Metrowest Boxing

Metrowest Boxing

5.0 (8)
4 hires on Lessons.com
3 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

Metrowest Boxing is a full-service Boxing facility that teaches the "Sweet Science" to both beginners and advanced students. Douglas Glazier, a resident of Hopkinton, MA is a Network Television Cameraman and longtime Boxing Coach and Coordinator of the Ashland PAL Youth Boxing Program. He has had many amateur, exhibition, and pro/am boxing matches and was a finalist for the Boston area auditions of the very first season of "The Contender" reality TV show on NBC, with Frank Stallone (Sly's brother), Sugar Ray Leonard and Emanuel Steward from Detroit's famous Kronk Boxing Gym. Mr. Glazier still competes regularly and has a record of 28-and-3 and is a member of the Mass. State Police Boxing Team. He is currently teaching Boxing classes at several Metrowest area gyms. He has worked as one of the Boxing Coach/Trainers at the Natick Boxing Club, the Framingham Boxing Club, the Hudson PAL Boxing Club, and the Ashland PAL Boxing Club, where he has worked with several top amateur and professional boxers, including Danny O’Connor, the 3-time National Champion who boxed for the USA at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and is now a Professional Boxer.  Mr. Glazier worked as Coach/Trainer for the Demogenes Boxing Team in Haverhill and still currently teaches group boxing classes here in the Boston Metrowest. Has been a longtime supporter of amateur youth Boxing Programs and is a Deputy Boxing Commissioner for the Mass. State Boxing Commission, as well as a USA Boxing Judge / Referee / Official…..and a Level II certified USA Boxing Coach.

I enjoy seeing students progress and become proficient at the sport of Boxing. Not only is it a great workout, but you will develop a valuable skill set....knowing how to defend yourself is important and a skill that EVERYONE should have!

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Credentials

Ashland, MA 01721
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8 Reviews

5.0

  • Rachel Donnelly

    I have greatly enjoyed my experience learning to box with Doug Glazier. Doug is a gifted teacher. Whether you are looking to get more fit, gain confidence in your ability to defend yourself, or learn to be a skilled boxer, Doug tailors his teaching to your goals, skill level, and needs.. Like all superior teachers, your goals become his goals and he genuinely takes a great deal of pleasure in your success. He is a lifelong boxing fan and you will also learn a lot about the sport and its history if that interests you. Boxing is also an amazing whole body workout and the classes will definitely help build strength and conditioning. Doug is a talented boxer himself. I am always impressed by his special skill and remarkable endurance. Highly recommend!

  • Zach Iannitelli

    Kicked my ass. Learned alot not only about boxing but myself. Boxing is challenging and that's why I love it. Doug is a great coach and not only taught me the ins and outs of boxing, boxing techniques, but he also made it enjoyable. He kicked my ass hahaha highly recommended!

  • Maria Wheeler

    I've been wanting to take boxing lessons for the last few years....I tried one local gym and wasn't very impressed. I found Mr. Glazier through someone in the boxing community and have been so happy with his coaching abilities and temperament. Boxing is a great way to get in shape and it's FUN too!

  • Vicki Rossillo

    Coach Doug is outstanding! Not only is he a great coach and motivator, but a great person and inspiration. I've been taking Boxing lessons and the workout has been phenomenal! I am in the BEST shape I've been in years and feel more confident as well. Highly recommend this outstanding coach and mentor.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New students come to my Boxing Gym and we begin with the fundamentals of the sport....Stance, Hand Position, Balance, Footwork, Punch combinations, etc. Sessions are typically one hour long and you will workout intensely. Not only is it fun and great exercise, but you will come away with a valuable skill set.q


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been a longtime supporter of amateur youth Boxing Programs and am a Deputy Boxing Commissioner for the Mass. State Boxing Commission, as well as a USA Boxing Judge / Referee / Official…..and a Level II certified USA Boxing Coach.


How did you get started teaching?

I started Boxing in the Navy as a teenager and have continued throughout my entire adult life. I've competed at many local events and was a finalist for the Boston area auditions of the very first season of "The Contender" reality TV show on NBC, with Frank Stallone (Sly's brother), Sugar Ray Leonard and Emanuel Steward from Detroit's famous Kronk Boxing Gym. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with kids as young as 8 years old all the way up to my oldest student -- a 77 year old gentlemen who really developed well. I teach BOTH men and women, and teach Self-Defense classes as well.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was a finalist for the Boston area auditions of the very first season of "The Contender" reality TV show on NBC, with Frank Stallone (Sly's brother), Sugar Ray Leonard and Emanuel Steward from Detroit's famous Kronk Boxing Gym.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone who has considerable experience in whatever sport you are pursuing.....experience goes a LONG way in sports and in business, so seek out the most experienced coach you can find.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Is this something you really want to do? Are you passionate about it? Are you willing to work hard and take instruction. Boxing, like golf and other skilled games, involves precision and technique....it requires discipline and dedication.


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