Whitney has always been an active individual, playing team sports and dancing her entire life. She was a tri-sport athlete in high school (volleyball, basketball, track & field) and studied dance (tap, jazz, modern) from a young age. Once Whitney tried out Title Boxing Club after college, she was hooked! Whitney loves to share her joy for working out with others while being part of a welcoming fitness community. Outside of TITLE, Whitney works to clean up the environment by remediating contaminated sites. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Dance minor and is currently working on her Masters in Community Development.
My personal mantra: “Dedicate yourself to becoming your best self.”
My training style is: authentic
My why: I became a trainer at TITLE because I love to challenge people to do their best and enjoy being able to spend more time with the TITLE community.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My drive to be my best self and to help others remember that our health is our wealth.
Mara has always been very active, a jack of all trades in terms of fitness. The sport she knows best is running. Mara has been running since elementary school, starting with Girls on the Run, and eventually moving on to Track & Field and Cross Country. She played competitive soccer and found a passion for dancing as well. Above all, boxing has resonated with her the most and she has stuck with it to the present day! Mara is very passionate about fitness and health and wants to share her love for it with others.
My personal mantra: Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.
My training style is: transformative
My why: I started off as a member of TITLE Boxing Club when I was 14. My mom brought me in to try a class and I have been hooked ever since. I've never experienced a workout like those at TITLE, and I want to share the amazing feeling TITLE gives me with others!
What gives me my fighting spirit: Self-Improvement. I want to become my best self by leaving my comfort zone, eating healthy, and taking care of my body. I want to surpass my own expectations.
Jacob has a long history of education and experience within the health and fitness industry. While studying at Oklahoma State University, Jacob competed in natural body building and placed 1st in competitive shows. While studying exercise science, Jacob also spent numerous hours in research labs observing and participating in the development of cutting-edge evidence-based research around the performance of the human body. This education has served him well in being able to apply the knowledge to practical training for personal training clients for years to follow. Through this, he’s been able to see countless individuals realize what they are capable of, and accomplish more than they ever imagined.
Jacob has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education and Exercise Science, and obtained his Personal Training Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.
My personal mantra: Visualize. Commit. Achieve.
My training style is: Transforming
My why: As a life-long personal trainer, stepping into coaching at TITLE Boxing Club is an opportunity to help a large number of people reach their full potential. Whether it is someone's 1st workout or 40th, they have the equal opportunity to step up to the bag and change not only their day, but their life.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My family is near and dear to me. Staying healthy means being able to do more with them, and motivate them to push themselves as well!
It wasn’t until after high school that Jose began to really get serious about working out. One of his best friends played football and unfortunately suffered an injury, so they began working out together in their spare time. Ever since then he’s never looked back. Jose played soccer for a couple of summers, but has mainly stuck to weight training. He has always been a huge fan of boxing, and one day he drove by the club and decided to check it out. Jose signed up right then and there. It has been one of the best decisions he’s made. Now, as a trainer, he wants to bring that same joy to other members of TITLE Boxing Club.
My personal mantra: Be the hardest worker in the room.
My training style is: Transforming
My why: I really enjoy improving my health through fitness and exercise. As a member at TITLE I had some of the best workouts ever! I wanted to help share that passion with other members.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My family and the people close to me. To make a positive impact on this world, and to have fun doing it. You only get one life!
Amanda grew up fostering her life long love of fitness through playing her true passion, soccer. She was lucky enough to go on and play Division 1 soccer at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. College soccer was mentally challenging because of some injuries that she endured but she loved being an athlete and being surrounded by others who enjoy fitness as much as she does. Amanda graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, she also holds a AAFA/NASM Group Fitness Instructor certification. Amanda is currently the manager of another group fitness studio, Health House. For fun, Amanda enjoys coaching youth soccer, being outdoors and hanging out with her dog Jordy.
My personal mantra: Get out of your comfort zone
My training style is: authentic
My why: I started at TITLE Boxing Club as a member, after becoming addicted to the empowerment, I decided I wanted to be on the other side and help members have the best hour of their day!
What gives me my fighting spirit: Overcoming many physical obstacles and not letting a life - long injury dictate the way I live my life.
Justine has been involved with sports and fitness her entire life. After playing collegiate soccer and softball she wasn’t quite ready to give up her competitive edge and decided to train and fight MMA for Hullett House gym based out of Columbia, MO. After moving to Kansas City for grad school, she remained involved by managing a sports/nutrition store and body building. Since attaining her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy she works on the rehabilitation team in the hospital and continues to strive towards her personal fitness goals and sharing her passion of health/fitness with others.
My personal mantra: The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do
My training style is: Connected
My why: I want to continue to share my passion for fitness/health at a more advanced level with individuals motivated to show up and put the work in. I want to be the driving force that inspires you to be better
What gives me my fighting spirit: The drive to be the best version of myself--for myself and the people I chose to share my life with
Lisa has always been an active person, she developed a love for running early on and participating in track and cross country in high school. Following this, Lisa tried various workouts over the years but nothing has compared to the passion she has for boxing and kickboxing. She joined TITLE Boxing Club as a member 7.5 years ago and loves it more today than when she started!
When Lisa’s not in the gym, she enjoys helping and teaching others through her professional work; She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Manager.
My personal mantra: Always have a personal goal and a plan to achieve it
My training style is: Energetic
My why: Throughout the years as a member, I have enjoyed the trainers that pushed me further than I thought possible. I’m excited about the opportunity to share my love of boxing/kickboxing and push other members the same way.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My family. I love demonstrating to my teenage daughter that strong is healthy.
MJ was a 3-sport letterman in high school (football, baseball, and wrestling). His accolades include Class 5A Kansas State Champion Wrestler for Summer Academy, 2X 1st Team All-Kansas Wrestling, and 2nd Team All-MO/Kan Wrestling. He attended Neosho County Community College on a wrestling scholarship and was a part of the 2000 NJCAA National Championship Wrestling Team. After that, he played football for Kansas State University and was an Academic All-American 2 years in a row. He also was the first 2-time NCWA All-American for The KSU Wrestling Club. MJ competed in Mixed Martial Arts for 7 years, which includes a 12-4 overall amateur record. He held 3 different local belts within that time. In 2013, MJ started a professional MMA career. He has been in the fitness & boxing industry since 2011. He was featured in KC FIT Magazine in 2013 as one of the Top 10 Trainers in the area.
My personal mantra: We all fall down. But we must get up! Because the ground is no place for a champion!
My training style is: Authentic & Energetic
My why: TITLE Boxing Club believes in their product, their members and their trainers. TBC truly has the best format and organization I have seen! I also love to motivate my TBC Members and help them reach their goals everyday! I appreciate all of our member's work ethic!
What gives me my fighting spirit: My drive to be the best "Me" for myself and my family. Especially my 2 nephews. I always try to set the best example for them, not just in sports but in all facets of life. They look up to their Uncle MJ and they inspire and motivate me to get better each and everyday!
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Shoutout to March Member of the Month: Kelsey Freeland Why TITLE? I originally joined TITLE because the girl I was dating, who is now my girlfriend of almost a year, was already a member and I honestly just wanted to impress her. After only a couple classes, I realized TITLE was going to be the difference maker for me and my lifelong struggle with weight loss. I found the classes to be empowering and incredibly focused, which have helped me to stay commitment to my fitness goals for the first time in my life. I just wanted to lose weight, at first. Since joining my goals have evolved to building strength and endurance, as well as improving my technique. I am most proud of my commitment to stick with it and continue to push my body to limits I didn’t think possible. Since joining in June 2019 I have lost...
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 are essential for your protection and mandatory for class. You can bring your own or buy them here. We’ll have gloves for you to borrow your first time, and you might want to bring a bottle of water and towel! Plan on arriving 20 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!
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.