At Stanley Boxing & Fitness our boxing and kickboxing programs have a dual purpose, creating champions in the ring, and creating young champions in life. Our program is run by experienced and passionate coaches. We offer a team-oriented, fun, and safe atmosphere. Boxing and kickboxing have many transferrable life skills and our goal is to instil these values for your child’s athletic and personal development. By using the sport of boxing, as well as a health and fitness related lifestyle, we aim to help individuals fulfil their broader potential by staying clear of crime and violence and progressing in education and employment.
Our Youth Boxing/Kickboxing Program is for ages 13-17 and is designed to develop coordination, agility, speed, and strength which is a strong foundation for all athletics and carries over to many other sports, and areas of life.
Our Kickboxing/Boxing program trains 4 times a week. Boxing only classes run Monday and Thursday at 6:30pm, Wednesday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 10:00am will be kickboxing. Our boxing/kickboxing program is under one membership and you can come to all four classes.
While our program offers a competitive environment, the athlete’s development, experience, and safety are our first priorities. Athletes can begin their training at nine years of age; however we do not allow them to compete until the age of 11. Our head coach has been involved in the sport for 31 years and considers the athletes development his personal responsibility. To ensure safety and confidence of our young athletes, they are only allowed to compete once they satisfy our offence and defence criteria.
Our coaches are certified and experienced, with Head coach John Stanley being the only level three coach in the North. Coach John has produced 9 National Champions, three of whom come from Yellowknife, and over thirty provincial champions.
You do not have to be a champion in our gym, but we will teach you to conduct yourself as one. We are the only active competition gym in the NWT and affiliated with NWT Kickboxing and Boxing Canada. Our competitive program is designed to develop a complete range of skills, while allowing each athlete to develop a style more suitable for them. We focus on the three C’ s of champion. Coachability, Concentration and conditioning.
The 3 C’s of a Champion
Improve your child’s confidence, focus, and discipline.
Build a strong work-ethic with a proper introduction to fitness.
Develop an open-mind and winning attitude.
Will my child be safe?
Yes, all classes will be supervised by experienced and certified coaches. Your child will not be engaging in any unnecessary contact.
What will my child learn?
Your child will learn the fundamentals of boxing which include striking and defensive techniques, proper footwork, and strategy. In our conditioning classes, your child will be progressively introduced to safe and appropriate levels of weightlifting and higher intensity exercises.
Will this encourage violence?
No, it is actually more common for trained athletes to be more disciplined and well-tempered.