Our coaches are all committed to making sure everyone gets a great workout tailored to their needs that leaves them excited to come back again. Get to know the people that make The Hot Box so special.
Micah has always been an athlete, and he spent most of his childhood playing any sport that he could. He was a skilled baseball player and was offered a scholarship to play at the University of Alabama, but his collegiate career was derailed by an injury. Thankfully, that injury led Micah to his mixed martial arts career. He began as an amateur and trained under Conquest BJJ. There he created FightFit Training Systems and FightFit To Go. After a decade of fighting professionally and running his own program, he was given the opportunity to cultivate his own gym at The Hot Box. Everyone who trains with Micah receives personalized customer service, highly customized workouts, and an awesome experience. At The Hot Box Boxing and Fitness, our clients are our family.
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David has a passion for exercise, fitness and nutrition, as well as encouraging clients to be the best versions of themselves. Martial arts and boxing have been critical to his life journey. David is a licensed professional boxer and mixed martial artist, and he has competed in amateur and professional competitions for over 8 years and trained under and with a number of professional coaches and athletes throughout the country. As an ISSA-certified personal trainer, he has been running fight fitness training system classes for over 3 years. David is also a Marine Corps veteran and the formal general manager of Ferocity MMA.
Zach studied at Penn State University and the University of Maryland College Park and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the School of Public Health. He has been training adults and teens in strength, conditioning, speed and mixed martial arts since 2014. His background in MMA includes wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. His previous coaching experience includes time at Conquest BJJ and Results Universe under the Parisi Speed School.
Brandon studied at Salisbury University and is an All-American Lacrosse Player and multi-sport athlete. He has over seven years of Personal Training experience specializing in nutrition, fat loss, muscle building, group training, TRX training, and sport specific strength and conditioning for Youth, High school, College, and Pro Athletes. He was also the Fitness Expert for Fox45 Baltimore for three years. Brandon is truly passionate about helping people achieve their fitness and health goals.
Jaime is a National Trainer and Presenter for Les Mills and Reebok sponsored athlete. She has taken her love of Group Fitness and created the Hot Box HIIT class to bring our members a highly efficient and effective workout that will leave you wanting more! Her favorite saying is “why be good when you can be great”. She does her best to bring out the greatness in every member at The Hot Box!
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Certified 4rd Degree Black Belt.
Carlos Catania, a native New Yorker and athlete, was introduced to the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts through the esteemed Royler Gracie in 1997. A dedicated training regime with Royler Gracie in Basking Ridge, NJ. Carlos dedicated himself to the mats, competing in regional, national and international competitions, including the IBJJF World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.