Fitness background: Journey begin at Edison in 2014 when I joined as a member. Shortly after I started working the desk and instructing classes. I graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S in Kinesiology and Health.
Why I CKO: The energy and environment are addicting. I enjoy pushing people past their limits.
Instructing style: Fierce
Fitness Background: I have done CKO since 2012. I started as a member and haven’t turned back. I used to play softball, and do track and field.
Why I CKO: CKO is my happy place. Every workout is different from the last. Each instructor has their own style from music, to warm-ups, to how they count down an attack round. Each workout is intense and fun, and you definitely get the most out of the hour you spend here. The workout is as challenging as you want it to be, and its so great to feed off the energy of the people around you. I have been to plenty of other gyms and will forever come to CKO as no other place can compare!
1 Word to describe your instructing style: energetic
Fun Fact(s): I have 2 kids, 2 dogs and a husband. I speak fluent Italian, and have been to Italy 7 times. When I was younger my claim to fame was being an extra in the movie K-Pax.
Fitness Background: Joined CKO Edison, in February of 2014.
Why I CKO: CKO very much helped me lose 60lbs in time for my wedding in October 2016. Started working at the front desk in August 2016 and will be working at both Edison and Woodbridge locations.
Fun Fact(s): I plan on continuing to keep CKO a major part of my lifestyle, to maintain my weight loss, gain more muscle and to loose all the baby weight!
Fitness Background: I started with CKO in January 2013, as a member. Then I started teaching in 2015 at CKO Edison and then CKO Woodbridge.
Why I CKO: The people!! In general, the members, staff, and owners make CKO a special place in my life and Im sure in many others lives as well!! Its like an addiction; you want more and more no matter how sore you are! At the end of the day, I can say this was one of the best decisions I made in my life.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Intense
Fun Fact(s): I served 3 years in the Air Force in my early 20s with 34 parachute jumps on record.
Fitness Background: I have been at CKO for 8 years, teaching for 7. Played collegiate soccer for 2 years and still play competitive mens soccer, basketball, and coed flag football leagues.
Why I CKO: I CKO because I have an opportunity to keep feeling like an athlete, while developing my Boxing and martial arts skills at a fun, friendly and motivating atmosphere.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Unpredictable
Fun Fact(s): I love to cook. I have catered and still do for big parties when I have time.
Fitness Background: Jim has been a member of CKO since the summer of 2015 and started to teach classes this year.
Why I CKO: He describes himself as hooked to this brand of fitness since taking his very first class at the Edison studio. Although always invested in sports and fitness before then, he finds this workout more challenging, functional, and fun than others. Jim continues to remain active in CKO not just for the physical benefits, but also for the stress release, focus, and overall enhanced mood that CKO kickboxing workouts promote. Jim is motivated to instruct classes because he enjoys seeing others realize the same gains that he enjoys and believes that exertion is a mental act as much as it is a physical one.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Tenacious
Fun Fact(s): Outside of the gym, Jim is a full time therapist and goes to school at night towards his second masters degree with the hopes of licensure and an eventual private practice. He enjoys being outdoors, socializing with friends, and spending time with family. Did you know? Although Jim has not been charged anything, he spends most of his time in prison?
Client Service Coordinator
Client Service Coordinator
Fitness Background: I’ve been at CKO for 1 year! I attend Kean University as a Mathematically Sciences major. I was also a cheerleader for 10 years!
WHY I CKO: I love working at CKO because I get to motivate others, change people’s lives, and see the drive in each person walking through the gym.
Fun Fact: I could work out for hours, but I can never resist a treat of ice cream!
Find Kate on Instagram: @katlyn_stanley
Fitness Background: A SGX certified group fitness instructor/CPT and Les Mills RPM (Spin instructor). CKO tenure: Joined 4 years ago on a Groupon & now instructing for almost a year. Scholastic/Collegiate Sports: Ice Hockey, Soccer, Football & Wrestling. International Karate Competitor for Black Dragons Dojo. Hobbies Include: Travel for Endurance, Obstacle Course & Motorcycle racing. Professional: Career Sales/Manager & SMB Owner with companies like Roadrunner Sports, Footlocker, Xerox & Ricoh. Certifications: SGX, RPM, CPT & CKO.
Why I CKO: I CKO because even personal trainers need personal trainers. I can walk in & feel like I have someone training me for an hour straight, delivering a total body workout, hitting all the major areas while motivating me to reach my goals. What motivates me to teach: The ability to share the best total body workout with others, empower them to feel better, look better & be the best version of themselves they can be.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Inspired
Fun Fact(s): 1. Loves Food 2. Loves Running 3. Hates Running Bucket list: Isle of Man TT, Spartan Race Podium, Run races with my daughter.
Fitness Background: If I am not at CKO I enjoy playing recreational flag football, hiking, weight training and spending time with friends and family.
Why I CKO: The reason I CKO is because it brings me such joy and passion. I love seeing people set goals and reach them, and if I can help in getting them one step closer to that goal or to bettering themselves I want to assist in any way I can, even if it is just an encouraging word or smile.
1 Word to Describe your instructing style: Motivational
Fun Fact(s): I was in the United States military and worked at the federal reserve bank as a police officer for about two years.
Fitness Background: I have been a member at CKO since 2014. Ive always been active in sports (high school football, basketball and track and various intramural and recreation leagues).
Why I CKO: There are so many reasons. Ive always been a fan of MMA, so I figured I would give Kickboxing a shot…combining 2 of my favorite things – working out and a form of martial arts. The workout is fun, challenging, and intense. The members, instructors, and atmosphere keep me wanting coming back for more and more.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Energetic
Fun Fact(s): I am the oldest of 3 children. I grew up and went to school in Hudson County (Bayonne and Jersey City). I have known how to play the trumpet since 5th grade. I have performed in musical theater in high school and college.
Fitness Background: I started CKO in 2014 and became an instructor in the summer of 2018. I love everything fitness and besides kickboxing, I am a certified personal trainer with a passion for healthy eating and holistic living.
Why I CKO: My love for boxing grows by the day. As for CKO, there’s no other workout that I’ve found that combines strength, versatility, motivation and encouragement. Plus you sweat a lot!
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Driven
Fun Fact(s): I am beyond obsessed with peanut butter. It’s actually an addiction.
IG Handle: @prashanthivm
Fitness Background: Born into a family of sports and fitness fanatics, Ive tried every trend under the sun. The only one that still stands is CKO. Started a Groupon trial in 2014, became a member thereafter, and by 2015, began instructing at CKO Roselle, CKO Edison and CKO Woodbridge.
Why I CKO: Spending each day surrounded by inspirational people, motivational instructors and the opportunity to unleash a brutal beat down (without getting arrested) made me feel indestructible, and it still does to this day.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: HardCORE (get it? cause I like the planks.)
Fun Fact(s): I love cheesy Pop Music, Kitties and ALL the Foods! Except for your basic American staples like Peanut Butter and French Fries. Yuck. >_<
Fitness Background: Started at CKO Edison in January 2015, was a member for a year & a half before joining the CKO Kickboxing Team. I have been a competitive cheerleader for 16 years and absolutely loved every second of it. Unfortunately I tore a part of my achilles tendon, which resulted in cheerleading ending, but started my adventure with CKO Edison & Woodbridge!
Why I CKO: CKO is so much more than a place to workout for me. It’s an outlet where I can release all of my stress. It’s also a completely free judgement zone where I can be myself all the time. The friends that I have made have turned into family and create the BEST atmosphere. Together as a team we motivate one another to do our best always. CKO allows me to work on my physical and mental health and helps me create the best version of myself!
Fun Facts: I am a HUGE animal lover! Any animal I see I’m dying to pet, I’m worse than a little kid! During the day you can catch me in the classroom! I am a Kindergarten Teacher of Autism in a local district and absolutely love it!
Fitness Background: I have been with CKO as a member, instructor, then owner since 2010. I am a CPT & CES with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Also have a Level I certification from Precision Nutrition.
Why I CKO: I CKO because there is nothing like that feeling after finishing a class, and I love seeing members have a chance to change their lives for the better.
1 Word to Describe your instructing style: Intense
Fun Fact(s): Majored in History at Monmouth University, read a lot of Civil War & WWII history. I have performed 6 weddings as an officiant.
CKO Kickboxing Woodbridge opened it’s doors in September 2017. Owners Charles Osinowo, Mike Napolitano, and Roy LaBue started off as members at the Old Bridge location, then opened up CKO Kickboxing Edison in 2012, and have since gone on to open up CKO Kickboxing Clark in 2018.
The team at CKO Woodbridge is ready to help you achive your fitness goals, whatever they may be!
1009 St Georges Ave
Colonia, NJ 07067
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