In boxing, much like in serious relationships, nothing is official unless there’s a ring. Propose to bulk up with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get three cardio-boxing classes at 3rd Street Boxing Gym (a $60 value).
Former fighter and Golden Glove champion Paul Wade opened 3rd Street Boxing Gym in order to foster a city-based resurgence of his beloved sport. Taught by Paul and a supporting staff of fellow Golden Glove holders, cardio boxing revs hearts, melts calories, and frightens young punching bags into hiding seven days a week. One-hour workouts stoke fat-burning flames with a repertoire of jumping rope, drills, and shadow boxing alongside abdominal exercises and stretching routines. After attending a trio of classes, fledgling fighters will not only accrue ring-ready moves, but will also boost flexibility, strength, and the ability to move beyond small talk in conversations with George Foreman.
3rd Street Boxing Gym sets its sparring amid a gritty, industrial backdrop fully stocked for fighting. The club houses two full-size rings, a sea of punching bags, free weights, and a handful of cardio machines. For visual reinforcement of ring-learned lessons, the gym also hosts monthly Fight Nights, in which 3rd Street–trained fighters battle fairly matched opponents or revenge-seeking Bozo bags.
Third Street Boxing Gym
Paul Wade, a Golden Gloves champion and experienced trainer, founded Third Street Boxing Gym in 2001 to pay homage to San Francisco's pugilistic past by training the city's next generation of great fighters. The facility's concrete walls, iron piping, and low ceilings host a family of aspiring amateurs and local professionals as they train in the authentic, old-school boxing gym’s two full-size rings or prepare for the ring with the gym’s speed bags, uppercut bags, heavy bags, treadmills or free weights.
Burgeoning boxers learn fundamentals such as hand wrapping, the basic stance, and simple punches during beginner classes, before taking newfound skills to group cardio boxing sessions—taught by current or former Golden Gloves champions—that put patrons through an intense, all-body workout in one hour. Four-week boxing boot camps put sweet science practitioners of all skill levels through a rigorous training regimen focused on cardiovascular exercises, strength training. After completing boxing boot camp, participants may feel equipped to tackle their first amateur bout during 3rd Street's Friday Night Fights events.
Central East San Francisco
2576 3rd St.
San Francisco, California 94107