Agility and Fitness For All

“Agility and Fitness For All” are unique sessions for Disabled people within Swindon with the aim to get fit, improve self-esteem and confidence, co-ordination, balance and agility.

These sessions are run and supervised by fully qualified boxing trainers and are tailored to suit the needs of each member.

These sessions vary in content depending on the individuals requirements, but will look to focus on improving movement and co-ordination as well as improving fitness and boxing skills.

The sessions are open to anyone who has a disability and wants to train, or anyone who wants to come along and get involved in other capacities.

Due to the nature of the sessions, if you are a new member or looking to introduce someone to the sessions, please get in touch with the head boxing coach Dean Howells, to discuss the session in a bit more detail and to outline any specific needs or requirements.

These sessions have proved a huge success and after 8 people showed up to the pilot class, it has since gone on to more than triple in size.

Scrapstore project manager Olivia McCann said: “This community project is the only one in Swindon which provides access to boxing for disabled people and proves that disability poses no limits to success.

The project provides regular weekly boxing skills sessions at Scrappers Gym and takes place every Friday from 11am -12am.

Ben Pratt from BBC Radio Wiltshire covered this story and you can watch the video coverage here:

In July 2017, we held an inclusive boxing event to showcase the skills of the people with disabilities that are participating on the project. If you’d like to watch the video coverage by BBC Wiltshire, please see below.

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