In a busy corner of lower Manhattan, behind an unassuming façade, boxing fans can find the largest fight gym in New York City. Church Street Boxing Gym was founded in 1997 and is co-owned by World Kickboxing Association Champion Jason Strout and Golden Gloves winner Jenaro Diaz. This historic gym offers classes at all skill levels for members of all background levels from its convenient location in Tribeca.
History of professionals
In its years of operation, Church Street Boxing Gym has seen many big names stop by the historic building. Fighting greats Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, and Felix Trinidad have trained at the Tribeca boxing gym during their careers, and MMA fighter Chris Weidman has been known to use the space for a workout. Liam McGeary, another MMA champion, is a regular, training primarily under his head coach and Church Street Boxing Gym’s co-owner, Jason Strout.
Classes for all styles and skill levels
The Manhattan gym does not limit itself to professionals, however. Head trainers Strout and Diaz take students of all genders, ages and skill levels, no experience required. Classes include boxing, mixed martial arts, and Muay Thai, ranging from basic training to advanced levels. Private lessons are available, either as an hour-long session or by the half-hour for members. Church Street Boxing Gym even offers kids’ boxing classes and memberships.
Boxing in Tribeca
Aside from Church Street Boxing, Tribeca is home to many boxing gyms frequented by neighborhood residents. Personalized lessons are available at Trinity Boxing Club’s premises, while the Dogpound is known for its intense workout style. The Wat (meaning “temple” in Thai”) specializes in Muy Thai boxing style with professional Thai boxer Phil Nurse. Whether you’re looking for a professional boxing experience or a thorough workout, Tribeca has a gym that matches your style.