In Ellenville for Gleason's 12th Annual Fantasy Boxing Camp
You love boxing. You watch the fights, you follow the careers of your favorite boxers, you might even go to your local gym to train and enjoy the sweet science as a participant. You do this because you want to get, or stay in shape, because you have anger or stress in your life, Or even because this sport that you love is relatively easy to get started with. Now imagine a road trip. Imagine that the destination is a camp that is full of people who love boxing in the same way as you do. These people are eager to learn, enjoy the energy of being with a lot of people who just like themselves, want to enjoy and learn more. Now, imagine that the camp is staffed by trainers who have experience with the sport that you love for many years. This cast of trainers include hall of fame inductees, former world champions, and almost all have at least 100 fights to their credit. In this camp, you not only get guidance and instruction, you may also get the opportunity to lace up the gloves and get in the ring with current champions. When I was 15 years old, I had the opportunity to be part of a training camp with a great champion that I admired, Aaron Pryor. I was part of his training camp in preparation for his first world title bout with Antonio Cervantes. I can't even begin to tell you how much I learned about boxing in those 2 or 3 months. While not as time sensitive as that camp was, the Gleason's Fantasy Boxing Camp provides an opportunity to speak with trainers that can give you more than one way to do something, and help you decide which way is best for you. I find this to be very valuable for a couple of reasons. A) because I want the boxers and students I train to have as many options as possible. B) Because 9 out of 10 times, I find that the trainers tell them the same things that I have, and it is hilarious to see the look on their faces when they realize that they may have been told the same thing over and over, and still haven't focused on it. Most of all, what I really love is the access given. How probable do you think it is, that a person who watches baseball or football on the weekends ever get the opportunity to speak with, or train alongside any of those players? This is what the Gleason's Fantasy Boxing Camp provides.