Gloves at the ready as new club in town shows its fighting spirit

For 10 years, a dedicated group of people met at the bottom of a Watford car park to take part in what is reputed to be one of the hardest training programmes in the world.

Inside what was little more than a glorified shed; the team worked hard, got fit and sweated by the bucket load.

Britannia Kickboxing has found a new home in Hemel Hempstead

Britannia Kickboxing has found a new home in Hemel Hempstead

But earlier this year, the club was threatened with eviction to make way for a property development.

Now Britannia Kickboxing has found a much more fitting new home in Adeyfield – and the club members are proud to be the newest kids on the block of the Hemel sporting scene.

The club is now based at Hemel Amateur Boxing centre and is equipped with a boxing ring, a wide selection of punch and kick bags, pads, mats and other kit including tractor tyres and kettle bells to really challenge members.

Under the expert guidance of coaches Nick Morrish and Shane Bernhauser, this friendly club meets twice a week. It is open to everyone from those just wanting to shed a few extra pounds and feel fitter, to those looking to compete.

Members are drawn from all walks of life, ages and jobs – from builders and solar panel fitters to chefs, receptionists, driving instructors, management consultants, personal trainers and even a stunt man in training.

What motivates them? The fact that kickboxing is excellent exercise, great fun, a fantastic confidence boost, brilliant for toning and weight loss, and a real challenge.

There is no membership fee and sessions are just £5 for and hour and a half – with everybody welcome along to go along and give the sport a try.

For further information, please contact Kate Measures, fighter and communications director at Britannia Kickboxing, on 07966 298516 or at