My love for boxing comes from my grandfather. I use to watch fights with him every weekend. Those experiences created a desire and passion for the sport which is why I started training. I’m a former dance team and cheerleading competitor. Because they wouldn’t let me play football, I decided to cheer for it. Fitness and I became best friends after I had my son. I focused on understanding the human body, the mechanics, the movements, and weighted training which led to changes in my body and finding my new love: fitness.
My personal mantra: Without challenge, there isn't change.
My training style is: Transforming
My why: TITLE Westlake helped me in so many ways both mentally and physically as a member before becoming a trainer. It was always about getting stronger. However, dropping 45+ pounds was an amazing journey in itself. I couldn't have done it without the help of my trainers (now co-workers). I wanted to be apart of helping others transform their lives, to give them that fighting spirit, to be 1% better today then yesterday. I was sleeping, sleeping on myself and what I am capable of. TITLE Westlake woke me up. Now, I want to share that magic with others.
Rj grew up with a love for all sports, but found his niche in wrestling at the age of five. He excelled particularly at combat sports, wrestling at a Division 1 level for Ohio University and Cleveland State while studying education. Currently, he has 10 years of experience in boxing, kickboxing, and jiu jitsu experience under his belt. His love for people and knack for teaching compels him to share his vast knowledge as a coach and owner of TITLE Boxing Club Westlake.
My personal mantra: Bushido: Life in every breath. The way of the warrior.
My training style is: Transforming
My why: Love for helping people and coaching.
What gives me my fighting spirit: Self discipline. Always chasing higher levels of consciousness and a constant pursuit for knowledge.
Tobias is a professional mixed martial artist, a Rising Dragon Black belt, and the 2014 NAAFS amateur champion. While he works to hone his body and craft, he is also expanding his mind, working towards an associates degree in science. He is very proud of the professional that he has blossomed into and hopes to help others along their journeys using his own successes and failures.
My personal mantra: “It’s you versus yourself.”
My training style is: Authentic
My why: I love combat sports, boxing, MMA, and helping people to get closer to their goal than they were when they originally walked into the club.
What gives me my fighting spirit: Striving for my own goals and pushing for greatness in everything I do - no matter if it’s with training myself or others.
Loretta is a special education teacher who has worked in inner city Cleveland for the past 20 years. She has been a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer for 28 years, teaching classes such as Step, Water Fitness, Aerobic Dance, Weight Training, HIIT Training, Cardio Kickboxing, Spinning, and TITLE Boxing. Loretta says, “Fitness is not an obsession for me. It is a necessity like water, food, and air.”
My personal mantra: "It is NOT all about me."
My training style is: Fun & Energetic
My why: I began working out at TITLE just for me with my son. I fell in love with TITLE instantly and wanted to share that with other members.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My fighting spirit comes from taking care of my family and those that cannot take care of themselves.
Sammy grew up around sports and athletics and has always loved competing in just about any game or any type of sport. She started playing basketball at the age of 5, and continued to play all the way through high school. She also became passionate about dance at the age of 10. After high school, Sammy decided to further her career in dance and became an NBA Dancer for the Cleveland Cavaliers. She spent 2 years dancing and cheering for the Cavs.
Fitness has also been something Sammy has been passionate about throughout her life. In 2014, she decided to turn it into her career by getting her personal trainers license through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Cleveland State University.
My personal mantra: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
My training style is: Energetic & Heart
My why: TITLE Boxing Club workouts push me beyond my limits like no workout has ever done before, which is exactly why I became a trainer. Being a TITLE boxing trainer allows me to help other people become better versions of themselves, and in my mind there is no better job than that.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My family and just my health in general. Each day we wake up is a blessing because it means we have a chance to get better and a chance to grow as individuals.
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.
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.
Wilkins grew up with boxing, it was a part of his life from the age of nine years old. Throughout his youth, he earned many accomplishments such as Silver Gloves Champion, Golden Gloves Champion, Ohio State Fair Champion, and two-time Junior Olympic Champion. Wilkins has over 100 amateurs fights under his belt. He is also a 7-year Professional Boxer with the overall record of 12-1.
My personal mantra: The Only Person That Can Defeat You Is Yourself
My training style is: Heart
My why: This is what I love to do, since starting it's captured my heart. Everyone can redefine themselves, its my goal to help them do it.
What gives me my fighting spirit: I've faced some of the darkest places, dug myself out, and stabilized my life. Most importantly, my will to be a GREAT father and leader to my kids. To show them how to build character, strength, and stability in life.
Matthew grew up around sports as a kid and enjoyed playing 8 years of basketball throughout Middle School and High School. He is certified ISSA and AMFPT Personal Trainer. Matt also has an incredible weight loss story to share in which he lost over 90 pounds. He is currently working towards his 2nd degree in physical therapy.
My personal mantra: The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.
My training style is: Energetic & Authentic
My why: Making an impact on the lives of the members
What gives me my fighting spirit: Starting as an out-of-shape teen, I changed my life and know others can, too. There is greatness within that remains untapped and the saddest thing in life is wasted potential.
JP was involved in competition and athletics since the age of five years old. He is a former collegiate football player at Clarion University of PA. JP has coached football at multiple levels from grade school to high school. He first got into the art of muay thai eight years ago. JP now teaches both boxing and kickboxing at TITLE Westlake. Get ready because JP will push your limits!
My personal mantra: Finish Better Than You Start!
My training style is: Authentic, Energetic, Heart
My why: I love to teach and coach. There is nothing better than seeing members get the most of their workout.
What gives me my fighting spirit: My family, my background & my upbringing
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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
RJ is an Owner & General Manager. He grew up wrestling and playing football in high school. He continued wrestling as a collegiate athlete for Ohio University and Cleveland State University. His love for the sport grew into an interest in Mixed Martial Arts. Wrestling & MMA taught RJ a lot about discipline. RJ feels discipline comes in two forms: One that is created by work, school, and his parents. The other is Self-Discipline which comes from within and propels you through life. RJ believes in Bushido – which means ‘The way of the warrior’ and is the term for the Samurai way of life. “Live life with every breath”
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!
Jeremy Green Success Story
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“In the fall of 2016, I was mired in a toxic marriage, poor nutritional habits, alcohol abuse, and unrealistic career expectations that I heaped upon myself. As a result, I had neglected my physical health, but more importantly my mental & spiritual health. At 5’8’’ tall I had ballooned to 216 lbs with significant chronic back pain, as well as high cholesterol & blood pressure levels. My genetic family history as it relates to stroke, coronary disease, and addiction weighed on my mind as I continued to spiral downward with my health & wellness. I knew I had to make some sort of change; for my three young kids, for those who cared about me, and for myself. But I didn’t want a workout that made my body ache, like the football training workouts I was accustomed to for most of my life. My good friend Alex (who only happens...
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!