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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerPlata View Post
    I remember we did something very similar to this in the very first boxfit session at the gym. We gave them pegs to stick on their tops, and the idea was to grab your opponent's peg (mmmmatron!), whilst protecting your own. Anyway, that was the first and last "peg game" session, after we got an eyeful of side-boob, numerous times.
    well on the plus side shoulder tip is a lot faster and more continuous because you dont have to keep putting the peg back on your shoulder but the downside is a lot less side boob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Femme-ma View Post
    This. I can't go to a boxercise class without friends as they all think I'm punching too hard at 5'2".Just do pad sets with simple combos. Correct minimally but enough to improve slightly. Choose good music which fits with flow of the session. Do a big core set at the end. Sit ups combined with punching pads are popular.

    Or just watch youtube and scam it.
    Lol, My daughter and I go to boxercise and everyone winces when we punch, I've had to train myself to bite my tongue though and not say anything about the way they punch.

    If only one thing is taught please let it be how to punch properly, saves sore wrists and injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthic View Post
    Sorry to piss on your parade but should you really be interviewing for something you've never done before? Especially given the nature of this forum and how funny people can be about coaching.

    You've just admmitted you've never coached before and yet you've applied for a coaching position. OK the standard and the type of class isnt your everyday pro MMA gym but the principle is the same? People (or at least one person in there) will expect you to know what you're talking about and will expect you to know how to run a class...

    Personally I'd have gotten at least a few months worth coaching experience under the eye of a qualified and recommended coach (your own coach maybe?) before even thinking of applying for a paid position.
    There's always a point in new careers that you have to start as a relative amateur. I've just completed my PT certs so my experience is naturally low, I'm trying to improve it each week by doing prac work at a local gym.
    In terms of coaching, I'm not new to coaching, I've coached decent level cricket sides and was a Primary School coach for a few years. As a PT I've run plenty of group classes already too and having done mma for years now I know how to organise, control and run and effective class.

    With regards to this job it starts with basic boxercise classes and PT sessions then as you develop (or show ability) you can progress to running more advanced classes.

    At the moment the people I'll be teaching are your usual boxing for fitness groups, older guys and birds etc. my "outside of boxing" coaching experience, mma background and PT certs were enough to get the interview, and i sort of need this job. I know how to run a class, but given all the interviewees run their own I'm just looking for some tips from more experienced guys in the industry which could help me run things smoother or stand out. If i don't it'll be another skint xmas


    cheers to everyone for the help.
    believe me, im not aiming on scamming anyone, least of all the clients. just need a foot in the door..
    "The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war"
    GFT

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonpride View Post
    cheers to everyone for the help.
    believe me, im not aiming on scamming anyone, least of all the clients. just need a foot in the door..
    And, y'know what, good luck to ya. It's not like you're handing out fake BJJ blackbelts. If you can give the clients a good workout they enjoy, what else do you need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerPlata View Post
    And, y'know what, good luck to ya. It's not like you're handing out fake BJJ blackbelts. If you can give the clients a good workout they enjoy, what else do you need?
    I went down and watched a class today. It's mainly boxercise, general exercises, squats, sit ups, push ups etc. bag hitting, not much technique at all, just a big sweat up, nothing I've not done before.

    Each interviewee is going to run a class and the bloke'll obviously pick the best trainers. im confident in my ability, was just looking for proven drills/ideas that could help me stand out better than the others who're running classes.

    I know how to run a class, I was looking on advice on how to be better
    "The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war"
    GFT

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    Tabata....

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