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Fight Aging At Gleason’s Masters Clinic Feb. 16-18

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Just because you got some grays popping up, it doesn’t mean you have to wave the white flag of surrender to aging, that you must accept an inevitable decline of fitness and vitality.

No way!

Gleason’s Gym will host its ninth annual Masters Clinic and boxing show February 16-18, 2017, and thus, the call goes out to all folks 40 and up to combat the ravages of aging, with a sharp combination flurry.
The clinic will be staffed with Hall of Fame takent provided by Gleason’s proprietor Bruce Silverglade. “They will train with people like former world champion Yuri Foreman, current  champion Heather Hardy, Alicia Ashley, people like that, for two days,” Silverglade told me.

Here is the day one plan:

Thursday, February 16
–Morning will be the arrival into New York.
–Orientation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
–The first workout will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
–A discussion on Masters boxing will be from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Free time after that.

Then, to day two:

Friday, February 17
–Training from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
–The afternoon session will run from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
–A discussion on Amateur boxing and White Collar boxing will be from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Free time after that.

Then, on Saturday, at the gym, a Masters show will unfold. Masters boxers who do not sign up for this clinic CAN sign up to box, Silverglade noted.

Here is the Saturday slate…

Saturday, February 18

—You are welcome to just sign up for the show, not the clinic, and also just do the clinic not the show.
–Light training from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
–Match ups for the evening show will take place from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.
–The weigh in for the show will be from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
–The sanctioned Master Boxing Show will begin at 6:00 pm and will end by 9:00 pm.
The cost of the Clinic is $369.00. If you are interested please contact Bruce Silverglade at (718) 797-2872 or email bruce@gleasonsgym.net.

“It will be all top instructors,” Silverglade reiterated. “Ex champion Iran Barkley will be one of the instructors. Juan Laporte will be coming up from Puerto Rico. Joan Guzman, another ex champion. Really, this is an incredible opportunity!”

I asked ex WBA 154 champ Foreman for some insight into the Masters scene. “They are those folks who perhaps never stepped into the ring before and always had a keen desire and passion for boxing,” he said. “And having the opportunity to step into the ring Saturday night helps them discover or re-discover their inner strength or areas of life they need to work more persistently!”
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