Thai Boxing has always given the impression of fierce fighting, but the Thai Boxing classes at Elite Thai Boxing and Fitness Limited also involves the elderly. The founder, Anne Chen, is a lawyer who found herself in need of rest during her hustle and bustle days. For the sake of health, she chose to take a step down from her original job, listen to her son’s advice, and began her unexpected journey with Thai Boxing. Later, she introduced Thai Boxing to her relatives and friends, even her parents who are in their 80s also became attracted to the sport, with their mental and physical health significantly improved after joining.
Who says Thai Boxing only suits the youth?
Seeing senior citizens on the street, most people would have the impression that they are “the disadvantaged in society” and label them as “beneficiaries”. Even in the social welfare sector, it has been reported that social workers working at elderly centres would secretly despise the elderly. But here, the elders put on their gloves to prove their courage to try, hoping to break through the current stereotype. Though they may not necessarily become professional boxers and perform professional boxing skills, they have proved that Thai Boxing is not a patent of young people.
Who says physical treatment must be dull?
One do not have to rely on cold machines and instruments to stay healthy, Thai Boxing can also one way. Thai Boxing can be used for physical therapy, muscles exercising, coordination training, fat reducing, and bones strengthening. Not only does it require the use of all limbs at the same time to increase flexibility, response and strength, but it also emphasizes on virtues, including sincerity, mutual respect, calmness and tolerance in the face of challenges. With the companionship from Thai Boxing, it could benefit both their physical and mental health.
Who says being older is equivalent to being weaker?
Thai Boxing is suitable for people of all ages! Although the movements of Thai Boxing are intense, classes can easily be modified in order to adapt to the physical condition of the elderly, even those who have had a stroke can participate and enjoy the fun. Nonetheless, informing the coach is a must if elderly are enduring pain so as to find the most appropriate training plan for them. Dear old friends, Thai Boxing could be an alternative exercising choice. If there is still hesitation, try inviting the young to be your company, and participate together as a family activity.
Interested in physical therapy sessions with warmth? Interested in stopping back pain once and for all? Interested in having a straighter body than before? Interested in having stronger knees for walking? Interested in going up and down stairs without pain? Interested in being more optimistic and cheerful in your golden years? Thai Boxing is your answer.