Here's how Activist Dave got into boxing...
Here at Virgin Active, our members love getting their gloves on for a spot of boxing in our Boxing classes and one of the things that keeps them coming back time and time again are our expert instructors.
So, Dave, how did you get into boxing?
I’ve always been interested in combat sports. I got my first exposure when I was living in the south of England, I went to give it a go with a mate. I've been in the boxing world ever since!
Who is your boxing idol?
What’s your favourite punch to throw?
I don’t think you can beat a well-timed overhand; it’s so satisfying to see it come off!
What do you enjoy most about your training?
Do you have any tips for people wanting to start out with boxing?
Be consistent and most importantly find a coach, in person. There is so much floating about online but get someone who can teach you the absolute fundamentals before anything else, and of course enjoy the learning process.
What does it mean for you to coach in the world of boxing?
What do you think Boxing will look like at Virgin Active in the next year?
I’m not sure I can answer this is one in a few sentences! But, I envision us bringing a real, authentic boxing experience across the UK, where people can learn a new skill whilst getting fit. And of course, I’m super excited about our Contender Boxing gaining more traction across the country as well – what better way to test yourself and have fun whilst doing it?
What’s one boxing myth that we should bust?
If you like the sound of a bit of boxing, why not give it a go? Dave hosted a rooftop boxing workout right by St. Paul's cathedral just for International Boxing Day. Enjoy!