Saracens junior academy players were paid a visit by the ‘Total Boxer’ gym yesterday afternoon.
The brainchild of boxing coach Matt Garcia, Total Boxer, based in London’s Tottenham Lane in Crouch End, provides training with expert coaches and a range of classes including ‘Get FIT Not HIT’ boxing training and BoxingYoga™ – a fusion of boxing technique and philosophy and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
“We thoroughly enjoyed the session” said Total Boxer’s CEO and founder Garcia. “We planned four back to back sessions with the guys, and that’s a lot for them to get through – but the way both groups, both backs and forwards, bought into the session was fantastic”.
He added; “It really is inspiring to work with focused individuals who have that discipline to push themselves to the limit – it was great for us to work alongside them”.
During the afternoon session, the Saracens academy boys were introduced to a number of boxing related fitness and conditioning drills aimed to improve the participant’s stamina as well as Total Boxer’s innovative “BoxingYoga™” exercises. The four back to back sessions were designed to push the players to their limits and Garcia was impressed with their application.
“When members of the group started to flag (which is understandable due to the sessions we planned) the response from those around them to encourage their teammates and help them to finish the session was great to see”.
“The lads showed why they are training at an elite sports club such as Saracens, their application throughout the sessions was superb and they really embraced what we were trying to do”.
He added; “We always want our sessions to be energised and today we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to come over and train such a great group of people”.
Exclusive to Total Boxer – North London’s ‘Get FIT Not HIT’ boxing club – BoxingYoga™ is available as a special offer to fans of Saracens Rugby Club. Enjoy UNLIMITED BoxingYoga™ for 20 days for just £20! Or, book yourself in for a boxer-style Personal Training session at Total Boxer and bring a friend for free! For more information visit www.totalboxer.com