Originally from Boise, Idaho, Brendon moved to San Diego in 2016 in search of new opportunities and a new place to call home. Brendon is a lifelong athlete who started his fitness journey at age 5 when his parents enrolled him into a Kenpo Karate school. From there, he naturally progressed int other sports like Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and MMA, and along the way became heavily involved in exploring the world of fitness, discovering a love for lifting weights, and building up the human body. After a life dedicated to learning and practicing many Martial Arts Disciplines, Brendon is now a Professional Muay Thai and MMA Fighter who actively competes all around the country. On top of chasing his own goals and ambitions, Brendon has a great passion for all things Health, Fitness, and Wellness. He channeled this passion by helping others, when he began teaching Martial Arts, and venturing into Personal Training. When Brendon is not training, or coaching, you can usually find him at the beach, or hanging out with his friends eating pizza.
CKO Kickboxing Instructor/Owner
Nancy Lavell has been a client of CKO San Diego for five years. She recently began teaching kickboxing two years ago, and became owner in September 2017 with her daughter. Nancy comes from a fitness background and knows how to achieve results. As an athlete growing up, fitness and strength training was always a priority and continues to be today. Nancy is TRX certified, CPR certified, and NASM certified.
Nancy left the dentistry industry after 41 years to become a full time owner/instructor at CKO San Diego. She dedicated herself and makes it a point to meet and greet every customer and client that walks through our doors. It is a strong belief of both Nancy and Cheryl to have CKO San Diego be nothing less than a welcoming, family environment.
Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband, visiting her son in Chicago, and has a deep love to her pets, Trixie and Cozmo.
Samantha is originally from Florida and has a strong background competing in baton twirling and has experience coaching twirling to include a wide range of age groups. She’s a certified personal trainer through NASM and is currently studying nutrition. She has participated in many sport activities from tennis, soccer, volleyball, track and golf. In her free time she likes to participate in road races from 5ks to a full marathon
San Diego, California
“When we strive to become better
than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” — From “The
Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
Vanessa discovered a passion for health
and fitness in college after beginning a kickboxing program. That passion
further flourished into healthier eating, studying other forms of fitness, and
becoming a certified personal trainer. Expanding on her love for working
with kids and educating others, she enjoys leading group classes of all ages
and backgrounds. She values and appreciates all aspects of wellness,
including emotional and spiritual health. She
has recently completed her M.S. in
Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness, through PLNU, and approaches health with a
well-rounded, holistic approach.
Sheis very excited to grow with the CKO
A.C.E. — Certified Personal Trainer
A.C.E. — Fitness Nutrition Specialist
A.C.E. — Sports Conditioning Specialist
A.C.E. — Youth Fitness Specialist
A.C.E./YMCA — Foundations of Group
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids Trainer
E.T.C. — Senior Conditioning
TRX Suspension Trainer
American Red Cross Adult/Child/Infant
CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor
Point Loma Nazarene University — MS in
Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness
San Diego State University — BA in JMS,
Minor in PoliSci
She was bitten by a tarantula, nipped by an igrit, and peed on by an alligator, all in one day!
Cheryl Franklin has been a kickboxing instructor for two years. She was a client at CKO San Diego for 4 years, kickboxing here every Saturday with her mom, before her and her mom became the owners in September 2017. Cheryl has a love for being active and staying in shape. She has a passion for playing sports; especially softball, volleyball, and basketball and enjoys being outdoors. Cheryl is a TRX certified trainer and CPR certified.
When Cheryl is not at the gym, she works as a training manager for Kroger. When time allows, she enjoys just spending time at home with her husband and visiting her family in Chicago.
Jaylon was born and raised in sunny San Diego. Throughout elementary and high school, Jaylon played different sports such as baseball, basketball, and football. In college, he studied psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University with the hopes of becoming a psychologist, but soon realized that his true passion existed in the field of health and fitness. Soon after, Jaylon received his personal training certification from the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Currently, Jaylon is a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. He has a background in circuit-style high intensity interval training and is excited to incorporate HIIT into his kickboxing classes at CKO.
Sports have always been the driving force to Kira’s motivation to fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. It wasn’t until junior year of college when she went out of her comfort zone and went to a Muay Thai class and instantly fell in love with martial arts. In 2017, she graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in sports nutrition. Since then, she became a personal trainer and has worked at many fitness facilities over the years, successfully guiding clients to the accomplishment of their health and fitness goals. Kira’s training philosophy is simple: set goals, work hard, and enjoy the journey to achieving optimal health. On her free time, she enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, cooking, and being around friends and family.
Hello All! My name is Amanda and I am 27 years old. I have lived in sunny San Diego for 22 years. I spent the first 5 years of my life living off the coast of Italy. In 2018, I graduated with a degree in biotechnology. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, baking, and spending time at CKO Kickboxing. Say hi to me next time you see me! 🙂
Our Trial Class is available for first time guests only. If you would like to take advantage of this one time offer, you may sign up directly through each club's schedule. Plan on arriving 15-20 minutes before your scheduled class time. Once registered, you will be provided with an orientation of the punches and kicks you will be using throughout the class. Our classes are geared so you can “go at your own pace” so there is no need to be intimidated. You’ll love the CKO experience!
Each class is 1-hour in length and offers a total body workout. You will sweat, de-stress and enjoy exercising more than ever.
Since you will be punching a heavy bag, you will need to protect your hands with boxing/MMA gloves. Feel free to bring your own or we have a variety of gloves available for purchase at the gym. Wear loose fitting, comfortable gym clothes. We guarantee you’re going to sweat. Therefore, shorts will probably be a good option. You will not be permitted to participate in a class unless you are wearing sneakers/tennis shoes. Please bring a towel and you will definitely need water or some type of sports drink. These are also available for purchase at the gym.
Once you become a member, you can begin taking classes immediately.
The majority of our members have never taken a kickboxing class prior to coming to CKO. However, they get addicted to the workout quickly.
Since everyone has their own heavy bag to workout on and goes at their own pace, our classes are geared for all fitness levels. Our certified instructors are trained to motivate and push each member to their desired results.
If a young adult under the age of 18 is interested, a parent/guardian must sign for him or her to take a class. Please inquire within to see if we are currently offering programs for children.
We have both male and female members and the classes are mixed.
Your membership entitles you to unlimited classes. You can workout every day if you like.
We have many different programs available. Once you have completed your trial class, one of our representatives will go over different pricing options.
All of our locations are individually owned and operated. Depending on the market, it can range anywhere from $5 - $20 to take a class in another gym.
We offer our 10 Week Challenge Program at different times of the year. Once signed up as a prospect in our system, you will be notified whenever the program is offered.
Due to popular demand, some CKO Kickboxing clubs offer group, co-ed, children's kickboxing classes. Please inquire with your local CKO Kickboxing club to see if the classes are available, and let your voice be heard.
7094 Miramar Rd #116
San Diego, CA 92121