Jason has been at 3rd Street since the early days! ⏳ His old school grit has earned him a well-deserved spot in the #3rdstreettribe!
How did you get into boxing and how did you find yourself at 3rd Street?
“I started boxing on the streets of Queens w/ my friends. By '06, I was in SF & weighed like 200 lbs. I found out about the bootcamp at 3rd Street. This is when it was 6 weeks long & you fought at the end. It was intense from jump...1st week, puked every day & remember vividly doing pushups along the bayfront in the rain and on concrete. My hands were cut up from the shattered glass on the ground. I was cursing myself out that whole 1st week for signing up, but in the end it was one of the best decisions & investments I ever made - Got down to 180 by the end.”
What's the best part about boxing? Why do you train?
“The discipline...the determination needed to keep going. These are all essential life skills that unfortunately I didn't learn growing up. 3rd Street helped mold me into a man - true story! I train to work off all the food I consume. Most importantly boxing has been an essential part of my mental wellness kit. As someone who had a traumatic youth & deals w/ depression & anxiety on a daily basis, boxing is on par with meditation as a form of therapy.”
Any words of advice or encouragement for newbies?
“Start with Paul's classes - Paul's passion got me hooked & keeps me coming back. Get your diet on point- somewhat hypocritical coming from me but good diet & proper sleep makes training WAY easier. Do a Bootcamp - top 10 experiences & gave me a fitness foundation that has lasted 12+ yrs. Be easy on yourself & quiet that inner negative voice. Bring a sense of humor, don't take yourself TOO seriously.”