Saturday, August 16, 2014
The photo above is of LaFollette Park's boxing gym. There are pieces of the ring in a nearby storage room. The two bulletin boards in the gym aren't visible in this shot, but I worked on them today. I took down the old paper and pictures. I'll copy some material out of the boxing books and magazines I have at home to decorate the bulletin boards.
These are speakers; the sound system is behind them in the boxing gym's storage room. I suspect I'll be listening to the usual hip-hop stations when the gym is open, just like when I was at Loyola Park. There were CDs around, but I didn't look at them too closely.
This is the boxing gym storage area.
These are hand weights in the storage area.
There's a small refrigerator in the storage area. A couple of containers of water are inside, along with three jars of petroleum jelly. I'm glad there's a 'fridge; I can store snacks there plus extra water bottles.
This is the football field in the back of the field house, which also doubles as a soccer field. I met James, who is the youth football coach. He told me that his players who also did boxing workouts in the past were in great shape. James proposed having the football players coming in to train in the boxing gym in order to improve their game. Sounds like a good plan to me.
I wrote out my own plan for when the fall session begins in September. It's similar to a poster hanging in Loyola Park that has a workout plan on it. Right now, sparring will be twice a week, but it won't begin until the third or fourth week, depending on the experience, skill, and readiness of the participants.