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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personalized Training Plans
Virtual Private Sessions
Semi-Private Group Classes
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.
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.
435 rue Beaubien Ouest, 4e
H2V 1C9, Canada