Warwick Boxing Club fitness members train on the new slab, which had to be installed to cater for the huge increase in numbers.
Warwick Boxing Club fitness members train on the new slab, which had to be installed to cater for the huge increase in numbers.

Club extends after interest swells

A HUGE surge in fitness members at the Warwick Boxing Club has forced them to install a new concrete slab.

President Andrew Grafton said the club, which is not-for-profit, installed the slab to cater for the rise in attendees to the fitness training sessions during the week.

The sessions, which are led by such volunteers as Pat Gainey, Pat Windle and Dr John Kiss, have enjoyed a surge in popularity during the past 12 months.

Grafton said there were now about 200 members at the club who attended the sessions.

He said that at one session led by Dr Kiss about two weeks ago there were about 60 people in attendance.

Until the slab out the back of the club was installed, also about two weeks ago, the fitness sessions were spilling into the front yard of the Boxing Club premises.

Grafton said the club was community minded and all money made from the fitness sessions was channelled back into more equipment, resources or other initiatives in the community.

He said the Warwick Boxing Club did not receive any corporate sponsorship and made money almost wholly through membership.

Grafton said the slab was installed at cost price by Brownlie Concreters.

Fitness sessions are held Monday to Friday from 6pm to 7pm, with extra sessions having to be scheduled in from 7pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cost for membership for six months is $75 for adults or $60 for concession.

There are also family packages available.

Simply drop down to the Warwick Boxing Club shed on Albert Street to sign up.



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