Think outside of the box with Fernie Old School Boxing Club


The Fernie Old School Boxing Club is getting the message out – boxing isn’t just for guys!

The club has started holding a women’s only night on Mondays to encourage Fernie girls to go along and throw some punches.

New Club President Mike Johnson said the club isn’t just for people who want to fight, it’s also just a great chance to work out and get fit. He hopes the women’s night will mean girls are not intimidated to come and try it out.

“We have two women boxers running the women’s night, so there won’t be a single man here. We do circuit training and bag work and generally just work out,” he said. “For those who want to spar, they can, and for those who want to go on to try fighting, they can, but nobody has to do that if that’s not what they’re into. It’s a really nice group of people that come here, it’s very friendly and there’s no better way to get in shape!”

The club is in its third year now, and operates out of a basement on Second Avenue in Fernie. They are non-profit, and cover rent from memberships and donations.

“It’s not always easy, we have seasonal variations in numbers, and there can be any number from two to 25 come by for a session, depending on the week. But it is going really well.”

Johnson says all ages are welcome. “We have kids around 12 right up to seniors like me here,” he joked.

“If you’re not fit but want to be, this is where to do it!”

Women’s night at Fernie Old School Boxing Club is on Mondays from 7.30 to 9 p.m. Mixed nights are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information call Mike Johnson at 250 531 0262.

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