Boxing 1st ever time in the ring


#1

Call me the pink warrior…hahhahhah NOT!!! today I attended my 1st ever boxing session, I was sooo nervous walking through the doors of Elite Boxing in Bolton. Scot the trainer asked me about my PD and what I find difficulty with. My tremor in my right arms was going mad this seems to happen to me when I am nervous we discussed core exercises, stretches, posture and I even had my 1st ever spar in the ring wearing gloves hitting pads… when I left the gym I sat in my car and cried I felt for the 1st time since my diagnosis so in control. I drove away with my new Pink boxing gloves feeling so happy…I have started my Instagram page “chantellsJourney” please follow me I will post everything I can from my training and improvements. Elite boxing in Bolton offer free boxing and wellbeing session to people over 50 Fridays at 13-00


#2

Well done. I must see if there’s something near me. Also tbats great they offer free sessions. Alot of good exercise classes can be expensive. Good luck with your next sparring bout!


#3

Chantell so good to hear you enjoyed your session and will find it useful on this journey. I will add you on Instagram to keep up with your progress.

Take care :blush:


#4

I am very envious, I have always wanted to do boxing but just never lived near a suitable club. Anyway, now I have had DBS, I would be reluctant to take it up.

Good for you!


#5

So pleased it is going well, keep going lady pink. Xx


#6

I have thought about going back to boxing.
I used to kickbox semi professionally and I taught it for over 20 years .
I lost my flexibility about five years ago so I stopped teaching.
Now I can barely get my feet from dragging so kicking is out of the question.
I can’t skip anymore either.
Before my diagnosis I joined a walking football club.
I had a couple of years enjoying that before my balance started to go and l was getting terrible cramps. Both as I now know due to Parkinson’s.
So now from a marathon running,football playing,kickboxing PE teacher i now am restricted to walking my toddler grandson and pointing and shouting for my PE lessons.
Part of my anti Parkinson’s strategy for me is that if Parkinson’s takes something,then I don’t want what I can’t have.
It’s my way of dealing with it.
Hubby