TAMPA — In the ring, former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather compiled a record of 50 wins and no defeats. He decided to share his training secrets at a boxing studio in Los Angeles in 2017.
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness has since expanded nationally, and a Tampa location opened last month.
“I don’t think there’s one boxer that did what he did,” said Tampa franchise owner Mohammed Aboukhdeir. “When you have no losses, you have a system to become a champion. This is his daily workout.”
The workout, Aboukhdeir said, is centered around group boxing exercises using free weights, boxing bags, a boxing ring and cardio equipment.
“It’s not really like a boxing gym because a lot of people feel intimidated by that,” he said. “We’re basically like the Orange Theory of boxing.”
The 30-, 45-minute and hour-long class start times run from 5 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Mayweather also offers personal trainers; some are former professional boxers and charge from $50 to $80 per session. They also offer virtual reality sessions with heart monitors, which Aboukhdeir said is a video game-like format which simulates having an actual trainer.
The classes are suited for any level of fitness, he said, and their clientele have ranged from preteens to those in their 60s.
The first class is free, and those who want to sign up for more can pick from a plan of four classes a month for $79, eight classes for $108 or unlimited classes for $129, which will increase to $149 a month after their grand opening.
“It’s really about changing the mindset of working out,” Aboukhdeir said. “Floyd’s biggest thing is, your health is your wealth.”
Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is loctated at 418 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Classes start from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays.