TITLE Boxing Club


3240 Monroe Ave., Suite 300, Pittsford, NY 14618 585-203-7270 Open Today: 5am-8pm Monday: 5am-8pm Tuesday: 6am-8:30pm Wednesday: 5am-8pm Thursday:6am-8pm Friday: 5am-8pm Saturday: 7am-3pm Sunday: 9am-12pm

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Alex grew up a huge fan of combat sports. Growing up in the 80s, his love for boxing started with the 4 Kings – Leonard, Hagler, Hearns and Duran, then to a new level with the rise of Mike Tyson. After seeing the UFC for the first time in 1994, he briefly studied Gracie Jiu-Jitsu along with Muay Thai before finally getting really serious about a non-ring fighting martial art known as Krav Maga. As the years went by and the work (as a video game developer out in California) and family hours increased, Alex found himself like a lot of dads in their late 30s – out of shape! Still training but not really training with a purpose anymore. He recommitted to boxing and fitness, losing about 60 pounds and this led to his new calling in life: instead of making video games that kept people sedentary, he decided it was time to swing the other way and help them get fit. He became a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise with specialty certificates in Weight Management and Senior Fitness, a certified Group Fitness Instructor, also through ACE, and boxing coaching certifications from Box ’N’ Burn, Mundo Boxing, and Mittmaster.  Alex is also a USA Boxing certified boxing coach.

My personal mantra:
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” I have learned this the hard way and nothing is more true when it comes to fitness. It seems obvious, of course, but I can't tell you how many people I’ve seen- myself included- do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.

My training style is:

My why:
I do this purely for the love of it. Nothing gives me more happiness than helping people not only get more fit, but mentally and spiritually empowered, through boxing. It can truly be life-changing and that is what I am here to do.

What gives me my fighting spirit:



Steph was never particularly interested in sports as a young kid but instead, was quiet and studious. When she was in about sixth grade, her dad gave her some books about Asian philosophies, which piqued her interest. This led her to martial arts and predictably, to Bruce Lee. Something of a philosopher himself, Bruce Lee’s ability to frame physical movement and body conditioning as intellectual pursuits was inspiring– and life-changing. But having never been a particularly athletic type, Steph learned martial arts first by reading and watching. In her early teens, she became passionate about Mixed Martial Arts and devoted a lot of her free time to following and promoting the sport, eventually even studying to be an MMA referee- her longtime dream!
Steph has lived many places, graduated from a couple schools, managed a record store, worked retail loss prevention, helped defend the State of California in a years-long free speech dispute, been rock band security, a weight trainer, a tennis coach (despite being truly terrible at tennis), a baker, and more. The one thing that was always consistent was her true passion for combat sports. Now, she is both a USA Boxing certified boxing coach, and boxing official, and absolutely loves spreading her love of the sport and getting people excited about how it can help them get fit and stay inspired.
Steph is also a USA Boxing-certified coach and referee.

My personal mantra:
Hit hard and leave a mark.

My training style is:

My why:
TITLE Boxing Club is a way for me to combine my lifelong passion with my job, and it is incredible to be a part of the welcoming and supportive environment here, and to be able to contribute in any way to helping our members with their goals. How lucky for us that we can, in a way, count someone else’s success as our own.

What gives me my fighting spirit:
My children. Even before they were born, I would think, “work hard for your future children” about everything: exercise, my job, my relationships, everything. Now, I think how about how much I want them to be healthy, happy, strong, confident, and capable. I’m their example so I have to be those things for them to see.



Rich was born in Norfolk Virginia, where he lived until the age of 8. He then moved with his family to Pittsford. Soon after, he discovered the movies of Bruce Lee, and enrolled in Karate classes. He’s really never stopped kicking things since (and by “things,” we are sure he means “bags”). After completing high school at Pittsford Mendon, he was off to the University at Buffalo (he swears he’s not just copying Jake), where he obtained a BFA in musical theater. After graduation, he moved to Queens, where he auditioned for musicals and Shakespeare plays by day and taught various fitness kickboxing by night to pay the bills. Rich returned to the Rochester area to study English Education at Brockport, with plans to become a high school English teacher, like his father who teaches at Pittsford Sutherland. With all the papers, projects, and assignments, he now feels the urge to get back in the gym and let fly with a tempestuous flurry of strikes on the heavy bag.

My personal mantra:
Aspire not to the success of others, but strive to be better version of yourself, and take inspiration from your defeats as well as your victories.

My training style is:

My why:
TITLE Boxing Club is where I can come to get away. Sure, it’s where I get to work out, where I get to see the look on people’s faces in the last minute of the core work, but it’s also a sanctuary. Everything else melts away, and this is a time for us. When I come in and see people ready to throw their hearts into a workout, I’m inspired. Whatever life throws at me, I am armored by the steely resolve that I see on the faces of our boxers and kickboxers. I’m convinced that when we all get together, work our butts off, and hit stuff (bags, please!), we are better people because of it. I consider myself lucky to be a part of that cathartic experience.

What gives me my fighting spirit:



Edgar was born and raised right here in Rochester. He was very active growing up and pursued a variety of sports, including in karate, baseball and football.  Fitness and martial arts became a passion. Edgar has studied Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Boxing, but Kickboxing is where he really excelled as an adult. In fact, from 2011-2012, he competed under the IKF Kickboxing Organization and was among their best as a top ten amateur contender.  Edgar was also once the runner-up in the New York State Golden Glove Tournament. He no longer competes, but he has found a new passion as an instructor.  Edgar has trained people from all walks of life, of all ages, and all sizes, and he finds personal reward in being able to help others reach their fitness goals. Edgar is very eager to share his love of Boxing and Kickboxing, and his knowledge of what he has learned through his storied martial arts career with his clients at TITLE Boxing Club – Pittsford. Edgar is also a proud husband and father of three, and needs all that fitness of his to keep up with them all.

My personal mantra:
The toughest opponent of them all is the one inside your head.

My training style is:
Authentic and Transforming

My why:
You never know what you are capable of until you try.

What gives me my fighting spirit:
To me, defeat is merely temporary. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.

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Hello! My name is Alex Ness and I am a former video game producer, designer, writer, voice actor and guy who became pretty out of shape both playing and developing video games for 30-some odd years. Believe it or not, sitting in front of a computer all day and eating poorly does not necessarily lead down the path of wellness.

Eventually I decided it was time to do something different my own life as well as the lives of others. To get people off the couch and into a healthy lifestyle. I became a personal trainer and group fitness instructor and went off in search of the best, most empowering, stress-relieving, and yes, FUN, workout available. Because just like video games, exercise should be fun too, right? Well that’s how I found TITLE Boxing Club. It really is a workout like no other and you don’t have to be a boxer to love it. In fact, it was designed for people who never thought they would ever box, kickbox or even throw a punch in their lives.

To bring such an awesome experience to the community here in Western New York has been my dream ever since. And now it’s finally a reality! I can’t tell you how excited I am but I’d love for you to come down to our club and find out for yourself. It really can transform a life. Hope to see you soon!


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!