Will was born in Columbus, OH but grew up in a small farm community outside the outer belt. In 2009, he moved back into the city to attend THE Ohio State U, where he earned himself a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. Upon graduation, he worked for many years as a swim coach and lifeguard instructor. As a certified personal trainer, Will has always enjoyed coaching people and helping them stay focused on personal fitness goals. His martial arts career began at a young age with wrestling and Shotokon karate. He was active in both for a 10-year period before focusing on other passions such as football and weight lifting. A lower back injury in college forced him to stop running and lifting which left Will searching for other ways to stay active. He started with Yoga until his body felt strong enough, then he found boxing and Jiu-Jitsu. Engaging in these martial arts helped him find intense but healthy ways for him to challenge and heal his body. He found the workouts to be both mentally and physically beneficial. His passion now is with helping others who may have/or still are experiencing a similar situation. He says, there are many positive benefits of martial arts and boxing: better cardiovascular conditioning, strength building of both mind and body, improved hand-eye coordination, multi-tasking, reaction time, the ability to protect yourself and others if necessary, and an increased level of self confidence.
My personal mantra: Destiny Is What You Make It
My training style is: Authentic, Energetic
My why: To have a positive impact on even just one persons' life each day is a blessing and my goal. At TITLE, I can impact way more people and all at the same time. More importantly, I can connect with them through the art of boxing/mma and help them see the positive transformations that they are looking for in their lives.
What gives me my fighting spirit: To celebrate the gift we are given each day: to move our bodies, to express ourselves in new ways, to challenge ourselves, and to enjoy the heck out of each one of those experiences. Let's be honest, hitting a heavy bag is plain fun!
Billy grew up playing football, basketball, and running track. His passion and competitive nature led to him earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, while also becoming an All-American as a Defensive Back for the football program at Ohio Dominican University. He decided to take the next steps in his fitness journey with TITLE Boxing Club as a trainer due to the unique type of workout boxing can be. The energy, effort, intensity, and combos that each member brings to class, no matter their fitness/skill level, is what he loves the most! Now as a full time personal trainer, Billy loves to make an impact on as many lives as he can.
My personal mantra: Attitude Is Everything
My training style is: Fun, Energetic
My why: I understand the positive effects a TITLE Boxing Club class can have for a member physically and mentally. Being trusted to help guide the health and wellness of another person is something I can't take lightly/for granted.
What gives me my fighting spirit: It's bigger than me! I have family, friends, members and clients depending on me. They are looking to me for guidance in the right direction. I need to make a positive impact on others' lives, that is what keeps me going!
Ainsley graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in Marketing. Fitness has been a huge staple in her daily routine for as long as she can remember; it’s been the key to developing and maintaining a strong mind, body and soul. Ainsley started working with TITLE Boxing Club in 2014; she started as a Marketing Coordinator, and quickly worked my way up to Asst. General Manager and Trainer. Ainsley fell in love with every aspect of the Brand and couldn’t image doing anything else.
My personal mantra: Find a way or make one.
My training style is: Connected
My why: There’s nothing more rewarding than helping others achieve their best self.
What gives me my fighting spirit: The relationships she has built with our members. Something truly magical happens when we glove up – we may not all be fighting for the same goal(s), but when we glove up, we fight together.
Kristen grew up in an athletic household playing soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball throughout her life. Her love and bond for the soccer field led right into college where she earned a Bachelor’s in Communications and became an All-American athlete at Ohio Dominican University. Originally joining TITLE Boxing Club Westerville as a member, Kristen found a new love for boxing. The intensity, the fun, and the constant challenge is what kept bringing her back. Now a Coach, Kristen loves to share her passion for sports and fitness.
My personal mantra: You'll Never Know Your Limits Until You Push To And Past Them
My training style is: Energetic
My why: TITLE Boxing Club reminds me of the encouragement and motivation my coaches have provided me throughout my life. It allows me the opportunity to share and help others reach their goals through hard work and accountability.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My son. Staying strong mentally, emotionally, and physically. If you get knocked down, get back up and keep trying.
Alex grew up in a military family from a young age. At the time of his birth, Alex’s fathering was touring overseas in London, England for the US Air Force. Alex’s family settled into Columbus, OH by the age of 3, where he has spent most of his youth.
During most of Alex’s childhood and early adult years, he was a very active person. He focused on recreational sports, lifting weights, and running. In 2013, Alex’s passion for health and fitness grew as he started to consider it for a career. After attending Hondros College of Business for Personal Training, Alex began offering fitness and conditioning services to clients. It wasn’t until he found TITLE Boxing Club in 2017, he knew he found his niche… and his true PASSION.
My personal mantra: "Action conquers fear" - Peter Nivio Zarlenga
My training style is: Authentic & Energetic
My why: After joining TITLE Boxing Club as a member, I realized how much I loved being a part of the energy and hard-work that was happening in this building. Then, I began to think about how amazing it would be to be apart of such an environment. I want to help clients change their lives for the better!
What gives me my fighting spirit: To help motivate, to help others grow both physically and mentally. Seeing others accomplish their goals is what keeps me swinging.
Dane was a student athlete in football and graduate of Capital University right here in Columbus, Ohio. A roommate of his, professional boxer Armando Ancona, first introduced him to the classes at TITLE Boxing Club and Dane never looked back. His experiences with sports and fitness growing up developed into a love for helping others. Dane has been coaching at TITLE Boxing Club Westlake in Cleveland, Ohio since June of 2014.
My personal mantra: Everyone Dies Not Everyone Really Lives
My training style is: Energetic and Transforming
My why: There is nothing more rewarding in life then helping others achieve their goals. To many people are scared to try something because of a fear of failing, so they never even try. The reality is, the faster we fail, the faster we will succeed.
What gives me my fighting spirit: Changing Lives. Anything you set your mind to, you can accomplish. The mind is way more powerful than most people realize. A life changing experience helped me understand the power of the mind, so I've made it my goal to help others understand it too.
Growing up, John played basketball until he was 18 years old and then he joined the United States Army. In the army, he was introduced to an entirely different level of physical conditioning. After he left the army at age 21, he went to college to major in Sports & Fitness Management. After college, John managed a golf course for eight years. He put on a lot of weight during this time and joined TITLE Boxing Club a few years later. He fell in love with the workout and became a trainer after eight months of being a member. John lost 61 pounds along the way.
My personal mantra: “You may hate me now, but you will love me later!”
My training style is: Heart
My why: To get people to hit their fitness goals. The progress I made was amazing, and I want to help others do the same!
What gives me my fighting spirit: After putting on a lot of weight, weighing 260 lbs, there were things I could not physically do. So I said, “NO LONGER.” I set goals for myself and hit them. I refuse to ever go back to how I felt at 260 lbs.
Meet Ann. Ann started her journey well before discovering TITLE Boxing Club, but after relocating from Cincinnati to Cleveland, she…
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Our Club Leadership
DANE is an Owner and Puzzle-Master of the operation. He is a graduate in Business Management and collegiate athlete in football at Capital University. Dane started training at the age of 12 to be a well-rounded athlete. He was first introduced to boxing in college by his roommate and Professional Boxer Mándo Ancona. When Dane found the best workout of his life at TITLE Boxing Club, the rest is history. His mantra: “When You Want To Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe Then You’ll Be Successful” -Eric Thomas
AINSLEY is the Assistant General Manager and wheels of the operation. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Marketing. Ainsley grew her love for fitness starting with sports and continued to educate/train herself for overall health. She found TITLE Boxing Club in 2012, fell in love and never turned back. Ainsley loves tacos and squats. She is known around here as the Queen of Squats!
Ann Schmidt’s Success Story
Friday August 20, 2021
Meet Ann. Ann started her journey well before discovering TITLE Boxing Club, but after relocating from Cincinnati to Cleveland, she knew she wanted to kick it in to high gear and challenge herself even more. Her first class was with a professional MMA fighter, @thechosen1_mma — everything was demonstrated and explained properly from start to finish, so she didn’t feel lost at all. She loved the community feel from the Trainers to the other Members. She felt part of the #TITLEFamily immediately. Since joining, she’s down 50+ lbs, her confidence has doubled, plank times have improved, and the Club has helped Cleveland feel like home. She no longer experiences joint pain when running or jumping and has been able to get back into distance running. Here’s what she has to say. . . “I get that coming into a new activity can be intimidating. The nice thing is the class...
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!