Velvet Gloves Gentleman’s Boxing is a nomadic club that offers conditioning classes and lessons in boxing technique. The club provides a fitness and wellness experience tailored to the cultural sensitivities of urban gay men. Workouts are meant to challenge body and mind, and participants say they are faster, leaner, have more endurance, and feel stronger after them.
Velvet Gloves is all about gentlemanly respect, empowerment, social responsibility and diversity. The co-founders, Vance Garrett and Francisco Liuzzi, promise that no one has ever been hit in the face. After the 75 minute class comes the club part – a social cool down complements the experience.
Workouts are open to adults of all genders and orientations. Absolute beginners, novices, and fitness enthusiasts alike are welcome.