TIMMINS BOXING CLUB
Is a 5000 square foot facility located in the northern section of the Confederation Sports Complex. The club is large enough to accommodate 70 athletes and offers the following array of training areas and equipment.
The club has 2 boxing rings. Each of the rings are standard 20 x 20 encased in ropes and offer the athlete the full experience of being in the ring. The rings are used for technical work, sparing and competitive training. Athletes practice their foot work, their lateral movement and their offensive and defensive skills. Athletes can work in pairs or with more experienced boxers or their coach to hone their skills and their strength.
The x square foot hexagon cage measures x feet across and x feet high. The floor and all the metal posts are padded for safety. The cage is used for technical work, sparring and competitive training. The cage provides a different feel from the ring. While athletes are less likely to get caught up in a corner they tend to learn to stay away from the walls altogether even though they are contained to a smaller training area. This encourages boxers to practice their defensive rather than just stepping to safety.
There are a total of 18 heavy bags, 3 tear drop Muay-Thai bags and 10 stand-up bags in the club. There are a variety of different styles of bags and members are encouraged to vary the bags they work on in order to increase their different techniques and style. Many of the bags are leather and filled with heavy cloth, however some are long, some are short, some are canvas and some are filled with water.
The primary purpose of the speed-bag is to develop hand-eye coordination, rhythm and timing. There are 3 fully adjustable speed bags and 3 hyper-flex strike bags in the Timmins Boxing Club. These bags are often used by members before and after class as an individual drill.
Work in the torture room is intense. The room is equipped with 6 wall bags. The stationary wall bags allow boxers to work their power with a focus the feet, legs and hips. Boxers who are not on the bags are expected to work their squats and balance while they encourage their team mates. A group atmosphere is encouraged and a room that sounds like a morgue earns its members push-ups and Hindu squats. The room also has speed bags and kettle-bells.
Knowing how and where to hit is a big part of boxing. Members work in pairs on hand pads, tombstone pads and Muay-Thai pads in order to hone both their offensive and defensive technique. Coaches provide feedback during technical work and members switch partners regularly in order to vary their experiences and learning. Members also learn to observe their partners and provide feedback to each other.
Core strength is a key component of boxing and as such part of every workout includes Mat work. There are three large wrestling mats in the club and large number of portable individual mats. Every workout includes about 15 minutes of Mat work where the focus is on strengthening the abs, arms, lower back and glutes.
Core, arm, and leg strength are all important components of boxing. The club has lots of equipment to support the development of all muscle groups. Participants use rollers, medicine balls, balance balls, kettle-bells, slam balls, bosu balls, skipping ropes, battle ropes, Bulgarian bags, grappling dummies, steps, tires, sledge hammers, wrist curl weights, and chin up bars.
We offer a wide array of boxing equipment essentials such as high quality leather and vinyl boxing gloves, hand wraps, shoes, water bottles, shorts, shirts, sweat shirts, toques etc. You can sign up here as well if you've come on bring-a-friend night or have just dropped in to try it out and fell in love with the sport as the rest of the members. Forget your water or sports drink? we have that for you as well.
OUTDOOR RIVER FACILITY
The summer program runs at our outdoors facility, located down by Mattagami River, and offer a different range of equipment and training as well as the outdoor atmosphere.
The 20 x 20 covered outdoor boxing ring allows the boxers to feel the real deal outdoors in a more natural and fun setting. Throughout the summer, participants can use the ring for technical sparring and competitive boxing.
There are a total of 8 heavy bags, and 4 individual standup bags at the river. Hanging and standup bags are used to practice technique, strength and speed. Footwork is challenged by the uneven terrain and the feel of the grass under your feet. There's truly something about working the bags in the sun and fresh air.
Along with the outdoor boxing ring, the outdoor facility has a 20 x 20 wooden deck with an overhead cover. For the core workouts and stretches on a matted stable covered area, it also serves as an elevated station for lunges, step-ups, regular and inverted push-ups and triceps dips. The exercises are unlimited as the breeze keeps you cool no matter how hard you work.
The 'wire', is a 50 foot wire cable is stretched between 2 poles with a matted base, allowing a full body workout, whether its scaled along its length, or used for pull ups, chin ups, body up, knee ups or just swinging or hanging. Participants are encouraged to work in pairs to ensure safety and provide encouragement.
The outdoor obstacle course incorporates balance, stamina, coordination, endurance and fun. The bonus is being in the outdoors for a healthy workout. It entails scaling the wire, tire flipping, walking the beams, box jumping the rocks, jumping the hurtles, hauling the weighted canoe, heaving the grappling dummies and banging the bags. This 'go at your own pace' course provides a fun, functional exercise pushing you to breathe in the fresh air and "Making you a better you!".
The Timmins Boxing Club summer program offers kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding as part of the curriculum. Whether you are a newbie to the sport or a seasoned participant, there's nothing like being out on the water learning something new, or working your body to a greater level. Both the kayak and the stand up paddle boards provide a full body workout and relaxing natural environment.