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AFTER 38 years in boxing, Dick Schubert has always kept busy training a mixture of up and comers and fitness enthusiasts.
Dozens of locals file into the complex to learn from Dick and his co-trainers.
Their youngest student is just three years old and the oldest are seniors.
"It's always been a very popular sport to get fit," Schubert said.
Schubert has been throwing and dodging punches since he was five.
He said it was a sport that needed to be taken seriously and discipline was key to success.
Schubert said people keen to begin boxing needed to ease themselves in with a good fitness regime.
"If you come into it like a bull at the gate, you'll be here one day and never come the next," he said.
At the PCYC, boxing students do everything from circuit training to weight training, running and bag work.
"It's a mixture of all the exercises to condition your body to what you want to do," Schubert said.
Fellow trainer Angus Mitchell said the sport also helped improve self-confidence and communication skills.
He said the group train four days a week from 4-7pm and anyone was welcome to try the sport.
The PCYC are looking for expressions of interest for a young and old beginner course in boxing.
Schubert said the course was great for anyone wanting to try the sport and improve their health.
Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5.30pm.
Phone the PCYC on 4622 8446.