance Program and the SAVTI (Successful Academic and Vocational Transition Initiative)

Learn more about Inside Ride Ontario

[PRESS RELEASE] Defeat Is NOT An Option | Introducing The 2019 Fight To End Cancer Fight Team



2019 Campaign Photo Description:
The individuals in the campaign photo represent the 2019 Fight Team and Coaches.
[Campaign Photographer: Spencer Wynn]

  • Top Row Standing (from left to right): Renata Reynolds, Paul Agapito, Lisa Ventura, George Boutsalis, Virgil Barrow, Jennifer Huggins
  • Middle Row Sitting (from left to right):Fedele Rosins, Josh Hillinger, Deren Hasip, Ceilagh MacDonald, Rick Denley
  • Bottom Row:Talia Joundi

THE FIGHT TO END CANCER IS WORKING TO RAISE $2 MILLION DOLLARS IN SUPPORT OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER FOUNDATION

The 2019 Fight Team Showcases The Unyielding Commitment Of Diverse Individuals Dedicated To Making A Difference!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — TORONTO, ON. The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) 8th Annual Fight To End Cancer Charity Gala, benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is a Black Tie, exclusive, must attend event, hosted at The Historic Old Mill Toronto, on Saturday June 1, 2019. 

The FTEC 2019 Fight Team has dedicated SIX MONTHS of their already busy lives to transform themselves from never having boxed, to becoming sanctioned fighters.  This unyielding commitment culminates at the FTEC Gala when they step into the ring.  Angie Seth, Anchor and Reporter with the CTV News Channel, will guide you through this incredible experience as Emcee for the evening’s events.

The FTEC Fight Team, in concert with our presenting partners Landscape Plus Ltd. and Grafton Apparel Ltd., are working to make FTEC history by taking the total funds raised to $2 million dollars. Be a part of history and Join The Fight!

The FTEC ring will feature five incredible bouts on Gala night, including not one but TWO main events.  In the first main event, Lisa Ventura will square off with Renata Reynolds – these fiercely independent and successful fighters are relishing their roles as agents for change in the FIGHT TO END CANCER as they cash in months of hard training for research dollars.  In the second main event, Josh Hillinger of Steam Whistle Brewery, faces George Boutsalis – both successful, professional and uniquely suited.  They are not only dedicated to taking the fight to each other, but also landing some heavy body blows against Cancer!  The action won’t stop there with three additional bouts on the card.  Each fighter has been equally dedicated in their training and raising funds in support of the Fight To End Cancer.  Join the fight and be part of making the difference.

Official FTEC national ambassadors, Grafton Apparel, have raised over $250,000 to date through over 100 stores across Canada, including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, Mr. Big & Tall and Kingsport.  This year, they hope to raise $200,000 in additional donations with their “Wear Your Support” Campaign – featuring exclusive FTEC tie-clips – available in all Grafton Apparel stores across Canada, up to and following, the 2019 Gala.

Jennifer Huggins, FTEC founder and CEO, keeps the team on track, along with her partner in crime and Official FTEC Team Head Coach, Virgil Barrow.  The duo inspires those who are fortunate enough to step into the ring, with their unwavering commitment to the cause and the Fight Team.  In addition to being the driving force and visionary behind the Fight To End Cancer, Jennifer maintains a very busy schedule as a globally recognized ambassador for the sport, a 3-Star boxing Referee and Judge with AIBA International Boxing Association.

“The reality of what the Fight To End Cancer represents is bittersweet.  Something that threatens to tear our lives apart has brought so many people together.  Eight years ago, I started this event to give back to the community.  The Fight To End Cancer has since become a community in itself; a family working together towards one goal.  My vision evolved from being a fundraiser, to becoming a global movement that we are all part of.  We are fighting for a future free of cancer, and we will succeed.”

~ Jennifer Huggins, Fight To End Cancer
Founder and Executive Director

DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION!

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Important Dates:
–> Steam Whistle FTEC Gallery: Tues. May 7, 2019 7pm – 11pm | Request Media Access
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 23, 2019 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2019 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 1, 2019 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

Public Relations Team, Fight To End Cancer
pr@fighttoendcancer.com

Donations to our 2018 Fight Team can be made at: www.fighttoendcancer.com. Photos available upon request.

Interview Opportunities:
Interview Opportunities available in studio, on site and via phone or email with:

About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is a year round initiative carried out by ambassadors, sponsors and volunteers worldwide.  Over $1,000,000 has been donated to date since our inaugural year in 2012.  Funds raised by FTEC are donated directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Each year we celebrate the incredible hard work and dedication of our FTEC family with a black-tie charity boxing gala.  This gala showcases ten men and women who represent our Official Fight Team.  Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners.  Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer for a long and successful future for everyone.  This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto. www.fighttoendcancer.com

About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at www.thepmcf.ca


Let’s Take A Moment To Meet This Years Incredible Heroes…



Scroll Down To Meet The 2019 Fight Team

Help the #FTEC2019 Fight Team reach their goal of $2 million dollars before Fight Night! Use the link below to get to know the individual team members better and support them in their Fight To End Cancer! Defeat Is NOTAn Option

Sponsor A Fighter  Tickets & Event Info


Paul Agapito | View Full Bio

As a marketing professional, Paul Agapito has an incredible ability to highlight the positive attributes for a wide range of products and services.  But there is nothing positive about cancer, so he has decided to let his fists and his heart take the lead as a member of the FTEC2019 fight team.  This “spin doctor” will be raising funds to support the doctors and researches working hard to end cancer in our lifetime.

Deren Hasip | View Full Bio

Deren Hasip is all too familiar with the impacts cancer has on a family having watched his daughter and father take on their own fights.  At work Deren coaches others to help them achieve their goals.  As a member of the FTEC2019 fight team, the coach will become the student as he and his teammates submit themselves to 6 months of intense training.  Keep those hands up!


Ceilagh MacDonald | View Full Bio

Ceilagh MacDonald works with clients every day who are struggling to come back from injury.  She sees first hand how hard they try, the good days and the not so good days.  She has seen this same fight in family and friends who have faced a cancer diagnosis.  Not one to step back from a challenge, FTEC2019 provides Ceilagh with the opportunity to punch cancer in the face and show what she’s made of.

Talia Joundi | View Full Bio

As an Immigration & refugee lawyer, Talia Joundi is used to taking on tough challenges, but as an FTEC2019 fighter she’s taking on the biggest one yet.  Not one to take her health for granted, Talia is stepping into the ring to use her good fortune to help raise funds to support the vital research of the doctors, chemists, and volunteers of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


Josh Hillinger | View Full Bio

Josh Hillinger is the most recent member of fighters coming from Steam Whistle Brewing.  Like all of us, he has been directly touched by cancer, seeing his grandmother, father and father-in-law fight for their lives.  Not one to stand on the sidelines, Josh has joined the Fight to End Cancer as a member of the FTEC2019 fight team and promises to “provide the best guest experience” to his opponent.

George Boutsalis | View Full Bio

As a perennial fundraiser George Boiutsalis has focused his efforts on raising funds for cancer and Alzheimer’s research, both of which have affected his family.  As a professional, George spends his days generating new opportunities and expanding his markets, but keeps his feet firmly entrenched his community. As a member of the FTEC2019 fight team, his community has grown leaps and bounds with one common goal; ending cancer in our lifetime.


Renata Reynolds | View Full Bio

Renata Reynolds is committed to the success of her clients, helping them build winning sales teams and strategies that result in real success.  She is also committed to taking a punch in the face to move one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.  Good news Renata, your opponent is committed to helping you with that challenge.

Lisa Ventura | View Full Bio

As a CEO, Lisa Ventura is responsible for all aspects of her company; definitely a person comfortable being in charge, getting things done and making stuff happen.  Lisa is not comfortable feeling helpless, like she has when friends and loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer.  True to form, she has decided to do something about it by becoming a member of the FTEC 2019 fight team, raising funds and awareness on behalf of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


Fedele Rossi | View Full Bio

When Fedele Rossi’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, he and his family went into a state of shock.  Escorting his mother to all of her treatments exposed Fedele to the roller coaster of emotions experienced not only by his family, but by many others.  He used his anger and frustration as a motivator to first get in great physical condition and now to become a member of the FTEC2019 fight team.  He knows, as we all do, that Defeat is not an Option.

Richard Denley | View Full Bio

Through his business, Richard Denley spends his days motivating individuals to become better leaders.  As an FTEC2019 fighter he will put those motivation skills to good use raising funds and awareness for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  His motivation for becoming an FTEC2019 fighter…ending cancer in our lifetime.


Important Dates:
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 23, 2019 6pm – 8pm | Request Media Access
–> 2019 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. June 1, 2019 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access


LAST CALL | Spring 2019 Program Registration


LAST CALL | Spring 2019 Program Registration


Happy March KBC Family!

Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are excited as we gear up for Spring 2019! Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Winter Programs – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full!
Kingsway Boxing now operates out of two separate locations, which allows for a wide range of people, with varying interests, to accomplish any goal. We successfully run competitive and recreational boxing programs, while hosting a variety of fitness and high performance athletic programs out of both locations.
We are proud to announce our partnership with a variety of fitness and martial art professionals, who represent the top coaches and instructors of their domains. The incredible list includes Pro-MMA Fighter Melissa Karagianis , Power4Teens Founder Charlie Page (partnered with Colleen Layug) , Boxing Coaches: Rob Gorican , Anatolyy Mykhayletskyy and so many others!
See below for all the new programs available at both locations! Note that we prorate the cost if the program is already in session – just ask (space permitting).
In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up! 👊
Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club
T. +1 (416) 234-0075

5 Strategies To Use With Your Tween/Teen by Power4Teens



5 Strategies To Use With Your Tween/Teen by Power4Teens

Article By: Charlie Page | Power4Teen


Charlie Page, Power4Teen Founder and Kingsway Boxing Club Program Partner

Working as a psychotherapist for youth and being a mother of two teenage girls has shown me some startling differences in how I approach and communicate with my own children compared to other peoples children (my clients). The results from my clients and the ease and connection they feel in sharing their stories with me has led me to strengthen and use the same skills on my own kids. These strategies have improved my relationship with my children and, I believe have made me a better parent (although I’m often still reminded of my flaws).

It has become very clear to me that making an impact on children and ‘being heard’ as a psychotherapist is much easier than achieving these results as a parent, so give yourself time and be easy on yourself:

1. Listen and shut up

You may think you are listening, you might even rejoice in your conversations with your children and how wise and impactful you are being, but are you really or do you have an agenda? My main goal as a psychotherapist is to really listen and ask the right questions to direct their thought process, to understand them and make them feel understood. The questioning helps them feel empowered and directed to make quality decisions based on who they are and the goals they set for themselves. As a parent, when our kids communicate with us we have a tendency to think about the person we want and hope they will be and advise them based on that. We try to advise and impart our wisdom by giving advice when most of the time kids want to voice their concerns and feel challenged to formulate their own decisions. They have wisdom, help them find it. Remind yourself that they aren’t you… and they most likely don’t want to be! There is absolute power and use in parental wisdom, just spread it out a little.

Trust…

Try to trust in their decision making skills as much as possible to improve their belief in themselves and their capabilities. Believing that your children have the ability to make great decisions even when they have failed (sometimes often) in the past is an incredibly powerful performance enhancer for children. I often see children who have lost all hope of trying to make their parents proud and they have given up trying. These kids always have a deep need and hope for their parents to be proud and connected with them, no matter what they are telling you.

Wait ….more will come.

Our children have become conditioned to expect our analysis and opinions about the direction of their life and their problems. They will talk about an issue with a friend, school or their mental health and we are ready to impart our wisdom of what they should do, sometimes even expressing ‘if I was you I would do….’…. well guess what, we aren’t them! We give our parental advice and the conversation ends shortly afterwards. Our child continues to feel confused and frustrated because there is so much more there that we didn’t ask and they feel misunderstood. So when they talk about their issue don’t immediately try to problem solve it, just look and wait, more always comes out. You can actually become an expert on their problem with them and they will master it knowing you understood and were really there for them.

Hmmmmm….Interesting. Hmmmm…. that’s very observant. Hmmm…..keep going with the story.

Never underestimate the power of a hmmmm…….. This is way more impactful on creating successful kids with a sense of self acceptance than telling them our stories.

Wow…that’s a lot of passion!

When things between you have escalated and your kid has totally lost it, your job is to attempt to not totally lose it too. With a strong belief in the need to teach, amend and improve a child’s behaviour we need also to be mindful of how we are responding to them and how we can amend our own behaviour to get the optimum results. As adults, we still have a tendency to sometimes respond to our kids from the child we once were (sometimes I notice responding to my teen daughter with an eye-roll back!!). We respond from our past hurts, feelings of rejection or feelings of being disrespected and it rolls into a big ball of reaction. This powerful reaction can be bigger than what may be required. A mindfulness strategy I use to slow things down when they get heated is to admire the passion my child is showing. (This is not the same as accepting their behaviour when it is inappropriate, it is a flow through to creating an environment where learning and change can happen). Once you recognize the passion and express the power of its beauty when used in other directions the whole energy of the discussion changes. This passion they show is a great tool in life and although it may be coming out wrong in this situation can we comment on the usefulness and power of anger and then address the issue at hand more calmly. We do not want to discipline or quell passion as it is the driving force behind success.


Psychotherapy (Youth, Parents, Relationships)

Contact Charlie at 416 697-8748 to discuss whether psychotherapy is right for you or your child. Referrals available to psychologists or psychiatrists as required.

Stress/Anxiety, Friendships/School, Depression, Loss of Hope ,Eating Disorders, Self Harm,Parent/Child Relationship


Our Girls Teen and Tween Conditioning and Self-Defence Program is brought to you by our fitness guru Charlie Page, founder and owner of Power4Teens. This program focuses on improving the function of both the mind and body to create improved physical fitness and mental positivity. This is a workout with a difference – as you sweat, condition and build confidence, Charlie brings her experience with teen psychology to inspire, motivate, reduce stress and anxiety, help with body image issues and create personal positive affirmations to live life more fully.

Charlie Offers Programs At Kingsway Boxing Club and has become a staple for teens in Bloor West Village! Learn more about her day and overnight camps for girls, boys and even parents! Visit Power4Teens Online

Important Updates and Family Day Holiday Schedule


Happy Family Day KBC Parents and Members!

Hope you are ready for a wonderful long weekend with the family! We have a busy few months on the horizon as we head toward an exciting Spring 2019. Please take note of the following updates:

THIS WEEKEND! FEB. 16-18 | FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Please see below for the special Family Day Holiday Scheduling and Cancellations. Note that all cancellations appear on the website home page.

Special Class: HIIT Family Day Class (open to public)

Cancellations:

  • Saturday Feb. 16, 2019 – ALL CLASSES CANCELLED
  • Monday Feb. 18, 2019 – ALL CLASSES CANCELLED
  • Regular Schedule Resumes: Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019

KBC TEAM COMMUNICATION GROUP
Join Using This Link (must have WhatsApp on your phone)
The purpose of this group is to keep KBC Members and Amateur Boxers updated with important information and share educational and sparring videos to help progress the athletes. In an attempt not to lose track of important information, you will be unable to reply in the group. Direct message your coaches and team.

MISSED CLASSES | KIDS 7+ – CO-ED TEEN – GIRLS TEEN PROGRAMS
The programs have been priced with the knowledge that most kids will miss 1-2 classes. If your kid or teen would like to make up classes, please send us a note that you would like them to make up in the Tuesday 5pm Youth Program (teens) or one of the Kids 7+ programs on Tuesday at 4:30pm or Saturday at 11:45 am.

  • View Client Resources (including how to wrap, training program handouts and important forms for sparring and competing)

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP | TUESDAY & THURSDAY 5PM, SATURDAY 12:30PM
Many of the teens and kids have taken the next step from our seasonal Kids 7+ and Teen programs, into the Youth Membership Program. If sparring or competing is something your child is interested in, please visit the program info page: Youth Program Information

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPEN
Register Now (monthly members review 5% off regular enrolment rates)
We wanted to let you know that our Fall High-Performance Programs for Spring are online and ready for you to reserve your spots! We will be sending out the official program announcement to all members early later this month, so please register asap to ensure you don’t miss out.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your coach or I directly with any questions or concerns.

In the Meantime, Keep Those Hands Up!

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

E. jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234.0075
www.kingswayboxingclub.com

OFF-THE-ROPES BOXING


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Brought to you by amateur Olympic-Style boxer, Anatolyy Mykhayletskyy, Off-The-Ropes Boxing classes are 1 hour and suitable for all fitness levels. These classes are fun , challenging and different than the typical bootcamp class . Off-The-Ropes Boxing classes will work your whole body and mind. Our boxing trainers will lead you through rounds of different punches and combos. You will receive a high level of cardio, muscle strength, sharp reflexes and a focused mind. You will see an improvement in not only in your physical strength, but in your mental strength as well.

BONUS – All participants will get a free access membership to our Boxing Gym Location during open training hours for the duration of the program!

  • The Workout: The Off-The-Ropes Boxing include fun are filled classes with fun boxing drills. The classes will include a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement exercises. You will get EVERYTHING you need!
  • Time Efficient Training. Our classes are 60 minutes in length. Get you in and get you out. We keep you moving and burning fat from the first minute to the very end!
  • NEVER Plateau! The body hates change! It would much rather do the same thing every minute of every day. Well we have news for you…when you do the same exercise routine day in and day out you stop seeing results or “plateau.” Throughout our classes we utilize the principle of muscle confusion. You will NEVER do the same workout twice! Why is this good? Because…your body will never adapt and you will never plateau! You will get results and they will come quick and continue to come!
  • Positive Energy: Our programs are about a team environment where both your trainers and fellow teammates motivate and challenge you to reach your highest potential!
  • KBC Family: Make new friends and become a part the Kingsway Boxing – Off-The-Ropes Boxing family! Everyone supports each other and it’s an experience like none other. Come and see for yourself! Get fit and have fun!

Program Options


 

3 Great Reasons Women Over 40 Should Take Up Boxing ASAP

Shireen Fabing is one of Kingsway Boxing Club’s master class boxers and an incredible ambassador for boxing. After picking up the sport she decided to take it to the next level, competing in the Fight To End Cancer (www.fighttoendcancer.com) charity boxing show in 2013. She never looked back and continues to train, fight and live boxing.
Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow


3 Great Reasons Women Over 40 Should Take Up Boxing ASAP

Article By: Punch Love Womens Fitness View Original Article


Are you over 40 and considering what exercise will get you through this next stage of your life? 40 is the new 30 and your body will love and perform better for you for this next era with just the right balance of exercise and intensity. Here’s why all women regardless of fitness level should be taking up boxing as part of a weekly fitness regime.

Part member story , part excerpt from ‘The Huffington Post’

Girlfriends — Boxing is for us! Yes, us, women over 40! We were raised never to hit, punch, or hurt anyone, especially with our fists. We were raised to think of boxing as the brutish, aggressive domain of men. But fitness boxing isn’t about combat or competition. Fitness boxing — sometimes called non-contact boxing because you never hit another person — is simply the best cardio & strength gift we can give ourselves. If you’ve never thought about how much fun it would be to hit that punching bag at your gym — if words such as jab, cross, hook, and uppercut aren’t in your vocabulary yet — buy or borrow a pair of boxing gloves and start boxing.

So, here I am, age 46, with my own red boxing gloves and some newly found muscles, having almost too much fun at the gym. I even caught myself actually laughing! At first, I kept thinking — this isn’t something I should be doing — really, is it okay to hit? — but with each jab, I overcame my reluctance as I punched my way around the room. This deeply-ingrained cultural training — girls don’t hit —prevents most women over 40 from considering boxing. But nobody is hitting me, and I’m not fighting anyone. No sweaty boxing ring is needed. And as I’m learning the techniques of boxing from my trainers, I’m appreciating the beauty in the sport, especially the athleticism it requires. In boxing, power starts in the hips, requiring muscles I never knew I had to serve a purpose, linking hands and hips in a rhythm. Here are three big reasons to start boxing today:

1. Physical: From the first moment you throw a punch, you are breathing heavily, heart pumping, arms, chest, shoulders, core, and legs working in unison. Boxing burns over 500 calories/hour, builds lean muscle, develops stamina and endurance, and triggers the metabolism. As we age, we lose muscle mass, strength, flexibility, and balance. Boxing reverses all this, giving us back what we lose, developing hand-eye coordination and entire body strength. For women over forty, boxing is one of the most complete cardiovascular and resistance workouts … and it is fun.

2. Mental: Boxing forces women out of our comfort zone, overcoming fears, and requiring 100 percent mental concentration. It is demanding and strategic, stimulating new parts of our brain, challenging our minds and bodies. The research on successful aging urges us to learn something new, strategic, and to keep testing ourselves with new sequences and moves. Sure we can push our minds doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles, learning new foreign languages, even attempting to learn new card games, but boxing is both physical and mental. To box is to be steeped in rhythm and movement, coordinating the swing of hips, the swivel of feet, and the power of the arms. It is exhausting, exhilarating, fun, and immensely rewarding. I swear when I walk out the door I’m 10ft tall and invincible. Any problems in my world have melted away and I feel like I could take on the world.

3. Spiritual: Boxing, like meditation, focuses attention and calms the mind. When boxing, my mind unplugs from day to day schedules and family responsibilities, from the noise and chatter of the outside world, the ping of the phone and the distraction of social media. I have never been more present in my life than at boxing.


Boxing is for EVERYBODY! With programs for girls, women, kids, teens, even men over 50… Just try it out!

View All Programs


Article By: Punch Love Womens Fitness View Original Article | Nik Fox

[Last Call] 2019 Program Registration

Happy New Year KBC Clients, Members and Parents!

Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday and are ready to hit the ground running! We have a busy few months on the horizon as we head into 2019. Thank you to those who have already secured their enrolments for our 2019 Winter Programs – Our kids/teen programs and many of the High Performance programs are nearly full!

Please take note of the following updates:


FIGHTER MEDICALS | SATURDAY JAN. 12 – 4PM
Dr. Venturi will be onsite at the Kingsway Boxing Club for a special boxer medical session. Must arrive no later than 4:oopm on Saturday Jan. 12, 2019.
Register Now

ANNUAL FIGHT CAMP | SATURDAY JAN. 19 – 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
This 1-day intensive camp 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 elite boxer looking to further their skills in the sport. Open to men and women, we will give you the chance to learn, improve or test your skills as an Olympic style boxer.
Register Now (appropriate for ages 15+ Please inquire for special consideration)

KBC TEAM COMMUNICATION GROUP
The purpose of this group is to keep KBC Clients and Amateur Boxers updated with important information and share educational and sparring videos to help progress the athletes. In an attempt not to lose track of important information, you will be unable to reply in the group. Please send Jen your full name and personal cell phone number so you can Join Now (must have WhatsApp on your phone)

Please don’t hesitate to contact your coach or I directly with any questions or concerns.

 

In the Meantime, Keep Those Hands Up!

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

E. jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1.416.234.0075
www.kingswayboxingclub.com
Visit Jennifer on LinkedIn

Happy Holidays From Team Kingsway Boxing | 2019 Program Registration Is Now Open!

Dear Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer Family!

We hope you’re enjoying the last couple weeks before the holiday rush! Our programs are filling up quickly… Don’t miss out on being a part of our 2019 specialty programs including all new classes at our High Performance Studio. See below for program dates and registration!

PROGRAM REGISTRATION & PRICING

2018 has been an incredible year for both the Kingsway Boxing and Fight To End Cancer families! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us hit the Million Dollar milestone in direct donations to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation! We’re even more motivated to break new barriers and reach unimaginable heights as we head into our next chapter of the Fight To End Cancer!

MEET THE FTEC2019 FIGHT TEAM

(Don’t forget to reserve your early bird tickets for the 2019 Fight To End Cancer gala – Tickets and Information – prices go up Jan. 31, 2019)

Safe and Happy Holidays!

Jen & Virg
Kingsway Boxing Club
Fight To End Cancer


Video: HBO Boxing’s Jim Lampley signs off with teary farewell after 45 years



Video: HBO Boxing’s Jim Lampley signs off with teary farewell after 45 years

View Original Article via MMA Mania


The internet has turned the media landscape upside down, with countless people cutting the cord on traditional TV and moving over to online subscription services and / or pirating. That’s caused a ripple effect that’s changed the way we watch combat sports as well. “Canelo” Alvarez recently signed a blockbuster $365 million deal with sports streaming outlet DAZN, and then there’s the UFC, which is being paid $750 million to deliver 15 events a year for five years to ESPN’s online offering, ESPN+.

But not all the media subscription services out there are making big plays on sports. HBO is doing the opposite, shutting down their long running HBO Boxing division to focus their effort on original dramatic content. Last night marked the final boxing event on the channel, and it was a pretty underwhelming affair headlined by unified welterweight champ Cecilia Braekhus vs. Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes. As expected, Braekhus coasted to victory, winning all 10 rounds on two judges’ scorecards in front of a very thin crowd.

While the fights themselves were fairly lackluster, there were some truly heartfelt moments throughout the broadcast as HBO Boxing flexed their always impressive promo muscles. Both the opening and closing montages took us on a journey through some of the highlights and historic moments carried on the network over the decades. You can watch those above.

Commentators Jim Lampley, Roy Jones Jr., and Max Kellerman all struggled to hold back tears as they thanked HBO for supporting the sport for decades and paid tribute to the athletes who put everything on the line for money, fame, and glory. Take a listen and tell us you didn’t get a little misty eyed too.

The end of boxing at HBO may have been anti-climactic, but the effect HBO Boxing had on countless fight fans and the sport over the decades can’t be overstated. 1111 fights over 45 years. So long, HBO, and thanks for the memories.

Warrior Women Fit


Brought to you by professional MMA fighter, Melissa Karagianis, Warrior Women Fit classes are 45 min and suitable for all fitness levels. These classes are fun , challenging and different then the typical bootcamp class . Melissa has incorporated kickboxing and bodyweight exercise into this high intensity fat blasting workout.  Warrior women Fit classes will not only get you into the best shape of your life , it will also leave you feeling empowered!

BONUS – All warriors will get a free access membership to our Boxing Gym Location during open training hours for the duration of the program!

  • The Workout: The Warrior Women Fit include fun are filled with fun boxing and Martial Arts drills. these classes will include a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement exercises. You will get EVERYTHING you need!
  • Time Efficient Training. Our classes are 45 minutes in length. Get you in and get you out. We keep you moving and burning fat from the first minute to the very end!
  • NEVER Plateau! The body hates change! It would much rather do the same thing every minute of every day. Well we have news for you…when you do the same exercise routine day in and day out you stop seeing results or “plateau.” Throughout our classes we utilize the principle of muscle confusion. You will NEVER do the same workout twice! Why is this good? Because…your body will never adapt and you will never plateau! You will get results and they will come quick and continue to come!
  • Positive Energy: Our programs are about a team environment where both your trainers and fellow teammates motivate and challenge you to reach your highest potential!
  • KBC Family: Make new friends and become a part the Kingsway Boxing – Warrior Women family! Everyone supports each other and it’s an experience like none other. Come and see for yourself! Get fit and have fun!

Program Options

Fighting-Fit For Guys – Upper Body Strength & Tone Series

Upper Body Strength & Tone Series

This season’s class will be designed to give both functional strength and muscular endurance for your entire body with additional love for the upper half! The class will be fun, yet challenging, using a combination of bodyweight exercises, hand weights, and basic boxing.
​If you’re hoping to get in great shape and improve your health, you just might want to sign up for this class. Here are a number of other reasons why:
  • Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
  • Improved Total-Body Strength
  • Better Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Decreased Stress
  • Improved Body Composition
  • Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem

Recent studies have shown that as we get older, it’s more important than ever to maintain some form of regular exercise.  Although the obvious physical health benefits are fairly easy to list, the mental health benefits are equally as important.  As more research is done, we are learning how important physical exercise and diet are to the prevention of such diseases as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Program Options

SIX BOXERS TO REPRESENT TEAM CANADA AT THE 2018 AIBA ELITE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

With less than a week to go, Boxing Canada unveils the team that will represent Canada at the 2018 Elite Women’s World Championships.


Jennifer Huggins leads the Girls Teens class at Kingsway Boxing, sharing her passion for the sport that changed her life. Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow
Jennifer Huggins leads the Girls Teens class at Kingsway Boxing, sharing her passion for the sport that changed her life.
Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow

The Girls Teen Boxing Program at Kingsway Boxing Club, is run by  coaches Virgil Barrow and AIBA 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. We look forward to welcoming the girls back and opening the doors to others looking to share in the experience.

Those of you who follow Jennifer Huggins on social media, know that she is away on assignment for the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Delhi, India.

“I was very fortunate to be involved with the Olympic Boxing Qualification process for Rio 2016 and now leading into Tokyo 2020. I’m honoured to visit many countries and officiate the top athletes of the sport.”

Jennifer has also had the honour of watching some of our talented Canadian boxers reach the Olympic level, including PanAm Gold Medalist, and Rio 2016 Olympian, Mandy Bujold.

“As I prepare to embark on a 24 hour journey to get to the World Championships in Delhi, India, I’m reminded how fortunate I am to participate in Olympic sport in a very different capacity.”

Follow The Journey


Read more about the Canadian athletes heading out to represent boxing on the world stage! 

Jennifer Huggins referees a semifinal bout between Kazakhstan and Australia in the AIBA Men’s Youth World Championships in St. Petersburg Russia.
Photo Credit: AIBA International Boxing

SIX BOXERS TO REPRESENT TEAM CANADA AT THE 2018 AIBA ELITE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

With less than a week to go, Boxing Canada unveils the team that will represent Canada at the 2018 Elite Women’s World Championships. Organized by AIBA, the competition is set to take place from November 15th– 24thin New Delhi, India. Here are the six Canadians who will partake in this international competition:

51 kg   Sara Haghighat-Joo (Guelph, ON)

57 kg   Sabrina Aubin (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC)

60 kg   Caroline Veyre (Montreal, QC)

69 kg   Myriam Da Silva (Chambly, QC)

75 kg   Tammara Thibeault (Montreal, QC)

81 kg   Marija Curran (Ottawa, ON)

This stellar roster combines both experienced athletes and new members who have not had the opportunity yet to compete at the World Championships. Indeed, each edition alternates between men and women’s world championships, with the last women’s edition going back to May 2016 which served as a qualification event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With most of the preparation behind them, the team will partake in two week-long training camps in Montreal (October 29 – November 3) and in Qatar (November 5-11) to finetune their training and acclimate to the time difference ahead of the competition.

“I’ve been in great hands these past eight weeks in preparation for my first World Championships and I’m just really excited to step onto the biggest stage of my career with Team Canada!” mentioned Sara Haghighat-Joo, 2017 Continental silver medalist in the 54 kg category.

 

“The World Championships are an opportunity for us to showcase our talents in the ring against some of the best boxers in the world and I know that all of my training and preparations will pay off. I have set some big goals for myself and I’m ready to start achieving them, affirms Caroline Veyre, 2015 Pan Am Games champion and 2017 AMBC Continental Championships silver medalist. We have a few veterans on the team who already know the pressure associated with such championships and through our experience, we will form a strong team that will be able to support each other.”

This upcoming international competition comes after an historic performance by the Women’s National team at the 2017 AMBC Continental Championships, where all seven boxers reached the final in their respective categories. Halfway through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic quadrennial, it will be interesting to watch the athletes perform on the world stage after these unprecedented Continental results, especially as two additional women’s weight categories are to be added at the next Olympic Games.

“Since the start of 2018, our athletes have had great success during international tournaments, which leads us to think it may be possible to see some of them reach the medals’ round in Delhi,” mentions Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada’s High Performance Director.

For more information regarding the 2018 AIBA Elite Women’s World Championships and to follow our athletes’ progression, visit our Event Web page and social media as information will be updated throughout the competition.

A ‘Wicked’ Halloween With The Kingsway Boxing Kids


A ‘Wicked’ Halloween With The Kingsway Boxing Kids


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The boxing kids came prepared with costumes to match their skills for their Halloween class!

Boxing is one of the most enjoyable sports for people of all ages. Introducing the sport at a young age helps kids develop the skills and confidence they may need moving forward in other sports, and even in everyday life. With registration at capacity each season, the Kids Boxing Classes have proven to be one of our most popular programs. We look forward to welcoming the kids back and opening the doors to other children looking to share in the experience.

Winter Registration is NOW OPEN!

With registration at capacity each season, the Kids Boxing Classes have proven to be one of our most popular programs. We look forward to welcoming the kids back and opening the doors to other children looking to share in the experience.

Space is limited, sign up today!

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The boxing kids came prepared with costumes to match their skills for their Halloween class!Winter Registration NOW…

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2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR THE CANADIAN BOXING TEAM

Tethluach Chuol, of Edmonton, AB. shows incredible sportsmanship after winning his Quarterfinal bout at the Youth Olympic Games.


2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE FOR THE CANADIAN BOXING TEAM


Regrouping the best 82 Youth boxers in the world, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games have come to an end for the two Canadian boxers, Spencer Wilcox and Tethluach Chuol, after four days of intense competition. Here is an overview of the performances of our boxers on the world’s biggest stage:

91 + kg Tethluach Chuol (Edmonton, AB)

After a unanimous win over Vaisilika Toalua Tuigamala from Samoa during his first bout, Tethluach suffered a 0-5 loss against Kazakh boxer Damir Toibay, the 2018 World Championships’ silver medalist. Determined to finish on a high note and win a medal, Tethluach was confident going into the Bronze medal final against Ahmed Elsawy Awad Elbaz from Egypt. Unlike other AIBA competitions, only one bronze medal is available at the Youth Olympics, meaning the losers of semifinals have to square off in order to step onto the podium.

In what started as a strong performance by the boxer from Edmonton, Tethluach was unable to keep up with his much taller opponent and lost by unanimous decision. Cumulating one victory and two losses, Tethluach finishes in 4th place at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games!

“It feels amazing to perform at the Youth Olympics. Where I come from [Edmonton, Alberta], not many people realize the benefits of boxing and I am just so proud to represent my sport, my country and my fellow Edmontonians,” stated Tethluach after his victory during his first bout.


Spencer finishes in 5th place in the 60 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympic games // he finished in 5th place at the 60 kg at the Youth Olympics 2018.

60 kg Spencer Wilcox (Hamilton, ON)

Receiving a quota reallocation only a few days prior to the opening ceremony, Spencer Wilcox was ready to compete on the world’s largest stage against the best youth boxers each continent has to offer. Leading up to his final bout of the tournament, Spencer cumulated two losses: a 2-3 split decision against Nurlan Safarov from Azerbaijan in the first round and a 1-4 decision against 2018 Youth World Champion Atichai Phoemsap from Thailand in the second round. Despite his two defeats, Spencer came in strong for his last bout against New Zealand’s boxer, Kasib Hunter Murdoch-McKeich, as he was looking to claim a win before the end of the competition.

With a height advantage and a hunger to get the victory, Spencer imposed his rhythm over his opponent, leaving no doubt in who would be the winner of this bout. After three intense round, Spencer was declared the winner by unanimous decision and finished in 5th place in the 60 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympic Game!

This was an experience of a lifetime , something I will never forget, affirmed Spencer Wilcox after his unanimous decision over New Zealand. I didn’t get what I cam here for, which was the gold medal, but life has its ups and downs. I got a win on my last fight which was the cherry on top. I like to thanks the entire staff of the Olympic committee for allowing me to be apart of such a great event. With the Youth Olympic Games now done, it is time to focus on Tokyo 2020.

For more information on the competition (schedule, results, draw), visit our Event web page or the official website for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

 

HIGHLIGHTING SHAWN O’SULLIVAN | Canadian Light Weight Champion


HIGHLIGHTING SHAWN O’SULLIVAN | Canadian Lightweight Champion

Resources: Wikipedia| 16:9 Global News – Against The Ropes | Leaside Life


About Shawn O’Sullivan:

Do you remember when Leasider Shawn O’Sullivan won the gold medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 1981 and again in 1983? At the time he was the toast of the town and the Borough of East York.

Shawn grew up on Donlea Drive along with his twin sister Maureen and his younger brother Kevin. Shawn jokes that he is the eldest because he was born a few minutes before Maureen. He first learned to box under the guidance and instruction of his father Michael O’Sullivan who was a TTC bus driver.

As an amateur boxer, Shawn rang up 94 victories while losing only six times, a record matched by very few, if any, other Canadian boxers. At the age of 16 he won the Canadian Junior title in Whitehorse, Yukon. Then in 1981, as a 19 year old, he defeated the Cuban Olympic gold medalist, Armando Martinez, twice on his way to winning the gold medal as a light middleweight in the World Amateur Boxing Championships. That year he was named Canada’s Athlete of the Year.

In 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympics, after totally dominating his earlier opponents, he fought an American, Frank Tate, for the gold medal. During the second round of the championship match, Shawn took Tate to two standing eight counts and nearly a third as the round ended. But the judges awarded the match and thus the gold medal to Frank Tate. When the gold medal was draped around Tate’s neck, the crowd booed. Later, even Tate’s coach admitted Shawn may have won.

After winning the Olympic silver medal, Shawn turned professional. He won his first 11 bouts as a welterweight. When he finally retired from boxing he had recorded 23 wins, 16 of them by knockouts.

In 2015, Leaside’s pride, Shawn O’Sullivan, was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

Shawn O’Sullivan of Toronto. (Edmonton Journal-Brian Gavriloff-Canadian Press)


Amateur Highlights:

  • 1981 World Amateur Champion – This fight was hailed as possibly THE BEST BOXING FIGHT EVER. SHAWN O’SULLIVAN-CAN VS ARMANDO MARTINEZ-CUB.
  • 1981 Canadian Athlete of the Year
  • Commonwealth Games: Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane Light Middleweight
  • Olympic Games: Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles Light Middleweight

Olympics and Controversy:

Leading up the 1984 Olympics, O’Sullivan and fellow Canadian Willie de Wit were both favoured to win the gold medals in their classes: de Wit as a heavyweight and O’Sullivan as a light middleweight.
 
In the gold medal bout with Frank Tate, O’Sullivan took Tate to two standing-eight-counts in the second round (and nearly a third as the round ended), but the judges unanimously gave the decision to Tate. O’Sullivan dominated the second round; however, four of the judges (Keith Walker of New Zealand, Han Dong Jin of South Korea, Noureddine Addala of Tunisia and Muili Ojo of Nigeria) gave Tate the round by the slim margin of 20-19.
 
Tate was booed when the gold medal was draped around his neck. Tate had won in a 5-0 decision and even his coach, Emanuel Steward, admitted O’Sullivan may have won.[3] O’Sullivan, who himself had benefited from a controversial decision against Christophe Tiozzo in the semifinals, was gracious in defeat and called the outcome “unfortunate”.
 
His results were

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Mohamed Halibi (Libya) RSC 2
  • Defeated Ahn Dal-Ho (South Korea) RSC 1
  • Defeated Rod Douglas (Great Britain) 5-0
  • Defeated Christophe Tiozzo (France) 5-0
  • Lost to Frank Tate (United States) 0-5
     

[REGISTRATION LAST CALL] Kingsway Boxing Club Fall Program Registration


Dear Team KBC!

Virgil, myself and our team at Kingsway Boxing are so excited to welcome you all back this Fall! Kingsway Boxing now operates out of two separate locations, which allows for a wide range of people, with varying interests, to accomplish any goal. We successfully run competitive and recreational boxing programs, while hosting a variety of fitness and high performance athletic programs out of both locations.

We even offer Sport Specific Registered Massage Therapy and High Performance Yoga!

See below for all the new programs available at both locations!

In The Meantime, Keep Your Hands Up!

 

 

Jennifer Huggins
Kingsway Boxing Club

E. jennifer@kingswayboxingclub.com
T. +1 (416) 234-0075
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PROGRAM UPDATE: BOX-FIT FUSION IS NOW ONLY $120 RUNNING WEDNESDAY ONLY

Rewriting History with Boxing Legends & The Eddie Melo Legacy Organization


The Eddie Melo Legacy Organization will bring together some of Toronto’s Greatest past and present boxing legends in support of at-risk youth.

Article By Jennifer Huggins | View Original Article via Toronto Guardian


Boxing has an incredible way of connecting people in a deep and profound manner. Maybe it’s the intensity of the training, the dedication required or simply the type of people that the sport attracts. Whatever the cause, the strength and respect within the boxing community is undeniable. It is a community that understands, respects and reveres its history and those that came before. It’s a community that doesn’t care if you’re a former or current champion, a kid trying to find their way or an executive that trains whenever their schedule allows. We are all part of the community; We are all boxers.

From the first time I stepped into a boxing gym almost 20 years ago I have heard the words “boxing made me who I am today”. Although I didn’t really understand it then, I know those words are true for me today. Boxing has given me so much professionally and personally, I can’t imagine who or where I would be without the sweet science. Beyond my own experience, I have witnessed the transformative effects of boxing on countless lives. I have seen children walk through the doors of my gym, too nervous to make eye contact, become smiling, laughing beings with a sparkle in their eyes after 10 minutes of throwing punches. I have seen a CEO, who never climbed a set of stairs, become a legend in the ring. I have witnessed a boxer lose every round of a fight, and somehow find the strength and courage to stop their opponent in the last 10 seconds of the final round.

Three months ago, I received a call from the other side of the country. The young woman on the other end of the call introduced herself as Jess Melo, a family name familiar to most every Canadian boxing enthusiast. Over the course of the call, Jess spoke to me about the Organization she had launched to honour her father and the boxing legends she had recruited to help. Later that day as I walked around my gym, looking at the posters that adorn the walls I began to notice there in print all the names Jessie had mentioned during our call; truly a collection of boxing legends.

Nicky Furlano and Eddie Melo were both coached by the legendary Earl ‘Sully’ Sullivan (centre) at the start of their boxing careers
Fast forward to this past weekend and Friday night found me referring a card of amateur matches outside under a blanket of stars on a perfect summer night in front of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic crowd that included a long list of boxing legends. Saturday afternoon I was back in my gym, sharing the ring with the same laundry list of boxing legends that included George Chuvalo (5x Canadian Champion & World Heavy weight Contender), Nicky Furlano (3x Canadian Boxing Champion and World Super Lightweight Contender), Billy Irwin (Canadian & IBO World Boxing Lightweight Champion), Mark Simmons (Canadian Olympian), Iran Barkley (5x World Boxing Champion), Junior Jones (5x World Boxing Champion), Mark Breland (Olympic Gold Medalist & 2x World Welterweight Champion), John Scully (New England Middleweight Champion and former Light Heavyweight Contender), Tom Patti (Amateur Boxing Champion, Advocate & Politician) and a few others. Watching these accomplished athletes work with a collection of young boxers, I was awed by the strength and beauty of this community that I am so proud and humbled to be part of. Following the training sessions, each of the legends in attendance said a few words, all of which were inspiring and heart-felt and centered around a common theme: Boxing made me who I am today.

Both events were in support of the Eddie Melo Legacy Organization. The organization, founded by Jessica and Joey Melo, daughter and brother of the late Eddie Melo, is dedicated to helping young at-risk amateur boxers experience positive influences and sociability and to help keep them off the streets and in the boxing gym. As well as children who have lost a parent due to a homicide; this is a platform for giving back to them and sponsoring them through anything that can help lessen the burden and give them support during such a tragic time.

In addition to raising the awareness of The Eddie Melo Legacy Organization, the event on Saturday announced the inception of the Eddie Melo Legacy Mentorship Program. The program will use the organization’s unprecedented access to boxing legends to enhance amateur boxers’ aspirations in the sport with an acute attention to their social development, education and future.

I could go on for pages describing the honour and privilege of sharing the ring with the incredible collection of boxing greats, but I think the impact of the event is best described by the words of a mother who attended with her children.

“Meeting Junior Jones and the other legends was inspiring. My children have a new respect and interest in the spirt!”

~Lisa Ventura, Media Orientation Attendee


Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow

Mark Smither (Uptown) vs Jamil Haadi (Rochester) put on an incredible show at the inaugural Eddie Melo Legacy Organization Boxing Invitational at the Junction Craft Brewery in Toronto.

Boxing Legend, George Chuvalo gives amateur boxer, Tamas Glonczi of Sully’s boxing gym some words of advice after his bout on Friday Night.

George Chuvalo, five-time Canadian Heavyweight Champion, is constantly investing back into his community and the sport of boxing. Just shy of 81 years old, Chuvalo makes ut out to support nearly every pro and amateur show in Ontario.

Eddie Montalvo, Joey Melo and Jess Melo (left to right), are dedicated to helping young at-risk amateur boxers experience positive influences and sociability and to help keep them off the streets and in the boxing gym.

Michael Quach (Stockyards) vs Jesse Parante (Uptown)

Sunny Thind (Canadian National boxer) won a unanimous decision against USA boxer, Lawrence King with the third ‘man’ in the ring as AIBA International Boxing Referee, Jennifer Huggins

Boxing Legend John ‘Iceman’ Scully spoke to the youth attending The EMLO Media Orientation with ‘The Champs’.

Boxing Legend, Junior Jones, worked pads with Kingsway Boxing youth boxer and coach, Jasper Drost at The EMLO Media Orientation with ‘The Champs’.

Boxing Legend, Nicky Furlano gave a speed bag lesson along with some valuable life lessons at The EMLO Media Orientation with ‘The Champs’.


About The Eddie Melo Legacy Organization | www.eddiemelolegacy.org

Jessica Melo, Founder/Chairwoman of the Eddie Melo Legacy Organization and daughter of the late Eddie Melo, founded Eddie Melo Legacy Organization to support amateur boxers and children who’s parent(s) were the victims of homicide.

With the help of her uncle “Jersey Joe” Melo she aspires to not only educate Canada’s amateur boxers and those who have been victims of homicides, they endeavor reaching out to all youths in hopes of giving them a platform where they can develop and grow into successful human beings.

About Kingsway Boxing Club | www.kingswayboxing.com

Kingsway Boxing Club is located in the west end of Toronto, Canada. We operate out of two locations; The High Performance Studios and The Boxing Gym Facility. Having the two separate locations allows for a wide range of people, with varying interests to accomplish any goal. Kingsway successfully runs competitive boxing programs out of the Boxing Gym, while hosting a variety of fitness, recreational and high-performance athletic services out of both locations.

Boxing is undeniably one of the top mentally and physically challenging sports. Many athletes, businesses and recreational sport enthusiasts use the sport as a cross training tool. It is a great sport to get into supreme shape, it is also a challenging, but amazing sport to take to the next level of competition.

It’s our priority to invest into our community, helping to build mental, physical and emotional strength with each individual who walks through our doors. With programs for all ages and fitness levels, there’s no reason to wait!

Personalized Training Programs

One of our trainers will sit down with you to determine your boxing or personal fitness goals. This might be sport specific training, weight loss, muscle gain or recovery from an injury. Whatever your sport-specific or personal fitness goals are, our trainers will design a program to help you achieve it. Our coaching team consistently reviews your progress and make any changes necessary to your program based on your notes and feedback.

Looking for something not quite as expensive as one-on-one personal training? Semi-Private and Group Training makes a great alternative.

Let’s recap.

  • Sit-down to determine your specific fitness goal
  • Customized workout program by one of our certified personal trainers or National Boxing Coaches
  • Access to open gym time to practice your skills and train independently
  • Access to open gym time all day to book your sessions based on your schedule
  • Trainers will review your progress and make adjustments where needed

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