Not only do I want to provide fitness in as many diverse neighborhoods as possible, but it’s important to give back in more engaged ways to the communities we are in as well. We launched our Gloves Over Guns youth program at the flagship location this summer, which utilizes the studio to provide mentoring and fitness programs to young people in schools that are negatively impacted by gangs, violence, and peer pressure. Gloves Over Guns is a school-associated system that combines life skills and fitness training, intended to reduce these at-risk students’ tendencies to commit crimes and aiming to improve their opportunities for success long-term. Our aim is to continue to grow the Gloves Over Guns program and help as many young kids as possible have an optimistic outlook through a focus on training, mentorship and positive role models.
I had the pleasure of interviewing boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Floyd is now the Chairman of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness. During Floyd’s career, he held multiple world titles in five weight and retired with an undefeated record. In 2016, Floyd was ranked by ESPN as the greatest boxer, pound for pound, of the last 25 years. He is often referred to as the best defensive boxer in history. Floyd is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view attractions of all time. In 2015 Forbes listed him as the highest paid athlete in the world.