Fighter’s Heaven is roughly 20 miles north of Reading, 30 miles west of Allentown, or 6 miles south of Pottsville.
58 Sculps Hill Road
Orwigsburg, PA 17961.
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The Training Camp is Open Monday-Friday by appointment year-round
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm from May through October
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated, all of which go to several partner charities including The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,The Muhammad Ali Center, and Avenues.
To escape the distractions of big-city gyms. He found the fresh air and wide-open spaces reinvigorating and loved spending time at Fighter’s Heaven.
Ali slept in a spartan, one-room cabin with no electricity and a hand-pump for running water. His wife and children stayed in a separate chalet at Fighter’s Heaven.
Ali built a large kitchen/dining hall where he and his entourage ate.
Ali built a gym with a boxing ring next to the dining hall. He also did his “road work” / endurance runs along local roads and chopped down trees with an axe to build strength and stamina.
Ali, who joined the Nation of Islam in 1964, prayed at a mosque he had built on-site at Fighter’s Heaven.
Through the preservation and restoration of the Training Camp in Deer Lake, PA, create a destination that will, for decades to come, remind some, and educate other, about the remarkable and inspirational life of Muhammad Ali.