As a child, I competed in Tae Kwon Do and gymnastics. I am currently enrolled in classes at Collin Community College and am practicing Muay Thai and Boxing.It’s
My personal mantra: It's Just Pain.
My training style is: fun
My why: TITLE was the perfect environment for the way I like to train. It has all the equipment and community necessary for ideal results, and I wanted to share the fun I have while training with others.
What gives me my fighting spirit: The desire to get married and raise a family. I want to provide well for those who rely on me.
Marc “The Heathen” Hernandez is a certified personal trainer with additional certifications in kettlebell and steel mace training along with foam rolling recovery, too. As one of our original staff, he has been training and singing with us for over 10years ! Marc is also a Muay Thai fighter himself with an amateur record of 4-0.
My personal mantra: Without struggle, there is no progress.
My training style is: energetic
My why: I’ve been through my fair share of up and downs. Twice in my life I reached a weight of 230 lbs. I fell back on my roots of boxing to help me regain control of my health – not only physically but also mentally. Now my goal is help others to do the same.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My grandmother, Guadalupe. I strive to be as strong and as kind as she was.
Nicky grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas where began training in the martial arts when she was only 6. When she turned 18 she knew she wanted martial arts to be her life’s work and professional career. She believes that experience is the single greatest predictor of success, so from 2007-2013 while most of her friends went to Arkansas University She did “Combat University” dedicating all of her time on the matts, learning from hall of fame fighters like her Coach Danny Dring, the Great Joe Lewis and Bill “Superfoot” Wallace. She spent over 6 years dedicating her time to developing her skills and competing all over the United States. Her impressive resume includes:
2008-2010 IKF World Champion Kickboxing
Golden Gloves 2010
Arlnolds World Classic- Boxing 2010
Certified into the Joe Lewis Kickboxing Fighting System in 2010
2007-2013 fight record
She feels blessed to have a career where she gets to share her passion with people of all walks of life.
My personal mantra: Experience is the single greatest predictor of success.
My training style is: authentic
My why: The joy I feel helping others work towards their full potential brings me happiness beyond measure.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My students future self. And my future self!
Don has over 12 years of experience in martial arts including boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu, and has been coaching for the last 3+ years. He has a passion for martial arts both inside the gym and out, and has trained at elite fight gyms including Next Generation MMA, Saekson Janjira Muay Thai, and most recently Fortis MMA. Through these experiences and connections in the fight game here in Dallas, Don co-created an Internet radio show on KVGI.com called “Fight Fit Lifestyle” with UFC Featherweight Stephen “Ocho” Peterson. Don enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion with our awesome members at Title Boxing Club McKinney.
My personal mantra: Discipline Equals Freedom
My training style is: authentic
My why: I have a passion for martial arts and its positive effects on physical and mental health, and want to share that passion and years of experience with others. I actually started in boxing in 2008 at a Title Boxing Club and fell in love with it. It’s so rewarding to be able to give back to the club that got me started on my journey.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My God and my family
Isaiah has been an athlete his entire life. Playing everything from football, baseball and track. His senior year of high school he ranked in the California top ten for the 200 meter. Unfortunately, he was forced to end his track career early because of injuries associated with poor training practices. But through this process, he learned many different styles of coaching and learned the importance of safe lifting.
My personal mantra: You have to be intentional in everything you do.
My training style is: authentic
My why: I'm here because I enjoy using my gifts to help other people reach their fitness goals and fee better about themselves.
What gives me my fighting spirit: The love that I have received in my darkest times is what inspires me to do my best at everything I do.
Delmer’s career as an athlete began 20 years ago when playing little league baseball. As a youth athlete, I also competed in soccer, wrestling and weight lifting. While Delmer experienced great success in these other sports, his passion quickly became mixed martial arts, and it still is today. Delmer has been training in MMA for 4 years now and currently has 3 amaetur fights under his belt. Competing as an athlete has helped Delmer to overcome many challenges in life, especially when it comes to self-confidence and helped him to acknowledge how every small success is something to be very proud of. He hopes to be able to share this with the members here at TITLE Boxing Club of McKinney. Academically, Delmer has completed E.M.T training and is currently enrolled in school studying business marketing. He plans to open his own MMA performance gym someday.
My personal mantra: "If your goals don't sound crazy, you need to dream bigger!"
My training style is: authentic
My why: I wanted to do what I love, and to inspire and better people.
What gives me my fighting spirit: I derive my fighting spirit from my family and my team.
Growing up in Texas meant that faith, food, and football were the components for a happy life and this was…
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Justine Poffel became a member of TITLE Boxing Club of McKinney in 2013, and then owner and TITLE Franchisee in March 2016. After completing a 25+ corporate career, she knew it was time to make a change in her career and hopefully in the lives of those in her community.
“We are a fitness studio like no other in McKinney. We believe in training as fighters do. Our workouts model those of athletes, the likes of Mohammed Ali, Joe Louis and Amanda Nunes. We believe our heavy bags, jump ropes, focus mitts and core workouts provide the perfect athletic regimen that will keep you in fighting shape, both physically and mentally.”
Justine and her team have been fighting the good fight here in McKinney since 2012. The clubs 500 plus members range in age from 10 to 82 and are of every fitness and skill level from those just starting their fitness journey, to professional NFL athletes that frequent the club in the off season.
“Our members come to us with their fitness goals… ‘I want to lose weight’…. ‘I want to gain muscle’… ‘I want to increase my endurance’… ‘I want to learn a new sport and become an athlete again’… All of which are great goals to have. Some of which can be achieved at most gyms. Our members achieve so much more. We all have battles we are fighting every day. Grief. Loss. Depression. Weight. Career. Addiction. Self-esteem. Body image. Peer pressure and bullying. Health issues and illness. Our classes teach members how to battle through adversity and provide the motivation to achieve their goals. Jab. Cross. Hook. Upper cut. You vs. the bag. You vs. You. Under the rack!”
You can find Justine in the club every day working on building a better club for the members, or working out right with them.
Some angels wear halos, mine wear boxing gloves.
Friday December 30, 2016
Growing up in Texas meant that faith, food, and football were the components for a happy life and this was especially true in my home. The love of sports and being competitive was a huge part of my life. Basketball became my passion for many years. My days of being an athlete came to an abrupt halt during my senior year when I tore my ACL. Soon after I started college but I lacked motivation. At 21 years old, I thought I had life figured out and decided college was a waste of time. God blessed me with a wonderful husband and three sweet boys: Maddox age 11, Bremerton age 4, and Titus age 3. While I love my boys dearly, I was quickly losing my spark and zest for life. I started turning to Jack Daniels and junk food to deal with my feelings. I was physically there for...
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.
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!
Can I try a class before joining?
Of course you can take classes before purchasing a membership. We have drop-in rates for single classes, three or six classes. These are great for people who travel often or want to try us out. You can choose our best value option and commit to a membership any time.