Learning in the boxing ring
THE string of dumbbells along the wall screams louder than any piece of workout music could: This is a gym.
A line of four or five treadmills and recumbent cycles leads to a boxer’s dream, there waiting in the basement a ring,
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The idea for the gym came out of “passion,” he said. And that passion for helping kids is contagious. His son Cerone, daughter Chyenne Casmey and son in law Charles Casmey are at the reins in Winnipeg.
“I think it’s going to be just as useful for the kids (of Winnipeg),” Charles said.
Currently, The Underground Gym in Winnipeg has three programs: weights, boxing and cardio training. Panetta would like to see nutritional and cooking as well, which is a program offered at the Thunder Bay location.
While the gym was derived from passion, passion doesn’t pay the bills.
The rent is $1,200, plus utilities, which isn’t bad. However, when there isn’t money coming in,
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“We want to start this way,
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“It’s like anything,” Panetta says, “. never underestimate passion.”Volunteers are encouraged to contact Charles Casmey at (204) 898 6584.