Who is basheer abdullah?
Basheer Abdullah is a personal trainer committed to providing his clients with the foundation for a positive, healthy, vibrant life. With over 30 years of experience as an elite amateur athlete and medal-winning Olympic coach, he creates personalized fitness programs designed to maximize his clients’ workouts by utilizing core boxing techniques. Whether you are a high school student looking to get to the next level, a professional seeking some stress relief or a boxer going for the gold, Basheer will develop a safe and effective workout method to increase your energy levels, boost confidence and build athletic skills that will transform your whole body – while having fun and improving your overall health.
As a four-time U.S. Olympic boxing coach, Basheer has earned a host of accolades in the course of his career, including serving as head coach to the 2004 Olympic Men’s boxing team where Andre Ward garnered a gold medal at the Games in Athens, Greece. He led the Women’s boxing team as they made their groundbreaking debut at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Under Basheer’s supervision, 17-year-old Claressa Shields was awarded the historic first gold medal for women’s boxing in the middle weight class.
Basheer’s immense achievements with USA Boxing also comprise of coaching the Men’s World team to victory with four gold medals at the Men World Championships in 1999 and leading the Women’s team at the 2012 World Championship where they earned an impressive five medals. He was named USA Boxing’s “Coach of the Year” in 2002 & 2004 and “Developmental Coach of the Year” in 1999. Basheer was inducted to the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements as coach and a community mentor in 2007.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Basheer joined the United States Army as a way to create a better life for his family. During his successful 20-year military career, Basheer became an accomplished amateur boxer and coach. As elite boxer, Basheer scored a number of successes, including being named “Athlete of the Year” (Fort Bragg, NC) in 1992, becoming the three-time All Army and Armed Forces Champion and earning the FORCE-COM Championship for three consecutive years. In 1992, he was an Olympic Trails Qualifier and earned a silver medal the following year at the U.S. Olympic Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Basheer continued to tap into his passion, unending commitment and dedication to the sport as a coach and became a U.S. Army Master Fitness Instructor.
Six years ago, Basheer moved to San Diego, California. It didn’t take long before his nationwide following of athletes began to migrate to The Boxing Club in La Jolla for short training camps. His popularity has rapidly grown amongst the local fitness gyms as he continues to develop new champions and pass down his knowledge in boxing. He already has a great following not only from the local boxing fans, fitness fanatics, the professional and the amateur boxing community nationwide, but he is being sought out by the MMA professionals to improve their striking abilities as well as their defense.
Basheer is excited about the potential in San Diego and is eagerly looking to bring professional, amateur and Olympic style boxing to America’s Finest City. He currently trains out of The Arena Gym and has 6 professional fighters & 6 amateur boxers.