Jay is right - there is very little ego at 3rd Street. We all are pulling for one another and have each others’ backs! 💯#3rdstreettribe

How did you get into boxing and how did you find yourself at 3rd Street?

“I first started training at a boxing gym after college. Despite living in a number of cities over the past decade I've eventually always found my way back to one. 3rd Street became my neighborhood gym when I moved to SF (shoutout to Dogpatch!) -- doing the month-long bootcamp last year motivated me to get back to boxing after a long time away.”

What's the best part about boxing? Why do you train?

“I find normal 'working out' boring but boxing has always managed to feel continually challenging and interesting. I appreciate the lack of frills and pretension, the mental aspect of perfecting technique, and it's a great de-stresser.”

Any words of advice or encouragement for newbies?

“Executing combos and proper technique can feel intimidating at first, but muscle memory is amazing, haha. You will be stunned at how you feel yourself get better, faster, and stronger week by week. At 3rd Street, I've always appreciated how more experienced and skilled members are patient with newer members, and often have helpful tips. No egos, everyone's pulling for one another!”