There is a certain familiarity about Germantown that Ra’sh Home can feel in his heart. “It reminds me of where I grew up in West Philly.”
Home, who holds a license as a USA boxing coach and a criminal justice degree from Temple University, hopes to bring two of his passions together at The Fitness Loft, a business started with two other individuals at 4529 Germantown Ave. This business venture, launched two months ago, aims to attract a variety of clients, providing a service to the surrounding neighborhood through nutrition and fitness training.
Home’s first service to the neighborhood is a summer Philadelphia Boxing Academy camp scheduled over the next few months for children ages 8-13. Activities for the camp will include workshops on anger management, violence escalation, instruction about nutrition and training in boxing.
“I’m not concerned about people beating other people up. I want my students to understand the art of boxing so that they can perform well not only in the sport but in their lives too,” Home said.
Speaking about his personal philosophy, Home said the way to win at boxing is to not get hit, which is a lesson he hopes young Philadelphians can apply to their every day life.
The summer camp is split into two sessions that are divided into two different age groups. Classes go from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A fundraiser for the camp will be held on June 14. For a $10 donation, attendees can participate in the event that includes dancing, a zumba class, and a chance to win a month of training. All proceeds will help subsidize the camp so that more children can attend. For more information, visit The Fitness Loft’s website.