The Centre Chat Bleu was founded in 2008, evolving from and in conjunction with the Blue Cat Boxing Club which first opened its doors in 1999. From the outset, the Centre Chat Bleu has provided a space for coaches, artists and teachers to share, grow and display their craft, while transferring their knowledge and experience.
As of 2023, we are starting a new chapter in Magog, after 14 exciting years in Montreal. Our objective is to provide a welcoming space that is accessible, safe and inclusive to all ages and walks of life. Pushing athletic and artistic limits, and simply offering new and exciting experiences we look forward to welcoming you as part of our Centre. Our main focus is on:
Boxing is an amazing and challenging sport. With a focus on safety and accessibility, the workouts are designed to push you to your personal limits. No matter your age, background, gender, or profession, with hard work and consistency, we facilitate the journey. Private lessons and small classes are offered.
Being a homeschooling family, we recognize the need for an activity space that homeschool children can access. In response we are providing opportunities for get-togethers, games, and fun with the local homeschooling community at times that are better suited to their needs.
The Pineapple Hockey Academy offers synthetic ice accessible throughout the year, where participants can hone their skating and shooting skills. They offer private, semi-private and team sessions on a multitude of training equipment, including the first of it's kind shooting simulators in North America.
We have a beautiful upstairs studio available to rent by the hour (750 sq.ft.). We are making the space available to teachers, coaches and artists that need a warm and welcoming space to transfer their knowledge and experience. One day workshops and long-term weekly rentals are possible. See our prices.
With safety as our priority, we ask that hands be washed on arrival and departure. We ask anyone experiencing flu or other cold symptoms to please refrain from entering the premises.
Starting the week of January 22, 2024 we are offering three possible times for a 13-week beginner boxing course in Magog. Each class, lasting just over one-hour, combines a great workout with boxing technical instruction. Maximum class size is 10 people. For more information see below.
Note: Everyone should bring their own handwraps, gloves and towels; and indoor shoes that have not been worn outside before arriving.
Starting on January 20, 2024, we will begin offering our Saturday conditioning workouts in Magog. The class provides essential physical conditioning for the demands of amateur boxing and sport in general. Bagwork is an optional component of this class. For more information see below.
Note: Everyone should bring their own handwraps, gloves and towels; and indoor shoes that have not been worn outside before arriving
As of October 2023, the Pineapple Hockey Academy has joined with the Centre Chat Bleu to offer private, semi-private and team sessions on a multitude of training equipment to allow participants to hone their skating and shooting skills. The synthetic ice is accessible throughout the year, and access includes use of the first of it's kind shooting simulators in North America. Powered by Hockey Gyms.
As of August 3, 2023, the Blue Cat Boxing Club in Montreal gave its last class in their longstanding space on Beaubien. For the time-being there are no classes planned in Montreal, and all upcoming boxing activities will be at our Magog location. For more information follow this link.
Workout-Technical Courses (All Levels)
The Winter Training Sessions run from January 22 to April 17, 2024 in Magog. During this class we focus on fundamental sport-specific conditioning and the technical attributes essential for you as a boxer. The 13-week course consists of a once a week 70 minute class. There is a maximum of 10 people per session group. It is possible to sign-up for more than one class per week. See also our PRICE LIST.
Course Dates and Times:
Option 1 - Monday: 4:30pm - 5:40pm
Option 2 - Wednesday: 6pm - 7:10pm
Saturday Workouts (All levels)
The Saturday class has been an essential component of training at the Blue Cat Boxing Club since 1999. It offers a great opportunity to work on your physical conditioning, with increasingly difficult levels that will push you to your limits. This is an intense workout, in a relaxed atmosphere, accessible to all fitness levels. It is a general, overall training, but specifically beneficial to amateur boxers. The ongoing drop-in class in Magog runs for one hour (maximum 10 particpants). The purchase of a 10-class card or a payment by class are both possible. See also our PRICE LIST.
Option 3 - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:30pm Starting January 20, 2024 ... ongoing
See our PRICE LIST.
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.
GROUP BOXING Classes
TRIAL / DROP-IN Boxing Classes
PRIVATE BOXING LESSONS
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. He launched the Centre Chat Bleu in 2008 to accommodate a community interest in having greater access to diverse activities and artistic pursuits. Please contact Phil for interest in boxing activities and space rentals for other classes.
Therese Lennert is a linocut printmaking artist. She uses gouge, ink and roller to create original handmade relief prints. She also obtained her doctoral degree in neurophysiology and a Master’s in Neural and Behavioural Sciences. She competed as an amateur boxer until having children. Please contact Therese for questions about homeschooling activities and artist workshops.
279 rue Principale E.
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