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New York Health & Racquet Teams with ROCKY Fight Choreographers for 'Rocky Ringside' Fitness Class, Beg. Today

New York Health & Racquet Teams with ROCKY Fight Choreographers for 'Rocky Ringside' Fitness Class, Beg. Today

New York Health & Racquet Club's (NYHRC) boxing pros have teamed up with the fight choreographers from Broadway's Knockout hit Rocky to create "Rocky Ringside," a new group fitness class. Patrick McCollum, associate fight choreographer for the show, said, "This is the exact format we were looking for in a Rocky fitness class -- it delivers an intense and authentic boxing workout."

Jermaine Bailey, NYHRC boxing coach and martial arts black belt, collaborated with the show's choreographers to design an intense circuit and conditioning workout. Bailey's class includes pad work, cardio intervals, strength training and sparring, both in the classroom and boxing ring.

Joining Bailey in the class will be NYHRC personal trainer and current NY state junior middleweight champion Frank Galarza, aka "Brooklyn's Rocky." Frank will give students a taste of what it takes to be a pro boxer. Together, Bailey and Galarza will push students to go that extra round, even when they think they can't-that's when real champs are made.

"Rocky Ringside" Stats:

Class meets every Saturday at 11am from today, May 17th - June 14th

NYHRC 23rd Street, (at 6th Avenue)

Free for members / $25 for non-members

Please note: Frank Galarza will not be available for the May 17th class because he has a fight the night before at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Watch the bout live, May 16th, at 10pm on Showtime as Frank takes on the also-undefeated Sebastien Bouchard in an 8-round match.

New York Health and Racquet Club has 9 convenient locations in Manhattan. NYHRC offers an extensive array of exercise equipment and more than 600 group fitness classes weekly, plus saltwater pools, steam and sauna rooms, racquet sports, basketball courts and even a member yacht. Since 1973, this family-owned business has dedicated itself to making fitness a way of life for New Yorkers and giving back to the communities it serves. For more information please visit NYHRC.COM or email us at

ROCKY brings to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising story of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, Rocky is a heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical new musical for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.

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