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What’s new in 2015 at UniRec?

9 Feb 2015

UniRec’s resident Exercise Consultant Cory Miles takes time out to tell us about the new class he’s set up for 2015 – a weekly boxing class for all abilities.

Are you a tiny bit excited about the new boxing classes kicking off this week?

I can’t wait for classes to start! Last year members were asking me if there was anything on the boxing front on the radar at UniRec and now I’m pleased to say that it’s all happening in 2015.

Who’s keen to get amongst it?

I’d say there’s been lots of interest from both men and women, about 50/50 so I’m expecting quite a mix. Most people think it’s a box-fit class, but I’m a qualified coach so I can take it to the next level.

What to expect…

It’s a good workout and a fun way to be active and learn some self-defence skills, hand-eye coordination and most importantly, it’s a good way to tone muscles and help lose weight at the same time. It helps with cardio fitness and tones your arms and core. It’s a good ab workout that’s for sure.

What do members need to bring?

I’d recommend bringing wraps. If you don’t have them you can purchase them at UniRec reception ($21). It’s to protect your knuckles and is also hygiene friendly for the gloves we have here.

Maximum of 20 per activity class, please sign in and pay at reception to collect your tag.

Who is UniRec’s Boxing Coach Cory Miles?

Cory has represented New Zealand in both boxing and Waka Ama. He has been boxing for five years and competing in Waka Ama for six years and says he loves the challenge of competing in individual sports. The former St John's College student has two New Zealand boxing titles, and has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Waka Ama at a national level.

He was in the New Zealand Team at the Youth Commonwealth Games for boxing, and in 2012 he competed at the New Zealand Team U19 Waka Ama Worlds in Canada. Cory was a top student at St John's holding the position of Deputy Head Boy, Head Māori Leader and Tuakana. In the future Cory hopes to qualify for the Commonwealth Games and, ultimately, the Olympics.