Who They Are & What They Do

Rival is a boxing and conditioning gym whose doors opened in 2013 with a small group of adults wanting to get in shape and try their chance in the ring. They’re now open 7 days a week and offer a variety of classes and programs geared to every fitness level and almost every age. Everyone is welcome at Rival!

For those who aren’t sure if boxing is for them, Rival offers a very affordable two-week trial. Go see them – they’re there to show you the ropes!

“Boxing is a great workout and beneficial for all stages of life. We not only teach people how to box, but help them with their overall fitness through nutrition coaching and personal training. Aside from our fitness classes, we offer semi-private kickboxing lessons, as well as sparring and contact drills for competitive athletes. We also host team-building and conditioning sessions for hockey, soccer and ringette clubs looking to improve their play and fitness levels.”

Why Cochrane?

When I moved to Alberta in 2007, I lived in Springbank, but would always come to Cochrane to shop. It was a natural fit to move closer to town and start my business here. Now we’re building a solid community and proudly represent Cochrane at competitions. Rival also hosts tournaments and boxing fundraiser events in town; the crowd is always enthusiastic, and the community is here to support each other in any way they can!

We love our community and believe in giving back through charitable events that help Cochrane grow stronger. Every year, Rival organizes a fundraiser to support Cochrane organizations and foundations. Our most recent event raised $12,000 for the future women’s shelter – Big Hill Haven!


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