Who would have thought a Tinder date would become company bliss for Angela Jennings and Reggie Smith? just What appears like a script away from a film, may be the backstory for Washington D.C.вЂ™s newest (and Black owned) boxing gymnasium вЂ” BOOMBOX Boxing Club.
And even though their swipe right did turn into a nвЂ™t love match, their flame proceeded to burn off since they both вЂњshared a love for fitnessвЂќ claims co-founder Smith.
He continues, вЂњWhenever sheвЂ™d appear in New York or IвЂ™d get home to D.C. weвЂ™d work-out together. That continued for two years, then finally one we had been sitting around speaing frankly about вЂњwhat we desired to do whenever we mature. timeвЂќ and we also decided we wished to start up a workout center.вЂќ
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That physical fitness center develop into BOOMBOX Boxing Club, that will be a boutique that is new studio when you look at the Navy Yard part of Washington D.C. started by their collective love for music, community, and boxing. Their motto: вЂњbox into the beat.вЂќ
Though a love for fighting techinques and boxing, Smith, a Vice President of Equity analysis at JPMorgan and Jennings, a Senior Manager at Deloitte had no expertise in fitness вЂ” not to mention starting a complete gymnasium. However with dedication, grit and a entire large amount of persistence, they sought after to alter the DC boxing game. вЂњThere are a gang of boxing principles in ny,вЂќ claims Smith. вЂњAnd there have been hardly any in D.C., therefore it appeared like a perfect setting. I was thinking if boxing can perhaps work with me in ny, it may work with D.C. And therefore ended up being just just just how it began.вЂќ