Coach P Sports

Coach P Sports

5.0 (9)
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About this pro

What makes my service stand out is the overall training I am able to give.  Along with your boxing lesson, I offer a goal-setting session that helps you review your diet, fitness and life goals.  I'm unique with an English accent from the place where boxing began, Great Britain, however I now reside in Raleigh, NC.

Boxing is one of the best all round forms of exercise as it improves cardio, strength, technique, skill and it can even build will power and improve our determination.   

My father ran a boxing club in the U.K. and I was able to win a London Championship in my weight division. I have been involved in boxing for almost 30 years.

Your first lesson would be a trial run to see if you like the training, therefore, it would be free and I am willing to travel to you or have you travel to me.

I previously worked in the U.K. and now I teach one-to-one lessons to both adults and children in Durham, Cary, and Raleigh in a community center and a local school. I offer a friendly personal service and I'll take on students at any experience level.

Boxing is my favorite sport by far and it gives me great pleasure in seeing a student progress. I love to see students grow in confidence and improve their fitness. I just love to help and be of service in anyway. I am also willng to offer a goal setting session that includes boxing and other areas of your life including: diet, stress management etc.

I really enjoy this work as I focus on holistic health also. I have a 10 year background in psychology, I co-authored a book in 2014 on achieving goals, plus I've studied balanced diets. All of which enriches your total experience as a student. 

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Raleigh, NC 27610
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9 Reviews


  • Rebe Daley

    Coach P is patient and knowledgeable. I especially appreciated his ability to tailer the lesson to fit exactly where I am, while also challenging me. He'll get you in shape!

  • Gineen Bowman

    Coach P is very professional and patient during the lessons. My son looks forward to his lessons. Definitely, I would recommend him for soccer lessons.

  • Donna Varnum

    My son looks forward to his lessons.

  • Lenai Butterfield

    Coach P is excellent. He is very professional, organized and an AMAZING boxing and fitness coach!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I try to understanding your reason for wanting to box or get fit in order to best meet that need, a free taster session where you sample some of the various exercises, aim to assist you to learn the basics of boxing (if you are new to the sport), teach you in a way that you can self correct i.e. If you desire I can use pictures and video's that you can use to self correct. Work on your fitness levels and general conditioning. I work to your level and encourage you to improve stage by stage. I make our sessions fun as laughting is super healthly too. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a certified level 1 boxing coach with USA boxing which guides up to Olympic standards. Boxing is in my blood as I grew up with my father running a boxing gym in London, England. I've been involved in boxing for almost 30 years so I've trainned in various gyms internationally in the US, England and Germany. I've even trained in the same gym as the former English Heavyweight champion of the world Lennox Lewis. In boxing the greatest education is really practical therefore in the ring during competition is the highest level of real education and this is where I won a London championship in my weight division. I've trained people in various settings such as boxing gyms, community centers, schools, youth clubs with large groups and one 2 one private lessons at the customers home and at my gym.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes! I do have a standard pricing system which I am prepared to discuss at anytime however I normally go over this after the free try out session because if our chemistry is not right the price in not relevant. I'm proud to say I currently have a great successs rate of customers starting lessons after the free try out session.   

How did you get started teaching?

While I was still competing my coach would ask me to help out with other fighters with road work, circuit traning, techical skills, shadow boxing, bag work and sparing. It felt natural to teach that which I had learned and I found a great joy in seeing others progress based on my help. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Adults and chldren both male and female. Those who have never boxed all the way up to those who have started careers in boxing and other combat sports. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I’m looking forward to the biggest fight in boxing between Errol Spence Jr & Terrace Crawford. No contract has been signed yet but it’s what boxing purest would love to see. It’s a modern Sugar Ray Leonard v Thomas Herns.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Based on what you've read, whom do you feel most comfortable with? Can this coach help me to fullfill that which I desire to achieve in boxing or fitness? .......Then.....there's nothing to it but to do it! Paper, profiles and words can only go so far, so once you've done some research give it a try as there is nothing that beats the actual practical experience.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What is your aim or goal for boxing or fitness i.e. health, confidence, strength, fun, competition, protection etc. How much do you value boxing lessons and what is your budget for each lesson and is this budget fixed or flexable? What is the ideal location? What is your personality and which coaches personality would best suit you? Remember you're in full control as the final decison is with you.

Best of luck!