Delaware Boxing Class for Those with Down Syndrome Takes Off

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:47AM
By: Tom Kretschmer,

Jonathan Gainey has 14 years of experience in personal training and has worked with hundreds of clients and taught numerous fitness classes. But his favorite class to teach is the one nearest to his heart.

“I like to think it’s a testament to how long they’ve been with me and my class. They come in and their smiles never fade,” said Gainey.

He and his business partner Lauren Camp co-founded Down to Box, a nonprofit boxing program made specifically for adults with Down syndrome.

They say there was a void for cardio training for those individuals after the age of 18. The program began at his gym Knockout Fitness in Newark, Delaware.

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