Meet The Crew...
Paul Wade grew up in Dublin, Ireland before coming to San Francisco in 1993. Ten years and a Gold Gloves championship later, Wade founded 3rd Street Boxing Gym in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. Third Street has been an institution in the Bay Area since 2003, and much of its popularity and success can be attributed to the rigorous intensity Wade applies to his craft.
The gym has developed an incredibly loyal following over the years, and the community within personifies the grit and dedication it was founded to cultivate. Wade's relentless passion has inspired boxing enthusiasts, amateur and professional fighters, fitness experts, and even A-list celebrities to flock to 3rd Street.
Passionate about competing in individual sports since a young age, Ed began wrestling in grade school and continued wrestling throughout high school. Despite his growing success in the sport, Ed found himself drawn to another arena, the boxing ring. He was curious to learn how he would fare in one-on-one combat.
“Ironman” Ed began his career in boxing at the age of 22, with the ambition of competing in the Chicago Golden Gloves. Early on in his boxing carrerr, he was a three-time Catholic Youth Organization champion in the boxing division in his hometown of Chicago. At 5'10" and 195 lb., Ed won the Chicago Golden Gloves Open Heavyweight Championship and made it to the quarterfinals in the 2000 National Chicago Golden Gloves. In 2003, Ed achieved professional status and a year later took the Illinois State Cruiserweight Championship title.
As an instructor, trainer, and coach at 3rd Street Boxing Gym, Ed looks to impart his experience and knowledge to all who come through the doors. His training methods acknowledge individual styles, fostering the development of any innate skills and bringing out the fighter in everyone. Ultimately, Ed wants to watch someone from the community become the next success story in this sport known as “The Sweet Science”!
Laura Deanovic started boxing at the age of 40 and fell in love with the rigor and challenge of the sport. She had a short amateur career culminating in being a National Golden Gloves champion in the masters division. Consequently she became a professional fighter and trainer. Laura is very appreciative of the influences of her long time trainer, Ed Gutierrez, and Third Street Gym’s owner, Paul Wade. Laura was featured in Mike Kepka’s column in the San Francisco Chronicle which focused on San Francisco residents succeeding in unusual fields which then led to an online feature by Health Central about people with autoimmune diseases thriving in unexpected ways.
Outside of boxing, Laura is a public school mathematics teacher and an orchestral percussionist and jazz drummer.
Originally from Australia, Dan recently spent over 5 years living in Asia, gaining invaluable and comprehensive experience in the health, fitness and lifestyle industry.
She's a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, boxing coach and group fitness instructor, and is currently completing her Precision Nutrition certification to further her passion for nutrition.
Previously a competitive boxer and now also a lover of lifting, she brings with her lots of knowledge and fresh ideas which she delivers with energy and commitment to every group or individual. Dan is highly committed to continual education in health and fitness, and as a coach she is truly passionate about helping people achieve what they didn't think or know were possible.
Dan can be booked for Personal Training for beginner boxing, cardio boxing, or for those looking to improve their conditioning or learn how to lift!
Lenny trained Paul Wade when Paul first started competing. Paul credits Lenny for teaching him the basic fundamentals of boxing, helping him develop his own style and theories on competing, and also furthering his own unique style of training clients and fighters. You'll find Lenny teaching the Sunday morning Cardio Boxing class, as well as training clients one-on-one around the gym. He has years of knowledge and has the ability to teach boxing in a fun and productive manner. His specialties include: basic boxing, stance, punching techniques, leverage development, defense, workout routines, and many other knowledgeable insights. Introduce yourself to him!
Miriam Nakamoto is considered one of the top female strikers in the world. Versatile in both Muay Thai kickboxing and traditional boxing, she has been involved in the striking arts for over 13 years. She has been professional since 2005, sporting a Muay Thai record of 14-0.
Miriam trains out of Combat Sports Academy in Dublin, CA. She is under the tuttelage of Coach Kirian Fitzgibbons, who is notably the head coach of the US National Muay Thai Team. She can be found around 3rd Street teaching our RockSteady boxing program, as well as offering personal training for folks interested in kickboxing!