Petition for Heavy Boxing Bags
The purpose of this petition is to solicit support from members of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) to add Heavy Boxing Bags to the Center’s equipment. These bags would be useful and beneficial for participants of the “Boxing at the Rec” classes as well as the entire membership.
The mission of VRWC is “to encourage lifelong learning, develop healthy lifestyles, foster leadership, instill an appreciation for diverse communities, and enhance interpersonal relationships” by “providing quality facilities, and by using intentional, educational, and enjoyable programming that focuses on for Vanderbilt University students, faculty, staff, and the greater Nashville community.” The addition of Heavy Boxing Bags to the Center’s equipment will allow for further fulfillment of this mission.
Access to this equipment not only improves boxing technique and execution, the bags offer several other benefits to individuals who use them. Examples of these benefits include:
- Improves aerobic fitness
- Improves core stability and coordination
- Improves stamina and endurance
- Builds upper body strength
- Builds strong bones and ligaments
- Helps with weight loss and body toning
- Develops self-defense skills
- Decreases stress
The signatures below indicate the overwhelming desire for VRWC to purchase Heavy Boxing Bags in order to facilitate a better, more efficient learning and fitness experience for its members.