"I love to push people to surprise themselves with what they can do. Mind over matter is definitely a valid concept when it comes to boxing. I believe in encouraging small victories, taking challenges one step at a time, but most importantly in continuing to raise the bar. We are only as physically strong as our minds are strong.
I absolutely love boxing; as a trainer, I get to see the way that boxing encompasses nearly all of the physical training elements — to this day, it remains the most challenging workout I have ever done. Boxing builds, tones, shapes, and sculpts bodies, and most importantly, strengthens minds.”
Masha is a former competitive fighter and the 2017 NCBA West Coast Champion (139-lb fight class) and the 2015 Silver Medalist (132-lb fight class); she is a USA Boxing-Certified Coach, and a National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC) Certified Personal Trainer.
She is the founder and owner of Boxing Strong™ and she brings her boxing and training experience to her diverse range of clients with their various fitness and athletic goals. Masha works with her athletes to help them find their own physical and mental confidence through the art of boxing.
Masha is also a proud mom of a teenager, and she works to help her son become the best athlete he can be!
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“Boxing changed my life by teaching me how to be the best version of myself, inside and outside of the gym.
My goal is to help anyone who walks through the door of Boxing Strong™ train like a professional.”
Kenji boxed in fights as a young adult after the sport supported him through important behavioral, physical, and mental development as a teenager. In 2002, he was certified as a USA Boxing Trainer, trained several national champion fighters, and earned a Level II certification in 2003.
Inspired by the fact that Boxing Strong™ had brought boxing back to the Monterey Bay community, Kenji became motivated to actively and consistently train again. Through his training of amateur and professional fighters in the Central Coast area, Kenji strives to help Boxing Strong™ athletes effectively execute their boxing technique.
Kenji enjoys living in the Monterey Bay area and he loves his golden retriever!
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