Adult Boxing

Proactive Boxing incorporates a hybrid blend of traditional amateur boxing, professional modern boxing, as well as, dirty boxing techniques for self defence application. Classes are safe, fun, and friendly where members work at their own pace.

Classes cater for all levels of skill and experience – from beginners, intermediate, and advanced, with a separate sparring class also available.

Boxing for adults

Boxing has become a global phenomenon with tremendous cross-over appeal for personal fitness, as well as cross training benefits for other sports.

The Pro Level Boxing syllabus was developed by Head Coach Rick O’Brien. Rick uses modern coaching principles to develop a progressive and safe skill based learning method.

Effective and fun!

Boxing classes improve physical and mental health. Classes develop fitness and skills quickly and easily with its fun, effective, and enjoyable approach! A typical Proactive Boxing session stimulates all muscle groups, and provides the perfect combination of aerobic (with oxygen) and anaerobic (short-burst, without oxygen) exercise.

There is a strong emphasis on boxing glove and defence drills especially for beginners. These develop the skills needed for students to reach a proficient level to begin safe and controlled sparring sessions. To ensure the safety of members, contact levels in Boxing classes are controlled (touch contact) to account for the wide variation in members’ weights, heights, and skills.

Progressive learning

Boxing at Proactive offers a unique structured system that allows you to test your skills through formal gradings if you choose. Those without any prior experience start as Beginners Level 1. Our progressive grading syllabus allows you to work at your own pace and gain the skills required to level up, ultimately reaching Pro Level 10 (professional level boxing).

Proactive respects all arts and especially support those who venture into ‘new’ territory. We offer RPLs (Recognised Prior Learning) for those coming from different styles to seamlessly transition into Proactive Boxing.

Coaching & teaching style

Proactive trainers are qualified professional & volunteer sports coaches with a minimum Cert III qualification. Trainers are selected based on their skill, passion, friendliness, and ability to communicate.

No previous fitness level is required as training is progressive in nature. As your skills develop, so too will your fitness and conditioning.

Interested in some healthy competition?

Members who enjoy competition can get the opportunity to compete in gym spars around Melbourne by joining the Proactive Top Team.

Proactive Boxing classes involve:

  • Warm Up: Skipping
    • Stretching
  • Skills: Footwork & Shadow Box
    • Striking technique & combinations
  • Defence & evasions
    • Drills: Focus Pad offence & defence
    • Boxing Glove Drills
  • Sparring (Note: controlled contact)
  • Workout: Heavy Bags, Uppercut Bag
    Speed Ball, Floor mounted bags
    Wall bag, Floor to ceiling balls
  • Strength: Push Ups, Chin Ups, dips, dumbbells
  • Cool down: light skip, stretch.

Improve every type of physical capacity: strength, power, coordination, aerobic fitness, anaerobic fitness and endurance with Proactive Boxing!

Suitable for all ages, men and women Proactive classes are safe, challenging and will give you endorphins and a buzz that makes this type of training absolutely perfect for any fitness level from beginner to advanced.

Proactive offers modern and traditional training equipment; heavy bags, speed-balls, spring-ball, wall bags, pear bags, elbow balls, uppercut bag, and medicine-ball work plus sparring in the ring!

Class Times


All Levels:
6:00pm – 6:50pm


All Levels:
7:45pm – 8:30pm

Private Training

By Appointment

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