It’s a knockout way to get fit over at the Wharton Annexe

Roz Palmer (right) in a boxercise class with Carol Slattery
Roz Palmer (right) in a boxercise class with Carol Slattery

FITNESS fans looking for a good upper body workout will reap the benefits of boxercise.

Keep-fit instructor Roz Palmer runs weekly boxercise sessions at the Wharton Annexe, in Wharton Terrace, Hartlepool.

Roz has been running the classes for two years and says boxercise is a way of getting fit while having fun.

Roz, who has been a fitness instructor for 20 years and also works at the centre as an NHS health trainer for her day job, said: “It’s a fun class.

“It’s all about getting fit while having fun.

“There are lots of exercise benefits as well as the feel-good factor.

“You can get fit and toned.
“I incorporate a mixture of cardiovascular work and body toning into the classes.

“Everyone who attends usually says they really enjoy it and that it’s a hard work out, but that they feel good at the end of it.

“It’s a good upper-body work-out and does get you fitter a lot quicker than other types of exercise.”

Roz says the number of people attending the classes, which include the use of boxing equipment including pads, varies between eight and a dozen, and the sessions are open to both men and women.

Roz said: “The classes are enjoyable for both men and women, men can get a lot out of coming along to boxercise.”

Roz, who also runs a kettle bells exercise class at St Hild’s C of E School, in King Oswy Drive, on Wednesdays from 6.15pm-7.15pm, said there is no need to book the classes at the Wharton Annexe.

“ People can just turn up on the night,” added Roz.

There will be a break from the sessions until the week after the May Day bank holiday.

The next boxercise session at the Wharton Annexe will take place on Monday, May 13.

The weekly classes run from 6pm-7pm and cost £2 a session.

To find out more about the sessions, call Roz on 07988 605194.