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Knockout spring fashions shine the spotlight on Authur Ramalho’s West End Gym in Lowell.

“Building boys is better than mending men,” says The West End Gym’s owner, Arthur Ramalho. Ramalho got his start by training students how to box at a reform school. Later, he rented a boxing gym before it burned down. In 1995, he opened West End Gym in Lowell and since then, it has become a haven for young kids looking for a little guidance or for a friendly place to get fit. Ramalho, soft spoken and genuine, notes that the boys and girls, men and women, who come to his gym all become a part of the West End family. The respect and love that is shown to Ramalho is unabashed. Colleen Jones of Lowell recently enrolled her son, Reinaldo, for one year and says that the training has not only given him confidence, but has also allowed him to focus despite his diagnosis of severe ADHD. “Everyone here works as a team,” says Ramalho.

Ramahlo was kind enough to let Northshore into his gym for our Spring Fashion Spectacular. Check out the photo gallery below which also feature the styles of these North Shore stores:

American Apparel,

Chic Consignment, 46 Main St., Andover, 978- 474-1755,

Club Monaco,

Dresscode, 2 Elm Sq., Andover, 978-470-0300,

Free People, Burlington Mall, 781-272-4217,

French Lessons Boutique, 26 State St., Newburyport, 978-499-0499.

Gia Ventola, 9 Sylvan St., Peabody, 978-538-0800,

Helene M., 15 Walnut St., South Hamilton, 978-468-3455,

J. Crew, Burlington Mall, 781-229-2483,

Jacalyn Bennett, 45 Water St., Newburyport, 978-462-1966,

Lord & Taylor, Burlington Mall, 781-273-1461,

Red Bird Trading, 50 Water St., Newburyport, 978-462-5566.

Target, 240 Independence Way, Danvers, 978-762-4439,

Viola Lovely, 15 Walnut Rd., South Hamilton, 978-468-1775,

Wishbasket, 50 Water St., Newburyport, 978-465-1515.

Credits: Photography by John Goodman.Creative Director, Robert F. Parsons. Styling by Marci Duarte for Team Artist Representative. Hair by Michael Albor for Ennis and the Loft Salon. Makeup by Lauren Genatossio of Sarra Beauty for Team Artist Representative. Photo Assistant: Jason Goodman ( Model: Gabriela Salvado for Wilhelmina Models.