Hello all! Ralph “The Perennial Aesthete” is here. I hope everyone is doing well—spiritually, mentally and physically. I wanted to touch upon New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement on gym openings in New York City. I know many of my fellow New Yorkers are anxious to get back in the gym. Do I miss being there? You bet! However, I honestly have mixed feelings about it. The time of the COVID-19 pandemic has truly exposed the paradox of our world. The empathy and compassion of strangers and communities efforts and dedication for the most vulnerable. For the other side, the shameless greed of corporations that has no filter.Continue reading “My Thoughts on NYC Gyms and Fitness Clubs Reopenings. Will It Be Safe to Return During COVID-19?”
Hey peeps! Your favorite New York City blogger, Ralph Gilmore, is back at it. I took a little blogging hiatus due to being busy working on a few projects, while making sure to stay healthy and cool-headed in these strange times. Just like many of you, I’ve been adjusting to new routines and a lot of unknowns due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It’s much easier to focus on the negatives and the things that can go wrong, rather than focusing on the positives, no matter how dire the circumstances may be. I choose to focus on my passions, my creativity, my evolving skills and anything that brings joy to my life. My hope is that I always continue to remain in a place of joy and inspiration, while making a positive impact on as many people’s lives as possible.
Opportunities don’t always happen on their own. We quite often have to take the initiative to create them. In short, I’m proud to announce that I’m teaching private and group boxing and fitness sessions at Work Train Fight gym, located in lower Manhattan, New York City.Continue reading “Schedule Your Next Boxing and Fitness Session With Me”
Hey good people, Ralph here! I just wanted to bring you up to speed of what’s been happening with me, things I’ve been contemplating and working on. In this post, I shared a link to a recent boxing video I uploaded on my YouTube Channel, in which I go into depth about some of the boxing drills that I do in my workouts. Just as importantly, I discuss a little bit about the power of humility and how crucial it is to one’s success.Continue reading “Boxing Training Motivation: Why Humility Matters In Success?”
What’s up good people?! Give yourself a few minutes from Christmas shopping and check out this video, in which I’m very grateful to share with you here on my blog. My video, “Harlemwood Studios Profile: Ralph Gilmore on Boxing and Life,” which was brilliantly filmed and produced by Kasaun Henry, founder of the film production company, Harlemwood Studios.Continue reading “Boxing Fitness Motivation Video | Harlemwood Studios Profile: Ralph Gilmore on Boxing and Life”
After watching last weekend’s much-anticipated boxing match between Sergei Kovalev and Andre Ward held in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, in which Ward earned a victory in a hard-fought, courageous effort, my immediate response was, “now that’s how you respond!” This fight resonated with me as a perfect example of how you persevere under difficult situations. It is your reaction to adversity that often determines one’s own success. (Photo Credit: Anthony Geathers)Continue reading “Andre Ward: The Perseverance, Resiliency and Cerebral Ringmanship of Boxing’s Silent Warrior”