April 2014 sees the arrival of the newest member of our fight team, from Brisbane, Australia, Jake Lund!
Jake Lund is the latest fighter to join our team this year. He is 20 years old and has been training Muay Thai for nearly 5 years. With 19 professional and amateur fights already under his belt, having only tasted defeat twice, the young Aussie looks to have a promising career ahead of him.Jake quit his day job and set out for Thailand at the start of the year to follow his dreams of becoming a Champion.
After a short time at Phuket Top Team he left the hustle and bustle in the South of the island to join us in Thalang. Sumalee Boxing Gym appealed to Jake because of it’s tranquil location and it’s traditional values. Sumalee also offers trainers more suited to the larger nak muay, namely Khru Jack and Khru Max who both walk around above 75kg. After contacting Dr Lynne Miller (Managing Director) with an interest in training with us, Jake was offered a full sponsorship consisting of free accommodation, free training, and subsidised meals at the Ringside Restaurant.
Jake arrived at the camp in great shape and accepted his first fight with us after a week of training. He made his debut at Bangla Boxing Stadium on 6th April and made light work of his opponent, finishing the fight by TKO in Round 4. His next bout has been confirmed for the 18th April at Bangla Boxing Stadium. Read more about Jake in his fighter profile.
The year 2014 has got off to a great start for the Sumalee Studio. It seems word has spread about what we have on offer here as our services continue to grow ever more popular with both students staying at the camp and people from the locality. We have had an influx of bookings for our Strength & Conditioning Package
, with the vast majority of these customers looking for more than just conditioning for Muay Thai.
Most people come to us wanting to learn the basics of some of the most fundamental weight training exercises. We have been sending every client away with new knowledge to digest and take on board within their exercise regime.
Another area that has really taken off in the last month is our nutritional advice service. A lot of people come here looking to get in shape, in order to look more toned and conditioned. They quickly learn that in order to achieve this exercise is not enough, they have to look at what they eat as well. We have been working in conjunction with the Sumalee Ringside Restaurant
offering tailor made food plans to match their goals and food preferences. In addition, of course, it needs to be ensured they get the sustenance required to give them the energy levels they necessary to follow a high intensity training programme.
There have been a few new additions to the Sumalee Studio since the New Year. We now have a large LCD TV and an accompanying surround sound system. Studio users can link their own mp3 players to this allowing them to work out to their own music preferences. We have also brought in 3 additional sets of Body Pump equipment as well as instructional DVD workouts more suited for female studio users.
We are currently seeking outside professionals to come in to the Studio to teach group classes based on the Body Pump/Body Balance concept.
Our long term goal for Sumalee Boxing Gym is to be seen as a facility which offers world class Muay Thai training, as well as giving students the means to become the best by giving strength and conditioning and nutritional advice.Find out more about our Strength & Conditioning Package.