• :

Going 12 rounds

Calling itself a “group fitness and boxing experience,” Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, created by legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather, has opened its first Michigan studio at 34000 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham. The studio is led by franchisees Rod and Paloma Blanes. Rod, who previously was a commercial pilot with Delta, has a lifelong passion for fitness and boxing, and the Blanes plan to open several more franchises in the surrounding area. Paloma, who brings experience in circuit training and Crossfit, will be the studio manager. “It’s a fitness gym geared towards boxing,” Rod said, noting the studio will feature treadmills, rowers, free weights, battle ropes and jump ropes. “Classes are circuit based, with 12 rounds. The first two rounds are warming up, the next eight rounds have boxing, with three rounds changing each day so people don’t get bored. They’re 45-minute workouts meant for busy people who want an efficient workout.” While boxing is incorporated into every workout, and instructors will walk around teaching proper techniques each class, the studio does not feature a boxing ring. “There is no sparring at Mayweather’s,” Rod said. “It’s not meant for someone looking for a fight, but for someone looking to get fit.” Head Birmingham instructor is former Detroit Lions linebacker and professional boxer Alexander Lewis.


Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to LisaBrody@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

DOWNTOWN: Unrivaled journalism worthy of reader support

A decade ago we assembled a small but experienced and passionate group of publishing professionals all committed to producing an independent newsmagazine befitting the Birmingham/Bloomfield area that, as we like to say, has long defined the best of Oakland County. 

 

We provide a quality monthly news product unrivaled in this part of Oakland. For most in the local communities, we have arrived at your doorstep at no charge and we would like to keep it that way, so your support is important.

 

Check out our publisher’s letter to the community here.

FacesBus2020.jpg
Sign Up
Register for Downtown's newsletters to receive updates on the latest news, social events and much more!
265X265_Artwork_April.gif
Cover_April2021.jpg
Breeze-265x125-1.gif

Downtown newsmagazine

© 2021 by Downtown Publications, Inc.

Birmingham, Michigan 48009

248.792.6464

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon