We had the good fortune of connecting with Coach Roux and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Coach Roux, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The thought process for EaDo Boxing Club was to have a boxing gym that was interactive and fun; giving you the best of both worlds i.e. learning the true craft of boxing (combinations, footwork, and defense) while combining that with the most high-intense cardio in the industry. EaDo Boxing Club’s mantra is: “The best boxing gym for anybody serious about training like a Boxer without getting hit!”
What should our readers know about your business?
EaDo Boxing Club’s Mission is “to help people get in the best shape of their life and love every minute of it.” What truly sets me apart from others as a professional trainer is my passion. I truly love the sport of boxing and love what I do every waking minute of each day. I meditate each night and envision what the next day’s series of workouts are going to be, and wake up each morning excited about the day ahead training each client. I definitely know my clients see that love, desire and passion exude from my spirit each and every day that they train at EaDo. What I’m truly mostly proud of is developing a concept to teach boxing in a manner where clients can get the full-blown experience of actually training their minds and bodies like a professional boxer, without the inherent risk of serious injury. The journey for me was long and arduous; but I wouldn’t change the process for anything because the process has truly made me appreciate the privilege of owing a gym that is changing members lives and improving their overall health and wellness each day. I think the most important lesson I’ve learned along the way is every client is different and has their own individual story that needs to be heard, understood and valued. That is what we are all about at EaDo. Representing each client’s individual best interests and needs to fulfill each goal and presented challenge. EaDo Boxing Club is ‘simply the best boxing gym in town, from group classes to sparring and training for amateur fights we’ve got you covered’.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m definitely a foodie; and I believe Houston is one of the top southern cities with some of the best cuisine. I would definitely want my best friend to get a variety of great food here so I would take them to get the three best things Houston is known for. We would go grab Barbecue at Rays, Seafood at Blue Water, and a great steak at Hillstone. As far as hang out’s; hopefully they would be visiting during Rodeo season as the Cookoff event should definitely be a bucket-list item for anyone visiting Houston, along with taking them to a slew of great shows and concerts.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I was fortunate to train with and learn the sweet science of boxing from one of the best trainers in the world. Coach Eric Brown at Wild-Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles, CA is a true old-school teacher of the craft. He infused in me from day 1 the fundamentals that it takes to truly master the fine art of boxing. He also instilled in me the understanding that there are truly no short cuts in this sport; and I constantly remind myself and my clients of this every day as we continue to put in the real work.