- Coach of Eight Boxing Champions.
- The CCG Workout Program has been used by NY Mets Baseball Academy, American Basketball Association, numerous YMCAs and Boys & Girls Clubs.
- Over 25 Years of Professional Coaching Experience.
- Trained professional athletes, entertainers, fitness trainers, and other high-profile individuals including music superstars, Olympic Gold Medalists.
- AFSA Certified.
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About Coach Craig Gibson
As a senior in high school, Gibson excelled in both basketball and football. Even with several basketball scholarship offers, it was boxing that was in his heart and what he would go on to pursue.
Impressed by a community of boxers, Craig learned the art of boxing at a local recreation center in Glen Cove. Included in this group was the legendary trainer Howard Davis, Sr., whose son, Howard Davis, Jr. became a four-time Golden Glove Champion and Olympic Gold Boxing Medalist.
Despite his success and prowess as an amateur boxer, one of Gibson's mentors at the time, Panama Lewis, recognized Gibson's talent - much like his own - for training others. While Gibson worked as an assistant trainer for Lewis, his observations led him to not only recommend, but insist, that in lieu of becoming a professional boxer Craig instead pursue the management side of the business as a professional coach.
About a decade ago, while deeply involved in his training career, Craig made the tough decision to put his career (and the heavy travel it entails) on hold to devote more time to his family. The hiatus from boxing and training allowed Craig to explore a new career as a Professional Coach to individual and group clients; this eventually lead to the creation of the programs he promotes today. Coach Gibson is now on a mission to help people live healthier lives through the discipline and joy of health awareness and personal fitness by participating in the programs he calls "Craig Gibson Workout Program" (the group/corporate program), "Craig Gibson Fitness With A Message" (the youth program) and Crush Glove (Craig's boxing level academy program), Coach/Trainer of all sports and Coach Gibson's Basketball Clinics.
For over twenty five years, Coach Gibson has worked with young people to foster good habits and healthy fun. Coaching children and teens in basketball is, and has been, an integral part of his regular routine. As a person who nurtures talent, Craig has learned and understands that perseverance, consistency and, "stick-to-itiveness," are the essential ingredients necessary for success in life. This philosophy is the engine that fuels the Fitness to all of Coach Gibson's Programs.
Not just a program for professionals, Gibson's Workout Programs apply the same guiding principles to athletes and non-athletes alike. Whether the goal is to lose weight, tone muscle, build stamina, or gain self-confidence, Craig's programs help you to do what you need to do to improve your well-being. "Craig Gibson Workout Programs are designed to be fun," says Coach Gibson, "It allows participants to condition at their own pace, at their own level - to become mentally and physically stronger in anything they chose to do."
Says Coach Gibson, "I believe the rules of sports in general apply to your daily life, your career, or whatever you do — the discipline it takes to be a Champ in anything requires the same kind of focus that you can channel into other pursuit in which you're involved. Whether you're a student, a teacher, a lawyer or a home-maker, Coach Craig Gibson's Programs can help give you that focus."
Still well-known and well-respected as a veteran coach in athletic circles, Coach Craig Gibson is an energetic, enthusiastic soul whose passion transcends the boxing arena where it first developed. Today, through his programs, Coach Craig Gibson continues to fulfill his calling to coach, train and help people from all walks of life to get fit, stay fit and live the life of a Champion.
People, Places and Things
New York City: Gibson Gym, Time Square Gym, Ring Side Gym and 42nd Street Gym
The Bronx: Boys & Girls Club, PAL, Gloria Wise, Bronx Community College and Job Corp
Brooklyn: Bedstuy Gym, Brownsville Recreation Center
Queens: Boys & Girls Club, Roy Wilkins Park
Nassau County: Glen Cove and Hempstead Boys and Girls Club; United Methodius Church, Hempstead; Allen Garden, West Hempstead; Freeport Recreation Center, Roslyn Youth Center; Bally's, Westbury; Westbury PAL; Glen Cove YMCA; Glen Cove Police Boxing Club; Glen Cove Youth Baseball; Landry Gymnastics Center, St Patrick's Church Youth Basketball League, Glen Cove; Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, Greenvale
Suffolk County: Seed of Faith Church, Nazarene Community Church, Youth Center, Wyandanch; Suffolk County PAL
New Jersey: Atlantic City Boardwalk Hotels: Trump, Bally's, Caesars, Showboat, Trump Taj Mahal, TheChelsea; Ringside Gym, Jersey City; Atlantic City Convention Center
Maryland: Run and Shoot, Forestville
Washington, DC: South East Boys and Girls Club
Pennsylvania: Shawnee Lakes, Poconos; Heavy Weight Champion Larry Holmes Training C amp, Easton
Tennessee: Memphis Cook Convention Center
Colorado: Healing and Arts Center, Crestone
New Mexico: The Sikh Temple, Albuquerque
Texas: Lu Duva Training Camp, Houston
Montana: Whitefish Mountain Mall, Whitefish
Florida: Dyah Ali Davis - 2012 Champion Team Davis; Don King's Training Camp, 5th Street Gym, Miami
Las Vegas: MGM Grand, Bally's, Treasure Island and Mirage Hotels
Nevada: MGM Grand Hotel, Reno
California: Olympic Training Camp, Big Bear
Panama: Training Camp, Panama City
St. Croix: PAL, Fredricksted
St. Maarten: Cupecoy Hotel & Resort, Cupecoy Bay
Jamaica: Dragon Gym, Kingston
Puerto Rico: Roberto Clementi Marina, San Juan
Italy: Training Camp, Pulmo
England: Davis Training Camp, London & Kent
America Top Team, Boca Raton, Florida
American Basketball Association - The Queen's Kings, Queens, NY