His clients include television personalities, business moguls and even teenagers who want to build their self-esteem to ward off bullies. Westport native Adam Colberg’s been in the business of getting people into the shape of their lives for twenty years. Working out with Colberg is more than just strength training, hoisting kettlebells or boxing with him. It’s an hour of motivation from a high-energy former Marine who actually makes sweating fun, thanks to his relentless encouragement and great humor. Click here to read more.
Adam Colberg put together the Sculpted-Arm Circuit for Serendipity readers add his 20-minute, four-part regimen to your daily cardio workout for toned and tighter arms. 1. Military Push-Ups. Bath Towel, 10-20 reps. Push-ups work the arms and the entire body. If you feel strong enough, you can start with your legs straight and push off from your feet. Or if you prefer, put a towel under your knees and start there. Click here to read more.
For many years, Adam Colberg worked as a personal trainer with Westport Boxing. But when the economy hit the canvas, he sold the company. His followed his dream — working with pro fighters — by commuting to Brooklyn’s Gleason’s Gym, one of the most famous in the world. Among his boxers: Vivian Harris, a WBA light welterweight champ.He also worked with Daniel Gracie, a leading MMA fighter. Adam served as a strength and conditioning coach for some boxers. For others, he held mitts — something he loves doing. He learned about sport-specific training. He also learned about the ways boxing can instill confidence. Recently, Adam spent 2 days shooting an MTV video. Called “Bailey’s Unwasted Weekend,” the public service announcement sends the message that by setting short-term goals, teenagers can reach long-term ones. Click here to read more.
Adam Colberg first got a taste for boxing while in the U.S. Marine Corps. But it wasn’t until 12 years ago, when he first visited South Florida Boxing in Miami Beach, that the martial artist decided to open his own gym to seriously train white-collar boxers and professionals. “I’m not a pro boxer, nor have I ever wanted to be, says Colberg, who first started training with three-time national champion Terry Southerland at the former Westport Boxing, a gym Colberg founded years ago in Westport, CT. Today, he owns and runs his own personal training business called BoxLikeAPro, and also trains clients at the famed Brooklyn boxing mecca, Gleason’s Gym. Click here to read more.
I’d never considered myself a contender, but I’d just thrown my first left jab and it made a satisfying pop in my trainer’s mitt. After about 10 minutes of ducking, bobbing and weaving my way around the ring, I started to feel as though I could like this sport, which was unexpected since boxing was a sport I had always loathed. My instructor, Adam Colberg, a professional coach at Brooklyn’s fabled Gleason’s Gym, wasn’t surprised. Colberg also owns BoxLikeAPro, where he trains neophytes like me on the rudiments of boxing. It doesn’t take long before most overcome the misconceptions about the sport and are hooked. Outside the ring, boxing also is popular among women who want to reach peak fitness. Click here to read more.
Adam Colberg owner, Trainer and Promoter of BoxLikeAPro and formerly Westport Boxing is outstanding because of the team of pros I have on my staff. From A to Z, they’re all here. Our team is our extended family. They are simply better than the best! It’s no secret. Go to BoxLikeAPro.com and see for yourself. The pros and trainers show in the photo and on BoxLikeAPro.com are available for personal training. I want to give a special thanks to all of our members and world-renown, ever-famous Gleason Gym for making this all possible. During these historically challenging times. It’s important to train harder and live stronger.
What do a dentist, a Westport housewife, and a four-year-old boy have in common? If you said boxing gloves, you’re pretty hip. Squash might be the sport to practice if you’re looking for a college scholarship these days, but boxing is the hottest trend in fitness for the rest of us. Yes, even those who are afraid to get hit. “We’re very careful,” says Adam Colberg , founder, trainer and owner of BoxLikeAPro. Tall and blond and disarmingly congenial, Colberg is a Staples graduate and a former Marine. He interrupted his studies at Southern Connecticut State University to fight in the Gulf War as a U.S. Marine, and has earned three black belts in various martial arts. “That’s why we’re pros!”
Westport Boxing and MMA is a gym unlike any other in the area. For starters, they’ve got a staff of professional fighters to motivate and train clients one-on-one, and they have boot camp programs that turn wimps into warriors in just a couple of months.
There are a dozen trainers at the 5,000-square-foot gym, which includes a weight room, boxing ring and kettlebells. The majority of our programs are for white-collar fighters says owner Adam Colberg. Idris Price; a linebacker formerly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and New England Patriots and currently with the New York Dragons is a certified personal trainer who runs the sports training boot camp for aspiring athletes.
Heavyweight champions Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Mike Tyson all trained in this legendary room. On a recent Saturday morning, a group of southwestern Connecticut boxers got their chance to jab, dance and spar at Gleason’s Boxing Gym “I love this place. It’s hard-core friendly, not intimidating at all”, said Diane Kahn of Westport, mother of two who started boxing and kickboxing four years ago to get in shape and ended up the skills she learned.
Adam Colberg, owner of BoxLikeAPro and formerly Westport Boxing, entered the room with more than 15 of his members from Norwalk, Fairfield and other area towns. Gleason’s owner Bruce Silverglade divided the visitors into groups of three and assigned each group a trainer.
One, two, keep those hands up, the trainer says from the sidelines. Stay on your toes, work on the hook, the jab, the right cross. No, it’s not a clip of Mickey coaching the fictional Rocky Balboa. Nor is it a scene from a documentary on Gleason’s Gym. It’s just another training session in the Westport Ring.
Owner/trainer Adam Colberg, a Westport native, says that he offers the ultimate fitness challenge. Given the arduous task of simply shadowboxing for a minute (try it, you’ll see), it’s hard to disagree. Colberg’s instructors include fighter Terry Southerland (three-time national champion with a professional record of twenty-one and three as a middleweight and former captain of the Navy boxing team) and martial arts experts and innovators Master Chung K. Chow and Errol Chung.