An epidemiologist by day and TITLE trainer by night, Brittany (“Queen B”) is forever a tough-chick nerd. Primarily focused on academics and music in her younger years, Brittany didn’t develop a love for fitness until college when, through rowing and rugby at the University of Tennessee, she first experienced what it meant to really “push yourself” mentally AND physically. Thankfully the fitness lifestyle stayed with her and she started boxing in 2013. She got her start at a locally-owned boxing gym in New England where classes were geared toward women and taught by professional and amateur boxers that had actually seen time in the ring. She was immediately obsessed with the many benefits of boxing: physical (weight loss), emotional (stress relief) and mental (self-confidence). Upon moving back to Tennessee, Brittany was disappointed to not have a gym that provided the same classes that had become such a big part of her life and routine, so when TITLE opened in Knoxville, she joined the first day it was in business. Most members might be surprised to learn that Brittany considers herself to be a bit shy and introverted at times. When she was approached to be a trainer for TITLE, she initially said no. Eventually she decided she wanted to do something to step out of her comfort zone and has since loved every minute of each opportunity to help members develop and push themselves beyond their own limits. Not only has becoming a trainer given her rewards in the joy she gets from seeing members grow and change, but it’s led to confidence in other areas of her life – a true example of how growth can begin when you step outside of your comfort zone!
My personal mantra:
Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.
My training style is:
Authentic, Energetic and Transforming
I am truly passionate about the benefits boxing provides to both the mind and body, and I want that passion to come through in every class that I teach at Title. As a member-turned-trainer, I know what it’s like to be on the other side of the bag. I have an appreciation for how much of an impact a trainer’s energy and encouragement can have on a workout, so I attempt to give my classes my best each and every time I teach. The harder I work, the harder they work. Energy is infectious.
What gives me my fighting spirit:
My fighting spirit stems from my mental toughness and my desire for continuous improvement. I never want to become complacent in life, so striving for consistent growth and achievement in every aspect is key for me. I’m in competition with no one but myself, and I want to make sure I’m always competing against the best version. Practicing positive internal dialogue, using goal visualization techniques, and giving/seeking out positive energy all help me keep me find my focus no matter what I’m fighting for.