I have a laundry room in the basement of my building with a disused room next to it which up until now has been a communal dumping ground for my neighbour’s unwanted paraphernalia. Now, for the whole time that I’ve been living in this building I’ve always been a little timid of this slightly derelict space. However, a few weeks back to my great surprise the landlord decided to clear the clutter and that’s when I got my brill idea and decided that I should have my boxing sessions in my basement. It makes perfect sense! There is plenty of room, it’s a square space like a boxing ring and this is a great alternative if it's late, dark or rainy, and opting for a workout in the park is probably as appealing as a punch in the face.
Poor Gerald was a little bewildered when I led him all the way down two flights of stairs. I suppose he was half expecting to find the seedy underbelly of the West End - some guys clad in cheap suits smoking cigars and playing poker - the space is good but it's not that good. We managed to have an ace boxing session complemented by squats, lunges, hurdles, sideways lunges and tricep dips on the old radiator. I had plenty of space to move around so once again we worked on my foot movement and stamina. We did proper amateur rounds as well: 4 x 2 minutes! The only thing missing was a rowdy crowd and a cute lady in a skimpy outfit indicating the end of a round.
I praise Gerald for his flexibility as he is able to make any space work regardless of how odd it is. Now, the mean streets of Marylebone are no match for me! Oh and once again, stay schtum about my flight club. ;-)
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