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Boxercise
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Claire Sweeney
Claire Sweeney is a big fan of box-a-cise
What is boxercise?
A fitness class which incorporates a number of boxing moves and techniques without the physical contact.

Who is it for?
West end actress Claire Sweeney is one of the celebrities who does boxercise.

Frank Bruno
Bruno: A fan of box-a-cise?

It is certainly not just for men. It is actually popular with both men and women.

Men are usually put off aerobics classes because they're worried about their lack of co-ordination. Here there is a level of co-ordination but it's restricted to boxing movements.

Women love it too. The only thing you actually punch is thin air and it is a great way of toning your body and letting off steam at the same time.

Which sport is it good for?
Boxing, rugby, cricket, rowing and all sports which require a good upper body strength.

What areas of the body does it work on?
It focuses on upper body conditioning, working the arms, abs, chest and shoulders. It also includes some lower body exercises in the kick boxing area and increases your fitness levels.

Is boxercise done to music?
Yes, the classes are done in time to popular music songs and include work with pads and speedballs, along with circuit training and skipping.





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