PAL Boxing Program
PAL and Boxing are synonymous dating back to the 1930's.  In Brick Township, the boxing
program was one of the major forces behind the building of the PAL Youth Center.  Offering
a full size gym, heavy bags, speed bags, and a full 20 x 20 ring, the PAL Boxing Program has
all of the amenities a prospective boxer would want.

The Brick PAL is a member of the United States Boxing Association, and all of our coaches
are USA Boxing Certified.

Programs are offered for both youth and adults,  with an emphasis on skill building and
development.  PAL Boxers complete a 6 week training course, and then move on to
sparring.  The goal is to develop quality Junior Olympic and Amateur Boxers.

The gym is open on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings.  Wednesday and Saturday are
conditioning days.  For more information, contact the PAL Office at (732) 477-0144 or email

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Bernie Zurella
Brick PAL Head Coach

Coach Bernie is an ACE, AFFA and AAAI/ISMA certified personal trainer and group fitness
instructor. He was a drill sergeant in the ARMY where he also competed on the boxing team
and served as a coach. He later went on to fight professionally in boxing and kickboxing while
also earning multiple black belts in karate. Coach Bernie has trained boxers and kickboxers
and has coached fighters to championships on amateur and professional levels. During his
professional boxing career he earned the title of Hawaii state champion before returning to the
states to compete and later transition to a professional kickboxing career where he became a
W.K.A world rated fighter. Bernie has trained and served in training camps with professional
boxers such as Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Marvin Campbell, Alan Mentor, the Spinks
brothers, and Dana Goodson. He has had the experience of training under and alongside
professional trainers such as Eddie Futch, Johnny Tacco, Tony Rodriguez, and Georgie
Benton.  Coach Bernie has also trained and competed with martial arts Hall of Famer Artie
Beins, as well as training 2012 Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee Prairie Rugillo to the Women’
s NY State Muay Thai Championship.

Michael H. Longsworth

Mike is a graduate of Kean University with a BS in Business Management.  After working in
corporate America for a few years he decided to follow his true dream and calling and went to
cosmetology school to become a licensed barber.  Mike had worked in several barber shops
prior to opening his own barber shop in 2009. Mike has always had a love for boxing but had
never gotten involved until he became student of the art in September 2004.  He trained here at
Brick PAL before deciding to become a coach in 2006.  Mike takes great pride and joy in
coaching boxing and takes every day of training very seriously

Salvatore Mattia

Coach Salvatore Mattia is an AMFPT, AAAI/ISMA certified personal trainer and group fitness
instructor. He is trained in boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has competed in
amateur martial arts competitions. Coach Sal currently works as a conditioning coach training
athletes, Police, Fire and Military Personnel, SWAT team officers, competitive martial artists and

Attilio "Artie" Basciano