Lubo has been involved in sports since he was a kid. After finishing graduate school and entering the real world, Lubo decided to pursue his passion of boxing to accommodate his career growth. Over the last 5 years, Lubo has spent time training with local professional fighters as well as Olympic coaches overseas. At TITLE, Lubo focuses on our youth program as he believes that sports are a pivotal element in child development.
My personal mantra: Be a student of everything you do.
My training style is: Authentic and Engaging
My why: I became a trainer at TITLE because I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and athletic profiles. Our inclusive environment gives me the opportunity to teach the sweet science to a wide range of people and help the achieve their goals through boxing.
What gives me my fighting spirit: If its not worth fighting for, its not worth it. If its worth it, you better know how to fight.
EJ has been involved with martial arts for over a decade. EJ has a background in both boxing and kickboxing. He started competing in kickboxing first and then over time was introduced to boxing. Ej was a Golden Gloves finalist and went to the 2016 Olympic Boxing trials in Memphis, TN. EJ is currently a professional boxer with a current record of 3-1, with 1 KO. He has been a trainer for a number of years, focusing on One on One training sessions and now does group classes and youth classes at TITLE. EJ loves sharing his knowledge of boxing and understands not everyone learns the same and there is always room to grow.
My personal mantra: You are never stuck in any situation. There is always a way!
My training style is: Authentic and Creative
My why: I became a trainer at TITLE because I have a passion to help people with their fitness goals through boxing and kickboxing.
What gives me my fighting spirit: Knowing that its possible to make it to the top of the fighting world and knowing what it takes to get there.
Jessy has been exploring movement for as long as she can remember. Her early interest in gymnastics and dance evolved into a dedicated Tae Kwon Do practice in which she earned her black belt at age 10. She was nationally ranked in the youth musical forms division, which made for a smooth transition to cheerleading in High School. While studying psychology and biology at the College of Charleston, Jessy discovered her passion for yoga, which continues to be a profound physical and spiritual influence in her life. She holds an RYT 200 yoga certification and teaches flow-based classes that synthesize precise mechanics, alignment, and free form movement at several studios in the area. Following college, Jessy expanded her martial arts training and sharpened her heavy bag technique at local Muay Thai gyms while teaching English in Thailand. A few years ago, she joined a boxing gym in South Boston while working full time as a beekeeper. She also holds certifications in Massage Therapy and Thai Massage. Jessy brings the best of these complimentary disciplines and experiences to every TITLE class she leads to help her students move efficiently with both grace and power.
My personal mantra: "Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should" - Max Ehrmann
My training style is: Authentic & Fun
My why: I joined TITLE during the most difficult time in my life. I experienced first hand the positive impact it can have on body, mind, and spirit. In this space not only do you become a member of a supportive community, but you get to hit a heavy bag with all your might - and in doing this, you can really feel your power. I also love learning about anatomy and the body and believe that teaching presents an opportunity for me to to grow, utilize my creativity, and an incentive for me to continue learning. I want to empower and challenge others to keep growing and learning as well.
What gives me my fighting spirit: I witnessed my mom fight cancer for 20+ years, and she inspired me to live life to the fullest, help others, and to be the best that I can be.
Gerard has been involved in boxing since he was 5 years old, back when he would hit a 15-pound Bugs Bunny heavy bag and used Tasmanian Devil gloves. He eventually joined the boxing club at University of Maryland, where he became a central figure in leading workouts and teaching new members the fundamentals of boxing. In addition to boxing, he also competed at the national and international level in tennis.
My personal mantra: Don't count the days, make the days count
My training style is: Authentic, Fun
My why: I chose to become a trainer at TITLE to show that boxing isn't just about who can fight better or who hits harder. Boxing is the greatest workout in the world and I want to introduce it to as many people as I can.
What gives me my fighting spirit: It's in my blood and DNA. I'm a fourth generation boxer, going back to my great-grandfather and all his brothers.
Jessica has been involved in sports and athletics her entire life. As a kid, she played soccer and ran competitively in high school. After graduating, she found boxing to be a way she could challenge herself even without competition. After she finished college with a new found passion for fitness and boxing, she pursued a career as a personal trainer. Jessica loves to push her clients to excel and be proud of accomplishing things they never thought they would be able to do. Jessica graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a bachelors in arts.
My personal mantra: There's always more to give when you're tired!
My training style is: Energetic and Authentic
My why: I became a trainer at TITLE Boxing Club because of my passion for the sport of boxing and being able to teach others to workout in such a fun and intense way.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My fighting spirit comes from wanting to learn and improve on my skills while helping others work on theirs.
His name is Spencer, but he is known as Spence, also known as Swoletron. He has been in the fitness industry for 7 years, with experience in one on one training, boot camps, and six bodybuilding shows under his belt. He has always been athletic, but gained weight in his mid-20’s due to poor choices with his diet and nutrition. He started working with a trainer and got into the best shape of his life to that point. He realized fitness and health was a passion of his and had the opportunity to begin training, which opened so many doors over the years, including Muay Thai, bodybuilding, and TITLE Boxing Club.
My personal mantra: Good is the enemy of the best
My training style is: Energetic and Fun
My why: I enjoy group fitness settings and facilitating fun, enjoyable, and effective workouts.
What gives me my fighting spirit: The adversity I've overcome being overweight and underweight, which have shown me what is possible through hard work and determination.
Nana, also known as Chief, is the Head Trainer at TITLE Boxing Club of Rockville. He is a former collegiate and professional football player, and currently coaches High School Level football for the USA National football team. Nana can best be described as a Sports Performance specialist due to his vast knowledge from many different sports arenas. Enthusiastic, encouraging and always optimistic, Nana believes in taking steps towards success one day at a time, one jab/cross after the next. Nana is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University.
My personal mantra: In order to score, first, one must shoot. Shoot for the moon and at worst land amongst the stars. If you don't shoot, you'll never know because to have what you've never had, one must do what they've never done.
My training style is: Transforming
My why: I'm a trainer at TITLE Boxing Club to sow positivity, enthusiasm, knowledge, and confidence into all who seek.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My faith. Believe it, work for it, and it shall come to pass.
French has been involved in athletics his whole life, from t-ball to college sports. His passion and goal is to push, motivate, and inspire people to meet and exceed their goals. French is certified group trainer and personal trainer. He has also studied Tang Soo Do Karate. Outside of TITLE Boxing Club, French is one of the top 5 fundraisers in Montgomery County for March of Dimes and Director of Operations for UCF, Inc., which is the mentoring group in Montgomery County. French also holds numerous bodybuilding titles, including Mr. Montgomery County and Mr. Nation’s Capital. He also is a Maryland State Champion in bodybuilding and has been named Junior Mr. DC and Pan American Physique Champion. French graduated Cum Laude from Norfolk State University with a degree in Business.
My personal mantra: You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.
My training style is: Fun
My why: The reason I became a trainer at TITLE Boxing Club was because I like the group training atmosphere and it affords me the opportunity to engage and motivate people interested in bettering their physical condition.
What gives me my fighting spirit: I'm a cancer and MI survivor.
Scott has always been very active and finds it hard to sit still for very long. As a youth, Scott played soccer, basketball, football, and eventually competed in Track & Field and Cross Country. In 2003, Scott began training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He competed in Muay Thai from 2006 – 2012. During that time he was fortunate to fight in various promotions in New York City, Philadelphia, Fairfax, Richmond, and Orlando. Scott’s top achievement was qualifying and competing on the World Kickboxing Association’s U.S. National Team in 2012. Scott has since hung up in competition gloves, but he remains active as a fight coach, Muay Thai Instructor, and practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
My personal mantra: Get up and train! Your opponent already started.
My training style is: Authentic and Energetic
My why: Muay Thai and Boxing have provided me with a skill set and level of fitness that have proven to be unparalleled. I became a trainer at TITLE so I can share with others what I have benefitted from, and hopefully change their lives in the same positive ways.
What gives me my fighting spirit: I'm genetically predisposed to cancer, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Through a clean diet and a rigorous workout routine, I will fight to be the first in my family history to not succumb to a preventable misfortune.
In November of 2017, I knew my existence needed a drastic change. I needed to put myself in an uncomfortable…
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John is a local guy. John was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Potomac, Maryland. He went to Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda and attended Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He worked 20 years for a fortune 500 company and not only worked locally, but Germany and St. Louis. John has always been into fitness. While looking into what he was going to do next in the chapter of his life, he stumbled across TITLE Boxing Club.
He flew out to Kansas City, met the owner, other franchisees, and did the workout. Between the people he met and the good soreness the next day, the rest was history. He was all in. John’s biggest enjoyment has not only been bringing the results people want out of a fitness routine, but the culture and TITLE family that has come from opening his first location here in Rockville. The trainers, staff, and atmosphere is what has made his first location one of the best in the TITLE Boxing Club system.
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Thursday April 5, 2018
In November of 2017, I knew my existence needed a drastic change. I needed to put myself in an uncomfortable life position, like I did in my late teens when I moved across the US, in order to grow. I required a new routine to stoke a fresh flame in my life. The previous year, John (No.1) and Francisco made it to my kids' elementary school. After witnessing Francisco engage my insanely shy 6 year-old son and compel him to put on gloves and hit the pads, in front of his classmates, resonated with me in a way that I wouldn't soon forget. This dude is great with kids, I thought to myself. The plan, unbeknownst to me, was already taking form. I ended up walking through TITLE's doors mid-November at an unprepared and uniquely suggestive 238lbs. In tandem with joining TITLE, I seriously considered my drinking and occasional smoking, and...
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 and gloves are essential for your protection and mandatory for class. If you have some bring 'em, If you don't, no worries. We sell all equipment at the club. Make sure to also bring a bottle of water and a towel! Plan on arriving 20-30 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!