ENZO Sports Comes to Tandragee GC

Who is Enzo?

Mike “enzo” Jefferson has been linked with boxing for over 35 years and had a total of 56 fights,like a lot of fighters when fighting is over the boxing bug doesn’t leave you! It was at this point mike started going through his 7 courses with the ABAE and became an advanced coach with the ABAE.

Mikes instructor on the courses was the main man Kevin Hickey. Kevin was the main man in the ABA of Great Britain up until the 2012 Olympics, he also wrote the coaching manual which all coaches work from.

Mike always wanted to get involved in coaching and started to coach and train individuals from  his garage and as more people started knocking on his door a decision was made to look for premises a building was found in portadown,an old mill  building which had a real old school feel to it it was just missing ROCKY and MICK training for the first fight with Apollo Creed. Soon the numbers were growing and a bigger venue was required. Team Enzo was formed in Carrickblacker Avenue with facilities being far better and with 19 bags hanging, 2 free standing bags and also 2 uppercut/hook bags.

The  team has grown and people have competed in a number of events with many more planned. Mike has links to the IBA  the IBC  and is also the co-ordinator for the World Boxing Foundation WBF for Ireland.

Enzos is growing and more coaches have come onboard to make the training as good as possible so if you want to compete we will train you and if you want to get fit we will train you. Mike wants to get more youngsters on board and develop a strong team to compete regularly in tournaments and hopefully unearth a few gems to get into the professional ranks.

Mike’s coaches instilled good habits into him and also made him a disciplined individual he wants to try and get the same things into the team at Enzos. Boxing has a great camaraderie and we have a great team with everyone working hard and encouraging each other to get the best from each other .

Course have expamnded and now include everything from pilates to Zumba circuit training to personal training and much more.

ENZO Sports at Tandragee Golf Club

Mike has now teamed up with Tandragee golf club and in the early days is starting with pilates at 7.30 on a Monday evening with Laura, one of the best instructors around. On a Thursday ay 7pm we will be running a circuit training class from 7pm for 1 hour

What is Circuit Training?

Circuit training is a fast-paced class in which you do one exercise for 30 seconds to 5 minutes and then move on to another exercise. It’s like a game of musical chairs: Everyone begins at a station (that is, a place where an exercise is done), and when the instructor yells “Time!” everyone moves to the next free station. Some classes alternate an aerobic activity (like stepping or stationary cycling) with a muscle-strengthening activity (like using weights). Others focus exclusively on muscle toning or aerobic exercise.

Consider the following if you are interested in taking a circuit training class:

  • What circuit training does for you: Increases your strength and aerobic fitness and burns lots of calories. However, you don’t get the same level of conditioning as you would from doing your aerobics and strength training separately. If you take circuit classes, aim to get in an additional 20 minutes of straight aerobic exercise at least three days a week.
  • The exhaustion factor: Moderate. Circuit training tends to be intense, but it’s completely adaptable to the individual. Beginners use less weight and perform simpler moves than more-experienced exercisers, but everyone gets a good workout.
  • The coordination factor: Low. Nothing to worry about.
  • Who digs circuit training: Anyone looking for a good sweat to shake out of a training plateau. Circuit classes also are popular among busy people who want to combine a strength and aerobic routine in one workout. Anyone who wants a really fun and fast-paced workout will like circuit classes.
  • Tips for first-timers: Pay attention to how you feel. Many people are surprised by how challenging circuit work can be.

Mike are starting with 2 classes and will be adding more. His aim is to be a full time gym with very reasonably priced packages hopefully by January. We also do small group team and personal training  for people of all levels so if your looking for results don’t hesitate text 07754914778 or see our facebook page. The cost for the pilates on a Monday is £5 while the Thursday circuit training is £4. Personal training starts at £15 per hour.