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Old Skool Fight Sports & Fitness Academy
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Today 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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1034 Goodale Blvd Grandview Heights, OH 43212
1034 Goodale BoulevardUSOhioGrandview Heights43212
(614) 940-6049oldskoolboxing.com
Boxing GymToday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday 4:00 – 8:30 pmTuesday 8:00 – 11:30 am, 4:00 – 8:30 pmWednesday 4:00 – 8:30 pmThursday 8:00 – 11:30 am, 4:00 – 8:30 pmFriday 4:00 – 8:30 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pmSunday Closed
Columbus Ohio's #1 Boxing/Fight Sports Training Center. We offer boxing skill training, mma striking training, strength, power, speed, injury prevention, and conditioning training programs.
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"Not only do you get a great workout, you get to learn a skill."
"I've been working out at Old Skool for almost a year now."
"I've gotten in great shape and I'm learning actual boxing skill."
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Nicholas Conicella
2 months ago
Started boxing as an amateur with Rob as my coach, great teacher/instructor and a true believer in the fundamentals of the sweet science. Welcoming, non-pretentious gym atmosphere that accepts people of all skill types and fitness levels. Also, Rob is very knowledgeable in strength training/ conditioning so if you're looking to get in great shape this is the place to go.
Doug Scott
3 months ago
I came to Pilger's two years ago from another Boxing gym in columbus. I can speak as both a competitor and someone who boxes as outlet from my job that Rob does a great job of providing avenues for whatever you want your boxing experience to be. There are daily classes if your looking to get in shape as well as flexible hours. It is one of the best boxing gyms I've ever set foot in! From a Competitive standpoint, I left my old gym looking for a step up in competition / sparring / experience ect. This gym undeniably has produced some of the best fighters in the state of Ohio. Rob also plays a huge part in the training members and never over coaches. He is always there when I want to get better with any skill.Needless to say Pilger's is a great gym with great people.
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Brian Holstein
3 months ago
I'm the 2x Ohio Cruiserweight Boxing Champion. Started with Rob as an amateur and seen first hand the business grow! Its done this because Rob and his staff care about the service they provide to the public. They do a lot of work with the city and provide outlets for kids to get opportunities to be great where they'd never get it otherwise holding the only fight shows in the city and taking these kids to national tournaments. Anyone that wants to bash they gym or call it a cult has entirely misspoken, there is a large diversity of corporate, blue collar, highschool kids, young children, and even professional athletes (myself and some Ohio State Athletic Alumni included) that come back for the knowledge and results Pilger's has to offer. This is a real gym with real results. You are who you associate with, always look at your sources when you look at reviews.
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Jarrod Wood
7 months ago
This is a great place to work out and it's a great place to learn boxing as a skill. A full workout lasts about 90 minutes. You usually go in 3 minute intervals with a 1-minute break. The workout includes jump rope, shadow boxing, heavy bag, speed bag, double end bag, uppercut bag, mitt work, mobility drills, and depending on the weather, sled pulls/pushes and road work. Sometimes there are punch-out drills (hitting the heavy bag for a 3 minute round in 30 second intervals), defensive work with a partner, and sparring if you're interested (and when Rob tells you your ready). There's a weight room with pretty much anything you'll need. What's great is that if you want to learn something, you just ask. If you're doing something wrong, you get corrected. It's diverse, you see all kinds of people, and everyone is nice. It really is old school, you'll notice when you first walk in. It's not manicured the way Title Boxing or Lifetime is, but it's got a good atmosphere. The bottom line is that you get out of it what you are willing to put in.
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Matt Hedman
3 months ago
I've been working out at Old Skool for almost a year now. I had no boxing experience and I wasn't in great shape when I started. I honestly didn't know what to expect. What I found was a very nice gym with competent trainers full of dedicated people showing up to 'put in work.' Nobody was barking orders and I wasn't pushed beyond my limits. The workouts are hard, but you are encouraged to progress at your own pace. Just the atmosphere of everyone working hard was enough to push me to train hard. I've gotten in great shape and I'm learning actual boxing skill. Rob and Erin are incredibly respectful of everyone in the gym and that carries over to how the gym members treat each other. Nobody is walking around with a cocky 'tough guy' attitude--the owners won't stand for it. Everybody is very respectful. There are competitive fighters, business people, moms and teens training side by side. There are all different fitness levels, but everyone is treated equally. If you want to fight competitively you can go that route, but you never have to step in the ring if you don't want to . You'll never be pushed into sparring or competing, but if you're interested in that it is there for you (the gym even hosts amateur fights on a regular basis). There's fitness classes and boot camps if that's you're thing....I've never tried those as my main interest is in learning to box. But, there seem to be a lot of people who participate in those. I almost forgot to mention that there is a weight room for strength training as well.
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William Starstrider
3 months ago
Never been there, but I have trained with 1 pro out of sam's gym in glouster who had the worst experience there. He even fought a handful of amateur bouts for rob and said he never even warmed his fighters up or wrapped their hands before bouts. In my opinion it is all smoke, mirrors and money. Another friend confirmed this last week telling me all the shady behavior you would expect from a pseudo martial arts school with a "black belt club". My friend ended up being charged over $400 to his debit/credit card for 5 days of training. How did that happen you ask? Well rob answered him by saying "did you read the fine print? Its $300 to cancel.." in my opinion he has attended more business seminars than boxing classes. He claims to have 80 amateur fights(of course doesn't state his record) and to have fought pro on a James Toney under card.. that sounds good and all except there is no trace of his record with USA boxing, and there certainly are no videos of these 80+ bouts that include a pro fight on the under card of one of the greats. Not a picture, not a video, just lots of strength training certificates. I give the 3 stars bc of the facility and the fact that he does attract decent boxers with his cult atmosphere.
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Darrell Elliott
3 months ago
I met Rob when he first opened his first location. Phase one was a small, small location. Phase 2 he knocked out a wall and added another room. Phase three he moved to his current location. Rob and I hit it off from the first time we met. I'm a former athlete (collegiate football) and have alway cross-trained and his gym provides a great place to get in shape. I've alway admired how Rob and I have a similar trait.....WE ARE HUSTLERS....HUSTLERS ARE BORN NOT MADE....with that being said I've always tried to help him out around the gym because I have witnessed the progress that he has made over the years. To conclude Old Skool is just that.....old school (those that know what old school is don't need an explanation) Come get your workout in and enjoy the comradery.
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Tabitha Blankenship
5 months ago
Be wary if you got here from a Groupon. They offer the Groupon classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5-6pm and Tuesday, Thursday 6am. If your schedule is restrictive, this is probably not the Groupon for you. It would be helpful to have that information on the front of the Groupon. As it is, you don't get that scheduling information until you actually buy it and then you have to go through the process of cancelling it if you can't make it to those few options for attending the class. Also, the person I spoke to about scheduling was short and not very friendly.
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