The All Stars boxing gym in West London has character and characters. Housed in a converted church it was founded in the 70's by Mr Akay, the man that still holds the reigns today. It's an undeniably special place. The amateur boxers who come to the gym three evenings each week to train are focussed and disciplined. The men that train them instill these qualities through a no-nonsense schedule of hard work and fair play.
I photographed two of their training sessions and then went back with lights to photograph one of the clubs current champs (a post to follow). Scheduled after these amateur boxing sessions are 2 hour fitness sessions. At weekends there are kick-boxing and women-only sessions. If you live in the Harrow Road area and want to get really fit, supporting a gym that's supported your local community for decades might be the perfect solution.