THUMP Training Systems was developed in 2000 by Christian Marchegiani, a boxing for fitness trainer in New York with the YMCA.
On returning to Australia Christian noticed a massive cultural shift in group exercise training.
Instructors were relying on other sources and organisations to constantly supply them with material for their training sessions.
Imagination and creativity seemed to be a thing of the past as fitness leaders were left to educate themselves or follow the industry trend in group exercise.
There was no formal accreditation or education process for trainers to gain qualifications to instruct boxing for fitness which led to an increased risk of injury to participants.
As the demand grew for more instructor training and education, THUMP Training Systems developed into a national organization with a range of certification courses, workshops, and seminars