Non-Contact Boxing Classes for the Neurodiverse
Gleason’s Gym is now offering a 50-min. Non-Contact Boxing Class for individuals needing adaptive supports to aid in the development of communication skills, social skills, self-regulation, health and safety.
Ages 7 to 18, all ability levels welcome!
Saturdays at 2pm
Gleason’s Gym – 130 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
$25 per class (adjustable on the basis of need)
Gleason’s Focus Method is simply a slowing down of basic boxing moves into manageable bite-size movements that can be expanded upon over time - increasing the participants boxing skills repertoire.
Benefits include: improved focus, anxiety-reduction, increased confidence, physical coordination and mental strength - along with the chance to enjoy a little camaraderie to combat isolation. (All the natural positive reinforcement components inherent in boxing.)
Where: Gleason’s Gym – 130 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When: Saturdays at 2:00 PM
How Much: $25 per class - adjustable on the basis of need.
-plus socialization and camaraderie!
To register or for questions, call Gleason’s Gym at 718-797-2872 or email
About the Instructor
Amy Bridges is a certified boxing trainer at Gleason’s Gym, originally trained by the world renowned boxing trainer and former Olympian, Hector Roca—who has trained numerous world class boxers, as well as many Hollywood actors like Academy Award winner Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby. Amy holds an MSEd in Science from Hunter College with a specialty in Clinical Rehabilitation, including a Certified Rehabilitation Counseling credential. She also holds an Advanced Certification Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) at CUNY Hunter from the ABA Graduate School program.
Amy recently developed the first ABA-inspired Autism Boxing Program called the Gleason’s Focus Method for the Neurodiverse. She is a therapeutic boxing trainer for Parkinson’s and is a Federal Autism Advocate and New York State Autism Advocate, as part of the Autism Speaks Advocacy Ambassador Program.