Welcome to The Armoury – not your ordinary faceless gym, it’s a boxing club, like the name says, which means the best workouts, progressive learning and hard-earned reward in a friendly motivating environment. No posing. No nonsense.
Authentic, that’s the mark of the place. You walk into a lobby replete with leather studded chairs, black and white floor tiles, a boxing library, trophies and chandeliers. Class. Inside – white faced walls, retro pugilistic artwork, bags swinging from steel trusses and a large ring centre-stage. ‘Boom, boom,’ gloves pound on pads and bags, the old one-two, skipping ropes slap and hi-energy hums with the Armoury SoundSystem. You smile and get stuck in. You leave stoked and with a spring in your step.
Boxing is for real, you don’t play it. It connects to something primal and is utterly exhilerating. Most of our members, however, – male, female, young and the not so young – don’t do the full contact thing but love the one-on-one coaching or Boxing Fitness and Armoury Physical Training classes. They get skilled get fit and enjoy the confidence that comes from physical wellbeing (that ‘ready for anything’ attitude). They look good and feel good (and let’s face it, punching the pads is brilliant stress relief – more productive than shouting at the kids, kicking the dog, hammering the credit card and telling the boss what for!) The classes are uplifting; buzzing with energy and purpose. So whatever your training objectives – to torch the fat, get into shape, cross-train or prepare for Fight Night – you’ll have a great time and get the best workout.
Everyone is equal in the ring. The Armoury stimulates physically and mentally and challenges perceptions. It’s welcoming. You won’t find macho posturing but rather decent blokes and girls enjoying an easy comradeship born of shared experience. It offers an amazing journey of discovery. Anja, a journalist, thanked Team Armoury after her first Fight Night “for setting me out on such a beautiful adventure”. Boxing as a ‘beautiful adventure’ – bet you never thought of it like that!