Dunn’s methods have been tried and tested in the ring and he has a number of personal wins under his belt. “I only really learned what boxing was about when I started sparring. No matter how fast or quick you hit pads, it’s not until you get in the ring with someone throwing punches back that you know if you're cut out for it or not.” Whether or not you’re planning to sign up for a fight, from the stress-relieving properties of throwing a punch to full body work outs and improved focus, Dunn’s list of boxing benefits makes a pretty compelling argument for the sport.
Laid-back but fiercely committed, the trainer’s attitude to exercise is refreshingly realistic. “Never make your life revolve around training. All that does is set you up for failure. Make training something you enjoy and you’re already winning regardless of how you look. Like I tell my clients – train hard and be dedicated but most importantly enjoy it. Don't kill yourself if you have a bad meal, life isn’t sweats and dumbbells.”
With fighting spirit, we caught up with Dunn to get his expert advice on nutrition, balance and improving your routine for the new year. Here, he shows us the ropes.