Hamilton’s Knucklehead Boxing Club

Coles County’s boxing gym/team

Kory Stone

Kory Stone, Business

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali. Life is often a fight, which makes us all fighters, in our own way fighting for something. But the question is are you prepared for the fight? Numerous studies have shown through correlation and causation that being involved in fitness, martial arts and or combat sports improves people’s ability to handle stress and conflict as well as their performance in everyday physical and mental tasks. Boxing, or combat sports in particular, are also one of the best ways to get in shape with the added benefit of learning how to fight and defend oneself. The sport is also gaining much interest among females. According to an article at Time.com, it is becoming one of the fastest trends in fitness among female models. Professional model, Adriana Lima says, “It’s very empowering because you learn how powerful and strong you can be. . . It’s the best exercise that exists because you can get really ripped, but not too big” Classes are headed Shawn Hamilton a former golden gloves boxer and a certified level 1 USA Boxing Coach with a successful history of boxing in the Marines. He is there most days between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., though classes are only guaranteed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by club affiliate Full Contact Fitness. Shawn makes no money off any classes and only wishes to promote and grow his love and passion for the sport and the people in it. Classes are free with memberships to the Weight Station and/or Full Contact Fitness Club. For more information please feel free to visit the gym at 1005 Dewitt Ave in Mattoon or call Shawn at 217-294-1534.

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