Boxers are among the finest conditioned athletes in the world. You can reap the benefits of their time-tested workouts in our “Boxer Conditioning Programs”. Whether you want to tone your muscles, shed some pounds, or just improve your overall health and fitness this is the workout for you. In our programs you train just like a boxer preparing for a fight, except for getting hit. All of our classes are NON-CONTACT. And our programs are designed for men and women, young and old, at all levels of fitness.
Jim McNally Boxing is a 2700 sq. ft. facility located at 48 Main St, North Reading, MA. We are an "Old School" gym with a regulation ring, heavy bags, speed bags, jump ropes and much more. Our mission is to provide a real boxing gym with quality training and an old school dynamic to small, focused groups. Our gym is certified by USA Boxing and Jim McNally is a USA Boxing Certified Trainer.
At Jim McNally Boxing we teach proper boxing so you learn an excellent form of self-defense while you get in shape. We can do this because our classes are small, 12 members maximum. You get hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of boxing. You learn the proper stance, how to hold your hands, and the correct way to punch and block punches. You will work offense and defense and you will learn how to hit the heavy bag, the speed bag and the focus mitts.
Our programs are designed and administered by Jim McNally and are based on his experience as an amateur and professional boxer and as the trainer of amateur and professional boxers. We have classes at 9:00 AM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM Monday through Friday, and Saturday 10 AM and 11 AM. Come in and check us out.
Jim McNally Biography
As the son of a former boxer Jim McNally grew up around the sport. Jim’s father, Bernie McNally, was the New England Heavyweight Champion as an amateur and professional. Bernie retired as the 14th ranked heavyweight in the world with a professional record of 32-2. After his career ended Bernie began training amateur and professional boxers. When Jim was old enough he would accompany his father to the gym and began working out with the other boxers.
The following is a list of Jim’s amateur competitions;
1973 – Semi-finalist, Heavyweight, New England Golden Gloves, Lowell, MA.
1974 – New England Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion, Lowell, MA.
1975 – New England AAU Heavyweight Champion, Boston Garden. (Last boxer under the weight of 180 to hold that title)
1976 – Silver Medalist, Heavyweight Division, International Youth Games, Montreal, Canada. (Split-decision loss to future World Heavyweight Champion Tony Tubbs in the Gold Medal bout)
1977 – New England Golden Gloves Light-heavyweight Champion, Lowell, MA.
Jim represented the United States in international competitions against England, Canada and Yugoslavia. Jim retired from amateur boxing following the 1977 New England Golden Gloves with an overall record of 61-7.
Jim signed a professional contract later that year. From 1977 to 1983, Jim had 20 professional fights. An automobile accident resulted in 2 elbow operations and the end to Jim’s boxing career. He retired as the 17th ranked light-heavyweight in the world with a professional record of 19-1. In 1988, Jim and his father (posthumously) were elected into the Ring 4, Massachusetts Boxing Hall of Fame.
Since retiring from boxing Jim began training amateur and professional boxers. Jim’s amateur boxers have won various titles including the New England Silver Mitten and New England Golden Glove championships. Jim’s professional boxers have won Massachusetts and New England championships, and one of Jim’s boxers, John Ruiz, won the WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World.
"Old School" boxing gym, NON-CONTACT, learn self-defense and get in great shape at the same time. A boxer's workout taught by a boxer.