Push yourself – try something new

So, in how many times have we had the idea to get fit, healthy and gain that ideal body we all wished for? Weekly, monthly or at worst twice yearly? The fact of the matter is; we are all guilty of starting a fitness or healthy living programme only to give up in the early days for one reason or another. Quite often, life gets in the way and our initial enthusiasm dampens or disappears all together because we either get bored of eating salads or can’t find the time to get to the gym.


This very situation has happened to me countless times but recently I said, “Enough is enough!” I needed to commit to something which offered little chance of quitting unless I had an arm or leg falling off! The simple excuses we find when quitting these programmes simply wouldn’t wash with anyone once I told them what I was doing!


So, what was it that made me change my attitude and previous faddy approach to fitness?


The answer is simple – sign up for an amazing experience of White Collar Boxing! This is quite simply, the most exhilarating experience I have ever had and one that will leave you asking for more!


I can hear you say now – “you are crazy if you think I am doing that” or “I can’t box my way out of a paper bag” if this is you then please read on as you will change your mind!


White Collar boxing is for average Joes, like you and me who have always wanted something they can try and say, “I DID THAT!”

You absolutely don’t need any previous experience, I didn’t! all you need is to be committed to getting fit, learning the basics of boxing and be prepared to enter a ring (with head guards) and go against someone else for 3 x 2 min rounds! Again, don’t panic! You don’t have to fight someone who has been sparing for a living; you are equally paired up with someone of similar stature and ability way before you get to the big night!


Quite often you will find the White Collar organisation will provide you with the following in preparation.


• 10 weeks  “Free” training 

• Matched to similar opponents

• 3 x 2 min round on the fight night

• Enter the ring to your own choice of music

• Fight and enjoy the buzz.


I tried it back in December 2014 and the training although intense was amazing. I lost over a stone in weight, looked lean and managed to gain more confidence generally. I was happy for the first time in a long time in how I looked, felt and clothes even started to fit properly. I dropped to a 32 waist jean which I hadn’t seen for at least 10 years and my overall fitness was at another level.


The fight night as I mentioned, was the most exhilarating experience I have ever felt. Imagine walking out into an event to your own song choice, 800 people watching you enter the ring and then go hammer and toe against your opponent. 6 mins doesn’t sound a lot but trust me it feels like 6 hours when you’re in there.

There were both Men and Woman who had trained and fought on the night and I will never forget what I achieved.


So, what are you waiting for! Look up White Collar Boxing and get your goal achieved whilst achieving something spectacular.




  1. Good for you! That sounds like fun. I’ve been fit throughout my 40s, but I’d love to run a 1/2 marathon when I hit 50 in a couple years…no time like the present to start training. 🙂 Great post!


  2. I’ll be 73 in July and I practice two to three hours a day doing three styles of Tai chi plus one style that I created. For me Tai chi is an ideal training because unlike other exercises or sports including yoga and Pilate for that matter, it doesn’t cause injuries and is also very good for the mind. In the past I used to do a lot of swimming, hard marshal arts and jogging but they caused me injuries so I turned to Tai chi and Qigong. Both can be done until very old age. How fit I’m at 73? As fit as a well trained 12 years old and many times people cannot believe my age. I used to teach Tai and I may do it again because I’ve developed a type of Tai chi that can heal many diseases including preventing and decreasing Alzheimer.


  3. I did tried martial arts once when I was in school and I do love the training that I went through. The sweat and the intensity was spectacular but I always have issues during sparing with others. Its because I will defend from their attacks and I tend to apologise after each time I hit them. It turns out to ne quite comical in the end!

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