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Old 02-12-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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you see, i've been wanting to start boxing for a good year, but i don't have a job,and money has been tight, so i haven't been able to go to a boxing gym and start off. but recently i came up on some cash and wanna start up, but thats when the real problem hit. theres two boxing gyms in my city, but they charge 150, and 200 dollars for monthly for membership. if i go there, i'll only probably be able to be there for a couple months, and thats it, but its real close by, would take me at the most 30 min by bus to get there. on the other hand, if i take public transportation, it would take me 2 hours to go to LA, where gym memberships are much cheaper, at the most 75 bucks, but sacrifice a 4 hour round trip. im a college student, got classes mon-thu morning; the thing is, im torn between spending some more money to save more time, or sacrificing more time to save the little money i have.

i really need some help with this. i appreciate any input you guys got to give and thank you in advance for helping me out.
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4 hrs is ridic and i think you would tire of it soon and it'll be easy to find an excuse not to go...wtf 4 hrs? also 150-200 is kinda ridic too. if that really is your only option tho, i'd pony up the $$ because boxing training is hard enough without 2 hrs traveling there and 2 hrs back.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:32 PM   #3
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yeah, that much unfortunately. i see your point as well, after a while, even the smallest excuse could make you waver. but im determined to do this so, i guess what i'll do is go to each gym, check it out, see where i might feel the most comfortable in, and try it at that one.

thanks for the input youngblood.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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you sound determined, and good luck!

you're right about people finding any excuse to not go, as anyone who's boxed for a bit has heard them all. I just think a 4 hr trip might actually be one of the few legit excuses, considering having to do it multiple times weekly. I wouldn't lock yourself into anything like a contract if possible and see how it goes cris.
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Worst possible advice, don't do that you'll end up boxing like a retard. Choose the most succesful gym out of all three. Go to the gym and if it happens to be one of the gyms in LA pay the trainer an extra few quid to plan you out a simple training program to do through the week while you take your time learning the fundamental properly.
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you see, i've been wanting to start boxing for a good year, but i don't have a job,and money has been tight, so i haven't been able to go to a boxing gym and start off. but recently i came up on some cash and wanna start up, but thats when the real problem hit. theres two boxing gyms in my city, but they charge 150, and 200 dollars for monthly for membership. if i go there, i'll only probably be able to be there for a couple months, and thats it, but its real close by, would take me at the most 30 min by bus to get there. on the other hand, if i take public transportation, it would take me 2 hours to go to LA, where gym memberships are much cheaper, at the most 75 bucks, but sacrifice a 4 hour round trip. im a college student, got classes mon-thu morning; the thing is, im torn between spending some more money to save more time, or sacrificing more time to save the little money i have.

i really need some help with this. i appreciate any input you guys got to give and thank you in advance for helping me out.
go local and spend those 4 hours u would have been travelling working and ull easy make up the difference in a month
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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Worst possible advice, don't do that you'll end up boxing like a retard. Choose the most succesful gym out of all three. Go to the gym and if it happens to be one of the gyms in LA pay the trainer an extra few quid to plan you out a simple training program to do through the week while you take your time learning the fundamental properly.

yeah, i agree. that looks expensive, and i dont think i'd actually be learning boxing that way. just throw punches and think its boxing. my best bet is to learn from an actual trainer. don't mean anything bad, just that going at it this way won't do me any good.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:21 PM   #9
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go local and spend those 4 hours u would have been travelling working and ull easy make up the difference in a month

believe me, if i had even a part-time job, i would do this, but i don't have a job, and money is real scarce for me. thats why this is a big dilemma for me, because i want to start, and box for as long as i can with the money i got.
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you see, i've been wanting to start boxing for a good year, but i don't have a job,and money has been tight, so i haven't been able to go to a boxing gym and start off. but recently i came up on some cash and wanna start up, but thats when the real problem hit. theres two boxing gyms in my city, but they charge 150, and 200 dollars for monthly for membership. if i go there, i'll only probably be able to be there for a couple months, and thats it, but its real close by, would take me at the most 30 min by bus to get there. on the other hand, if i take public transportation, it would take me 2 hours to go to LA, where gym memberships are much cheaper, at the most 75 bucks, but sacrifice a 4 hour round trip. im a college student, got classes mon-thu morning; the thing is, im torn between spending some more money to save more time, or sacrificing more time to save the little money i have.

i really need some help with this. i appreciate any input you guys got to give and thank you in advance for helping me out.
Spend the extra cash. 4 hours is a ridiculous waste of time. The money you spend at the closer gym would be eaten up by your wasted work time at the other, cheaper gym. In other words, it's more cost effective to just slam down the extra cash. That's an extremely steep price though, if i do say so myself. They better be damn good gyms.
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Man, y'all gyms are so expensive.

I pay 150$ for THREE MONTHS. And I can come in any time any day between 9am-1pm and 6pm-9pm.
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you see, i've been wanting to start boxing for a good year, but i don't have a job,and money has been tight, so i haven't been able to go to a boxing gym and start off. but recently i came up on some cash and wanna start up, but thats when the real problem hit. theres two boxing gyms in my city, but they charge 150, and 200 dollars for monthly for membership. if i go there, i'll only probably be able to be there for a couple months, and thats it, but its real close by, would take me at the most 30 min by bus to get there. on the other hand, if i take public transportation, it would take me 2 hours to go to LA, where gym memberships are much cheaper, at the most 75 bucks, but sacrifice a 4 hour round trip. im a college student, got classes mon-thu morning; the thing is, im torn between spending some more money to save more time, or sacrificing more time to save the little money i have.

i really need some help with this. i appreciate any input you guys got to give and thank you in advance for helping me out.
The key with this whole situation is whether or not the whole distance will keep you from progressing LONG TERM. If you genuinely don't mind commuting a couple of hours everyday then go for it. If you believe that this distance will keep you from consistenly training, then go with the closer gym and get a PT job or something.

I'm kind of biased here as a I am a BIG fan of proximity. The closer the training, the more likely one is to train...logical aye. JUST GO FOR IT!
Just remember to stick with it and listen to your trainer.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:12 PM   #13
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Watch plenty of boxing...imitate what they do.
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wow...gym membership is expensive where you live...
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