“They train, we train harder”


Dynamite Boxing is a grass roots boxing gym. We believe in hard work, determination, positivity and the mentality to achieve greatness. Through the power of multi-sport training, we support athletes of all ages to push their boundaries and become champions in the ring, on the ice, and in their lives.



Dynamite Boxing Club is located in Calgary’s northeast and features a classic boxing ring, 2 72 foot running turfs, weight lift area with racks, heavy bag area, plus much more.  We have over 5000+ square feet of space and can accommodate all groups, individual athletes and teams no matter what the goal is.

Over the past year, Dynamite has been expanding. Our new Yoga Studio is almost ready to go. We will be running classes with a certified instructor 3 days a week. We also are working on opening our merch store very soon! Our merchandise includes, custom Dynamite Boxing Club gloves and wraps, hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, trunks, hats, toques and much more! 

Dynamite is now offering in house massage and acupuncture as well! For more details, keep scrolling!



Dynamite Facilities
Dynamite Facilities



Coach Shane

Shane Thompson

Owner/Operator, Coach, Mentor

Coach Shane began his journey and dream of coaching boxing in 2001 while he was teaching construction at Van Horne High School in Calgary. He started by recruiting a few students that showed a particular interest in the sport and started training them during spares, lunch and any breaks. From there he built himself a gym in his garage and started them training them there. Some of the kids went on to win Golden Gloves in Calgary and Shane realized his true passion of coaching. Since then he has been involved in many aspects of competitive sports ranging from competitor to coach and mentor in boxing, having experience in coaching amateur and professional fighters. Dynamite Boxing Club has come a long way from training fighters while he was a teacher, opening a gym in his garage to now having his own beautiful 5000+ square foot facility that he calls home. His passion for the sport has allowed him to grow and engage in the community, creating a place for all ages and levels of experience to step out of their comfort zones and learn the art of boxing. 

Along with boxing, Shane specializes in on and off-ice training for hockey players. He has an extensive hockey background as a player, a coach and a trainer. Dynamite Boxing Club believes that multi sport training is the best training for all athletes to become multi-dimensional well-rounded players. Boxing creates good habits, discipline and self driven work ethic which is beneficial to all athletes. DBC has been home to many hockey teams throughout the years including the entire Calgary Saints organization for the past 5 seasons, Quadrant levels including AA and AAA Bantam and Midget teams, over 25 Simons Valley community teams plus various Soccer, Lacrosse, Football and Ringette teams. Shane not only pushes to get the most out of the athletes that he trains but he maintains personal relationships, coaching and mentoring and offering guidance to them through-out their athletic careers. Shane has empowered hundreds of people to reach their goals. His presence is infectious. When he teaches, he knows how to make you feel like you are capable of doing anything.

Neal "OG" Mathieson

Neal "OG" Mathieson

Coach, Trainer, Motivator

OG has been coaching along side Coach Shane since 2010. But prior to coaching with Shane, OG and Shane have known each other since childhood. He joined the gym to learn to box and maintain his fitness. From there he fell in love with the sport of boxing and realized his passion for coaching and training. He has since become known as one of Dynamite’s most hard nosed and well-respected coaches. OG has his Level 1 Boxing Alberta Coaching certificate and specializes in “old school” circuit conditioning, pyramid training and puts his own “OG” spin on Yoga training. If you know, you know. Neal also has an extensive background in hockey as he started playing hockey at a young age and played all the way to junior in the SJHL. He has been assisting Shane coach on and off the ice, mirroring his values and techniques. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with. As a father of 5 (that’s right, 5), Neal’s personal experiences and the love for his children is what grounds him, and inspires him to be in the best shape his life, motivating others to do the same


Mike Smallwood

Mike Smallwood

Coach, Trainer, Mentor

In Coach Mike’s previous career he worked as a counselor for at-risk youth after finishing a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. He ultimately discovered that he was able to achieve his goals with youth more effectively as a coach. Coach Mike uses boxing to teach lessons focused on independence and resiliency. He focuses on building character and on the value of overcoming adversity. Coach Mike has been around combat sports for a long time! He competed internationally as a Muay Thai fighter for several years before becoming a professional boxer who compiled a record of 8-1. Coach Mike loves training people of all ages and all skill levels and is always excited to train new students!

Raj Dhaliwal

Raj Dhaliwal

Coach, Entrepreneur

Coach Raj is no stranger to the sport of boxing. As an amateur boxer for the past 10+ years Raj has an extensive background in the sport. He has been coaching the fighters and kid’s class with Dynamite for over 4 years. He loves to hold pads and teach footwork. His knowledge of boxing brings a different perspective and he enjoys sharing that with the kids. Coach Raj not only spends his time at the gym but is also a successful entrepreneur. He owns various businesses including his newest venture of Canelos Ice Cream YYC. When he is not at the gym or at work Raj enjoys watching anime, reading and spending time at home with his family.

Brayden Thompson

Brayden Thompson

Coach, Trainer

Being Coach Shane’s son, Brayden has spent his whole life in and out of the gym, training and learning from the coaches and fighters around the gym. Although he is a newly certified ISSA personal trainer, his knowledge and passion for boxing comes from, watching and learning. 

Gigetta "G" Hall

Gigetta "G" Hall

Coach, Trainer, Yogi

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Cindy Gutierrez

Cindy Gutierrez

Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist

Cindy is a registered member of the MTAA (Massage Therapy Association of Alberta) where she remains in excellent standing. In 2012, Cindy graduated from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy with honors. There she worked closely with some of the best RMT’s and educators, receiving excellent training while maintaining the highest national standards. Shortly after graduating, Cindy successfully completed additional training and received her certification in Active Release Technique (ART). Her training and further knowledge didn’t stop there, she then attended the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine where she graduated and received her Bachelors in DTCM and RAc (Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture).

Cindy has been fortunate enough to work with people from all walks of life including professional athletes both beginner and elite, weekend warriors and your everyday person. Her treatments are customized to best suit her clients’ needs as there is no “one size fits all” treatment. Overall, the specialization of Cindy’s therapeutic massages aims to treat various ailments and conditions.

Saroya "T" Tinker

Saroya "T" Tinker

Professional Hockey Player, Coach, Mentor

Saroya comes to Dynamite from Yale University where she played defense for the University Team. She also obtained double major Bachelor’s degree focused in History of Science, Medicine & Public Health and Sociology from Yale University. She then signed a professional contract with the WNHL Riveters for the 2020 season. As of 2021 she is signed  and plays for the Toronto Six. She comes with great knowledge and passion for the sport and is an amazing mentors for the future of hockey.  

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