A series of boxing workshops will be held in Hoppers Crossing with the aim of empowering women.

Chevy Lowndes, a boxer and personal trainer, said she was hosting the seven-week series, titled Boxing for Women’s Wellness, in the hope of reaching women of all ages and backgrounds.

“I love empowering women through boxing, I love training people combinations and something new that they haven’t learned before,” she said.

“It’s great for confidence, self-esteem and empowerment, wellness, energy and strength.

“It’s also great for people with depression, anxiety and stress issues.

Photo by Damjan Janevski.

“They can come into the gym, shut the door behind them and it’s all about them.”

Ms Lowndes said the workshops would also be aimed at women experiencing loneliness and social isolation.

“It also provides a safe place to work out, because it’s only them in here,” she said.

“Boxing is such a great therapy.”

Ms Lowndes said she would donate a portion of the funds raised through the workshops to SleepBus, which was started by Melbourne entrepreneur Simon Rowe, with the aim of giving homeless people and their pets a safe place to sleep.

The workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Sundays at the Tarneit Boxing Gym, corner Hammer Court and Lentini Street, Hoppers Crossing. Prices start at $115 for the seven weeks,

See www.strongempoweredwomen.com.au to book.