Health & Fitness Centre
ADULT TRAINING SESSIONS
At Redkite we observe some traditional practices such a bowing when entering and exiting the gym and at the beginning and end of class. This is about respecting our gym, our coaches and each other. Though we do have some real laughs in class, a good training attitude is required and extra-curricular activities such as swearing in the gym, talking when the coach is talking or being late for class (anything that would impede effective teaching or learning) may result in someone becoming very good at press-ups!
Class will start with a warm up of around 15 minutes, followed by stretching. After the stretch, the pain ends and the fun begins! We try to make each of the classes run differently to stop them from becoming too repetitive. Circuits, drills, combo’s and plenty of skipping, press ups and crunches are regular features, as is sparring for those members that wish or need to.
We also occasionally practice self-defence moves as a change of pace. We finish up with a stretch at the end and a few words of wisdom from the coach! It’s great fun and the class is adapted for each individual based on their fitness level and experience.
Many people who are keen to start Thai Boxing ask whether or not they can compete within the sport. This is certainly the case with Redkite. Students will need to be at a suitable level to compete. This can take different amounts of time depending on the individual and their own dedication and ability to develop. For some this could be 6 months and others 3 or 4 years but nobody will be entered into a competition without the necessary ability. The training regime for fighters is incredibly intense. You must also be a club member to fight for Redkite.