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Richard Lord's Boxing Gym

5400 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-8424
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Nevermind the sourgrapes entries. I spent 5 years with Richard Lord and there isn't a better athletic atmosphere anywhere. Richard is a very affirmative trainer, even if like me...


Waste of time and money.

This is not a boxing gym. 2/2/2011

Waste of time and money. more

No sour grapges here. Just someone who was duped 12/10/2010

Sadly, I had high hopes for this gym and I ended up having similar experiences to those reviewers who said they wanted to learn to box and were ignored. I had boxed earlier in life and was looking for a place to get back into training and decided on this gym. Big mistake. I went to this gym for a year, at least three days a week, and I never had anyone work with me on punching technique, combos, counters, etc. And as far as the gym being full of friendly people, no one once, not ONCE, in a YEAR, offered to hold the pads, share any tips, etc. which I would freely have done. Simply put, this is NOT a place to learn how to box. My experience was paying $60 a month faithfully for a year only to do about 20 minutes of rope, about 30 minutes of crunches then you're on your own to work the bags. I even saw a newbie punching the heavy bag with bare fists - no gloves or wraps even - a recipe for a broken hand. So much for teaching boxing. The set-up is great if you're already a pro or have been actually boxing for a while, but not for a beginner or someone looking to get back into boxing. Most people at this gym are not boxers and are just looking to just get into shape. If you want a different and fun workout to get in shape, this is a great place to go. Again, if you want to LEARN HOW TO BOX, you won't get it here. In hindsight, I could've saved the money I spent at Lord's Gym over the last year and bought a heavy bag, speed bag and double-end bag and set it up at home instead. That way I can have the experience of no one teaching me anything new from the comfort of my own home. more

The best gym there ever was 6/13/2010

Nevermind the sourgrapes entries. I spent 5 years with Richard Lord and there isn't a better athletic atmosphere anywhere. Richard is a very affirmative trainer, even if like me you're 50yo and not at all suitable for competition boxing. He's coached international champions, if you ARE looking for competition boxing. And nobody there disses you if you're not, unlike 'most' boxing gyms. Comprehensive equipment set, even if some of it is rusty from sweat. And sweat you will, it's not airconditioned. If you expect AC, carpeting, and disco muzak, go somewhere else. If you need to be driven, arrange class or private lessons. If you drive yourself, just sign up for the very-reasonable membership and get unlimited use of the facilities. I've done both. I dearly wish I still lived in Austin so I could still go to Lord's 3x a week like I did 5 years ago. I've never been healthier in my whole life, and I was a Hawaii surfer in the 70s. Pros: Healthiest I ever was in my life Cons: this is NOT a spa! more

great for beginners really wanting to learn! 6/17/2008

This gym is great! I actually took the boxing class through UT-Informal classes. I was freaked out at first because I read these reviews, but let me tell ya, I'm glad I took this class. Pros: hands-on training, sweat, real boxers, great trainers Cons: not for people you don't want to sweat and get in shape more

If You Want to Learn to Box... Look Elsewhere. 7/14/2007

If you are an established pro fighter, then I'm sure Richard Lord's gym is wonderful, but as someone who wanted to learn to box, I was pushed aside and given little or no attention. Pros: Great... if you're a legitimate pro fighter Cons: Awful... if you're just learning more

best boxing 10/7/2006

don't go there if your looking for a nice gym with mirrors to stare at yourself all the time.the train you proper and leave you learning each time.not there to make friends,just keep to yourself and train hard.only a place for people serious about boxing.a no bs gym Pros: everything if youre serious Cons: no ac, oh well, train oldschool more

expensive arobic class 6/19/2006

There will be jump roping for 25 min. an ab class for 15, and hitting a bag with no instruction at all. I explained my needs, he took my money, and that was the last I saw of the guy. If your looking for instruction, look elsewhere. more

Great Boxing Gym!!! 4/24/2006

If you are looking for a great boxing gym, look no further!!! With plenty of space, bags, weights and two rings in the gym ...unheard of in other boxing gyms....There are plenty of people to help you out, if you have questions and sparring if you are up to it!! Pros: Inexpensive, Good advisors, hours of gym more

this is what a gym is supposed to look l 8/5/2003

I hate gyms in Austin. Either they are full of guys with fake tans in spandex, strippers, or girls in makeup looking for a date. This is a real gym: no makeup. No fake tans. No air conditioning. You come in, you work out hard, you leave. You are not going to find a date for Friday. You are not going to find friends with whom to play poker. You are going to work out until everything hurts and you can't take it anymore. And then, you are going to go home, look in the mirror, and be very, very pleased with the results. Pros: parking, not too crowded, not a meat market Cons: no AC more
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  • Amateurs and professionals alike take classes and work out under the watchful eye of Richard Lord.

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