Instructors

Alexander "Pepper" Kaufman

Alexander "Pepper" Kaufman

Founder | Boxing Coach | Private Training | Sparring

Why I Love Boxing:
Boxing is my great escape. It is my time to lose myself and tap in to something almost “savage”. When I train, I give myself the permission to think and feel without censorship. I am “me”, in its most rare and raw form.

My Class:
My wish is for my clients to have such an incredible experience, that they can’t help but tell everyone they know about it. I want to blend authenticity and charisma to give you a workout like nothing you’ve experienced before.

My Nickname:
I am the founder of PepperBoxing. Pepper originated as an acronym for Practical.Exercise.Personally.Planned.Equals.Results. My life’s work has been devoted to health and wellness. Allow me to add some spice to your training.

Samantha Abrams

Samantha Abrams

Studio Manager | Boxing Coach | Sparring

Why I Love Boxing:
Have you ever heard the saying “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”? For me, Combat sports set my soul aflame and hold an invaluable place in my heart. They are the one thing that I can pour my heart and soul into. I always walk away a better human for it. Combat is an my escape from reality but also how I ground myself.

My Training Style:
I would describe my training style as encouragement meets tough love. When I train my clients, I focus heavily on perfecting the basic techniques. A strong foundation and knowledge of the bare bone basics of movement and combos will ensure that you can excel at any level.

My Nickname:
I have never had a nickname that stuck. I suppose that makes me the nameless, and I am perfectly okay with that.

Chase “Honey Badger” Pickett

Chase “Honey Badger” Pickett

Boxing Coach | Private Training

Why I Love Boxing:
Boxing is my push. My challenge. My connection to people. I’ve always been very competitive and grew up participating in team sports all the way through college. Boxing continues to push me to want more…to try harder…to keep that competitive edge and hungry mentality alive today. It’s challenging because it is essentially you against you. Nobody will make you show up to perform. It’s all on your shoulders.

My Class:
Have fun but lose yourself. Enjoy your time but don’t forget why you showed up. This class is not my time, it’s your time. It’s an opportunity to be better. It’s an opportunity to find new ways to push yourself, clear your mind, and learn an incredible sport in the process. My goal is to continue to push you, challenge you, and teach you new boxing techniques as often as possible. My goal is growth.

My Nickname:
The Honey Badger has obtained the reputation as one of the most savage, care free animals in the kingdom. He truly doesn’t give a crap! Boxing has a lot of stereotypes and creates a lot of walls for clients that have never participated in our group style classes. My goal is to break these barriers so that when you come to class you can be the most authentic, care free version of you as possible! Boxing is an escape and fun! Come to my class and leave the world at the door. It’s time to lose yourself.

Natalie “Dog” Bradley

Natalie “Dog” Bradley

Boxing Coach | Private Training

Why I Love Boxing:
Boxing is a beautiful combination of rhythm and strength. Pugilism requires endurance of the body and mind. As a dancer, the similarities give me a feeling of “home”. There is an art to boxing that, over the years, I’ve grown to love.

My Class:
My goal for you, is to feel accomplished and ready to conquer your day. I want you to leave my class knowing you invested in yourself. I strive to push you past the limits you thought you had, in order for you to gain more strength and mental clarity, Every-Day.

My Nickname:
Nat “Dog,” is a representation of my nature and my class. I’m going to show you all the love in the world, but I’m always pushing the limits.

Stephen "GucciTron" Grand

Stephen "GucciTron" Grand

Boxing Coach | Private Training | Sparring

Why I Love Boxing:
I love boxing because it is a reflection of life. This sport, as relentless as it is, will reveal to the participant all the hardships and victories they could imagine. Boxing is a true test of mental toughness more than anything. If your mind is not strong then your body will fail no matter how much talent is present. For me, it is a source of healing, fueled by the desire to never give up on myself. I will always be my toughest opponent no matter who stands across the ring.

My Class:
You can expect to learn all the fundamentals from beginner to expert in my class. I will teach you technique while giving you the best workout you’ll find in Nashville. My athletes will build self-confidence and increase mental toughness with my style of teaching.

My Nickname:
I have been given the nickname “GucciTron” because my style in the ring is classy and flashy like a “Gucci”. “Tron” because I transform into the meanest and toughest guy you’ve ever had the luxury of laying your eyes on.

Emily “Lemonade” Lemons

Emily “Lemonade” Lemons

Boxing Coach | Private Training

Why I Love Boxing:
I love boxing because the discipline the sport requires provides a calm to my life. In a world full of distractions, it’s nice to unwind and hit “sh!t”.

My Class:
I want to show people that the hard work they are putting in, really does pay off. I started as a member, worked my butt off, and became an instructor myself! My classes promise to be tough, yet fun enough that you forget how hard you’re working while learning a new sport.

My Nickname:
My nickname is Lemonade mainly because my last name is Lemons, but also because I’m sweet, sour, and refreshing! When life hands you lemons, work out with them!

Benedict "The Zen" Cheng

Benedict "The Zen" Cheng

Boxing Coach | Personal Trainer | Yoga

Why I Love Boxing:
I love how Boxing requires as much skill and mental acuity as it does stamina and strength. The athlete becomes as focused as they do tenacious. The duality excites me.

My Class:
When you leave my class, I want you to feel satisfied and relieved that you “put” everything you had on that bag. My wish is for you and your 15 classmates to feed off each other. They punched harder because you punched harder. You punched faster because they punched faster. That you are a Champion with AND without your gloves on.

My Nickname:
Living a balanced life is my priority. I have worked hard to calm my mind but make savage my body.

Katherine “Krusher” Connor

Katherine “Krusher” Connor

Boxing Coach | Private Training | Sparring

Why I Love Boxing:
I’ve been infatuated with all forms of martial arts for 25+ years. Through disciplined practice, I discovered my personal power and a sense of confidence that I didn’t find anywhere else. The combination of mastering a skill, married to a physical ability is the perfect means to drive us to be more than we were. For the past 10 years, I’ve absolutely lived to share that feeling with others. ~ All glory to the Art. Through it we achieve greatness.~

My Class:
I am a high energy motivator and professional wise cracker. My goal with every class is that we work hard BUT we also have so much fun that the time goes unnoticed. I love to switch things up. I work hard to create new formats, new drills, and new ways to inspire you to train like a champion.

My Nickname:
“Krusher” was one of the fight names given to me by a training partner shortly after I picked up serious combat sports. This was probably in part due to my infamously relentless fighting style. I “krushed” and got “krushed” by countless workouts that I probably shouldn’t have survived…but here I am 😉