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Unorthobox encourages people of all abilities to improve their wellbeing

Unorthobox is a new social enterprise encouraging people of all abilities to improve their health and wellbeing and increase their physical activity levels.

Unorthobox Coach and Founder, Sarah-Jane says:

“I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in sport and activities to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Unorthobox sessions provide a welcoming and fun environment to get fit, learn new skills and participate in sport alongside people of various abilities, ages and backgrounds”.

No previous experience in boxing is required. These are mixed ability sessions (disabled people and non-disabled people train together). The sessions are similar to training in a boxing gym and consist of fitness, pad and bag work. The main difference with these sessions is that there is no sparring; participants hit pads and bags but not each other.

If you want to work towards something there is the opportunity to participate in the GB Boxing Awards scheme (at a small additional cost). This is a scheme endorsed by GB Boxing, similar to martial arts’ grading systems. The participants will receive a handbook, a certificate and medal for passing each stage of the awards.

Time for a selfie with Kira Carter, Boxing Tutor for Unorthobox. Kira is Youth National Champion and on the England Boxing Team.

Unorthobox was also at the Get Out Get Active Bradford Launch, and national partners GOGA partners Women in Sport said:

“Unorthobox, led by Sarah-Jane was a real hit with the ‘drop- in’ participants. It appealed to individuals wanting to get fitter, to families exercising together and to those who just wanted to have fun. Women in Sport research suggests that women choose to take part in activity for a variety of reasons, it seems that Unorthobox’s delivery is meeting those needs.”

Click here for more information about the Get Out Get Active Bradford Launch.

Unorthobox has just launched sessions in Bradford.

Mixed ability, non-contact Boxing sessions take place at Heaton Tennis Centre on Thursdays.

Age 7-14 are 4.30-5.30pm

Age 14-Adults are 6-7pm

Please note that on Thursday 26th January the adults class will be at 6.30-7.30pm.

If you are interested in taking part in Unorthobox sessions contact Sarah-Jane on 07769 359612.

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Follow Unorthobox on Twitter: @unorthobox1

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Funded by Spirit of 2012, all partners are focused on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities. GOGA launched in London in January 2017. To find out more about Disability Rights UK’s role is in the GOGA programme and its Peer Support Programme click here or contact GOGA Peer Support Lead, Kate Pieroudis .on 07715 960710 or email her at

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