OPENINGS: Gloveworx (1.11.19)
It’s been really exciting to see new, intense workouts coming to Financial District. Gloveworx is no exception; offering high intensity boxing training, the brand new studio (located in the Oculus above the PATH train entrance - making it super easy to catch a workout before or after work) puts you through the paces to learn real boxing techniques in a collaborative, community-based atmosphere.
We spoke with Leyon Azubuike, Founder and Owner, to learn more about what you can expect…
Tell us about Gloveworx...
Gloveworx is a premier state-of-the-art boxing studio and athletic performance facility, founded in 2015. The vision for Gloveworx was to create a culture where both athletes and coaches from diverse backgrounds could enjoy training with a community of like-minded individuals. At Gloveworx, coaches encourage students to train as athletes, and instill the mindset of a fighter into every contender, regardless of experience or ability.
What makes Gloveworx so unique?
Gloveworx brings the very best in terms of its leadership and size of sessions. While many boxing classes are typically fifty or more people, Gloveworx is no more than eight people per session, with all coaches coming from either collegiate, professional, or Olympic programs. Gloveworx is intimate in a way that allows each session to be personalized and for every student to experience one-on-one time with their coach.
What inspired you to open Gloveworx downtown?
Opening Gloveworx in New York is my homecoming. I’m excited to return after finding success on the West coast, and bring that same presence to NYC. The Oculus itself is a symbolic place to be, representing resilience, perseverance, and determination. Sometimes adversity strikes and you have to come back stronger, which is how Gloveworx came to be.
What can locals expect when they visit Gloveworx?
Anyone that visits Gloveworx can expect to receive a personalized training, with the mindset of a fighter instilled within to stay with them long after they exit the ring. Regardless of session size, Gloveworx coaches personalize their training based on the needs of each individual, offering genuine care and attention to motivate contenders to reach their goals, and BECOME UNSTOPPABLE.
Tell us about your training program...
Gloveworx takes pride in combining boxing training with strength and conditioning. We offer a range of classes, from high-energy group circuit training to private one-on-one sessions. All locations offer a full-size competition ring for boxing workouts, a customized turf area for functional strength, heavy bags, speed bags, VersaClimbers, Woodway treadmills, Olympic lifting racks and platforms, and a full complement of resistance training equipment. While it will tone your entire body, it is also a mental workout, and is the best outlet to let it all out.