Boston Common Mag
Since he was a child, George Foreman III, known as Monk, did everything he could to avoid a fight. Growing up the sixth of 10 kids in the Foreman household, he kept the peace. “I was the family diplomat,” he said. “I didn’t fight—with anyone. Everyone in school wanted to see how tough I was, and trust me, I wanted to show them. But I was less afraid of them than of what would happen to me when I got home. Because I wasn’t going to win a fight with my dad.”
Boston Common Mag
Why wouldn’t his boxing champion father be proud of a son holding his own in the playground? “My dad didn’t believe in fighting outside the ring, and never for free. ‘You want to fight?’ he’d say. ‘Get your gloves on.’”
Foreman did just that. He is the only offspring of George Foreman to pursue a sustained professional boxing career, and he has created a place to help others find their inner fighter. The Club, a plush center for boxing and fitness enthusiasts, will open at the Channel Center in the Seaport in November. Clients can expect all the trimmings of a high-end health club: top-of-the-line weight and cardio equipment, sauna, steam room, classes, and an official boxing pro shop, plus everything they need to get into fighting shape. As a health buff, Foreman also intends to offer the best resources for healthier living, including an organic juice bar and high-end nibbles. The staff develops meal plans on site (with a home-delivery option), and, in time, physical therapists will tend to rehabilitation. Every member is assigned a trainer, and workouts are tracked and monitored by the training staff.
Boston Common Mag – About EverybodyFights:
EverybodyFights® features four class experiences based on a real fighter’s training camp: BAGS (boxing), TRAIN (circuit), ROAD (endurance) and FIGHT (technique). Founded by George Foreman III and inspired by the soul of boxing, EverybodyFights has the grit of a traditional boxing gym delivered in the style of a luxury fitness studio. Whether you want to fight, or get into fighting shape, you can get it done at the King of Boxing Gyms.