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: I have been with CKO as a member, instructor, then owner since 2010. I am a CPT, CES, PES, and FNS with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I 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.
Fitness Background: I began with CKO in April of 2011 and instructed classes regularly at CKO Old Bridge, CKO Great Kills, and CKO Tottenville before opening CKO Edison, CKO Woodbridge, and CKO Clark. I’ve been involved with martial arts and physical fitness for the past 15 years and am a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Why I CKO: The atmosphere, group motivation, personal reward, and most importantly the great people are all what keeps me coming back. I walk into CKO stressed and leave feeling amazing and always with a smile on my face.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Pushy
Fun Fact(s): Most people don’t suspect that I love anything sci-fi, anime, comic books, outer space, or typically classified as “nerdy”.
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
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Fitness Background: I have been a member of CKO Kickboxing Edison since February 2016 and decided to become an instructor in August of 2017. I’m currently in school for nutrition.
Why I CKO: I started cko to lose weight and as a confidence boost and it has absolutely exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere is incredible, and I couldn’t ask for better people to work with.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Determined. I’m determined to always preform a high energy class, determined to make sure everyone is having a great workout, and determined to make sure everyone is having fun.
Fun Fact(s): When I’m not in the gym I am a nanny for 5 amazing kids.
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: 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 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 boxing at CKO for just under 5 years.
Why I CKO: The other members are the reason I wanted to be an instructor. Seeing their drive to better themselves, it made me want to be someone who helps them achieve their personal goals.
Instructing style: Challenging
Fun fact: I’m a happily married mom of 2. I have a passion for fitness. Boxing and lifting keep my sanity. Leg day is my personal favorite. It’s my me time.
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’ve always been some sort of athlete, even if my body didn’t always look it. Dance, Soccer, Taekwondo, and Musical Productions always kept my young self moving and grooving. Currently studying for the NASM personal training exam after losing 100+ lbs naturally with diet and exercise.
Why I CKO: I CKO to provide members the environment they need to accomplish their goals. Even the strongest of people need a little motivation from time to time. Having the opportunity to push others, and myself, to see astronomical changes not only in the gym but in day to day life. For me, CKO has provided me an environment to relieve daily stresses and negative thoughts.
One Word to describe you instructing style: Magnanimous
Fun Fact(s): Professional Musician: Classical Vocalist, Choral Recording Artist, Dog Lover, Book Reader, and Adventure Taker.
I am a Westminster Choir College graduate and a Young Artist in the Tristate area. I won’t say no to a trip either! Either for work or for fun traveling is extremely important to me. My favorite domestic trip was to New Orleans eating exotic hot dogs. My favorite professional trip was to attend Oxford University Continuing Education programs in music in England.
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: I played football for most my life, ran cross country track, also play pickup basketball. I lift most days of the week.
Why I CKO: I CKO because it keeps me in good shape. I also like seeing people improve themselves every time they step into the gym.
Fun Fact(s): Im a huge Philly fan and I’m very competitive
Fitness Background: I was a member of CKO North Brunswick since June 2018. After my first class I was immediately hooked. I became an instructor at CKO North Brunswick in June 2019. I hold an Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness Instructor certification and a Boxing and Barbells Level 1 certification. I will be studying for my NASM Personal Training Certification in the spring. I currently teach classes at CKO North Brunswick and CKO Woodbridge.
Why I CKO: When most people are asked why they join CKO, they usually say to lose weight, get out aggression, and/or to stay fit. I went was because I thought it would be fun. Initially I had no plans on joining or even attending a class until my sister said she was going to one and I decided to tag along. I became a member immediately after joining. Before joining in June 2018 I was obese, had high blood pressure, and was prediabetic. Since joining I have lost over 35lbs, got my health back on track, and now all those problems are gone. I absolutely love the group fitness atmosphere and the encouraging environment. So I became a group fitness instructor so I can help others achieve their goals like CKO helped me achieve mine.
1 Word to Describe Your Instructing Style: Goofy. Although, in my opinion, my instructing style can’t be described in one word. I will make you laugh and smile while having a pool of sweat around your bag when you’re done. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I’m easy. You’ll burn a lot of calories while having a good time in my class. So you’re in for a treat!
Fun Facts: I am currently studying at Rutgers Business School- New Brunswick with an intended major in Finance. I have an obsession with Musical Theatre, I have seen over 40 Broadway shows (and I’m only 18). Don’t be surprised if you see me singing and dancing during class.
Fitness Background: I became a member at CKO in late February of 2019 and began my journey as an instructor in August of 2019. Though soccer is the main sport loved and played by my family, I was involved in different sports in high school like cheerleading, basketball, and track. I played 4 years of collegiate soccer and to this day continue to play in coed leagues.
Why I CKO: I CKO because it’s addicting to work hard and become the best version of yourself no matter how sore and tired you are. All the fun is in challenging yourself and pushing your limits while you’re getting a total body workout! It’s not a stale, boring routine- you get a mix of various HIIT exercises, different combos to work on the bag, an empowering atmosphere, and of course the personal reward of reaching your goals.
Fun fact: I can quote the entire movie Shrek. Just don’t ask me to do it.
I have been a member of CKO since 2017. I took a class opening day at Woodbridge and immediately knew it was the gym for me. I signed up just as something to do for fun and to keep in shape, but I immediately became addicted. CKO is unlike any other gym I know and I wouldn’t want to be part of any other fitness family. I started working at the front desk in December of 2017 and am now training to become an instructor. I love being part of something that makes people feel good and accomplishes their goals. Fun fact: Ironically, prior to working at CKO I worked at an ice cream store.
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: 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.
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!
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.
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