“I wanted to have the best gym in El Paso, period,” explained Mark Sandy, reminiscing on the opening of his Wolves Den five years ago. Since then, he and his team have gone about turning that dream into reality. Stretching out over 10,000 square feet, their facility features comprehensive boxing, weightlifting and cardio rooms, along with a shop that offers anything you could need for a training regimen, from supplements to boxing gloves. Beyond state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, the 24-hour gym boasts a top-notch security system, a team of experienced trainers (whose classes are included in the membership fee), a hospital grade InBody 570 that measures skeletal muscle mass and body fat percentage, a full-time cleaning staff and a membership cap to ensure the place never gets too crowded.
The Wolves Den’s reputation for excellence has made it the official fitness center for the El Paso Rhinos, as well as the preferred training destination for professional fight promoters like PBC Boxing when they visit El Paso. Despite the success, Mark isn’t content to rest on his laurels. Over the next couple of years, Wolves Den is set to expand over 20,000 square feet, adding a large matted jiu-jitsu space, a cryotherapy chamber and sauna, a new cardio facility and bigger locker and shower spaces.
WOLVES DEN GYM
1010 Wall St.
El Paso, Texas 79915
By: HENRY CRAVER
Photographed by: DANIEL FREDERICK