2016 SUMMER CAMP with a World Champ!

We hope our camp attendees enjoyed their weeks! See you next year

Click here for more details on our annual Summer Camp with the World Champ program.

R.I.P Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was, and will forever will be, the greatest of all time. Whether it was in the ring, or his core philosophical views in the real world, there is perhaps no more impactful and inspiring man than Ali. And last night, according to a family spokesman who spoke to NBC News, "After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening."

But let's not despair about the sad news. Rather let us honor Ali's life through some of his best and most entertaining quotes.

  • "How tall are you? So I can know in advance how far to step back when you fall down!"
  • "Don't count the days, make the days count"
  • "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Rumble, young man, rumble."
    — 1964, before fighting Sonny Liston.
  • "Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong."
  • "I told you all, all of my critics, that I was the greatest of all time. ...ever make me the underdog until I'm'about 50 years old."
    — Oct. 1, 1974, after knocking out George Foreman to become heavyweight champion, in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  • "Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
  • "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
  • "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe."
  • "Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
  • "I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count."
  • "What I suffered physically was worth what I've accomplished in life. A man who is not courageous enough to take risks will never accomplish anything in life."
    — a news conference Oct. 28, 1984, in Houston.
  • "The man who has no imagination has no wings."
  • "The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights."
  • "Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer."
  • "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."
  • "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'"
  • "I've wrestled with alligators. I've tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning. And throw thunder in jail."
  • "A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."
  • "Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right."

You will be missed

May 7th, 2016 - Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame

Is it time to sign up for some fitness classes?

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Do you have trouble talking after walking up some stairs? Do you grunt and/or groan when getting up from a chair? Do you spend as much time with your couch as your spouse?? Maybe it's time to increase your fitness level and get into better shape!

Remember: Weight is just a number; you can be just as unhealthy at 100lbs as at 300lbs! If you come to our workouts you will increase your stamina, add some muscle and maybe even gain some coordination and a friend or two. We offer drop-in classes so you can come in an try our workout. Our classes will give you a unique workout that will have you gaining muscle and losing that "turkey fat" under your arms for a more fit look with an increase in your confidence. You don't want to retire to your couch because you're unable to do much physically to actually enjoy your retirement!


    We Train:
  • Kids classes (L'il Whips)
  • Amateurs
  • Professionals
  • Fitness classes (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat).
    Our coaches/trainers:
  • Certified Level 3 with Boxing Ontario
  • 20 years Professional Experience
  • Over 24 years certified boxing coach
  • Police Record checks on coaches

Conveniently located at 178 Weber St. North, Waterloo (just south of Dairy Queen, the building furthest away from the street), The WHIP Boxing Academy is equipped to meet all of your fitness needs.

The Whip Boxing Academy offers:

  • A wide assortment of cardio options including treadmills and fitness classes
  • Free and machine based weights including a dumbell rack, squat rack, benches, pullup/dip bar and fully equipped universal machine
  • 12+ heavy bags
  • Speed bags and rebound/slip bags
  • Full sized boxing ring
  • Plenty of floor space for aerobics, jumping rope, plyometrics, and conditioning drills
  • Access to personal trainers
  • Friendly family atmosphere

Our classes are directed by one of our coaches/trainers, this means that you aren't left to your own devices during the workouts. They directly interact with each and every member during the sessions, motivating, correcting and inspiring you to do your best. Most other gym classes are "crowd" based with little personal attention during the session. Our coaches/trainers will be talking directly to you during class, to ensure you're working to your highest potential ... it's like having a personal trainer ... shared between a dozen people. If you really want some personal training, we have that available for a full one on one experience to achieve your goals. They will also recommend adjustments for members that are physically unable to do the "regular" workout movements.

We even do conditioning for sports teams and can customize a workout just for your team.

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L'il Whips

Enroll your 8-12 year olds today. Come join in on Saturdays from 12:30 - 1:15 for a fun fitness class that builds confidence and self-respect while focusing on discipline and integrity. Boxing is not just two people beating on each other, it's a competition that requires focus and discipline. Bring your "little ones" in to learn from a world champion.

Current session started Sat Apr 9th - 12:30pm

Call Fitz at (519) 577-7910 to register

Some videos of Fitz putting the Li'l Whips through their workouts:

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Personal Training (based on availability)   9am-5pm   9am-5pm    
Gym Open/ Access to weights 8:30-11:30 am
5-8 pm
  8:30-11:30 am
5-8 pm
  8:30-11:30 am
5-8 pm
Li'l Whips (5-10 years) 2:45-3:30 pm
Advanced Fitness 6-7 pm   6-7 pm   6-7 pm Noon (Sparring)
Beginner Fitness 9-10 am
7-8 pm
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7-8 pm
  9-10 am
Closed Sundays

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