Fitness Background: I have done CKO since 2012. I started as a member and havent 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: I first became a member of CKO Edison in November 2015 when my wife persuaded me to take a class because I was looking for a new and challenging workout. I was hooked immediately! Prior to joining CKO, I competitively played basketball and trained in martial arts for over 10 years.
Why I CKO: After being a member of CKO for 2 years and knowing how much of a positive impact it had on me, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally, I began to have an increasingly growing itch to become an instructor. I like to consider myself someone’s fitness therapist – I want the members to feel that they can come to my class and not only get a great workout, but be able to take 1 hour of their day to disconnect from the world and life’s everyday problems and frustrations.
Instructing Style: Motivating
Fun Facts: I have to admit…I’m a sneakerholic. I also love to travel and experience different cultures.
Fitness Background: Started with CKO Edison in June 2013, became an instructor in February 2014. Played collegiate rugby at James Madison University. I still play in recreational basketball and flag football leagues.
Why I CKO: Because physical violence is frowned upon. But honestly there’s nothing quite like a room full of people all busting their you-know-what’s for some extra motivation.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: BetterThanMike
Fun Fact(s): I am an attorney with the firm Rebenack, Aronow, Mascolo in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ specializing in Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. Oh that wasn’t fun? I also got lost in Disney World when I was six…that wasn’t fun for me, though.
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: 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.
I joined CKO in 2016.
I learned how to box in 2013 and eventually entered and competed in the New Jersey Diamond Gloves and New Jersey Golden Gloves and fell in love with the sport. Ever since then I have not stopped boxing and continued to learn more about the sweet science so I can share my knowledge and teach people of all ages.
I’ve been a dancer my whole life, and fitness has always played a big part in that. I began boxing at CKO 4 years ago, and became an instructor March, 2018. I’m also a certified barre instructor through Flywheel Sports.
Why I CKO:
I know first-hand how amazing CKO is with helping me escape my anxiety/stress/frustrations after a long day of work. It’s my release. To be able to pass that same feeling of strength (both physically and mentally) onto others, and show them they’re capable of so much more than they think – nothing else like it.
One Word to Describe My Instructing Style:
FIRE (I like to bring the heat ??)
I’ve been dancing professionally from the young age of 3, performing with such artists as Chris Brown, Drake and Jeanie Ortega. I most recently danced professionally in the NBA for 4 years with the Brooklyn Nets (“Brooklynettes”). During the day, I work in Corporate Merchandising for Marc Jacobs.
Fitness Background: I joined CKO Old Bridge back in 2009 when it first opened. I knew I’d like Kickboxing since I use to do TaeBo videos in my dorm room back in college. I came over with Roy, Charles & Mike when they opened Edison in 2012 when they convinced me (aka told me I was going to be an instructor for them). I played softball and basketball back in my high school years.
Why I CKO: I love hitting things! Lol! Just joking! I joined CKO because I wanted to get in better shape. Little did I know that I would not only get in the best shape of my life, but I would also gain so much self-confidence and inner strength, while making so many life-long friends along the way. CKO is my happy place. Its where I go when I need to destress, refocus, have a good time & just hit things!
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 have been a CKO Instructor for 4 years now (wow…) I played basketball and football in high school. Competed in amateur muay thai kickboxing. Have a personal training cert from asma (think thats the company) also have a heartsaver cpr certification. Have worked and trained with many amateur and professional boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial artists. Currently a Compliance Inspector for New Jersey State Athletic Control Board in amateur and professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts.
Why I CKO: What I love about teaching at CKO most is the members who come to class. I continue to be motivated by the energy that our members bring into the gym. I am always happy to show proper technique and form and pass on the knowledge I have attained over the years to others who seek it.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: Technique.
I say something about form and technique every class.
Fun Fact(s): An interesting hobby is scuba diving. I have an advanced open water certificate with over 40 dives. And specialty certificates in night diving, shark diving, and fish identification. tioning, as well as fighting technique drills, to his classes.
Trevor is a highly intense & motivated trainer. A member since 2013, he uses his background in Muay Thai kickboxing to work on fundamentals while maintaining the intense pace & high energy that CKO provides. He also draws from his experiences playing football at Notre Dame to motivate members. That level of competition and training pushed him beyond the playing field to reach new heights, finishing two marathons, two triathlons along with many other races.
Why I CKO: CKO training offers a unique mental and physical challenge that pushes your body to limits you may not think you can get to. Coming into to class as a member feeling the energy given by the instructors was more than enough to pull me in and work to give that same enthusiasm back to all members.
1 Word to describe your instructing style: To describe one of my classes using one word, I would have to say energetic. When the workout is getting tough, & you feel that collective feeling, it’s enough to make you push that extra bit to finish strong.
Fun Fact(s): Fun fact that sheds a light on a little of my approach instructing is that I coached youth basketball & football for close to 10 years. One of the pop warner teams I coached came close to making it to the national championships down in FL. If you’re looking to take that step and push yourself to new limits, I welcome you to join… See you soon.
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.
518 Old Post Rd
Edison, NJ 08817