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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 Columbus, OH 43212
1034 Goodale BoulevardUSOhioColumbus43212
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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"I've been working out at Old Skool for almost a year now."
"The workouts are hard, but you are encouraged to progress at your own pace."
"In my opinion he has attended more business seminars than boxing classes."
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Will Marks
in the last week
Came as advertised, authentic old skool. Great thing about this place is that it isn't a commercial gym, private gym, attentive trainers who care and Rob is no nonsense, in a gentleman way. Gyms like this do not cater to everyone hence some negative comments but that is good if you are looking to train at a gym full of people who are there for the right reasons, you cannot fake it here, that atmosphere is rare today wirh cheesy ans impersonal commercial gyms everywhere. Train here, you will not regret it and you will learn a lot.
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athomes group
in the last week
It was more sales pitch to get someone to sign up. He made False promises to have me sign up and train on certain days and times for a 3 month period the day I signed up. A week later he contacts me and said my time has to change and I have no choice because I am locked in a membership. A liar and shady businessman.
Doug Scott
5 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
5 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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Nicholas Conicella
4 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.
Matt Hedman
5 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
5 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
5 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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