How to Stay Fit While Travelling

July 19th, 2021

With travel restrictions slowly lifting, everyone is looking for a getaway! But many of us do not want to let go of our fitness routines while travelling. Well, you do not have to… Worried about losing motivation to workout on vacation? The Kingsway Boxing Club, partnered with Beaver Boxing Club, has tons of fun and challenging VIRTUAL classes for you to access FROM YOUR HOTEL ROOMS! Travel does not necessarily require putting a temporary pause on your fitness. In fact, […]

WE ARE OPEN! Kingsway Boxing Club Has Entered STEP-3!

July 16th, 2021

After months of Virtual and limited Outdoor Training, we are so happy to finally announce… WE ARE BACK FOR INDOOR TRAINING!!! INDOOR Classes will be limited to a 50% capacity Thank you to all of our amazing KBC members, who have been in our corner throughout such challenging times. Although all sense of ‘normalcy’ seemed distorted, your support, along with the immense hard-work and dedication our coaches demonstrated since the start of the pandemic, made it possible for us to […]

NEW PROGRAM: Total Body Conditioning with Jo-Anne Sheffield

July 12th, 2021

If you’re looking to improve your sport performance, increase your cardiovascular fitness, build muscle and tone your core, Coach Jo-Anne’s TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING class is for you. This class is developed for every age and fitness level and each class is varied so you won’t plateau or become bored with the workout. Working with a combination of equipment like bands, dumbbells and Bosu, this 45 minute class is fun and effective! Workout Includes: ✅ 45 minute sessions ✅ Cardio, strength and […]

Welcoming Danny Ismail to Team KBC

July 5th, 2021

Since the COVID19 pandemic hit last year, Kingsway Boxing Club partnered up with Beaver Boxing, to come to you live through our virtual programming. The Kingsway Boxing Club has moved to OUTDOOR Training, thanks to the Ontario Reopening process, however, we will continue to come to your living rooms LIVE with some fun and exciting VIRTUAL classes. Meet our newest VIRTUAL Training Coach, Danny Ismail! In March of 2020, Danny Ismail was ready to take on his first fight, on just two days’ […]

SUMMER 2021 UPDATE: Kingsway Boxing Club Has Moved Into Step-2!

July 5th, 2021

After months of Virtual Classes, we are so happy to have successfully RETURNED TO OUTDOOR TRAINING! But First, A BIG THANK YOU… Thank you to all of our amazing KBC members, who continue to stick with us throughout such challenging times. Although all sense of ‘normalcy’ seemed distorted, your support, along with the immense hard-work and dedication our coaches demonstrated since the start of the pandemic, has made it possible for us to remain in operation during several months of […]

Punching Above Our Weight: How We’re Keeping Our Community EXTRA SAFE

July 5th, 2021

We have missed training together and are so happy to finally see everyone again! We also acknowledge the prevalent virus and its variants and want to make this reopening as SAFE AS POSSIBLE! In addition to our Boxing Ontario Sanctioned COVID Protocols, Kingsway Boxing Club has also provided Coaches with RAPID TESTS, which allow for an immediate result. Although this is not a mandatory requirement, we are facilitating our team with the additional safety measure to help keep our community […]

NOW OFFERING REGISTERED MASSAGE: Introducing our Newest KBC Team Member, Vanessa Lees

July 2nd, 2021

Each year, the Kingsway Boxing Club Family grows bigger and stronger! Last year may have been challenging but it did not stop us from what we do best: KEEP MOVING FORWARD! This year, our coaching team has added so many awesome new team members so that we can bring your all kinds of new and exciting Virtual AND OUTDOOR classes! One of our newest Team Members is Vanessa Lees. Vanessa Lees has been in the health and wellness field for […]

4 Benefits Of Outdoor Training

June 28th, 2021

Spring is here and so is outdoor boxing and fitness! The Kingsway Boxing Club had been delivering virtual programs to the comfort of your homes for the past several months. It was a challenging time but we all stuck together and made the best of it. Now, as Ontario moves into the 3-step reopening process, we are happy to announce that our OUTDOOR BOXING CLASSES ARE BACK!!! Feeling unsure about leaving your home and getting back out there? This week, […]

Introducing Kingsway Boxing Club’s newest Youth Coach, Kelly Korkola

June 24th, 2021

The Kingsway Boxing Club Team is made up of remarkable coaches and personal trainers, who not only work hard to bring you top-quality training, but have also worked throughout the pandemic to bring VIRTUAL training to the comfort of your homes. As Kingsway Boxing Club gradually returns to in-person operations, we would like to introduce you to our newest KBC Team member, Youth Coach, Kelly Korkola. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Kelly Korkola became a competitive boxer in 1986 […]

Meet High Performance Instructor & Personal Trainer, Jo-Anne Sheffield

June 22nd, 2021

Are you ready to be held accountable and strive to reach your fitness goals? If you’re willing to break a sweat while challenging yourself to reach new limits, then you’re ready to sign up with High Performance Trainer, Jo-Anne Sheffield! The Kingsway Boxing team is made up of some of the industries top coaches and personal trainers. As we return to operation, we would like to take this opportunity to re-introduce you to one of our most amazing High Performance […]

There’s More to Knee-Pain Than You Know…

June 21st, 2021

Kingsway Boxing Club’s High Performance Trainer, Jo-Anne Sheffield, was diagnosed with Baker’s Cyst and wants to help educate the community about it so that it can be identified and TREATED early. Baker’s Cyst are extremely common, however they frequently go undiagnosed and mistreated. As you know the pain behind my knee was not getting any better and I had originally been told it was: hamstring, sciatic nerve, ITB syndrome, meniscus tear but never Baker’s Cyst. ~ Jo-Anne Sheffield What is […]


June 18th, 2021

Maria Gernega is our newest Coach at the Kingsway Boxing Club. She has a remarkable resume under her belt, including Boxing and HIIT Coach, Mat Pillates and Yoga Teacher 🧘‍♀️ Rain or shine you’ll be put through drills and skills to keep you moving! Maria’s movement classes will light up your mind and heart, get you strong and agile, and inspire you with rhythm + music 🎼 Since the COVID19 pandemic hit last year, Kingsway Boxing Club partnered up with Beaver […]


June 16th, 2021

Nearly 15 months ago, when the COVID19 protocols hit, preventing us from training together inside the ring, the Kingsway Boxing Club partnered up with Beaver Boxing to offer a plethora of different fun and exciting VIRTUAL CLASSES year-long so that you can stay active, while challenging yourself to reach new limits.  Total Body Conditioning, Yoga Classes, Full Body Workouts and Boxing of course; we’ve got it all and we are happy to bring it right into your living room, no […]


June 10th, 2021

With rising temperatures, it is extremely important to listen to your body and train accordingly! Finding the motivation to train/workout in the heat can be difficult. You can also be left with questions like, how long should I train for, how can I ensure I don’t pass out or what exercises will be the most beneficial? This article will address all your questions as well as provide tips on how to be equipped for training in the summer! 👇 👊 […]

[KBC UPDATE] Good News… We’re BACK!!!

June 8th, 2021

Dear KBC Family and Friends, After months of Virtual Training, we would like to finally announce that, as of Friday June 11, 2021, KINGSWAY BOXING CLUB IS MOVING INTO STEP 1 AND STARTING OUTDOOR CLASSES AGAIN!!! We will continue to come to you live through our virtual programming, however you can now join us on location throughout various class and enrolment options! 📅 Programs Coming Your Way Summer 2021: Drop-In Boxing Classes (Adult, Youth and Kids) | Various Timings Book […]


June 7th, 2021

This newly added program is brought to you by Fitness Guru and HIIT Coach Maria Gernega at our High Performance Studios (3046 Bloor Street West). Maria’s movement classes will light up your mind and heart, get you strong and agile, and inspire you with rhythm+music! Maria is a boxing, HIIT, mat pilates and yoga teacher (also an illustrator on the side). Expect to work hard from start to finish in her sessions and leave feeling energized + empowered!  ⚠️ LEGISLATIVE […]

Age Is Only A Number… Especially For Boxers!

May 27th, 2021

Getting older something we must all face. But, that does not have to be a bad thing. Through the active choices we make, our golden years can be the best time for new hobbies and great life adventures, rather than a physically challenging time where we find ourselves trying to go up the stairs without back-pain. Whether we chose to part-take or not, we are all familiar with the health benefits that come with sports and exercising, such as quality […]

Want a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle? Start a Routine TODAY!

May 10th, 2021

“Start a routine and watch your life change”. We hear this (or some version of this) phrase so often yet, many of us struggle to maintain, or even begin, a routine.  Some people enjoy having their day planned out; going on that 30 minute walk every evening at 5PM brings a sense of structure and joy to their lives. Others simply shudder at the thought of structure and routine. While it is completely understandable that not everyone’s views align when […]

How To Stay Hydrated Before, During And After Class

April 13th, 2021

Did you know, that the source of many of life’s discomforts, stems from not drinking enough water? That may be an exaggeration! But seriously, water is an elixir that guarantees to help you reach your fitness goals, if consumed the right way. “Entering into an activity with a mere 2–3% level of under-hydration has been shown in research to reduce strength by at least 2%, power by approximately 3% and high-intensity endurance by around 10%,” says Jennifer Novak a strength […]

A Guide To Choosing The Right Workout Program For You

April 5th, 2021

60 minutes of physical activity is the recommended daily minimum to stay fit and healthy! But with so many different options out there, virtually and in person, how do you decide which one is right for you? This week, we will be sharing with you our guide to choosing the right program for you. 1 Are You A Solo Or Group Athlete?  Deciding if you want to workout on your own or as part of a group is the first […]

[KBC UPDATE] Lockdown News And More

March 26th, 2021

Dear KBC Family and Friends, We’ve enjoyed staying connected with our community through our Virtual Boxing Club, however It’s been a very long time since we have actually seen each other. We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what we’ve been up to and on what’s on the horizon! Lockdown and COVID have been hard on all small business owners, however for us DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION! We have used this opportunity to venture into many […]

5 Of The Best Exercises – No Equipment Needed

March 22nd, 2021

Alongside the lockdown extension, our waist seems to be extending as well! Don’t you worry… This week, we will be sharing with you some simple, no equipment exercises that you can do at home. Did you know that body weight training exercise can tone and slim your body while helping you gain muscle? Here are our favourite top five body weight exercises! 1 Push-Ups  Push-ups are one of the most effective forms of bodyweight exercises. They target your chest, triceps, […]

OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP With Jo-Anne Sheffield

March 22nd, 2021

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 BOOTCAMP? Bootcamp will incorporate cardio, strength and drills in a fun 45 minute class. All fitness and running levels are welcome and encouraged. Enjoy an outdoor group program, meet new people, and get a great workout! Workout Includes: ✅ Each session is 45 minutes  ✅ Incorporating drills, cardio, strength training and agility ✅ All fitness levels are […]

How to Create a Home Gym Out of Common Household Items

March 15th, 2021

Still in lockdown or just need to fit that workout in before your next zoom meeting? The pandemic has introduced us to a whole NEW NORMAL when it comes to staying fit! Health and fitness has endured a full 360 as we’ve all shifted to home workouts to supplement our fitness needs. Most of us struggle with space restrictions or simply don’t have the luxury to create a proper home gym. So this week, we will share with you six […]

4 Most Important Factors In Building Muscle

March 10th, 2021

Losing Weight Versus Gaining Muscle… When it comes to losing weight, what we need to do is quite simple: calories intake < calories burnt = the calorie deficit life! However, when it comes to building muscle, things can get a bit tricky. Muscle growth depends on many factors and this week we’re highlighting four simple, but important factors in building muscle. Yes, it is about more than just lifting weights! 1 Consistency You should aim to workout at least four […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day With The Women of KBC

March 3rd, 2021

The theme for the 2021 campaign is “#ChooseToChallenge” and this year we choose to challenge the unconscious bias associated with women in boxing. Today we will feature and celebrate the women of Kingsway Boxing Club and their achievements. This International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the women of KBC! Their hard work, fierceness and dedication never fails to inspire the community and us! Jennifer Huggins Fight Team Coach | High Performance Trainer Jennifer Huggins owns and operates […]

The History Of Women’s Boxing

February 26th, 2021

Did you know that Women’s boxing can be dated back to as early as the 18th century? This was when Elizabeth Wilkinson fought in London claiming the title of European Championess. She fought both men and women! In those days, boxing allowed kicking, gouging, and other methods of attack that are banned from the sport we know today. Though women’s boxing started centuries ago, it was not until 2012 that women were allowed to competitively box for the first time […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Boxing

February 16th, 2021

FACT: Boxing is the KING of combat sports! This week, we’re going to share with you some other fun facts that you didn’t know about boxing. 1 In 1949, an official boxing match between a bear and a man was held. The bear won. An official boxing match between Guis Waldorf and a bear actually took place in 1949. The bear was made to wear boxing gloves and a muzzle to prevent biting. Brutal punches were exchanged until finally the […]


February 14th, 2021

When you’re in need for a little extra motivation, nothing gets you going better than a kick-a$$ boxing movie! Seeing hardcore characters struggle through adversity and overcome their fears through boxing is truly inspiring. The Kingsway Boxing team have compiled their top five boxing movies of all time! If you haven’t seen these then what are you even doing with your life? 1. THE HURRICANE Hate locked him up, but love busted him out. The sad yet brave true story […]

Celebrating Black History Month with Canadian Boxing History

February 5th, 2021

Did you know that the first bouts in Canada were “bareknuckle” fights and before the 1900s were scheduled for 40 rounds? Boxing was introduced by the Greeks in the Olympic Games about 686 BC. We have come along way since then and it is important that we acknowledge some of the greatest accomplishments in history made by some incredible boxers during Black History Month. Racial epithets, such as Langford’s moniker the “Boston Tar Baby,” were commonly used as nicknames for Black boxers […]

4 Reasons Why You Need To HIIT Something TODAY!

February 4th, 2021

Many people are still under the misconception that to burn fat and get fit, you require time and patience… This is simply not true! Did you know, there are ways to burn more fat and calories by working out for less time instead of more? With High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), you tap into your maximum performance and end up burning calories efficiently while taking less time. Amazing, right? Here are our 4 reasons why HIIT and you are made for each […]

4 Things to Look for In a Good Coach

January 20th, 2021

The type of coach you have in your corner can make a world of a difference, helping you move beyond just self-motivation! Coaches inspire you to change and form long-lasting healthy habits. They play a huge role in whether or not you stick with the sport/activity. In terms of enjoyment and overall performance, having a good coach can make things a lot easier. Here are the four things you should look out for in a good coach… 1. Drive Nothing […]

INTRODUCING: Virtual Fun-Box & Meetup (Ages 7+)

January 19th, 2021

Join The Kingsway and Beaver Boxing Teams Every Tuesday at 4:15 pm (Limited Spots Available) This program will be geared toward kids (7+), however parents are welcome to join!  Use the fundamentals of boxing to get into the best shape of your life from the comfort of your own home! The Kingsway & Beaver Boxing Coaching Team will be coming to you live from various locations with fun boxing and fitness drills packed into an effective workout for any age […]

5 REASONS TO START BOXING | With So Many Options We Have The Perfect Starting Point!

January 17th, 2021

With the current reality we’re facing each day, it is only natural to feel demotivated at times. Let’s change this reality TODAY! Times like this it can be difficult to stay motivated and invest in yourself. Just thinking about the monotony of our daily routines does not help either. What we all need in our lives, is something that activates our minds and packs a punch (pun intended). An activity that gives you something new to look forward to every […]

Introducing The Virtual Boxing Club | Brought to You By Beaver and Kingsway Boxing Clubs

January 6th, 2021

For the first time ever, Kingsway Boxing and Beaver Boxing are partnering up as a fully-operational virtual boxing club! At Kingsway Boxing Club, it’s our priority to invest in 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, we utilize the sport of boxing to unify our community. The Beaver Boxing Club is a not-for-profit, provincially-incorporated organization that promotes the development of amateur boxing in the Ottawa region. […]

5 Reasons You Should Start Virtual Training

January 5th, 2021

As we all gear up and brace ourselves for 2021, it’s time to embrace the changes that 2020 has brought along. One of the key changes we’ve observed is the shift of almost everything to a virtual format. So, let’s try to take a grip of this digital world of ours and see the silver linings! Are you still feeling hesitant about switching your normal routine to a virtual one? We hope the following reasons help you feel differently and […]

Happy Holidays, Gift Ideas & LAST CALL 2021 Programming!

December 22nd, 2020

Our Holiday Newsletter Is Live! It includes holiday wishes from #TeamKBC, great gift ideas, and a last call for 2021 programming 🎁 We’re still fighting strong thanks to your love, commitment and generosity.  Though our physical locations are closed, we’re committed to offering our community safe and creative outlets to continue training throughout the holidays and into 2021. Check Out Our Great Holiday Gift Ideas Below! Gifts Available Online: ✅ Digital Gift Cards ✅ Our popular #DefeatIsNotAnOption Face Masks ✅ […]

NEW PROGRAM: FRIDAY POWER 30 – Boxing Inspired, Full Body Strength & Conditioning by Shireen!

December 17th, 2020

Are You Ready To Get Your Body Moving For 30 Mins Every Friday!? We’re all wondering what 2021 will bring. We’ve prepared for work, home, kids and school and now it’s time give yourself a little something to look forward to as the week is coming to an end. Dedicate 30 minutes each Friday for 6 weeks to spend on yourself with a full body strength and conditioning session led by Coach Shireen! All fitness levels welcome! ⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTE: – LOCKDOWN […]

INTRODUCING: Virtual School Boxing & Fitness Programs (Grades 1 – 12)

December 14th, 2020

Kingsway Boxing Presents Our Exclusive Virtual School Boxing and Fitness Programs (GRADES 1 – 12) Are you ready for an intensive visit from our Internationally and Nationally-Certified Coaches!? VIRTUAL SCHOOL BOXING AND FITNESS PROGRAMS This package gets your class out of their seats and off the ropes as we break down the essential components of boxing and fitness. Forget your Powerpoint Presentations…this is power punch time! Our school physical education program is easily accessible to grades 1 – 12. The […]

⚠️ [ATTENTION] Municipal, Provincial and Federal Leaders!

December 3rd, 2020

Re: KINGSWAY BOXING – REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION TO OPEN TECHNICAL BOXING PROGRAMS Dear Municipal, Provincial and Federal Leaders, We are writing today, to appeal for your reconsideration of boxing gym closures in Toronto; specifically our facilities, Kingsway Boxing Club (KBC) in Etobicoke. We have poured our heart, soul and savings into two separate locations which are now shutdown. This business is our livelihood, we have and will continue to implement every protocol necessary to provide a safe environment. Our initiatives and facilities […]


November 22nd, 2020

All programs will be shifting to a virtual format effective immediately. Your coach will be in direct contact with private training clients, group programs and specialty enrolments to confirm access and logistics. COVID-19 UpdateNovember 22, 2020 Dear Kingsway Boxing Family, We’re contacting you directly today to clarify the next steps following the announcement of the “Grey Zone” in Toronto and Peel Region.  Grey Zone protocols directly affect ALL Kingsway Boxing Members and Programs. At this time, we will be offering virtual training only until further […]

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

November 2nd, 2020

JUTLAND CLOSURE: Our Jutland location will be closed from November 24 to December 5th due to filming. Regular schedule will resume Sunday, December 6th. Please check schedules as we will be adding various classes at our Bloor St. Location during this period. Also, check with your coach as many private training lessons will be moved to the Bloor Location. View this post on Instagram Shooting a movie with this amazing legend Woody Harrelson….So happy to be back at work!!!!! “MAN […]

INTRODUCING: Corporate Team Building Programs!

October 26th, 2020

Kingsway Boxing presents our exclusive Corporate Training and Team-Building Program Are you ready for an intensive visit from our Internationally and Nationally-Certified Coaches!? CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAM This package gets your team off the ropes as we break down the essential components of boxing. Forget PowerPoint…this is power punch time! Our corporate team building program is easily accessible to the average recreational sports enthusiast, or even to those who haven’t been out from behind their Facebook pages or off the couch […]


October 23rd, 2020

Our latest newsletter is here! This last call for Fall-Winter programming has all the details you need to know: from COVID-19 updates to our many seasonal offerings. There have been an incredible number of updates over the past few weeks; however, we’re committed to offering our community safe and creative outlets to continue training. Thank you for keeping in communication and continuing to take the time to stay updated. In this newsletter, you can read more about… ✅ KBC Second […]

Get Started at Kingsway Boxing Club!

September 24th, 2020

⚠️ COVID PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT: PLEASE REFER TO GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Read Official Statement New To Kingsway Boxing & Not Sure Where To Start? We’ve got 3 great options for newcomers! Please note that these specials are only available for new clients. 3 TKO Private Training Package: Only $120.00 💪 This promotion offers 3 scheduled 30-minute Private Lessons with a nationally-certified boxing coach or personal trainer. 💪 This package includes the Annual Boxing Ontario License ($25 value) 💪 Regularly $150, this special promo is […]

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

September 21st, 2020

We have a super-helpful resource to share with you all! One aspect of working out that often gets overlooked is the importance of a good warm-up. Especially during COVID-19, with visits to the gym being shortened more than ever, there is a higher risk for injury. But don’t worry — we have a handy YouTube video from RMT Jim Marinow to help you get your warm-up on! This 6-minute clip breaks down the essentials you need to know before heading […]

NEW PROGRAM: Movement By Mehdi Has Arrived!

September 21st, 2020

Get ready for a fun and challenging workout brought to you in an old-school, 15-round championship fight format. These virtual classes begin with powerful mobility techniques to prepare the body for the workout. The timer starts, and we begin! 🥊 Warm-up rounds are focused on developing sound fundamentals (i.e. balanced stance, footwork, head-movement & strong combination-punching). 🥊 Later rounds will focus on the finer points of the ‘sweet-science’ (i.e. developing fighter IQ, setting traps for your opponent, controlling tempo). 🥊 Final rounds […]

Introducing: Nutrition Advising with Jason Prowse!

September 11th, 2020

We’re excited to announce Nutrition Advising, now available to book with Jason Prowse of Hook & Cross Fitness! Using basic principles of caloric deficits and macro-nutrient allocation, Jason provides a top-line plan to help you achieve your weight goals. Support is offered through 3rd-party apps and messaging to answer your burning questions and demystify nutrition to make things simple. Putting the right food in your body is up to you, but Jason can give you the plan to follow. 3rd-party […]


September 10th, 2020

Kingsway Boxing presents Off-The-Ropes Sports Team Training! This intensive program will be led by Boxing Ontario Nationally-Certified Coaches and Personal Trainers. The program was developed to incorporate the specialized skills of Olympic-Style Boxing with plyometric and callisthenic training. In combination, the skills will act as a high-intensity, fast-track program that will increase skill in sports such as hockey, soccer, football, and lacrosse. Once you have completed this camp you will leave with an increased level of: ✅ Body Awareness ✅ […]

Small Group Adult Boxing Classes are HERE!

September 5th, 2020

REGISTER NOW – CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY! Our Small Group Drop-In Classes are physically-distanced, drop-in sessions. These classes are run by Boxing Ontario, Nationally-Certified Coaches. Participants will learn the technical movement and mechanics of boxing, along with being challenged physically in a whole new way. The classes offered at Kingsway Boxing are suitable for all fitness levels! Students will be put through a series of drills, both technical and conditioning. The difficulty of the drills vary making classes challenging, however […]