Cambridge Boxing Program
The Cambridge Boxing Program is a collaboration between the Cambridge Police Department Youth & Family Services Unit and the Cambridge YMCA.
The training is for learning the sport of boxing, and is available to men and women ages 13 and up. Members' experience ranges from none at all, all the way up to professional.
There is a general workout that one follows when training for boxing, and this workout is structured by a boxing timer. The timer provides 3 minute rounds with a 1 minute break and runs continuously all day. Boxers train with this clock as a way to properly condition the body for a boxing match, while non-boxing members use it as a way to structure and measure their workout.
The workout consists of warm ups, stretching, jumping rope, shadow boxing, heavy bag, speed bag, focus mitts with trainer, sparring (only if desired), and cool down. You will be taught this workout on your very first day. This basic workout is the foundation upon which all training is based and lays the groundwork for new elements and skills to be added as you progress.
If you wish to spar at any point, you will work with a trainer who will transition you to the necessary level. Not everyone decides to spar, and it is not frowned upon if one doesn’t. The Cambridge Boxing Program teaches each member the skills and training they need, and the member decides what they want to do with it. Some people may just want to hit the heavy bag without even using the timer, which is fine, but we teach each member the whole circuit so they can add more to their workout as they see fit.
Boxing is a tremendous workout that provides individuals or groups with a disciplined and exciting way to get in shape and lose weight.
The Cambridge Boxing Program is a FREE program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00PM-6:00PM at the Cambridge YMCA on Massachusetts Ave. Individual workout times run from 3:00-4:30PM, with group training from 4:30PM-6:00PM. Participants can stop in any time and begin their training.
For more information,or to sign up, please contact Officer Jones of the Cambridge Police Youth & Family Services Unit by phone at 617-349-9380 or by email.
You can also view and print a registration form by clicking
here. You will also need to fill out a YMCA Youth Program Participant Form, available here.