Punching Bags and Ring inside Boxstar TrainingIn this episode we began by attending a class at Boxstar Training (think High Intensity Interval Training with a focus on Boxing and Kickboxing movements) with co-owner Drew Graziadei and then sat down with him to discuss his background, the gym, and more.

Boxstar Training Interior

At age 18 Drew started his fighting career training at Empire Academy in Rochester. He then returned to Buffalo and competed in MMA, Kickboxing, and Boxing. He had winning records in all three fighting arts, winning the super heavyweight NYS Golden Gloves Open Class Championships in 2012 and 2014.

As the co-owner and founder of Boxstar Training (on Elmwood Ave in Buffalo), Drew uses the conditioning routines, drills, and training experiences from his various coaches and influences to design fun, engaging, heart-pumping workouts for people of any age, gender, experience, or fitness level. Most recently he’s invented a “workout truck” or mobile pop-up gym that you can look out for this Summer:

Boxstar Training Weight RoomWe had a blast doing 12 rounds (HIIT style) and then interviewing Drew, and we think you’ll love listening!

Follow Drew and his gym on Instagram @unkledewy and @boxstartraining.

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Stay tuned for next week’s show which focuses on nutrition, sleep, and breathing work. Episodes drop on Tuesdays at 4 AM!

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