Welcome to Cairns Boxing Fitness
We invite you to come and experience a fitness studio with a difference. Set on the slopes of the Redlynch Valley Mountains with breathtaking views. You are surrounded by a sense of rural tranquility. The fully air-conditioned studio is newly built on private residence and has been purposely designed to promote a sense of well-being. The fully appointed studio boasts a boxing ring and a collection of boxing memorabilia meticulously placed to motivate you to Dream, Believe and Achieve your desired fitness level. Owner Ken Dalton invites anyone fearful of pretentious gyms to come and enjoy the energy and vitality of his personalised fitness studio.
Redlynch Boxing Fitness Studio is a member of Fitness Australia and offers a range of options to hopefully suit all. You can partake in the group sessions, which often include group challenges. Or if you would prefer privacy, there are 30 or 60 minute personal training sessions available.
If you are already a keen boxer and simply want to have a good padwork session, 30 minute sessions are available. All our bookings are made two weeks in advance and our aim is to ensure that our customers get what they want.Why not try our newest service AquaBoxing. This is great for anyone recently recovering from injury or recent surgery who requires rehabilitation. The AquaBoxing can be combined with a Personal Training Session in the Gym 30 minutes each for an interesting twist to your training regime.In addition to intense and effective workouts, we offer full fitness assessments complimentary with any personal training session. The fitness assessment includes full body analysis which is maintained and used as a guide to ensure you are meeting your targets.
We aim to provide a highly professional and personal training facility where you are always welcome. There is even an open invitation to enjoy a coffee on our deck which overlooks the valley.
Ken Dalton started boxing at the age of 12 under the careful instruction of his mentor Gavan James. Max Pescuad a Melbourne based coach later retiring to the Gold Coast also guided Ken in his early years. Max mentored World Champion Barry Michael and many other TV ringside fighters in the 70’s. Max and Gavan, together, played an important role in instilling old school ethics and the “Art of Boxing” in Ken.It was ironic that Gavan’s Father and Max Pescuad met each other in the ring in their prime. Trainer’s of the caliber of Max and Gavan are few and far between and it is their influence that makes Ken the trainer he is today.
In 1998 Ken was fortunate enough and privileged to visit Catskills, New York where he trained under Kevin Rooney the former trainer of Mike Tyson. During 1999 he was asked by the Australian Institute of Sport to participate in an elite training program in the lead up to the 2000 Olympics.
By 2002 Ken chose to retire with a record of 65 fights, 53 Wins, 31 by TKO, from the amateur circuit to pursue a dream to become a Firefighter. His passion remained with Boxing and by 2006 just following the birth of his son and second child he decided his dream was to inspire and train people from all different walks of life. In particular he is passionate about training young fighters and was fortunate enough to assist in mentoring Paul Flemming who represented Australia at the 2008 Olympics. His aim overall is to promote a sense of accomplishment within his trainees and provide results… dream, believe, achieve.
In doing so he has established for himself a strong and undeniable reputation for a personal trainer who will achieve unbelievable results for anyone who is as committed. Ken’s passion for fitness and undying need to find new and innovative training methods whilst incorporating the techniques inspired by the boxing discipline will leave you motivated for more. Any individual who attends Ken’s training sessions is sure to increase their physical fitness and thus improve their overall health and well-being.Following are just some of Ken’s Accreditation’s and Achievements:
• Golden Gloves Light Heavy Weight 1998 1999 2000 2001
• Queensland Light Heavy Weight Gold Medalist 1998 1999 2000 2001
• Australian Light Heavy Weight Silver Medalist 1998 – beaten by Justin Crawford
• Oceania Silver Medalist 1998
• Arafura Games Gold Medalist 1999 2001
• Arafura Games Bronze Medalist 2003
• Police Games Gold Medalist 2003
• Olympic Games Selection 2000 – Danny Green was his opponent• Emergency Medical Technician (Cert IV)
• Advanced Resuscitation
• Certificate III Personal Trainer
• Certificate IV Personal Trainer
• Queensland Boxing Association Accredited Coach
• Member of Fitness Australia
Personal Training (PT)
Redlynch Boxing Fitness offers a full range of services and is perfect for anyone interested in Personal Training (PT).(PT) Sessions can be held for 60 minutes or 30 minutes with no more than 3 people in the group. The sessions will include a warm up, intense and personalised training session aimed at complimenting any other physical activity undertaken so that the most benefit is obtained. The session is completed with a warm down and stretching exercises. Fitness and Health assessments are periodically carried out during PT sessions and can be pre-arranged or may be impromptu just to ensure that you are maintaining and achieving your fitness goals. Often it is essential to re-visit goals.
Group Fitness Boxing Training:
Group Fitness Boxing Training at Redlynch Boxing Fitness is offered during the week at specific times. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited and often run at capacity. Groups are capped at 10 people per session so that attention to detail and service can be given to clients.
Due to the nature of the sessions and the 1 hour time frame, it is necessary to allow Ken to assess the fitness levels of client in a Private session prior to allowing the clients to join the group sessions. Ken takes the opportunity to teach clients the basics of boxing to allow the client to feel comfortable when they join a group session. Ken will also take the opportunity to consider and talk to clients about their specific needs and goals and injury management prior to them joining group sessions.
Group sessions are always for 1 hour and generally consist of any of the following:
– 10 minute warm up/stretch/introduction of session routine and exercise format
Heavy Bag work including combination punching drills and body weight exercises
Exercise machine use, Power bag work outs, Cyclone Ball drills, Power Band Isometric exercises, Ladder Drills, Plyo- metrics, Tabatta, Pad work with Ken – Concentrating on Technique and Skill/Foot work and combination’s, Kettle Bell Routines, Kick Pads Routines, Rope Undulation, Medicine Ball work outs, Out door Hill work including Hill sprints and the Ultimate conditioner of Tyre Dragging…Body weight specific exercises to enhance strength and Core
Sessions always finish with a 10 minute Abdominal/Back workout and a Stretch down.
Ken makes it a priority to always mix the sessions up to stop the boredom factor and to always keep the clients guessing what is on the menu.
Aqua Boxing The cool way to get fit:
Redlynch Boxing Fitness now offers a new element for your fitness training experience. AquaBoxing is the latest edition to our training services and incorporates deep water running techniques to deliver an all round fitness experience. This is particularly good for anyone recently recovering from injury or surgery as it is low impact.
Redlynch Boxing Fitness boasts a huge 12m pool with views.
KidsBoxing Instilling quiet confidence:
Kids Boxing is great for children wanting to learn the discipline of boxing and get fit. Specifically Kids Boxing is fantastic for developing hand eye co-ordination and is a perceptual motor program (PMP).
An effective perceptual motor program has children work through a sequence of experiences to develop perception and motor outcomes along with memory training. Confidence grows, problems are solved, language skills develop and the fundamental sports skills are learned which will enable the children to become self assured people.
Children can train in a safe learning environment.
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.
Open to boys and girls 10 years old+
Corporate and Sporting Training Builds Teamwork:
Corporate and sporting group Training is always fun and challenging with the Ken’s team and Redlynch Boxing Fitness.
Tailored Fitness sessions are available to corporate businesses and all sporting associations to meet your specific needs and goals.
Ken provides a fantastic alternative for sporting groups looking to get the best out of their sports men and women and he specifically focuses upon team bonding in all sessions.
Some of our corporate clients and Sporting Teams include: