MARK A WALKER

When you're boxing nothing else matters. I got hooked on the adrenaline, there is nothing like it!

As a kid I used to watch boxing with the family on TV. I loved it and wanted to take it up. Perhaps not surprisingly I was told nobody plays at the sport of boxing! It’s too dangerous! What if you get hurt?


Instead I played just about every sport in the following years. In some I easily reached national level, in others I had to persevere just to keep going without much progress. Back then as a kid it seemed easier to keep fit and find time for myself. 


Fast forward a few years. After working in the city for a number of years and with family commitments I understood when people say life takes over! I had put on a lot of weight and I was not doing as much fitness training as I wanted. I knew I had to spend time on myself to continue to be successful but I didn't want to go to another boring gym, or on a treadmill for the next 6 months to achieve little progress. 


I had to find something stimulating, exciting, new and challenging.....


And so at the age of 27 I returned to my original path, my passion....BOXING


The rest is history. Four years later I was British Kickboxing Champion. 


I was lucky enough to learn in a place that was engaging, challenging and I didn't have to lose my front teeth to improve. Yes, it is possible!


I have trained with some great fighters and great coaches and have gained invaluable insights and knowledge along the way. I can now pass that knowledge and experience on to you.

I'm a fully qualified and insured Level 3 Personal Trainer - I'm the person who can give you the motivation to achieve your goals. Train with someone who has been British champion, taught fighters and trained highly successful people to reach their goals. I've been there and done it.

Now it's your turn - let's get you there together.


BOXING

Are you looking for boxing lessons and like many people you want to find a boxing class or boxing trainer, someone who can show you the ropes, get you fit, teach you the basics of boxing, without the need to go home with a black eye? 


I teach you the best stance, punch combinations. I'll show you how to defend yourself, block, slip a punch and when you're ready test out those skills by sparring and if you are a real thrill seeker have a fight! Others just want fitness. Either way it's exciting and you don't have to get hurt to have fun.


What you can expect in a boxing workout...


Pad work, learn the best boxing combinations and practice with speed and accuracy. 


Bag work, to practice technique on a target that's not going to hit you back and it’s also a great way to deal with stress relief!


Strength and Conditioning, sport specific conditioning drills, best boxing drills for fitness and a boxer's physique.


Boxing footwork, get you into and out of the range of your opponent.


Shadow boxing, practice in front of the mirror and perfect your boxing technique.


Coaching, boxing strategy, tricks of the trade, and tips. 


Sparring to test all those skills that you have acquired with a real opponent in front of you (only if you choose to).




KICKBOXING

Kickboxing uses western boxing and martial arts and is practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport. Kickboxing is an easy way to lose weight, burn calories and get stronger. Kick out boredom and blast fat all over. 


The constant moving and throwing of kicks and punches means you are giving your body a full cardiovascular workout while improving muscle strength.


What you can expect in a kickboxing workout...

 

Kickboxing combinations, practice with speed and accuracy, combinations that work in real-life situations.

 

Pad work, best boxing combinations, use of kick shields.

 

Bag work, to practice technique on a target that's not going to hit you back and it’s also a great way to deal with stress relief!

 

Strength and conditioning exercises, sport-specific conditioning drills, the best kickboxing drills for fitness and martial artist's physique.

 

Body conditioning, getting the body used to contact in preparation for sparring.

 

Boxing footwork, get you into and out of the range of your opponent.

 

Shadow boxing, practice in front of the mirror and perfect your boxing technique.

  

Sparring, test all those skills that you have acquired with a real opponent in front of you.




STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Strength and conditioning form an integral part of the development of high-performance athletes. Well, that was the perception in the past. 


Nowadays it is seen as an area that everyone should consider to get the best possible health benefits.


Strength and conditioning are more than just lifting weights and HIIT. It involves the development of speed, agility, endurance, strength, stability, flexibility, injury prevention and rehabilitation.


The strength and conditioning elements of my programmes are specifically designed for you with your goals in mind. We work together based on your current fitness level and your own specific needs.


Choose a bespoke service, no matter your fitness level or athletic ability, I can train you and get you into the best shape possible.




Get fit fast and learn new skills in a way that is fun, challenging and not intimidating.