Coach house – The Carriage HSE Sun, 20 Nov 2022 08:27:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Coach house – The Carriage HSE 32 32 The Challengers: Women making a breakthrough in the boxing industry Sun, 20 Nov 2022 05:00:25 +0000

When Manya Klempner pitched her high-end, women-friendly boxing club business to investors, they were skeptical. They weren’t convinced that women wanted to “hit properly.”

These investors, mostly male, suggested to the former banker and founder of the club group The Boxing House to test the concept with an ephemeral place. But from the outset, “I knew I had to have proper clubs in accessible locations in central London with top-notch facilities,” she says. His clubs were designed for people who took their training seriously, who weren’t served by classes that Klempner describes as “aerobics with gloves” – also known as boxercise.

Wanting to get back in shape after having a baby, Klempner was introduced to the sport after hiring a personal trainer who was trained as a boxing trainer. It turned out to be life changing.

After raising £2million from friends and family, which she admits is sometimes difficult, Klempner has since opened three locations – in Camden, Fitzrovia and Bermondsey. Growing to 5,000 members in just three years, the clubs attract people who train at all levels, from beginners and novices who just want to stay in shape to professionals, including Mikaela Mayer, a former world super champion -WBO featherweight – she lost the title in the last month.

For Klempner, the concept has proven itself. “There’s a woman who has her own boxing club in Hastings who always comes here to train, and another who makes the hour-and-a-half drive from Hertfordshire,” she says. “It shows that people will travel for good boxing.” Such is the appeal that a number of club regulars have also invested in the business, funding its expansion.

Boxing has long been a man’s world, but women’s boxing is growing rapidly, providing business and career opportunities to build on. With a recently launched female coach development programme, England Boxing – the country’s boxing governing body – has reported a 62% increase in female members since 2017. Meanwhile, professional fights, such as the one between the lightweights Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden, are now becoming headlining events.

Having held senior positions in the male-dominated fixed income trading divisions of some of the world’s largest banks – JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup – Klempner, 47, is used to having to prove himself. Despite investor reluctance, her experience of sexism in her second career was indeed rare. For the Moscow-born Columbia Business School graduate, boxing was a leveling antidote to the trading floor, where the easy relationships between her male colleagues had eluded her.

“I was making international business deals at three in the morning and was the first in and the last out of the office, but the young guy who was late every day got along better with the boss than me,” she remembers. “There was a lot of cronyism between the men, whereas with boxing, age, class and gender are all left at the door: everyone is equal on the gym floor; there is no politics.

Busy professionals aged around 35 to 45 with “some disposable income”, who expect waterfall showers and organic toiletries alongside punching bags, are the mainstay of the operation. They pay a monthly fee of £350 or take lessons of £22 up to five times a week. Some of this money, along with additional sponsorship from paying members, allows amateur boxing clubs access to facilities at a subsidized rate.

For entrepreneur Susannah Schofield, the UK’s first female boxing promoter, it’s proof of the deep pockets in the recreational side of the sport that has yet to reach the sector of ‘massively underfunded’ women’s competitions , a disparity she hopes to remedy.

When an app she created for football fans to share post-match analysis expanded into the world of boxing, she discovered a number of female fighters in need of promotion and support. better representation. Sensing an opportunity, in 2021 Schofield launched Unified Promotions, a women-focused agency, to help land fight and sponsorship opportunities primarily for elite amateurs who often, even after Olympic success, still struggle. struggling to find the fights needed to turn professional.

Nadia Brooks receives training from head coach Steve Broughton at Klempner’s Bermondsey club. The women’s club attracts people of all skill levels, from beginners to novices to professionals © Daniel Jones

“Lack of exposure” is her simple assessment of why she is and remains a rarity in the industry. “Women’s boxing for fitness is huge, but there’s still a lack of media promotion of women’s boxing fights and a lot to do in terms of pay parity and getting more women’s fight cards on TV – so more people like me are becoming aware of the opportunities,” she adds.

While Manya Klempner has found running her boxing gym less oppressive than working on a trading floor, Schofield admits the professional boxing industry is tough and “not for everyone”. She says she was welcomed and accepted, and her previous experience as a commercial manager at Royal Mail, which was also very masculine, helped build trust in an environment where she was in the minority.

“There’s absolutely no reason why women can’t be successful promoters and break through on the male side as well; you just have to be very focused on what you can deliver.

In Schofield’s case, it’s a mix of business acumen which she says has helped her drive a £290million-a-year increase in new revenue at Royal Mail, along with a willingness to tackle the ‘pink and shrink it’ school of thought – which simply gives women smaller gloves to wear and neglects gendered protection and welfare issues relevant to female boxers. As the profile of women’s boxing rises, this is the area where she sees the most opportunity for women to get involved – researching how menstrual cycles can affect performance, for example – as well as on the side of training.

One of his trainers, Michelle Nelson – a former aeronautical engineer drawn to the sport’s mix of “skills, science, psychology and heart” training amateur and professional boxers – says she feels “blessed” to work in an environment where its contribution is valued. However, she admits to feeling pressured to do more than her male counterparts to earn respect and be recognized in her role, whether by taking extra classes, volunteering or taking on other responsibilities in the boxing gym. .

She adds that mental toughness, resilience and a strong work ethic are essential to success in the industry, where, she says, “there are still those who don’t believe women have a place, especially at higher levels of sport. Fortunately, it’s a small minority,” she says. “The general consensus is that things are looking up and the sport is definitely moving in the right direction when it comes to gender equity.”

For Schofield, her biggest battle now is securing sponsorship from big brands, which she says often engage in positive rhetoric around women’s sports but can fall short with funding. That’s why Unified Promotions has yet to show a return on the “big chunk” it has personally invested. But change is underway; last month the BBC presented its first-ever professional women’s boxing event – Women of Steel – which took place in Sheffield under the Unified Promotions banner, featuring Schofield patrons.

Speaking ahead of the event, Schofield said: “I hope this really starts to show what can be achieved if you are tenacious and push hard enough. I love what I do – helping a fighter find a sponsor and hit the gym doing what he loves, there’s nothing more heartwarming than seeing that.

UVA professor shares memories of victims Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:45:46 +0000

UVA professor shares memories of victims

A University of Virginia professor shares his experience teaching Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis, two of the students killed in Sunday night’s shooting.

Jack Hamilton, author and professor of American studies and media studies at UVA, said he had Chandler in his class last spring and Davis in his class this semester.

“I’m so indescribably sad right now but I wanted to share some memories of them, because they were wonderful people,” he said in a Twitter thread.

He said Chandler was new to UVA when he enrolled in Hamilton’s big lecture class.

“He nonetheless made a point of coming over to my office hours on several occasions, often just to ask questions about how things were working around UVA,” he said. “Later, I helped him declare his American Studies major, which really got him excited.”

Hamilton described Chandler as “an incredibly nice person” who always had a “big smile” and was “really gregarious and funny”.

“[Chandler was] one of those people that’s just impossible not to love,” he said. “It’s so sad and infuriating that he’s gone.”

Davis was quieter than Chandler, Hamilton said, “but he was also such a nice guy.”

“After our first day of class this semester, he made a point of coming over to shake my hand and told me I should call him Vel,” Hamilton said.

He shared how much Vel’s classmates loved him “and vice versa.”

“In my experience, star athletes often tend to hang out with other athletes, but Vel seemed to go out of his way to befriend non-athletes,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton ended his Twitter feed saying he is “stunned and devastated and completely lost”.

“They were great people with a really unlimited future and they should always be here,” he added. “It breaks my heart.”

Is this the dream summary? Studio Nari designs Montero products for Lil Nas X and Coach Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:26:38 +0000

If there was one lesson to be learned from Studio Nari’s most recent project, it’s that you never know who’s going to stumble upon your work, especially if you’re collaborating with Coach. Having worked with the fashion house for the past year (“on a larger project that will soon be launched,” reveals Nari founder Caterina Bianchini), the studio had built up a huge catalog of work for the fashion brand. , including type and illustration . That’s when the creative director of Lil Nas X saw some of the studio sketches. “That was the start of the relationship, then we were asked to start creating a bespoke type for tour merchandising,” Caterina told It’s Nice That.

This commission resulted in lavish visuals spotted on new merchandising for Lil Nas X’s Montero Tour. wings. The butterfly, Caterina explains, played a crucial role in distilling the Lil Nas X style. Here standing as a symbol of freedom, transformation, hope, and beauty, the symbol “felt very fitting,” Caterina continues. “We wanted the type to feel fluid, bold (the inclusion of keylines helped that) and approachable (the soft nature and bleeding on characters tied to that).”

100 Thieves part ways with LoL head coach after three splits Mon, 07 Nov 2022 22:49:39 +0000

Posted: 2022-11-07T22:46:55

Updated: 2022-11-07T22:47:04

100 Thieves have announced that the organization has parted ways with its League of Legends head coach, Bok ‘Reapered’ Han-gyu, after three splits at the helm of the LoL team.

100 Thieves have parted ways with another top in their LoL division in Head Coach Reapered. The South Korean head coach is leaving the organization just weeks after the departure of the team’s general manager, Christopher “PapaSmithy” Smith.

Prior to 100 Thieves, Reapered was the head coach of Cloud9 for four years and left the team in September 2020. The coach then joined 100 Thieves and helped the team to a second-place finish in the regular season of 2021 LCS summer and 2021 LCS Championship premiere.

This achievement qualified the team for a spot at Worlds 2021 where 100T placed in the top 11. With Reapered leading the team, 100T did not place outside the top three in the regular season, in the playoffs or the LCS championship.

At Worlds 2022, 100T were eliminated in the group stage for the second straight year, this time with a 1-5 record.

“Legendary racing: Coming to the middle of 2021 and finishing 1st, 2nd, 2nd is the kind of organizational legacy that can never be ignored,” PapaSmithy commented under the announcement post of 100T on Twitter.

100 thieves clean house in LoL department

Some LCS organizations, including 100 Thieves, appear to be cleaning up for the 2023 season. Evil Geniuses recently released their coaching staff and many other head coaches across the league are seeing their contracts expire in the coming days.

The former 100T head coach will enter the offseason market in 2023 and has the option of joining teams in North America, Europe, South Korea and China. Reapered has coached in all regions except Europe as a head coach.

“It was an honorable and wonderful time. Thanks to all the players, fans, staff, org, and I wish all the best to those who watched. Thanks 100T,” said Reapered in response at the announcement.

USA beat Argentina at World Polo Championships in Wellington Fri, 04 Nov 2022 22:25:22 +0000

WELLINGTON — After a day of historic firsts, the United States is one game away from winning the XII FIP World Polo Championship on Sunday at the USPA National Polo Center.

Tied in sudden extra time in Friday’s semi-final, Nico Escobar scored the winning goal in the first minute to give the United States a 9-8 victory over previously undefeated defending champions Argentina , in front of a packed house at windswept Isla Carroll East Field.

The United States (3-1) will face Spain (3-1), who beat Uruguay 10.5-7 in Friday’s other semifinal, Sunday at 3 p.m. at the NPC.

The United States beat Uruguay 7.5-7 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals. In the bronze medal game at noon, Argentina will face Uruguay.

Historical player:Wellington’s Hope Arellano will make history when the FIP World Polo Championship kicks off at the USPA National Polo Center