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Address: 9617 16th Ave SW, Seattle WA 98106     |     E-mail: theboxinggymws@gmail.com     |     Phone: (206)294-6539

Coach Lee

I am a native Chicagoan. I started watching boxing as a small child. A few years later, my step brothers picked it up. We spent a large portion of my childhood at amateur boxing events in support of them.

My heart had always been in the ring. I finally put the gloves on when I was about 17, learning from the same coaches who taught my brothers - Bill Heglin and Danny Nieves.

I was always an active kid who loved to teach and had a fascination with human movement. About 10 years ago, I decided to follow my heart and became a Fitness Professional. I worked one-on-one with clients at a couple of big box gyms for several years. In Fall of 2014, I walked into a martial arts gym, offered to bring my professional training experience into a group setting and started coaching their boxing program. The program grew, our community flourished and in 2015 we moved into our own dedicated space and became The Boxing Gym Westside.​

Certifications and accomplishments:

NASM Certified 

FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

CrossFit Level 1 Trainers Certificate

CrossFit Kettlebell

USA Boxing Coaches License

CPR/AED Certified

Two Time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion

Coach Alex

I began boxing to supplement my self defense training.  As I improved my speed, power and footwork, I found that this sport teaches you much more than just how to throw punches.  Some of the first lessons I learned were in patience and self-forgiveness.  As a coach, I enjoy helping others experience everything boxing has to offer.

Outside of the gym I am a small business owner.  I enjoy spending time with my wife, playing Texas Hold 'em poker and working in our garden.  My favorite boxer is Mike Tyson.

Certifications and accomplishments:
USA Boxing Coach Certification
CPR/AED Certified
Unarmed Self Defense Certification
Department of Licensing Certified Trainer
Instructor for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center

Coach Jordan

My boxing training began with Coach Lee in 2016, shortly after moving to Seattle. I was searching for a good workout and a strong challenge and found it in his gym. My athletic background up to that point was in high school track & field and swim teams, and as a distance runner. I discovered that in boxing, the importance of body movement, technique, and stamina are similar to those sports. As a coach, I aim to help students increase their awareness of all three while giving them a great workout.

 

Outside of the gym, I use my degree in architecture to do planning and design work, and I'm focused on becoming a licensed architect.

 

Certifications and Accomplishments:

USA Boxing Coaches License

CrossFit Striking

CPR/AED Certified

Coach Crissy

I began boxing in 2014 and was immediately hooked.  I've been an athlete my whole life and while basketball will always be my first love, I enjoy the technicality, challenge, and life-likeness of boxing.  Not only does boxing push you to the limit physically, it challenges your mind to stay calm in the midst of stress and forces you to work through discomfort and maladaptive patterns you may have.  As a coach, it is my goal to have you so engaged in the science and joy of boxing you don't realize the incredible full-body workout taking place.  

 

My favorite punch has to be an outside hook (outside uppercuts are really growing on me too). 

I am a High School Counselor (hands down the best job ever) by day and if I'm not hanging with the kids at work or in the boxing gym you can find me at a park in the sunshine playing with one of the many toys from the back of my car (basketballs, frisbees, spike ball, mitts, volleyballs, etc) and taking full advantage of my summers off.  My undergraduate degree is in Exercise Science and I continue to have a passion for learning about the body. I am always happy to nerd out on biomechanics, neuroscience, or nutrition if anyone is interested!

 

I love The Boxing Gym Westside for the incredibly positive sense of community and the intentionality that goes in to each class/lesson. You are guaranteed to leave with a sweat, a smile, and having learned something new- I can’t imagine anything better!

Certifications and Accomplishments:

Bachelors Exercise Science

Coach Laura

I stumbled on boxing in 2013 at Pratt Park in the Central District where Tricia Arcaro Turton Arcaro Boxing) led weekly fitness classes. She swung a heavy bag over a basketball hoop and we punched. I was hooked. I trained under Tricia for five years, competing as an amateur boxer with a total of 12 fights. 

I love boxing for the stories it lets me tell and for the freedom I experience putting on a pair of gloves. Until I started boxing, I had no idea how much trauma my body holds through surviving and navigating this world as a woman. Boxing grants me the opportunity to release this trauma, express myself, and increase my awareness. I also love the artistry of boxing: its rhythm, movement and artistic expression. As a coach, my goal is to help you experience and honor the power and stories that exist in your body.

Outside of the gym, I recently graduated with my Master’s degree in Public Administration from Seattle University. I am also the co-founder and executive director of a youth education nonprofit organization in southeast Seattle, WA-BLOC (Washington Building Leaders of Change).  When I’m not working or boxing, I love to dance and stay active in my neighborhood (Rainier Beach).

My favorite boxer is Vasyl Lomachenko because his footwork is nasty.

 

Certifications:

CPR/AED Certified

USA Boxing Coach Certification

Masters in Public Administration

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