New to the forum. I've used the search feature to get some info that I'm looking for, but I'm wondering if someone couldn't provide me with a few more specifics.
I'm a 23 year old male. I'm fairly athletic - have played hockey all of my life and played football in highschool. I'm just over 5'10 and I weigh just under 200lbs. I'm fairly thick - broad shoulders and solid back. I don't think anyone would call me fat, but I do have a little bit of 'excess' that I would like to get rid of.
Anyway, I'm thinking about joining boxing. I search the forum for threads about 'how old is too old' and such, and most seem to think that 23 is not too old to start. I'm not really interested in being the next Lennox Lewis. I'm finishing up a masters degree at University and am quite content with following that path for my career. However, I think boxers are in phenomenal shape and this is the kind of shape I would like to get myself into. I've always been a boxing fan, probably more passively than most of you, but a fan nonetheless. I have a great deal of respect for the sport and I think it would be a huge character builder for me, and would, as I said, improve my physical shape.
My specific questions fall along this line: are gyms/trainers less likely to take someone like me seriously when they find out that 1) I'm 23 years old and have never boxed before; and 2) I'm not aspiring to become a pro boxer?
Any opinions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.