New Fitness Center Combines Boxing, Synthetic Ice, and Yoga


Boxing on synthetic ice, complemented by yoga, is headed to Troy with the opening of the Boxing Rink and Deyoga Room on June 15.

“We wanted to create a special space where everyone feels welcome,” says Barbara Deyo, co-owner with Michael Martelli of the Boxing Rink. “We think we’ve found a way to help people find inner and outer strength — and together — all under one roof.”

To be housed in a 6,100-square-foot facility near Maple and Stephenson Highway (1705 Austin Dr.), the center will offer a boxing ring with a synthetic ice floor beneath the surface. The special ring will also teach hockey players how to protect themselves while training on their skates.

Other features include 20, 110-pound hydro-heavy boxing bags, a free weight area, a heated yoga studio, and for hockey players — two, 27-foot shooting lanes outfitted with custom-built shooting pads and NHL regulation goals.

In addition, the Boxing Rink will offer self defense workshops, personal training, and regular boxes classes, while the Deyoga Room will provide additional athletic cross training programs. “We believe in quality, not quantity, so our classes will be limited to 20 people so we can focus on a client’s form and function and give them the attention they deserve,” Martelli says.

The Troy Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at the facility’s grand opening party at 4:30 p.m. June 12. For more information, visit and