The 4th Street Gym is conveniently located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, and was founded in 1997 on 4th Street SW before moving to its current location. Our trainers have had decades of experience and have produced national amateur champions as well as world-ranked professional boxers. We are dedicated to providing youth of the community an organization which instills sportsmanship, fair play, physical conditioning, and mental, spiritual and emotional health. Boxers develop self confidence and self esteem while learning pugilistic skills and self defense. The importance of education is stressed. Many of our participants are considered at-risk youth.
The objective is to promote and develop amateur boxing for the benefits of amateur boxers of all ages and abilities, in accordance with the standard under the rules prescribed by the United States of America Amateur Boxing Federation, Inc. (U.S.A./A.B.F.) and the local Boxing Committee. Our efforts have been phenomenal, with our boxers qualifying and competing and winning at national levels.
These virtues are instilled by the Club, coaches and board members in the training of the youth and in the boxing programs. There are no paid positions at the gym. Everyone is a volunteer. The Gym is operated under these strict principles.