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Dry land training time

Genesis Boxing Club is gearing up for their summer dry land training sessions and are looking to help out athletes to prepare for upcoming sports seasons.

For four years, Genesis has been training the Save-On-Foods Oceanside Generals hockey team during the offseason.

It’s been beneficial to the team in helping them prepare for training camp and to work on their footwork and hand-eye coordination.

“It’s a big help for the kids and we’ve had lots of positive feedback over the years,” Genesis owner Rick Rae said.

“Dry land training has been going on for a long time but it’s really been getting more and more exposure over the last few years and being able to work with these young athletes to improve their game has been real special.”

Not just exclusive to hockey, Genesis has seen teams and players from other sports coming through their gym to help fine-tune their game. Whether it is football, baseball, basketball or soccer, the training program goes hand in hand with a lot of aspects to do with several sports.

Endurance training and footwork are two of the key elements that Rae said helps these athletes be able to be better prepared for their sport of choice in the upcoming season.

“The things we’ve been doing when it comes to boxing training can be carried in to training for other sports right across the board,” Rae said.

“All the sports you take a look at, each one of them involves using their feet and having the stamina to go the distance. Our dry land training program helps out in the aspects that these athletes need to take it to that next level.”

If you are interested call the club at 250-248-5511. These camps are for any athlete wanting to excel in their given sport at the beginning of their competitive season.

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