Gym access 24/7 and program options day and night. Programs are based on membership level starting with our Essential Membership that includes the Quick Smash Workouts.
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One-on-one Personal Training: *By appointment only* If you want to deepen your boxing game, get a competitive edge, work on one detail of your technique, or personally work with one of our coaches to customize your training; THIS IS FOR YOU.
Why train at Jungle Gym?
Jungle Gym is the first of its kind in Duluth. Never before has there been a place you can get a boxing workout any time, any day, around the clock. I can’t tell you how many times I heard potential gym members tell me that my boxing hours don’t match up with their availability. It saddens me to have them walk away because of gym hours. In a way, I feel like I’m letting them down. The 24/7 availability is what I’m most excited to launch.
Second, I believe everyone should feel comfortable defending themselves if they had to and everyone should be in good enough physical shape to physically survive hardship, they had to. That’s what we’re about here, teach everyone to fight and give everyone a foundation to live a healthy life.
The backbone of Jungle Gym is teaching the art of boxing. It’s what we’re good at and have a long tradition of success. Along with that is developing grit within our members, and teach them how to live out the way of the champion. Something unique about Jungle Gym is it’s not my gym. It’s OUR gym. It belongs to all the members that make up the community within it. Jungle Gym is more than a physical place. It’s a culture. A culture that teaches the value of healthy competitiveness and the rewards of achieving goals.
The word Jungle is a metaphor I like to use to describe life. Life is random at best and we need to be ready for the unexpected. Not just in self-defense, but just trying to get ahead and provide for our families.
The bridge between reality and your dreams is WORK and we are here to help you do that.
Join today and begin the journey of reaching your full potential.
Our Programs & Member Options
SUMMER BOXING SPECIAL
Receive a FREE pair of Boxing Glove and Hand-wraps when you sign up for a 3 month commitment to learn boxing. Special will continue as long as supplies last. We have 20 sets of gloves and wraps ready to go.
Summer 2021 could be “just another summer”, or it could be the summer you learned to box and had fun getting in great shape.
Sign up today!
JUNGLE GYM ACADEMY
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00PM – 6:00PM
This class is designed for competition boxers of all ages and experience levels. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have experience. If you want to compete, this is where you learn to do it right. Jungle Gym Boxing Academy is Jungle Boy Boxing Gym renamed. The class is run by Zach Walters and Mike Bockovich. These two have been all over the nation with their boxers and love to bring out the champion within you.
Part of that success is an academic approach to teaching the art of boxing. They teach all boxers the way of the champion where boxers learn the essence of continual improvement and pushing their limits. Whether in training, or competition, boxers are trained to give their best. With competition we win or we learn. The only responsibility of the boxer is to be ready to compete at their best. The result of winning is never guaranteed. What is guaranteed is each boxer is ready to compete at their personal best!
Not all boxers will become champions, but while they are under our supervision, they will learn to embrace a spirit of consistently giving their best work in and out of the ring. Our coaches have taught the Art of Boxing for over a decade. Within that time, they have helped boys grow into men and become champions.
Jungle Gym Boxing Academy is an unforgettable experience. Our coaches know the journey to becoming a champion. Mike Bockovich is a 2-Time Golden Gloves Champion. Zach Walters was a Golden Gloves Champion and won several championships as a professional boxer. They have a proven method how to lead their boxers to their best work.
Boxing Coach & Jungle Gym Manager
Evan Wrazidlo joined the leadership team at JungleGym in January 2021. As a boxer, Evan was on the “Tomorrow’s Champions” competition team and finished out his amateur boxing career rated #8 in the United States. He is also a 2017 Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Champion and a 2x Jack O’Brien Boxing Invitational Champion.
Evan grew up in Duluth and is a Duluth Denfeld Graduate. After High School he enrolled in college at North Central University in pursuit of a degree in Christian ministries. Evan is one of the most accomplished boxers to come out of our boxing program and we are blessed to have him return in a coaching capacity.
Alissa Boltz has been with JungleGym Boxing Academy since 2019. She’s a dedicated competition boxer and loves teaching the art of boxing.
Alissa got into boxing in 2015 after hearing about a “Lady’s Night Kickboxing Class” at the shake shop in former Lorenzi’s Gym in Proctor, MN. After the first class she was hooked and quickly transitioned to the cardio boxing classes that were offered at the gym.
“I was doing it specifically as a good workout, to get stronger, and more in shape.” ~Alissa
After 10 months of cardio boxing Alissa decided to step it up another notch and began training for competition. She had her first match a year later. Since then, Alissa has been actively competing for 4 years.
What does Alissa like most about boxing?
“I like that boxing is a fun way to get a really good workout in. Boxing has changed my life for the best. It keeps me active, focused, determined, and goal driven. Boxing has brought me self confidence. It has taught me perseverance and great discipline.”
“My goal is to become a 2021 golden glove champion. I also have a dream of becoming a pro boxer someday. Lastly, I want to share my love and knowledge of boxing to others, by coaching.”
Outside of boxing Alissa enjoys running marathons and has a goal to run a marathon in all 50 states. Every year she get knocks out a few more states. Alissa is ambitious to say the least!!!!
We look forward to seeing you in the gym!
JUNGLE GYM MMA PROGRAM
In the Jungle, you need to be prepared for the unknown. This is no different in life. In the spirit of teaching well-rounded self-defense we want you to be ready for anything. Nothing is worse than getting stuck in a dangerous situation and needing a skill you could have learned. Self-defense doesn’t follow a script. You never know which way a fight is going to go. Jungle Gym MMA is here to round out your toolbox by delivering a solid foundation of Mixed Martial Arts fundamentals. The Art of Boxing will continue to be our primary focus at Jungle Gym. Our MMA Program is here to deliver a well-rounded skill set that could someday save your life.
Jungle Gym MMA Classes – Observation Park
Effective June 5, 2021
Learn how to wrestle from Coach Bill Gedde, the man with 50 years of experience in the field. In this class you will be pushed beyond your comfort zone and will develop your wrestling skills at the most technical level.
Mondays @ 7:00-8:00PM and Wednesdays @ 7:30-8:30PM
Dutch style Kickboxing taught by Instructor Adam Linn. This class is for both serious competitors as well as casual members who are looking to get in shape the fun way!
Wednesdays @ 6:30-7:30PM
Here you will learn conceptually based Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Instruction from BJJ competitor Dusty Hjelle. The gentle art of BJJ will help you develop your problem-solving skills in every aspect of your life.
Mondays (No-Gi) @ 6:00-7:00PM, Thursdays (No-Gi) @ 6:30-7:30PM and Saturday (Gi) @ 9:00-10:00AM
*Open mat opportunities are typically offered after each class.
Adam Linn, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a long-time student/coach of the Martial Arts. While in the Air Force he was stationed over in the Netherlands. This where Adam’s MMA foundation comes from. While in the Netherlands, Adam started coaching and competed in the European submission grappling circuit. He is trained in the Dutch style Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts.
Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Healthy Lifestyles Coaching through Arizona State University and carried a Personal Trainer certification through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF).
Adam is an approachable instructor who meets his students where they are and helps them achieve their specific goals at their own pace. He strongly believes in keeping a, “SAFE, CLEAN and PLAYFUL environment where individuals can make mistakes and grow as people and martial artists.” Adam says, “We check our pride and aggression at the door and together help each other become better versions of ourselves.”
This quote from Bruce Lee captures the essence of Adam Linn’s training methodology:
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” -Bruce Lee
JungleGym MMA Coach
Bill Gedde is joined JungleGym MMA in 2020 as our wresting and judo instructor. He has a wealth of wrestling and Judo knowledge. Bill coached 38 seasons with Superior High School and coached at the collegiate level at UWS from 1987 – 1991.
Bill knows how to bring the best out of his athletes and embraces the vision of coaching to make a positive difference in the lives of those he works with. Another special skill of his is competition prep. He’s got a deductive method of preparing his athletes for competition that’s second to none. It’s hard to find a more competitive person.
Coach Bill will grow you as a person and as a competitive fighter. Coaches like this come around once in a lifetime and we’re blessed to have him on our coaching staff.
Dusty Hjelle is a purple belt under Rob Biernacki and has been training and competing in JiuJitsu for over 12 years. Dusty first learned JiuJitsu for MMA, but after sometime, realized that his true passion was for the art and sport of grappling.
Over the last couple of years, that passion has grown past just learning and competing, but to teach and grow the art in the greater Twin Ports area.
Dusty is passionate about JiuJitsu not just as an art, but as a means to a community where you can find belonging, develop skills and gain confidence for life. It’s Dusty’s mission to teach JiuJitsu through a science based approach of understanding “base, posture, structure”, or as his coach Rob calls it, the, “alignment theory.”
RISE & FIGHT
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30AM – 7:30AM
Start your day right! Embrace the intensity of survival and the chase of the hunt…
Lion and Gazelle: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.It doesn’t matter if you’re the gazelle or the lion. When you wake up you better be ready to survive!
This class is taught by Zach Walters. The class started out with just Zach training on his own to stay in shape and keep a completive edge. Then a few buddies started to train with him and a couple months later a full out class was born. These workouts are fun and challenging. They are put together with many of the training methods used to prepare the pro boxers for competition. A new work out is there to meet you every day you show up to train.
Make these workouts a part of your weekly morning routine to make your fitness goals a reality. I guarantee you will see results. Not only will you get in great shape, but you will also gain a foundation of legit boxing skills.
The Foundation of Greatness. All Access 24/7, 365 Days a year
The Essential Membership is a part of all membership options. It’s the foundation to begin your journey into boxing and MMA with Jungle Gym. You will get the All Access privileges to train at your pace and schedule. You also get the Quick Smash workouts which are led by a certified boxing coach 5 days a week between 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM. The quick Smash workout will be posted so you can access it around the clock as your schedule permits.
This membership is suited for the on the go fitness person who loves squeezing in a daily challenge. It’s also a great option for boxers and combat sports athletes with prior experience who are looking for a community to join where they can sharpen their skills and have fun. Jungle Gym one of the top boxing gyms in Minnesota and that’s no mistake. We have a formula for success that you can access any time you like!
QUICK SMASH WORKOUT
Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 3:30PM
These workouts are available for ALL MEMBERS. They are led by Jesse Walters who is a current professional boxer and Golden Gloves Champion. He’s proven he’s the best and now he’s going to help you become your best. The workouts are quick efficient training sessions you can grab during the day. These are great for anyone looking for a great calorie burn over their lunch break. The workouts are set up to take you through a quick 30 minutes of fun, challenging, and focused training. We understand that many of you don’t have much free time to get a good workout. With Quick Smash you can get a great workout to keep you on pace with your fitness goals.
Each workout starts and finishes with ironing in proper boxing technique. You’ll also be taught real boxing skills to give you a foundation of self-defense if ever needed. Like drops of water is a bucket you will be filled with skills and gain a solid foundation of boxing skills. Don’t dismiss these workouts for easy work. These are challenging and rewarding.
ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL TRAINING
*By appointment only*
If you want to deepen your boxing game, get a competitive edge, or work on one detail of your technique THIS IS FOR YOU. With a personal training session, you can get much deeper training and speed up your results. The Jungle Gym classes will teach all you need over the course of time. Some pick it up faster than others and that’s fine for some people, but other athletes want faster results. If that’s you, a personal boxing session is what you’re looking for. Each session is roughly an hour but could be longer depending on what’s required to meet your needs.
Here’s how it works:
- First, consult with your trainer to establish training goals and outcomes.
- Next, develop a strategy to achieve your goals.
- Then, schedule your session.
Contact your personal training coach here:
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Jungle Gym Academy This class is designed for competition boxers of all ages and experience levels. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have experience. If you want to compete, this is where you learn to do it right. Jungle Gym Boxing Academy is Jungle Boy Boxing Gym renamed. The class is run by Zach Walters […]Join Today!