Amid 6,000 square feet of heavy bags, boxing rings and pugilists jumping rope and firing off bicycle crunches, bespectacled men shadow box next to welterweight contenders. David Diaz talks about his title fight with Manny Pacquiao while Kendall Gill cracks jokes with the house pros. Then, at 6pm, the Training Camp class begins and twenty or so students are put through the most thorough hour workout in any Chicago gym, period. From bag work to individual training, cardiovascular to strength training, JABB’s boot camp will whip any man or woman into incredible shape in a matter of days. All the trainers are former dedicated boxers and the class is delightfully split between men and women.
410 North Oakley
Best of Chicago 2010