View Full Version : Problem going to the gym.


David06
03-18-2007, 02:04 PM
So basically, the gym I want to go to is, as my mom puts it, "In a bad area"

She's said she doesn't me to go down there, then she said she didn't want me down there by myself, and then she said she didn't want me down there after dark. Now, there ARE other gyms I could go to, but for some reason, this is the one that I want to go to. For anyone at all familiar with Cincinnati gyms, the one at the very bottom(Queen City Boxing Club) is the one I wish to go to.



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If I don't go to this gym, I would probably go to Mt Auburn PAL or the Millvale PAL.

Now, all 3 of these gyms are about 20 minutes from my house. I'm not really scared of going to the gym in the "bad area" but like I said before, my mom is kind of paranoid.

What should I do? Suck it up and go to a gym where there's not as many black people?(That's basically why my mom doesn't me to go to Queen City Boxing) Or should I keep trying to go to the gym that I want to go to?

Is anyone here familiar with any of these gyms?

IronNick
03-18-2007, 02:31 PM
go to the black gym, it will toughen you up.

Trick
03-18-2007, 02:37 PM
I agree, a tough gym is better.

Except if it's just a place where a bunch of idots go to hit ****. Then you won't learn anything. But if it's actually a boxing gym, and everyone's there to box, than go for it.

Just don't go to a gym full of wild mother****ers thinking it will make you tough. Maybe it will, but you won't learn a whole lot if all that happens is you get in a ring and get pounded.

David06
03-18-2007, 02:37 PM
go to the black gym, it will toughen you up.
I want to, that's what I have my heart set on, but my mom doesn't like the idea.

Also, I don't know what the atmosphere is like down there. I wanted to go down there last week just to check everything out, but like I said, my mom didn't want me to.

I mean obviously if it's just a bad gym, I wouldn't want to go there, but I haven't even had a chance to see what it's like.

boxing4ever
03-18-2007, 05:40 PM
I want to, that's what I have my heart set on, but my mom doesn't like the idea.

Also, I don't know what the atmosphere is like down there. I wanted to go down there last week just to check everything out, but like I said, my mom didn't want me to.

I mean obviously if it's just a bad gym, I wouldn't want to go there, but I haven't even had a chance to see what it's like.
go down there sometime and check it out and u have to man u cant just say i want to go there and no see how its like im sure you can talk your mom into driving u down there for 10 minutes to check it out

Bear4228
03-19-2007, 02:05 AM
Thing is man, the fact you gotta rely on the mom for this sucks, once u get older and a car lol. **** it, do wat u want. But for now maybe try a new gym. Tougher doesnt ALWAYS mean its better. Gotta open yourself up to many different possibilities.

David06
03-19-2007, 08:19 AM
Thing is man, the fact you gotta rely on the mom for this sucks, once u get older and a car lol. **** it, do wat u want. But for now maybe try a new gym. Tougher doesnt ALWAYS mean its better. Gotta open yourself up to many different possibilities.
I have a car. I'm 17, I can pretty much take care of myself, but I still have to listen to her about some ****.

ml2niceguy
03-19-2007, 01:10 PM
I have a car. I'm 17, I can pretty much take care of myself, but I still have to listen to her about some ****.

so i'm assuming she's gonna be the one paying for the **** huh....until you get a job and get your own money i assume you're ****ed...unless you just choose to rebel

David06
03-19-2007, 04:05 PM
so i'm assuming she's gonna be the one paying for the **** huh....until you get a job and get your own money i assume you're ****ed...unless you just choose to rebel
I have a job. I would be paying for my own boxing.

veldrak
03-19-2007, 05:42 PM
Dude maybe you should sit down and have a chat with her even take her there because if u really want to take this sport seriously u need to go there and check it out. It may not be that good but if its better than the others thats where you need to go your mum needs to understand this i what u want

Kid Achilles
03-19-2007, 05:51 PM
Visit all of them, even if you have to pay a few bucks for a day pass at each. Get a feel for how each is run, how the fighters respect their trainer, and how well equipped the gym looks. A little extra money (and they might let you look around for free even) spent in the begining will help you make the choice that's right for you.

Undefeated
03-19-2007, 06:02 PM
Go to the Queens city boxng club. If it's bad so what. It's life. Just have a talk with her.. As a matter of fact go to the gym and see what it's about.. Go to all 3... Which ever you feel comfortable with then go to that gym.

dunster
03-21-2007, 11:21 PM
just tell her you are going to one of the other gyms and then go to the one you want to go to anyway, its not like shes going to want to come with you is it?

DA1CATAS
03-22-2007, 02:20 PM
Doesn't matter what gym you go to.. TRAIN hard... your starting out.. and if you've already started.. get so good that no one in the 2 close gyms are near your talent level.. then you can worry about asking your trainer to set up sparring sessions with the :"BLACK GUY": gym...


Theres your answer.

David06
03-22-2007, 03:58 PM
Well I've made up my mind.

I guess I'm going to try to convince my mom one more time to let me go to the Queen City Boxing Club. If I can't at least check it out down there, I'll go to another gym.

Gyms don't make the fighter anyways I suppose.