Welcome to New York City Boxing Club

New York City Boxing Club is your authentic, “down-and-dirty boxing gym” (Marisa Miller) heavily decorated by photographs of boxing celebrities, the sport’s history, and good old rock-n-roll album covers.

Owner, Philip Paolina (pronounced pow-ah-lee-nuh), was born in Brooklyn, and grew up in Queens, the son of an Italian American longshoreman and a housewife.  A natural athlete, young Phil excelled at virtually every sport he tried, including football, baseball, basketball, and . . . boxing.  By his early 20’s he was already the veteran of more than a dozen amateur fights and was running his own candy and stationary store while preparing for a pro career.

Phil has over 30 years in the fight game, with over 40 fights under his belt, and is one of the most sought after trainers in the business.  Pro-boxers, celebrities, and everyday people come to “Phil’s Pace” to get it right.

Get into the best shape of your life!

NYCBC offers group classes as well as private and semi-private training.

Phil’s private and semi-private sessions include learning to keep your balance, the art of shadow boxing, creating your own sense of style on the heavy bag, developing those abdominal muscles, and learning to master the speed bag and double-end bag.

Based on what your goals may be Phil will design a workout specifically for you.

You will lose weight and feel great while you learn to protect yourself, build more confidence, focus and increase your endurance!

For more information regarding pricing on private, semi-private, and group classes stop by our gym located (upstairs) at Topanga Canyon and Sherman Way OR simply pick up the phone and call!

“A lot of people have compared Phil to Rasputin” – Edward Gil (referring to the charismatic Russian monk who has said to have mesmerized the family of Czar Nicholas II).

TV actor Holt McCallany trained with Phil for his co-starring role in the cable movie “Tyson”.

TV star David Alan Grier collapsed one afternoon in a puddle of his own perspiration after a punishing session with Phil, whom students often describe as a “good motivator.”

In 1992 “Animal Instinct”, a short documentary about Paolina, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.  Director Gary Fleder followed Paolina off and on for several years.