Coaches

All of our Coaches are USA Boxing certified and Certified in Applied Functional Science

 
 
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Carrie Barry

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Functional Training
Sports Conditioning
Strength & Resistance Training
Rehab & Return to Sport
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Coach Carrie is a 10x National Champion, Former Captain of Team USA, Coach of US Youth & Junior 2015 World Championships. Carrie served proudly in the US Army attached to the WCAP Boxing Program

She has a degree in Sports Medicine, Fellow of Applied Functional Science, & Massage Therapist, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. 

If you’ve got non-boxers who want to use the club to train, how do you explain the effects it will have on their bodies?

"I explain it based on their background and experiences. If it is a cyclist, I might explain the benefit of getting upright, using more thoracic mobility, and being able to breathe better. I look at where that person’s background is and what movement language they speak then I connect the dots to boxing."
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Sam Colonna

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Youth Boxing
Muay Thai
T'ai Chi

Coach Sam has over 7 years experience in both Muay Thai and T’ai Chi. He has practiced a multitude of martial arts disciplines including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Kung Fu and, of course, Boxing. He spent time in China in 2012 learning the art of
Wudang style T’ai Chi and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Eastern Arts with a concentration in Yang style T’ai Chi.

He was a 2011 World Kickboxing Association Nationalist compiling a record of 2-1.

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Kirsten Barry 

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Weightlifting
Strength Training
Senior Fitness

Coach Kirsten AKA Coach Hulk Smash.

Coach Kirsten is the 2016 Colorado State Golden Gloves champ. USA Weightlifting and USA Boxing Level 1 Coach. 

"We're a community oriented gym. We don't come here to show off. We come to have fun and to sharpen our skills together."

"The day of your match you enter the ring alone, but every step up to that point is with a team. We train, drill, run, and spar together. You have a village of support outside of those ropes, and you always have the best coaches in your corner."
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Chad VanSickle

Coach Chad under the tutelage of Jerry Page '84 Olympic Gold medalist won 2 Golds and a Silver in The National Junior Olympics. He represented '94 Cincinnati, OH and '95 Huntington WV in the National Golden Gloves. Turned professional under John Johnson "Buster Douglas trainer manager".

He went 19-1-2 12 KO's, a Cruiserweight winning the NABA and WBC Continental Americas Champ.

"Boxing saved my life. I was overweight and bullied as a child. Boxing was the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm a fighter that trains fighters."
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Khumiso Ikgopoleng

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Competitive Boxing
Youth Boxing
Individual Training

Coach Khumiso is a 3x Olympian participating in Athens & Beijing Olympics as an athlete and the London Olympics as Head Coach for Botswana.

“Children have different temperaments and mentalities. Boxing provides an organized structure for the children to gain self-discipline. I have brought numerous children off the streets thanks to boxing, encouraging them to respect the rules, to respect each other, and more importantly, to respect themselves”.

“When I’m with the children I become their brother, their mentor. Thanks to my previous sporting achievements, they consider me as a role model. And if I could make it, so can they.”
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Tami Dick

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Physical Therapy (since 1987)
CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist NSCA)
Barefoot Training
Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified Coach
Functional Movement Screen
Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Tami blends her medical knowledge of Physical Therapy with strength and ground-based movement for programming. Solid Foundations with movement patterns set the stage for counteracting skeletal habits from modern, sedentary life and for building lifelong strength with minimal injury risk.

 
 

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