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Move Over Rocky: Learn To Box From Former Champ At Expanded Westport Studio

From left, Rich Dean, owner of Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness in Westport and Patty Schwartzman, certified personal trainer.  The studio will officially open on Wednesday.
From left, Rich Dean, owner of Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness in Westport and Patty Schwartzman, certified personal trainer. The studio will officially open on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox
Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness in Westport
Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness in Westport Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox
Rich Dean's new boxing studio
Rich Dean's new boxing studio Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox

WESTPORT, Conn. -- When you step foot inside Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness in Westport, there's a giant boxing ring with Rocky Balboa on the right, throwing a punch, and Apollo Creed on the left, giving a jab.

Well, almost. At the club — which is reopening Wednesday in a new, larger location at 230 Post Road E. — students get to work inside a large boxing ring with former Olympic boxer Rich Dean.

“We expanded to accommodate a lot of different programs that we can now offer, including small group and one-on-one boxing sessions as well as classes in TRX and kettlebell,” said Dean, a USA boxing coach.

Dean's business was formerly located at 10 Bay St. in Westport.

Dean also works with patients in a Parkinson’s Disease Boxing Fitness Program that he designed to help reduce symptoms of this disease. "We work on flexibility, posture, balance and reflexes,” he said.

The studio also holds self-defense seminars with Westport police officers. The next seminar will be March 25 from noon.

Dean, a Trumbull resident, is a three-time Golden Gloves Champ and a two-time Gold Medalist.

For more information about Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness, call 203-957-5885 or click here .

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