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West Loop Summer Camps 2019

POW! Kids offer the most unique active camps in the city of Chicago.  POW! Gym is located in the West Loop at 310 S Racine, It's location provides for easy drop off and pickups.  Camps can be purchased one week at a time or single days. Our camps are active and...

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Common Injuries in Martial Arts: Part 3 of 3

ANKLE SPRAIN The ankle sprain is a common injury in all sports. For martial artists , it is commonly acquired while sparring or during calisthenics. A sprain indicates that there are small tears in the ligaments surrounding the ankle wall. Usually the sprain comes...

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Building Nutritional Habits

Since 2001, POW! Gym has featured a monthly goal for its members.  This month we are focused on nutrition.    If diet is guided by your habits, then I challenge everyone to try building or changing 1-3 habits.  They say it takes 28 days to form a new habit.  The goal...

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Healthy Shoulders is the Goal of the Month

Healthy Shoulders The monthly goal is Shoulder Strength and Stability. Part of the motivation for focusing on this area, is the positive impact it will have on: Posture Mitt Holding Heavy Lifting Striking Pushing Exercises Pulling Exercises It is great when a strength...

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Hand Stretches to Prevent Injuries

Whether your hands ache from punching or holding pads, you should massage and stretch your hands throughout the day.  Everyone at POW! Gym Chicago can understand how easy it is to injure your hands while boxing, kickboxing, holding muay thai pads or simple...

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Biggest Olympic Boxing Scandal

Olympic Boxing Scandal Most boxing fans do not blink when the word scandal is mentioned surrounding a critical bout. One of Olympic boxing’s most scandalous matches was when Roy Jones Jr. faced Korea’s Park Si-hun in the 1988 Summer Olympics. The 88’ Olympics took...

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