Boxing and Safety During COVID-19: While we’re all adapting to “a new normal”, we’ve had to modify our workouts to comply with county regulations and ensure our members’ safety. Rather than stopping what we do, I’ve tried to make small adaptations without compromising the effectiveness of our workouts. ??
At Dreamland Boxing, we consider boxing and safety during COVID-19 by using the outdoor areas in the front and back. My classes stagger the use of the heavy bags, with them being cleaned regularly. Our drills are also modified – I can do relay races instead of having rest periods and our rest periods can be adjusted by setting the team size. Or I can give everyone a single hexagon rather than a ladder and do the same footwork drills. ?
It’s also important to have an open line of communication with students to make sure they feel comfortable voicing any concerns. (i.e. not wanting to be indoors, having a partner pulling down their mask, etc.) If you attend one of my classes, I encourage everyone to give feedback! ??♂️
What are you all doing to adapt your classes, and what else would you like to see be done? ?
As you may know, I am currently donating my time to host outdoor classes and virtual online boxing classes for the members of our 501c(3) non-profit boxing gym, Dreamland Boxing. As an active member of Dreamland, you will receive the materials and video recaps of each lesson through my website under the “Premium Drills” section.