I grew up a boxing fan as a kid watching fighters like Oscar De La Hoya, Roy Jones Jr, and Manny Pacquiao. Every time there was a big fight on TV, the family would get together and tune in. However, I didn’t begin my boxing journey until I was 15 years old and had gotten really into Mixed Martial Arts watching UFC and Pride FC. As I had just joined the Wrestling team at school, I thought it would be a good idea to start working on my stand-up game. I started just watching videos and training at home for a couple of years until I gained the courage to step foot into a real boxing gym to get some lessons. After that first day, I was hooked and soon thereafter I began training in other arts such as Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I consider myself a Jack of All Trades but a Master of None. The knowledge I have gained over the years of training all over the country has been priceless and I am excited to share it with you at Title as I continue to grow myself as an athlete and coach.
My personal mantra: “My potential is limitless, and I choose where to spend my energy”
My training style is: authentic
My why: I have always enjoyed Coaching and helping others reach their health & fitness goals. This interest led me to pursue a Bachelors in Kinesiology at UTSA. Helping others understand that consistent physical activity can be beneficial in the long run of one’s life is important to me because it can make a difference in the body's reaction to stress and other detrimental factors. Thus, leading to a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Luke’s passion for martial arts began at the age of 10 after training in Kajukenbo for a year but was removed from classes when his parents could no longer afford them.
Two years later, he came across his father’s 8-person camping tent which was rolled up and stored in a drawstring canvas bag. Little Luke plopped the makeshift heavy bag onto a wooden dining chair and got to work; coach or no coach, he spent his entire summer striking the bag with punches & kicks.
As an adult, Luke had no real direction in life which forced him to admit he lacked the confidence, discipline, and self-esteem needed to excel in life. He recalled the only time he ever felt confident was when he practiced martial arts as a child. So at the age of 25, he stepped into his first boxing gym, alone and terrified. Boxing helped him to quit his cigarette habit and led him to compete in the 2012 Austin Golden Gloves tournament.
In 2014 Luke joined UFC Gym South Austin and trained in the Wellington Brito Fight Team to broaden his skillset with Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, sparring alongside advanced students as well as spending countless mornings hours alone on the heavy bag. Those days on the bag were when he learned the most – not only was he able to sharpen his technique but he was able to admit his flaws in order to improve. During the 2020 pandemic, Luke took the steps to become a certified USA Boxing coach and an ISSA Certified Kickboxing Instructor. This decision helped him gain a sense of progression during a stagnant period in everyone’s lives as a way for him to cope after losing his father to COVID complications, and to provide a positive role model for the children of his late sister who had passed just months prior.
Luke then had a brief stint of training people online with live-streaming boxing & kickboxing classes before taking a hiatus to pursue various charitable causes. Despite the hiatus, Luke was committed to becoming an in-person trainer as soon as the world showed signs of a promising outlook from the pandemic.
My personal mantra: "Man is like a dog tied to a moving wagon. If the dog refuses to run along with the wagon he will be dragged by it, yet the choice remains his: to run or be dragged." -Marcus Aurelius
My training style is: authentic
My why: Since I was a child it has been my passion to become proficient in martial arts. I am never happier than when I am training.
What gives me my fighting spirit: Reminding myself every day that I'd be lying to myself if I allowed anything to destroy my will. That I'd be lying to myself if I said I would do something but didn't do it. Stay true to yourself every day. The only way to go is up provided that you do not give up.
Having spent most of my life struggling with self-confidence and weight issues I began my transformational journey later in life than most. Fortunately, at the age of 30, I discovered boxing and with it a deep commitment to improving myself through strength training, healthy nutrition and combat sports. I spent the next few years challenging myself, researching countless fitness programs and methodologies to reach new levels of performance both inside and outside the ring. As a member of TITLE Boxing Club, I have continued to learn and enhance my athletic abilities to the point where training is now an integral part of my life.
In 2020, I set a new goal for myself and became part of the TITLE family as a Fitness Instructor. Driven by a passion to help others transform their lives through fitness, my training style incorporates high-intensity interval workouts (HIIT) with weight training to help boost metabolic fat loss, improve endurance and build muscle mass.
My personal mantra: Be ready to burn.
My training style is: energetic
My why: I want to share my focus on self-improvement, both physically and emotionally, with the fitness community so that it might inspire others on their transformational journeys.
What gives me my fighting spirit: A persistent desire to become a better version of myself.
I’ve played sports all my life from the time I was 4 years old. Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track, and of course, Boxing. I fell in love with not only the competition but the body movements and mechanics. As I grew up, I knew I wanted to do 2 things: continuously improve my mind and body, and connect with people, so I became a personal trainer. I broke my wrist playing baseball and broke my toe running track, but both injuries went unnoticed for years until I finally went to see a doc. All the while I was boxing, playing basketball, and running the whole time. I rushed into surgery to save my wrist because it had been broken for so long. This was a wake-up call that I need to be more careful and listen to my body. I’ve studied the human body and figured out how to lead a healthy life. I want to spread this knowledge, my wisdom, and my energy with everyone I meet on a daily basis. I have lived in Columbus, Ohio, Las Vegas, Seattle, and now Austin and am excited to see who I connect with and what life teaches me while I’m here.
My personal mantra: Ain’t Nothin’ to It But to Do it
My training style is: energetic
My why: The pursuit of Excellence: Mind, Soul, Body
What gives me my fighting spirit: I Only Have One Life… I’m Going To Make The Best Of It!
A dancer from the age of 5, Lana has always understood the importance of balance, weight distribution, strong cardio, and athleticism. Taking up boxing, initially, was a way to diversify her fitness routine and relieve the stress of her public relations career. The sport soon became her passion — consistently training between 4-6 times a week. Now, after over 4 years of being a member of Title Boxing both in California and New York City, Lana joins the team as a trainer to help others on their own fitness journeys as well as to discover the empowerment that boxing brings. She continues to grow and learn as a boxer & trainer and looks forward to sharing her evolution with the members of Title Boxing North Austin.
My personal mantra: Do it with passion or not at all
My training style is: energetic
My why: To hopefully be a part of a member’s growth in the sport - there’s nothing more rewarding to me.
What gives me my fighting spirit: The desire to be a better version of me than I was yesterday.
I started playing football in my youth but had to give it up in high school. Over the decade that followed I didn’t care much for staying in shape and put on about 50 lbs. In 2015, I started taking boxing/kickboxing classes and decided to educate myself on fitness/health. Not only did I lose the weight, but I ended up in the best shape of my life, and even competed in a few amateur bouts. Meanwhile I’ve always found joy in helping others learn “the sweet science”, and through having discussions on various health/fitness topics. This led to an interest in becoming a trainer. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity in early 2019 through a PT session at TITLE. Afterwards, I was offered a position here and gladly accepted it! As we continue to grow together, I couldn’t be more excited about sharing all the knowledge I’ve gathered on my MMA/fitness journey with you, my TITLE family!
My personal mantra: "Dont let others set your standards, exceed your own expectations."
My training style is: Intense
My why: Boxing helped reignite my passion for being the best version of myself I can be. I'd like help others find that as well.
What gives me my fighting spirit: The discipline it requires to be great in this sport is a challenge I enjoy.
Ken is another TITLE Member turned Trainer. He currently holds a 1st degree Black Belt in the World Taekwondo style and a separate 2nd degree Black Belt in the ITF style. In his youth he had competed in over 20 tournaments and was a 5 time California State Gold Medalist. Throughout the years he had also trained in Muay Thai, Boxing, as well as a bit of BJJ. He also had the opportunity to train in Kickboxing and Escrima under Graciela Casillas (Womens Boxing International Hall of Famer, the first fighter to hold world titles in both WWBA and WKA bantamweight, trained under Dan Inosanto) in Oxnard, CA. Though he had been doing martial arts for most of his life, he had fallen off the wagon and became severely overweight over the course of a few years due to a mostly sedentary lifestyle/occupation. After about a year of attending many classes at TITLE and eating properly, he had lost 70lbs, and had reignited his passion for Boxing/Kickboxing, even switching his career focus reflecting this.
My personal mantra: “Fall down seven times, stand up eight”
My training style is: Authentic
My why: I went through a ton of trial and error through my fitness journey. My previous weight had me struggling with physical/mental health, and I managed to make a complete 180. Transforming yourself isn’t easy but, I hope to shorten the learning curve and help others with what I’ve learned over the years. On top of that I’m a bit of a martial arts nerd. So for those that want to learn something new or improve their current technique, I’m always eager to0 help.
What gives me my fighting spirit: The never ending journey of self-progress, pushing my limits, strengthening my body, and steeling the mind.
With a background in martial arts, Richard began training boxing at the young age of 17 (1997) in his home country of France. He learned traditional boxing and kickboxing under coach James Dard (World Champion WAKO, 2X European Champion, 2X France Champion) for years. Passionate about sports and always looking for challenge, Richard started to add more conditioning workouts to his lifting and boxing routine to find the perfect balance in his fitness lifestyle. As his passion and knowledge grew, he started to workout with friends and family, while trying to help each of them reach their goals and achieve their results. As his reputation grew, Richard finally decided to take his love for sports and make it his job. A few years later, he became a certified personal trainer and began his career in various, renowned gyms, while striving to keep on learning the craft by continuing workshops with professional athletes. Helping his clients while pushing them outside of their comfort zone and seeing them ecstatic on reaching their goals is his greatest satisfaction.
My personal mantra: Strong mindset
My training style is: Heart
My why: I taught a bullied kid how to box and defend himself. It change his life and mine. From that day on, I knew I wanted to become a boxing coach in order to help people.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My wife and kids. Life and all the struggles I’ve been through.
Rhet was a member. Overweight and out of shape, he had no fighting experience and had no idea how to throw a proper punch. After his first session, Rhet was hooked. He felt the adrenaline of competition that he had not known for the better part of a decade. The only competition was himself, not a linebacker trying to take him out, or a pitcher trying to strike him out. More than that, Rhet had an instant drive to see how far he could take this. Rhet took 1, 2, and even 3 classes some days; he could not get enough. When everything was going wrong, Rhet found something that would give him back EXACTLY what he put in. Once he added a healthy diet, Rhet become a whole new person. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. When he was asked to teach class, Rhet could not say yes fast enough.
My personal mantra: "Don’t trust the stairs, I think they’re up to something."
My training style is: Transforming
My why: As a former multi-sport athlete, Rhet was pretty sure that he had waived bye to all athletic activity and had begun to make peace with the overweight and out of shape adult he had become. Then, Rhet found Boxing. His life has turned around 180 degrees since then. Rhet is in the best shape of his life without question and has laid out a foundation for an outstanding quality of life.
What gives me my fighting spirit: Self-belief is not self-centered. We can only fight effectively for others if we already believe in ourselves.
About a year after I joined TITLE Boxing Club, I got more involved in weightlifting and nutrition. I saw the changes in my own body and mental health and developed a passion for it. Boxing has been one thing I feel naturally good at and truly enjoy. I am training to compete in 2017 / 2018 and looking to continue my fitness / nutrition education.
My personal mantra: “Some complain that roses have thorns, others rejoice that thorns have roses."
My training style is: Authentic
My why: After being a member for 2+ years and transforming my own body and mind, I wanted to help others do the same.
What gives me my fighting spirit: Honestly, just continuing to try and be the best version of myself and helping others.
It was my father who introduced me to boxing and ever since then I was hooked. I’ve collectively trained at multiple gyms for about 4 years. I’ve always been an athletic person but this past year (2016) is when I turned it up another notch. Back in 2015 I tore my LCL in my knee and was on crutches, depended on lots of people for help in normal activities, became depressed, and gained a lot of weight. So I made a vow to myself to never let myself get in that position ever again. I attacked the gym, ate clean and correctly, and I never looked back. This year (2016) I have lost 45lbs and dropped 15% in body fat and I’ve never been so confident and happy in my life. I want to give my knowledge to help others to do the same. #KennyDuet #YesHeCan
My personal mantra: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Till I’m on Top!
My training style is: Energetic
My why: I wanted to show and prove that working out doesn’t have to be just a chore. Understanding the work that needs to be put in, why not enjoy the process along with the results! What better way to do that than with boxing?
What gives me my fighting spirit: Always striving to be the best. No matter what it is, I want to be the best I can be at it!
I began as a member, taking power hour classes and quickly began to see positive changes. Each day I was motivated, pushed and inspired by the trainers at TITLE Boxing Club Round Rock. The focus of my goals began to shift and becoming a trainer at TITLE Boxing Club settled in to the #1 spot. It has been the perfect way to satisfy my desire to coach, and share my dedication for health and fitness. I continue to educate myself, to learn and grow as a trainer in order to be a knowledgeable, positive and motivating coach at TITLE Boxing Club!
My personal mantra: Challenge creates change… so don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done.
My training style is: Energetic
My why: After taking a few classes at Title boxing, I knew I had to be a part of a club that transformed people physically, mentally and emotionally!
What gives me my fighting spirit: I enjoy helping people reach their full potential with their health, fitness and well-being.
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TITLE Boxing Club Austin North, TX wants to shine this months’ spotlight on Juan for being an awesome and dedicated member of our family. Juan has shown tremendous strength during his time at TITLE Boxing Club Austin North, TX and continues to push himself every day. TITLE Boxing Club Austin North, TX is not only a gym that is located near him and his family, but a gym that has welcomed and supported him since day one. Here at TITLE Boxing Club Austin North, we pride ourselves in transforming bodies, building strength, and boosting confidence. We are able to do this by providing a workout that challenges all parts of the body. Our boxing workouts contain jab, cross, hook and uppercut combinations that will help you burn calories while sculpting your body. Not to mention, our kickboxing and HIIT training classes that also utilize a boxers workout...
I’ve heard the classes are intense; do I need to be in great shape to do the workouts?
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t worked out in a while or have never boxed before, you can finish the workout feeling great! You’ll see that everyone goes at their own pace, but believe us that once you’re here, you’ll be inspired to give it your very best!
I don’t want to get hit; is this a contact workout?
No—not ever! Each person in class has their own heavy bag to workout on, plus their own space to move around the bag. Trust us, you won’t even realize anyone else is in the class because you’ll be so focused on the workout! And, rest easy, we never allow sparring or fighting at TITLE Boxing Club.
What makes TITLE different than other fitness studios?
Boxing is a great workout, perhaps one of the most challenging of all sports, and we want to bring you the intensity of the training, minus the impact. We’ll teach you how to roll with the punches by pushing you further than you thought possible.
I’m new to boxing; will someone show me the basics?
You bet! All of our classes are taught by instructors who will show you the ropes from the beginning. We’ll help you wrap your hands and walk you through the basic fundamentals. Everyone in class is at a different level, so take a deep breath and go at your own pace!
Can I bring my children with me?
We do not offer childcare services at TITLE Boxing Club. However, children over the age of eight are welcome to work out with you here and join as a member! Ask us about our Family Membership options.
What do I need to bring to class? How early do I need to arrive?
Hand wraps are essential for your protection and mandatory for class. You can bring your own or buy them here. We’ll have gloves for you to borrow your first time, and you might want to bring a bottle of water and towel! Plan on arriving 20 minutes early so we can get you settled and wrap your hands.
I’ve never hit anything before. Will I hurt myself?
For a beginner, the most important thing is to learn the proper form. The good news is that we’ll teach you! As you progress, you’ll be able to throw several variations of punches from different positions and develop your own punching technique to fit your style. People are usually surprised at how much they love hitting the heavy bag!