Free Boxing Taster Sessions at BXGFit’s Open Weekend

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There’s fantastic news for residents as Wokingham Borough Council and Places Leisure are inviting people to an open weekend (5 to 8 October) of free taster sessions to celebrate the relaunch of BXGFit boxing themed fitness facility in Peach Place, Wokingham.

During the launch weekend, there will be 20-minute Boxercise taster sessions run on:

  • Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October, 7.30am to 8pm
  • Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October, 8.30am to 3pm

Each taster session will run on the hour, every hour, with the first session starting at 7.30am on Thursday and Friday and 8.30am on Saturday and Sunday. For example, on Thursday – the first session is at 7.30am, and then on the hour at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm – through to 8pm.

Boxercise is an exercise activity based on movements used in boxing and boxers’ training methods. It’s a fun, challenging and safe workout which is suitable to all fitness levels.

Executive member for environment, sport and leisure Cllr Ian Shenton said: “Places Leisure has successfully managed six of our borough leisure centres since 2018 and I’m sure they’ll continue to make BXGFit a success whilst strengthening the fitness offering available to our local community. I’m encouraging residents to come along to the open weekend to try out a free taster session – which is suitable for all abilities. If you haven’t tried Boxercise, now is your chance to try it.”

Contract manager for Places Leisure, Tony Penge said: “We are inviting everyone from the local community to try out a free Boxercise taster over the four day launch event, this can be individuals, friends or groups of any age from 8 years upwards, come along and give it a go!”

The news follows the announcement of the council working in partnership with Places Leisure to manage the state-of-the-art facility from the beginning of October. The improved offer will benefit both BXGFit and Places Leisure members, with multi-site membership available, as part of membership bolt-on packages.

Places Leisure has partnered with Boxercise, the industry leader in high intensity interval group exercise classes based on boxing training, to launch a brand new, instructor-led, group exercise timetable.

The classes will continue to cater to all ages including juniors, families, and with the addition of specific ones for community groups, as well as male and female only classes. This will strengthen Places Leisure and the council’s commitment to developing healthy communities.

To sign up to a free taster session, you can book on the Places Leisure website by signing up to a Places Membership account, or by popping in to BXGFit during the opening weekend (1st Floor, 12a Peach Place, Wokingham, RG40 1LY).