Classes by Leo Sammarelli
Leo Sammarelli is an adaptive athlete and boxing coach with a passion for bringing accessibility to sport for all levels and abilities. As the founder of the first wheelchair adaptive boxing council in BC, Leo now sits on the World Adaptive Boxing Council. No matter your skill level or physical ability, he focuses on enjoying movement, athletic recovery, and getting your heart rate up!
Leo has designed full body adaptive classes that work on core strength, stretching, and cardio with moves from a variety of sports. As you move with Leo, he will assist you to discover ways to adapt movement to your body, maintain mobility, and feel good.
Meet your Teacher | Leo (1 Min)
Meet your fitness teacher and boxing coach, Leo Sammarelli. Leo has designed a full body adaptive fitness program that focuses on core strength, stretching, and cardio with moves from a variety of sports – swimming, boxing, handcycling, and skiing. His goal is to assist you in discovering ways to...
The Adaptive Athlete | Short Documentary (14 Mins)
Leo Sammarelli, a Canadian boxing champion takes on the Grouse Grind trail in Vancouver, Canada, a steep 2.9km incline up rough terrain known as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”. As a victim of gun violence in 2017, Leo suffered a devastating spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed from the wais...
NEW | Adaptive Boxing with Leo | Upper Body Conditioning Class (42 Mins)
Boxing teacher Leo Sammarelli takes you through his classic adaptive boxing class – a workout he teaches to people of all abilities. This innovative workout will strengthen your core, arms, back, and neck while improving your coordination, agility, and balance. Challenge yourself to take on a new...
Mornings with Leo | Energizing Adaptive Stretch Class (11 Mins)
Leo leads you through an adaptive stretch class that will wake up your upper body and neck. Move through a series of wrist, shoulder, tricep, neck, and upper back stretches before finishing the class with an energizing Tai Chi breathing exercise. This class can be done from your chair or any seat...
Middays with Leo | Adaptive Upper Body HIIT Class (18 Mins)
Join Leo for a challenging adaptive Tabata class. Tabata is a type of HIIT training that breaks a workout down into clearly defined intervals. Leo will take you through 35 seconds of upper body work and 10 seconds of rest, featuring various moves from multiple sports including swimming, boxing, h...
Evenings with Leo | Restorative Adaptive Stretch Class (9 Mins)
Leo designed this adaptive stretch class to restore and refresh you especially if you have been sitting all day. Move through a series of groin, hip, and shoulder stretches and restorative spinal mobility poses. Leo uses his wheelchair and a foam pad as props during the class, but the exercises c...
20 Questions with Leo | Interview Series (5 Mins)
We sat down with NM teacher and adaptive athlete Leo Sammarelli to get to know him a little better by playing 20 Questions.
Find out the advice Leo would give to his 10-year-old self, what would surprise you to find out about him, and what he thinks is the biggest misconception about boxers.