Everyone has days when you just want to hit or kick something. There is now
a wide variety of fitness options, boxing gyms and martial arts specialists in
Bermuda that will let you do just that and they all agree that it is one of the
best ways to train and get fit.
“We’ve had really good interest in
Boxfit, Kickfit and Fightfit,” says Cyril
Whitter III, co-owner & martial arts
instructor at Aries Sports Center.
“Those classes are all based around the
sports of boxing and kickboxing, and Fightfit
is a merger of different types of martial arts.
They provide an alternative way to get in
shape and there is definitely some relief to
being able to hit something without getting
into trouble for it.”
Leo Richardson, who owns The New
Controversy Boxing & Fitness Gym, agrees
saying that boxing “appeals to people who
want to release stress, get in shape and so
something different. It’s a bit more body
fulfilling because you’ve got to train from
your head all the way down to your toes. It’s
“I would recommend boxing because as
get your fight on
long as you’re consistent with it, not only will
you lose weight but you will get stronger,
more agile, more flexible and more relaxed. It
requires patience and consistency,” he says.
At TAMA Dojo, Sensei Bob Smith, who
is a 7th Degree Black Belt, teaches karate.
“As violent as martial arts can look to most
people, it is really about peace, preventing
violence and looking out for one another,”
he says. “Karate is a skill, a way of life. In
Okinawa, where the art was developed, it
was created for lifestyle and self-defence.
“Everyone can do karate. Not only does it
help with personal protection but also fitness,
goal setting, self-discipline and flexibility. The
style I teach is Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate.
The moves start basic and become more
complex as you progress through the ranks.
The basic moves involve different punches,
kicks and stances. It becomes a life-long
pursuit because you are always striving to be
better at what you have learned.”
For full information on all the boxing, various
martial arts and related fitness programmes
available, please see the Directory.
is a celebration
of what your body
can do. Not a
what you ate.”
— sophia cannonier, owner, lotus