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Meet the Trainors

ALEK KUCICH - FOUNDER

Quote I Live By:

“Outwork your problem. If you can’t outwork them, out dress them" 

Fun Fact About Me:

 I won a tennis tournament at the Tennis Hall of Fame, and if you go there I have my name on a trophy on display 

 

Bragging Rights

I did "bring sally up" (the push up challenge) for the whole song 

 

Why I like Boxing

Boxing is one of the few exercises that can actually get you in better shape and it allows you to work on a skill that people have always been in awe of. You can get faster on a treadmill, but you don’t really work on a skill. With boxing, you are working out and getting visible results, but at the same time learning a skill such as a new combo, which can’t be replicated by any other workout.

 

Classes I teach 

Everything

 

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

Energized and confident

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NELL KUCICH - CO-FOUNDING TRAINER

Quote I Live By:
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”


Fun Fact About Me: 
I played tennis in college!

 

Bragging Rights:
I have been boxing for 10 years, am CPR/AED and First Aid certified and am AFAA certified. 

 

Why I Like Boxing:
I wanted a workout that challenged me physically and mentally. It's a sport that makes me feel confident and strong. You don't ever have to use the skills in real life, but I know I can if I need to :) 

 

Classes I Teach 
Group classes (adults and youth), privates (adult and youth) and parties

 

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class
I want people to leave saying "I can't wait to do this again" 

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SEAN COLLINS - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:
“When you feel like quitting think about why you started.”


Fun Fact About Me:
I began working out at 11 years old and haven't stopped since.

 

Bragging Rights:
I am a certified boxing fitness instructor under the auspices of both Box N' Burn Academy (Level 1 & 2) and the Boxing  CPR/AED trained. I am also certified in Personal Training with the American Sports & Fitness Association.

Why I Like Boxing: 
Boxing makes me sweat like nobody’s business. I understand that there is a wide range of fitness abilities that are age and experience based. I tailor your workout to meet you where you are in fitness and age

Classes I Teach:
Group adult classes, private training sessions for adults and children.

 

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class
Confident and exhausted.

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DANIELLA DiMARCO - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“Don’t adapt to the energy in the room. Influence the energy in the room.”

Fun Fact About Me:

I love to read and dance and taking long walks.

 

Bragging Rights

World Language National Honors Society for Italian; Dean’s list two semesters in a row. Going for teaching in early childhood education

 

Why I like Boxing

I started boxing because I really wanted a workout that would challenge and push me. I wanted something that I could do that I would never get bored of doing. Each workout everyday is challenging and pushes me to new limits every time. There is always something to improve and a next level to reach in boxing and I am always striving for that next level. I love boxing because it challenges and motivates me to be strong and active and to push myself. 

 

Classes I teach 

 Group youth classes and private youth group classes. I also work parties!

 

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

After taking my class I want people to feel empowered, strong, confident, happy, and excited to look forward to the next meeting!

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DONALD GRUPSKI - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“Anything in life worth doing is worth over doing. Moderation is for cowards.”

Fun Fact About Me:

I ran competitive track in college and after college for a year. 

Bragging Rights

I spend my free time at the beach surfing and hanging out with friends. I have a criminal justice and computer science degree and love working out in my free time. I am also CRP, AED and Basic Life Saving certified. 

 

Why I like Boxing

After I stopped running track I wanted to start another individual competitive sport that had the same cardio vascular results, and boxing fit that description perfectly. 

 

Classes I teach 

Group adult and kids classes along with privates for all ages. 

 

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

Confident in their boxing abilities and energized after the workout. 

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DAVID DE ROSA - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“The Only Person You Should Try to be Better Than Is Who You Were Yesterday” – Victoria Vanriele

Fun Fact About Me:

The main reason I wanted to start learning martial arts is because I've always dreamt of becoming a Power Ranger.

Bragging Rights

I'm a Black Belt in Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts, I've run in 5 Rugged Manaics and 4 Tough Mudders, and I've starred in a Brooklyn College thesis film and have been in an episode of The Politician, and And Just Like That.

Why I Like Boxing

As a martial artist, having control of your hands is a surefire way to victory should you ever find yourself in a self defense situation. As a group fitness professional, it's one hell of a workout!

Classes I teach

Group Adult and Kids Classes. Privates for all ages.

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

Like they've learned something fun and new, and sweaty.

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RAUL MAGON - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“I consider him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self." - Aristotle

Fun Fact About Me:

Despite my appearance, you might be surprised to learn that when I'm not training or working, I'm home either studying or indulging in a good book. 

Bragging Rights:

I've had the honor of participating in several fights in Muay Thai, kickboxing and amateur boxing. I've competed in Germany and trained in Thailand which has shaped me both as an athlete and as a person. I've also earned a scholarship at the National University in my country, achieving 4th place nationwide!

Why I Like Boxing

Boxing is a beautiful display of controlled movement and intelligence. Contrary to popular belief, it's not all about brute force...it's the science of hitting without being hit. Personally, boxing has helped me overcome tough challenges as a youngster and brought me closer to academics, science, discipline and focus. It's a sport promoting respect and sportsmanship. 

Classes I teach

Group Adult and Kids Classes. Privates for all ages

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

I want people to leave feeling empowered, knowing they've had a great workout and acquired proper boxing techniques. 

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JEO RIVERA- TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“Be like water" ---Bruce Lee

Fun Fact About Me:

I played in a tournament at the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Bragging Rights

I ran a 4.74 40 yard dash in High School.

Why I Like Boxing

It's a great way to get cardio in your workout and boxing is a great workout to shock the body. It helps clear the mind and relieves stress.

Classes I teach

All classes and privates.

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

Confident and healthy.

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COLIN BISHOP - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“Who you are speaks louder than what you say. Action creates opportunities, feelings follow behaviors."

Fun Fact About Me:

I met my wife at a fitness class in Long Island City. 

Bragging Rights

I am a qualified life coach and ski/snowboard instructor. I have also competed in these different events...

- Hyrox: Top 10 for my age group

- Spartan Race: Placed in top 50 out of 4,500 people (all ages)

- NYC Marathon, Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac and various 5K, 10K and Half Marathons. 

- I have visited over 150 different fitness studios around the world.

Why I Like Boxing

I have been boxing for over 15 years. Boxing is the ultimate sport for mind and body. If you're fit enough to box, you're fit enough to face any battle in life. 

Classes I teach

All classes and privates.

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

My classes should help you feel mentally and physically stronger. My ultimate goal each class is to inspire you to come back. 

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AMY CALJEAN - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“Manifest the best"

Fun Fact About Me:

I competed in a roller derby league! 

Bragging Rights

- I have 10+ years of kickboxing and boxing training experience

- I'm CPR certified

- I'm a trained "nose", developing fragrances at a French perfume house!

Why I Like Boxing

I love boxing because it is a pure moment of focus on nothing else but the movements. My mind can take a break from daily stressors and it's a blissful chance to just flow! It relives tension and sharpens the mind body connection. 

Classes I teach

All classes and privates.

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

Strong, confident, energized and accomplished!

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COLE GOODMAN - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality”- Bruce Lee

Fun Fact About Me:

I love playing the guitar and golf and I can speak French.

Bragging Rights

- I'm a New York DECA state champion in Business Finance.

Why I Like Boxing

I started boxing to gain strength and confidence, and I love it because it empowers me and provides me with a community of like-minded fitness professionals and enthusiasts. Boxing is an impressive skill in general, and a great conversation starter :) 

Classes I teach

All classes and privates

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

I want people to feel exhausted, sweaty, and empowered right after a class, and sore the next day!

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SARINA ZARNIGHIAN - TRAINER

Quote I Live By:

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Fun Fact About Me:

I swam competitively when I was younger, and have worked with people with disabilities in an adaptive surfing event the last 2 years. 

Bragging Rights

- I'm a doctor of physical therapy student at NYU

- I'm a certified health coach and plant based nutritionist 

- I'm working on my Pilates mat certification 

- I'm certified rock steady boxing instructor

- I'm CPR, BLS, advanced life support certified 

Why I Like Boxing

I started boxing 7 years ago when I started college. I was an athlete all throughout my childhood into high school and I wanted another sport that I could get better at and challenged me like gymnastics did. I love how you can constantly get better, learn more skills and release any stress you have!

Classes I teach

All classes and privates

How I Want People to Feel After Taking My Class

I want people to feel confident, strong, and capable in their bodies. I want people to leave empowered every time they work with me. 

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