“DickyÂ takes no prisoners. He is the real deal & he will kick your ass into fighting shape. He’s tough & he’s relentless. He’s theÂ energizer bunny. He’s also funny as hell. One way or another, your sides are gonna be splitting. In boxing, & in life, he has been over the edge, & come back laughing. Dicky will push you further than you ever thought possible, mentally & physically. Enter the ring with him at your own risk.” -Â Christian Bale (Christian trained with Dicky to prepare for his portrayal in “The Fighter”)
“Dicky’s world class. No matter what level you are at in boxing, he figures out what you’ve got and what you don’t. Then he works with you to bring out the best. ”
- Nick Guerrera, Attorney at Law and boxing student of Dick Eklund.
“Best workout I’ve had with any sport. Whether it’s with a group, or one on one, nothing compares. ” – Mike Coppola, Financial Analyst, former high school and college athlete.
“The quality of Dicky’s training sets a new standard. The depth of his knowledge allows him to tune workouts to the individual’s unique strengths and needs. You learn to stop being surprised when he says he was thinking about you the other night.. the movements & rules of your sport… what you could include in your training to draw new advantages. You stop being surprised when he asks why you looked distracted today.. becoming as much your friend as your trainer. None of which detracts from the ferocity of the work-outs.. He WILL drag to your limits and and stand over you till you break them; but his humor and sensitivity almost allow you to forget the pain you’re in… almost.”
-Bernie Ongewe, Professional Kickboxer & two time Karate champion
“I haven’t trained often with Dicky, but when I have, it was 100% beginning to end. He finds and exploits your weaknesses making them better and then no longer weaknesses at all. I thought I was in better shape and once we got going, it was evident he was pushing me and making me work harder, which is an invaluable trait for a trainer. From mitts, to footwork, to ab work, he will make you better step by step. As a fighter and coach myself, i know a good trainer when i see one and Dicky is just that!”
-Ryan McDermott, Muay Thai / SanDa Coach at REDLINE Fight Sports & 2005 USKBA Nat’l Super Middleweight Champion
“I was a chubby guy my whole life until I met Dicky Eklund. After meeting Dicky I was able to drop 85 pounds in 5 months. His ability to drive someone further than they ever they could go is unparalleled. He is hands down the best one man workout around today.”
“When you’re an Olympic level athlete, you seek out World Class instruction. Dicky’s knowledge and passion for the sport is unmatched.”
3-Time U.S. National Heavyweight Champion & U.S. Team Member (Olympic Taekwondo), U.S. National Collegiate Team Coach & Harvard University Taekwondo Team (Head Coach)