Cleveland Hughes Jr. Is the creator of Healing Mitts Intentional boxing training™system. Cleveland started boxing to help manage his anxiety and depression. Boxing helped him manage his emotions and gave him confidence.
“In 2009, a therapist encouraged me to try boxing and that one decision changed my life. Boxing has allowed me to regulate my emotions, has continued to sharpen my mind and has given me confidence in my ability to overcome any obstacle. I am committed to elevating my skills as a boxing coach, in order to give people the same opportunities I have received from the sport.”
– Cleveland Hughes
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What is intentional boxing training?
What is Healing Mitts Intentional Boxing Training?
I first walked into a boxing gym in 2009; a recommendation from my therapist as a way to manage my anxiety and depression. I immediately fell in love with the sport and started training regularly. In my career as a personal trainer, I often utilized boxing as a part of my overall fitness program. I moved to Chicago in 2018, and I decided at that point that I wanted to be a full-time boxing coach. In order to better understand the needs of my clients, I started asking why they chose to start boxing. The results were varied but had a common theme: most people got into boxing as an outlet; a way of coping with anxiety and stress. So I asked myself: What are the therapeutic effects of boxing, and how can I enhance the experience?
The First Step
Journey to Confidence Starts Here
Located in the heart of downtown Evanston, Healing Mitts Boxing is not your regular boxing gym. Owned and operated by coach Cleveland Hughes, it incorporates the Healing Mitts Intentional Boxing Training™ system and philosophy. Overall health consists of more than physical fitness, but mental health and awareness as well. Cleveland’s goal is to bring healing through boxing to his clients through inclusivity.
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