Wokingham’s new state of the art boxing club was officially opened by Mayor Keith Baker, alongside Cllr Perry Batth last weekend to rousing success.

The councillors donned their gloves alongside boxers of all ages to launch the fitness hub and promote positive physical and mental health.

BXGFit arrived at Peach Street following an increase in demand in combat sports and fitness sessions across the borough.

The council has invested £630,000 into the boutique fitness hub which will be available for all ages including children from 8 years old and adults.

This is in line with the regeneration of Peach Place and Elms Field which sought to bring a new mix of national and independent business to Wokingham.

Cllr Parry Batth, executive member for environment and leisure said, “Reinforced by the successes at the recent Olympic games, boxing has risen in popularity and the council has identified a gap within Wokingham town’s leisure offering.

“BXGFit will provide a dedicated, fully equipped, and functional space to support our residents whilst building a strong and safe community. The new boxing hub will provide many benefits to residents and the wider community, including promoting an active lifestyle, addressing anti-social behaviour, supporting young individuals, and providing career opportunities.

BXGFit will offer combat exercise classes and free-box sessions for training and exercise purposes. The dedicated boxing fitness hub will be equipped with bespoke equipment including a training ring, a functional storage rig which has three fitness stations and a functional cube rig with attachments.