Adding punch to exercise regime for old and young

HE’S missing his 100 ‘Boxercise’ students but Bankstown boxing promoter Paul Nasari has been kept busy in the lockdown teaching boxing to children and teens after school on Wednesdays at Marco Reserve, Panania.

“We just focus on the basics of boxing but a few of the teens are keen to register to fight in tournaments which they can do from age 14,” he said.
The former professional fighter said boxing was ideal for children with daughter Chloe a big fan at age 11.
“Boxing sharpens kids’ problem-solving skills and they learn about health and fitness,” he said.
“Consisting of athletic training and conditioning, it teaches kids to focus on agility, speed, balance and hand-eye coordination as well as self defence and staying out of trouble.
“They also learn to appreciate the importance of a healthy diet because of how it improves their performance and outlook.
“I teach proper form, which prevents injuries and if you learn young, you remember these tools throughout your life.”
Nasari hopes his Boxercise classes for adults can get underway in mid to late October.
Classes run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Bankstown City YMCA at Revesby and with social distancing, 40 or 50 can exercise safely in a class.
Everyone will also need to be double vaccinated.
“I’ve had so many calls from clients keen to get back since it’s such great cardio, reduces stress and burns calories all while you’re enjoying yourself, it’s ideal,” he said.
After a few Covid cancellations, Nasari hopes his next Fight Night – which will be a ProAm event featuring professionals and local amateurs – can go ahead as planned on December 11 at Bankstown Paceway.
“It’s such a fantastic outdoor venue and a wonderful night out for friends, families or colleagues,” the Neutral Corner promoter said.