Pink Gloves Boxing

Pink Gloves Boxing (PGB) is a fitness program that delivers an amazing workout and an emotionally rewarding experience to small communities of powerful women. PGB is a fun, friendly, and encouraging environment that personally challenges you at your level. You’ll develop powerful boxing skills and define a healthier, more confident you in mind, body, and soul. You’ll shed fat, tighten your core, tone your arms, burn your thighs and knock the stress out of the day.

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Cost and Registration

Days, times and locations for Fall 2017 TBA

Register through the Campus Recreation online registration portal or at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center.  Returning Pink Gloves boxers pay $75 per semester.  The cost for new Pink Gloves Boxing members is $125 for the first semester, which includes class twice per week for 14 weeks and:

  • Leather boxing glovesPGB starter kit
  • Wraps
  • Cinch bag
  • Boxing glove keychain
  • PGB member bracelet
  • Member's manual

Workout

The class consists of warmup exercises, instructional group shadowboxing that focuses on form and technique, conditioning bouts and a cooldown.  In the group shadowboxing portion of class, you will go over the combo of the day, and you'll have the opportunity to practice it later in the conditioning part of class on the heavy bag, shadowboxing in front of the mirrors and hitting focus mitts.  Conditioning bouts are circuits of total body exercises, hitting the heavy bag, shadowboxing, working on rhythm with the speedbag, and footwork with jump ropes and the agility ladder.  There is also a "prize fight" bout in which you work one-on-one with a trainer hitting focus mitts to improve the precision, speed and power of your techniques and combinations.  During the cooldown, we circle up, stretch, do some core work and share our goals, ideas, and feedback to improve class.

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Meet the Trainers

Andi

Andi Armstrong

The assistant director of marketing and operations at Campus Recreation, Andi stays very active.  She has a background in martial arts and took classes in taekwondo, karate and judo as a child.  While studying English literature in graduate school at the University of Montana, Andi participated in boxing club.  After receiving her master’s degree, she practiced kickboxing and self-defense for over five years.  Andi’s super excited to get back into boxing with Pink Gloves and help foster other women’s love for the sport.

Emily Hamant

Emily, a sophomore in the Davidson Honors College, is majoring in wildlife biology and minoring in mathematics. She loves any outdoor activity, but her passions are skiing and backpacking. She's always ready for an adventure and normally isn't studying because she is outside hiking. Emily previously boxed at a gym in Dayton, OH, and wanted to join PGB to improve her skills. She fell in love with the program and started teaching PGB to help get girls interested in boxing. Who doesn't love to punch something?

Emily
Taylor

Taylor Nielsen

Taylor is a senior at the University of Montana majoring in psychology and anthropology with a focus in forensics. She enjoys spending her time reading a good sci-fi novel, riding her bike or spending nice days out by the river. She joined PGB to keep herself active and to open up to new people in a fun and new environment. When presented with the opportunity to teach PGB, she jumped at it, excited to help other girls learn to build skills as well as confidence while in a welcoming and fun atmosphere.

Elli Sullivan

Elli served as a trainer for PGB during the 2015-16 school year and will be returning Fall 2017.

Elli

Pink Gloves Boxing Training Camp Spring 2018

Date, time and location TBA

Pink Gloves Boxing training camps are grueling, challenging and fun!  Participants will learn proper boxing technique, advanced punch combinations and how to successfully run a Pink Gloves Boxing program and become a PGB-certified trainer.  There is also an option to earn ACE or AFAA credits.  This is not required for PGB membership.  This helps many of our members take their skills to the next level, but no previous boxing experience is necessary.  For more information, contact Emily at (406) 243-2833 or emily.simpson@mso.umt.edu.  When it becomes available, register for the next training camp on the official Pink Gloves Boxing website if you are interested in attending.