Anne, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
A former competitive long distance runner who ran the Chicago Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon and San Diego Marathon, Anne first began training Muay Thai in 2010 at SITYODTONG Los Angeles under Kru Walter Michalowski. In 2012 she began training in the sport of boxing at Hollywood’s Fortune Gym under coaches Justin Fortune (Former Heavyweight Contender and Manny Pacquio’s strength & conditioning coach) and Jesse Forbes (Ronda Rousey’s strength & conditioning coach). She continued working on her Muay Thai under Coach Joseph Del Real.
Anne and her husband Kenji relocated to the Midwest in 2016 and opened K-FIT Minooka in March of 2017. While she never fought competitively, she loves the physical and mental challenges involved in training as a fighter. She is passionate about helping people who would not normally walk into any gym – let alone a boxing gym – transform their bodies and their self-image. Anne encourages women of all ages to feel confident, powerful, beautiful and strong, no matter where they are at physically at this very moment. It doesn’t matter if you are not able to run, or even walk – boxing can empower you from a seated position to take back control of your health and your life.
Anne is certified in the Rock Steady method which empowers those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease to fight back mentally, physically and emotionally. She is also an ACE Senior Fitness Specialist.
Kenji is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He began fighting competitively at age 13.
From 2010 to 2015 he worked under head coach Justin Fortune at Fortune Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California training and conditioning professional fighters – both boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. Kenji also taught group boxing classes at Fortune Gym and worked as a personal trainer. Many of his Hollywood clients were actors and actresses who were training for movie roles.
Prior to Fortune Gym, he taught at Joker’s Wild Fight Academy and Reign Training Center in Orange County, California. At Reign Training Center, founded by UFC fighter Mark Munoz, Kenji trained alongside top fighters from all over the world, including: Jake Ellenberger, King Mo, Mark Munoz, Fabricio Werdum and many others.
Kenji is certified in the Rock Steady Method. He has been focused on working with people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, empowering them to fight back. He is also a certified Team USA Boxing Coach.