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Best Boxing Footwork Drill Ever!

The boxing program at POW! Gym, located in the west loop has always offered a wide range of class formats.  Our program focuses on mitt drills.  The bag classes we offer provide great conditioning, but our staff relies on using the mitts to teach technique and provide...

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POW! West Loop Gym’s Newest Trainer

POW! West Loop Gym Newest Trainer POW! Gym Chicago in the West Loop would like to welcome our newest trainer, Rachel.  She will be teaching a couple classes a week at POW! and be available for personal training sessions on Friday mornings and Wednesday evenings....

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West Loop Gym, POW! Celebrates 17 Years

Katalin Ogren, Owner of West Loop POW! Gym Celebrates 17 Years in Business I love owning a martial arts and sports performance gym.  My life has been enhanced in so many ways because of POW! and the people that have trained there over the years.  One of my primary...

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Jump Rope Training Can Help Runners

Experts agree a great way to increase running endurance is to implement cross training into your workouts. Experts also agree that running improperly can cause long-term injuries and pain to the runner.  Jumping rope is a great way to address both of these issues....

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How to do a Switch Right Cross Jab

You should practice the straight right hand every time you train.  This fundamental is not negotiable.  But there is nothing wrong with spicing it up as well.  Parlor tricks in any sport are a fun way to stay motivated and try new things.  Even if you are not a...

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West Loop Summer Camps at POW! Gym, 2018

POW! Gym Chicago offers amazing kids programs.  Check out our west loop summer camp schedule. ONE DAY CAMPS: POW Kids Fit Kid (7-8 years ) June 19 POW Kids Fit Kid (9-12 years) June 19 POW Kids Fit Kid (7-8 years) June 20 POW Kids Fit Kid (9-12 years) June 20 POW Kids...

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Boxing Footwork Drill

Boxing Footwork Drill The boxing classes offered at POW! in the West loop also include footwork drills. Footwork drills are an amazing way to improve boxing skills.  A good boxing class should improve your footwork not just your punching.  Instructors at POW! Gym...

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Training Tip to Improve your Cross Jab

Although this video was filmed at the old location of POW! Gym Chicago, it is a great one to add to your training program.  The goal is to make your cross jab more explosive. This training tip is one way to improve your striking. I have wrapped a figure -8 styled tube...

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