Dedication, consistency, perseverance


To succeed, choose an environment compatible with your goals

français

 



History

Our story and purpose

The Blue Cat Boxing Club was founded in 1999. Starting with limited funds, and a small, confined space with no air flow and uneven cement floors, new members just kept showing up. It became evident the club served a community need, and demand progressed unabated.

In January 2008 we expanded to our current location on Beaubien, where we have remained to this day. The club has endured, with thanks to the pivotal contributions from our members throughout, founded with the following guiding principles:

Accessibility

Boxing is an amazing and challenging sport. The primary goal of the club is to provide an environment that makes boxing accessible to you, no matter your background, gender, profession or other qualities.

Safety

Boxing can be a safe sport, when it is practised conscientiously and under strict attention. We provide a safe environment for you to learn the sport, allowing the positive qualities of boxing to emerge and flourish.

Perseverance

Boxing is hard. In the club, the workouts are designed to push you to your personal physical limits. It requires hard work and consistency to survive, and we reinforce those principles throughout.

Facilitation

In the ring, eventually you will confront your mental, emotional and physical boundaries. We facilitate the journey to your limits and subsequently to traverse your personal barriers.

 

 

Recent Updates

New:   Semi-Private classes start May 16, 2022

Starting Monday, May 16 we are offering a new semi-private class in Montreal, as part of our gradual re-opening plan. These are one-hour classes that combine a great workout with boxing techniqe. The classes are once per week with a maximum of 8 people. The session will last 8 weeks. For more information see below.

With safety as our priority, we are maintaining a number of protocols in place. All clients must have their own handwraps, gloves, skipping ropes, (yoga) mats and towels. All changerooms will remain closed. Everyone is expected to arrive in workout gear. Hands must be washed on arrival and departure. We continue to recommend distancing and the use of masks except when training. We ask anyone experiencing flu or other cold symptoms to please refrain from entering the premises.

Regular indoor group classes remain suspended for the time-being. General training plans that can also include enhanced personalization through detailed evaluations remain a possibility. These training plans run on 4-week cycles and can be implemented from the comfort of your home or own training environment. Virtual private lessons are also available.

Expansion to the Eastern Townships

The Centre Chat Bleu will soon be expanding to the Eastern Townships. Our future location in Magog will offer boxing, along with a multisports program for kids. Details to come ...

 

 


GROUP CLASSES

Semi-private group classes

Workout-Technical class geared for All Levels (maximum 8 people per class)

During the semi-private workout class we focus on fundamental sport-specific conditioning and the technical attributes essential for you as a boxer. The course consists of once a week, one-hour classes, for 8 weeks ($199 + taxes). See also our PRICE LIST.

Course Dates and Times:

Option 1.   Mondays: 5pm - 6pm
                  May 16  to  July 4, 2022

Option 2.   Tuesdays: 6:10pm - 7:10pm
                  May 17  to  July 5, 2022




See our PRICE LIST.





NOTE: All regular group classes remain suspended.

 

 

 

PERSONALIZED TRAINING

Training plans, assessments, virtual private classes

In order to facilitate exercise at home, or other safe environments, we offer training plans tailored to your specific objectives and adapted from a detailed assessment. At any time, you can complement your training plans with virtual private sessions. See our PRICE LIST.

Training Plans:
The training plan follows a 4-week cycle. Your plan is based on the assessment of numerous factors to optimize your health goals. Choose between a general assessment or a more personalized assessment to build the foundation for your first, and future training plans. Follow-up assessments are optional. See our PRICE LIST.

General Assessment:
Starting with a general assessment your training plan is adapted to your fitness and activity level, your availability and your training environment (e.g. equipment, space limitations), along with any physical restrictions/injuries. These are all aligned to correspond with your general fitness goals. See our PRICE LIST.

Personalized Assessment:
To enhance your training plan, we also offer a more personalized assessment. In addition to the factors explored in the general assessment, a personalized evaluation comprises a video consultation, analysis of your sleep, nutrition and fitness, along with your sport and boxing specific expertise. The enhanced training plan combines all of these factors with your specific short-, medium-, and long-term goals into your training regimen to optimize your health and performance objectives. See our PRICE LIST.

Virtual Private Sessions:
Through virtual private sessions we analyze your technical development, discuss and answer specific questions, supervise workouts, as well as advance and perfect your training regimen and techniques. These sessions may also serve as a follow-up assessment to evaluate your improvement and modulate your training plan over time. See our PRICE LIST.

 

  Price List  


Personalized Training Plans

Monthly Training Plan (4-week): $25 *
General / Follow-up Assessments: $50 *
Personalized Assessment: $99 *


Virtual Private Sessions

Minimum 1 hr: $50/hr *


Semi-Private Group Classes

8-week session: $199 *

 

* taxes are not included in the prices


For more information or to arrange an assessment contact us.



ABOUT BOXING

Physical, mental, emotional boundaries

Boxing is an art and a science. The barriers a performance athlete confronts are both intrinsic and environmental. To challenge their limits, the athlete depends on practise, preparation, teamwork and coaching. The sport of boxing presents additional demands in the face of violence, physical harm and loss of agency. Our role is to facilitate and guide you as an athlete, to traverse your boundaries and master self.

Boundaries

Photo: JF Galipeau

OktoberFIST II - 2014

A key component of boxing is understanding space and distance, and creating boundaries through physical means.

Decisions

Photo: Maxime Normand

OktoberFIST - 2012

A boxer must decide whether to engage, move or defend. Effective choices are often counterintuitive. They result from years of practise, while learning to temper preconceptions and intrinsic reactions to fear and conflict.

Community

Photo: JF Galipeau

OktoberFIST II - 2014

Although the boxer's journey may focus on one individual, others implicate themselves for their betterment.

Agency

Photo: Maxime Normand

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

Asserting oneself in boxing involves the challenge of defending against attacks, and the genuine danger of physical injury.

Impact

Photo: Maxime Normand

OktoberFIST - 2012

There are two athletes in the ring, but their experience is lived by their coaches, team members and everyone else that is present.

Limits

Photo: Benoit Marineau

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

The coach facilitates the athlete in traversing the intractable barriers they confront on their journey.

Respite

Photo: Maxime Normand

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

Within the context of struggle there are moments, even with adversaries, to rest and breathe.

Journey

Photo: JF Galipeau

OktoberFIST II - 2014

Each journey brings a new depth of knowledge and experience to the athlete. Ultimately, the fighter learns there is never finality.

Sharing

Photo: Maxime Normand

Pugilistica della primavera - 2013

Pushing their boundaries in the ring is a shared experience. No matter the outcome each person is touched; opening their raw selves to confront their vulnerabilities, strengths and limitations together as adversaries.

Contact

Phil Dickinson founded the Blue Cat Boxing Club in 1999, and is the head coach and owner. He is a high-performance boxing coach (Level 4 NCCP) and competed as an amateur boxer in the 80s and 90s. He also has a PhD in Neuroscience and Masters degree in Psychiatry. These combined and diverse interests provide the basis for the defining principles of the club.

bluecatboxing@gmail.com +1 (514) 223 2432             www.centrechatbleu.com

Studio

435 rue Beaubien Ouest, 4e
Outremont, QC
H2V 1C9, Canada

Follow

 
 
1864
Members since 1999
12518
Page views (future boxers)