Being a parent is a full time job in itself, plus having a full time job on top of that can add even more stress to our lives. There is no doubt that 2020 is not the year we thought it was going to be, yet one thing that remains the same is the importance of staying active and physical activity for our mental health. The unemployment rate is at an all time high with 1 million Australians out of a job due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey by mental health provider, Ginger found that 7 in 10 employees believe that the Global Pandemic has been the most stressful time of their entire career. This study revealed that there is a very clear link between the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and mental health issues, such as anxiety, insomnia and depression. To combat these issues, a favoured form of fitness is boxing.

The motion of physically hitting a bag produces a response in your body that helps to relieve tension and frustration, so if you’re someone with a stressful job and also looking after a family, boxing is the perfect workout for you. When training at 12RND Fitness, they encourage you to think about what it is that you’re fighting for, encouraging you to dig deep to what truly motivates you and focus on those to drive you, a mentality that makes you highlight the positive drivers rather than the negative, like being unhappy with how you look. Their training methods have been designed to maximise results and make you feel like you’re part of a team, and when you’re getting results it gives you that ongoing motivation to keep going, whilst being surrounded by other positive, like-minded individuals fulfils a sense of community. 12RND also offer ‘no fixed times’, meaning you can show up at any time and do a full workout as they work in rounds, and you can jump in whenever you want.

It’s also a great high intensity, full body workout, which releases endorphins and helps in developing stamina and strength, and leads to an increase of productivity and perseverance. Boxing enhances skills such as endurance, thinking more strategically and planning calculated moves to help you think one step ahead.

Boxing is a great sport that helps you focus and get in the zone. It provides an incredible adrenaline rush, with a mix of endorphins that will not only increase your mood immediately after the session, but will leave you wanting more. Boxing is a form of exercise that helps relieve stress because the intensity of the training brings your mind to a place of focus, where you essentially distract your mind away from anything that has stressed you out throughout the day, or the week, and you are totally in the moment. Boxing is about more than just fitness, it’s about mindset, discipline, technique, and much more!


About 12RND Fitness

12RND Fitness is co-founded by 4x world champion boxer Danny Green, and Australian entrepreneur and exercise scientist Tim West, and they have over 90 clubs and over 14,000 members globally.


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