Feb 12, 2020
Once Upon a TITLE- A Love Story
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I played college ball, so I’m not the kind of girl that takes a spin class.
Some may be under the impression that TITLE Boxing Club is all punching heavy bags and fist bumping gloves. What you might not realize is that it’s also community, friendship and LOVE! When there is so much devotion and bliss in a healthy environment, people come together and amazing things happen…like marriages!
Yes, this is a TITLE love story. Lauren and Jesse met in 2016 at TITLE Boxing Club Knoxville. At the time, Jesse was the general manager of the club and Lauren was a new member, “I played college ball, so I’m not the kind of girl that takes a spin class”, Lauren giggled as she told us why she started at TITLE. The two took a liking to each other right off the bat, as Jesse started helping Lauren before and after class, asking her if she needed help with her hand wraps and inquiring about her workout, “I guess you could call it good customer service”, she joked.
One thing led to another and the pair eventually started dating in 2017. After realizing the relationship would last, they began considering home loans, “Jesse had such an interest and was so passionate about TITLE, and the current owner of the club was talking about selling, so I said well what if we look at a business loan instead of a home loan?”. The couple switched gears and let fate step in, “We finished the sale in 2018!”, they were the official owners of TITLE Boxing Club Knoxville.
At the end of class, they were all doing ‘hands in’, he had the ring in his pocket the whole class, and he asked me to join everyone for it and got down on one knee.
Soon after their exciting purchase, Jesse proposed…in the club! “At the end of class, they were all doing ‘hands in’, he had the ring in his pocket the whole class, and he asked me to join everyone for it and got down on one knee”, Lauren recalled, “oh and all the members were in on it too”. The duo got hitched in May 2019 and have been happily running the club as a married couple ever since!
When speaking about their relationship and how it relates to running a business, Lauren said, “It’s difficult sometimes, but we really complement each other. I’m the mama to everyone and he handles the numbers”. Lauren and Jesse go above and beyond to maintain a family vibe and strong values within their club, which is made possible because of the time they both dedicate to being present, conversing with members and encouraging trainers. “Everything is very family oriented at our club, we like to make sure our family dynamic goes beyond us, and our family and marriage, and spills over into our club”, she proudly said.
Oh it will be a part of us forever, we’ve planned our lives around this club.
The two have really figured out how to incorporate TITLE into their marriage. “Oh it will be a part of us forever, we’ve planned our lives around this club”, she said. It’s safe to say we haven’t heard the last of Jesse and Lauren, as they are wanting to spread the TITLE love and open more locations in the future. So delete your dating apps and head to TITLE Boxing Club, as Lauren said, “the spirit, passion, and energy is contagious”, and you just might meet someone special too!