From an indoor pool in the 80s to a new boxing gym


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The gym is located inside the moat that was once a municipal swimming pool. Photo: Badia del Vallés Town Hall.

(28-3-2022). The Catalan town of Badía del Vallés has a new gym specialized in boxing, whose peculiarity is that it is located inside a disused swimming pool.

A gym inside an Olympic pool. It is the curious location that the Club de Boxa Lacubierta has chosen, a gym specializing in boxing that has just opened its doors in the Catalan town of Badía del Vallés.

Its most striking feature is that it is located inside the old municipal indoor swimming pool, belonging to the Avenida Tibidabo Sports Center, which had been active in the 70s and 80s, but was currently in disuse.

In fact, the promoters of the gym, Rubén Solé and Maite Cuesta, admit that at first the project generated a lot of skepticism. “Only a few like us saw the gym in there, the rest didn’t even know how we were going to get down to the pit,” they say in a local newspaper.

The project, which has the support of the Badía del Vallés City Council, provides a new space for practicing boxing, which enjoys a growing demand in the area, in addition to recovering a disused space for practicing sports in the municipality.

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