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Adrian Peterson: Raised by Love & Loyalty

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AdrianPetersonFatherPeople find it hard to believe that Adrian Peterson has had this astonishing comeback and recovery, accompanied with a great season.

When you know who a person is and where they come from, and how they were raised, answers to questions often appear to be obvious.

I read that when he was in school, Adrian Peterson…that is, his university coach, a highly respected man, had advised him to stay away from his father when he got out of prison.

In a way, I can see why the man said what he said, but I also understood the man wasn’t from or raised the way his superstar running back had been raised.

A man should never tell another man to turn his back on his father. That was his mistake…

…His father was the reason he was who he is, both physically and mentally. Without his father, his coach wouldn’t have had the success and accolades he had with Adrian’s career at Oklahoma.

This is what loyalty and love raises…Champions in life, to his team, to his teammates, to his coaches, to his community, to his family, and most of all, to himself.

Is his comeback really that surprising? I think not.

Once again, God is demonstrating the foundation of family through trial, scrutiny and exile. Real Family, real Love, real Loyalty will always prevail.

This is B.A.M.


The Coming of the Snow: Physical Fitness & Mother Nature

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Snow-BonnieHarrisGoing to school in California, in certain places, you can see the mountains and snow…

It often made me think about or remind me of Belvedere Hill in Quebec that we would walk up everyday to go to school.  The snow was so pure, pretty, but it was a test of will.

The snow reminded me of being a teen in Rochester, NY wearing a bubble jacket and some “Tims” hanging in the staircases in Gateway…

The snow reminded me of being a youth in Niagara Falls, Canada playing street football with no jacket, street lights on…where the sidewalks of Armoury St., at least 6 days a week, turned into screaming stands of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium.

Snow has always been a stimuli where the air is fresh & brisk, it’s difficult to run in…

…This makes it a great workout too. It’s great for strength, balance, conditioning and builds your lung strength & capacity. You’ll never find anything better than nature.

People often state that it’s genetics that allow myself to be agile, quick and durable. To me, that’s only 10% of the equation.

I tend to believe that the elements that Mother Nature provides us with, played a much bigger part in my physical & mental development.

When it’s 2nd & 10, and you realize you’re covering the fastest dude on the field, and you still have 59 minutes to play the game…the snow is deep, thick, heavy, slick, unknowing, and everyone is on the banks watching to see how you’re going to maneuver, survive or excel, this is where and how character is built.

The snow built me for the heat of California.

Go on and enjoy that snow out there!

This is B.A.M.


Hope you enjoyed this Rant on B.A.M. Niagara Boxing.

photo: Bonnie Harris

Observations of Eating Over the Holidays

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HolidayGoodiesThis Holiday season, I have been observing how I eat, and how people eat in general during holidays like this.

For instance, I attended a family gathering where the food looked and smelled amazing. I’m sure it tasted wonderful too, but I didn’t partake in enjoying the food by tasting it. Why? Well, my body just didn’t really feel like it.

Conversely, some people get so down on themselves and others, and are so worried about overeating over the Holidays. What I want to tell you is this…

…Your body will only physically take in what it is able to take in. Food is energy, and we need energy.  You are in the “positive” or the “green” when you take in that energy from food. We need energy to perform everyday body functions, and activities.

RoastedTurkey2010Furthermore, when you’re gathering with family and loved ones over the Holidays, and this may be most important of all, you’re also soaking in that positive energy from them. So, it’s all good.

What we all need to remember, then, is that we should burn the extra fuel or energy off.

It is possible to enjoy the Holidays, with family, with food, and take it all in…but just take care afterward too.

This is B.A.M.!

Welcome to the New B.A.M. Niagara Boxing Website & Blog

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TireReady for the New Year, the new B.A.M. Niagara Boxing website has been revamped & moved.

We do hope you’ll come through and interact with us, check out our services or just come to learn about boxing.



B.A.M. Niagara Event @ After 8 Lounge This FRIDAY for Rolande Moses

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Come out and celebrate your success and to support professional boxer, Rolande Moses, part of the B.A.M. Niagara Boxing family!

This FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3rd at After 8 Lounge on Queen St. in Niagara Falls.
Doors open at 10:00pm and we will celebrate until 2:30am.

* No Cover Charge *

Dress Code in Effect – No hoodies or workout gear 😉
Bottle Service Available – $130/Bottle • Music is Top 40, Hip-Hop, and R&B

Hope to see all the GREATEST there!

Welcome to B.A.M. Niagara Boxing

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Boxing coach, James Phelps, Skipping - BAMNiagara.caI am proud to present to you our new website went live today!

Many of you know we have gone through some big changes with the club and are dedicated to growing and continuing to do big things.

The new location for our club is fresh and we are settling in. All of you who have stayed with us through this process are truly appreciated every single day.

Make sure to spread the word….B.A.M. Niagara Boxing is doin’ it big!


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