Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing (CFB) is co-owned and run by Jeff Perry and Kenny Christo. CFB was founded in 2009 with the goal of establishing an authentic boxing gym in which anybody could train like a boxer - whether their goal is to learn a new skill, change-up their workout routine, lose weight and get fit, just have some fun or actually get in the ring and compete. We're centrally located in Camp Washington, just north of downtown and less than 2 miles west of the University of Cincinnati.
What we’re most proud of is the community we have built over the years and getting to meet people from all walks of life, seeing them fall in love with the sport of boxing, grow in confidence, and push each other to achieve their goals. We’ve gotten to coach one of the few high school boxing teams in the country and build the University of Cincinnati Boxing Club from its inception into one of the strongest college teams in the nation. It’s always exciting to see the boxers we began coaching as students pass on the knowledge they learned and become well-respected trainers themselves. We’ve had multiple movies, music videos, and commercials filmed at the gym. We’ve run countless private classes and training sessions - including all types of groups such as UC Surgeons, FC Cincinnati, Xavier Basketball, disadvantaged youth groups, fraternities and sororities, youth football teams, some of the best amateur boxers from Ireland as part of the Bridges Beyond Boxing program, various university clubs, church groups, co-workers at different businesses, and many others.
We’re always excited to see who’s going to walk through our doors on any given night. eager to introduce them to the sport of boxing or help take their training to the next level, and welcome them into our community.
Owner & Head Coach
Jeff Perry co-founded Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing in 2009. Jeff is a Certified Level II USA Boxing Coach. In addition to helping run all classes at CFB, Jeff is also one of the head coaches of the Cincinnati High School Boxing Team and the University of Cincinnati Boxing Club. In 2019, he won the National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) Coach of the Year Award, voted on by his all of his fellow coaches across the country, and was also selected as the University of Cincinnati Club Sports Coach of the Year. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, works for Citibank and also previously served on the Board of Directors of the local non-profit organization Village Life Outreach Project as Treasurer and Brigade Coordinator, planning the organization's volunteer trips to Tanzania, East Africa, many of which he has led himself.
Owner & Head Coach
Kenny Christo is a certified boxing coach, referee and judge through USA Boxing and was a competitive amateur boxer with a record of 28-8. He is a certified personal trainer through the National Council on Certified Personal Training (NCCPT) and has attended various sports injury clinics. His experience includes certification in Strength & Conditioning and Agility Training as well as physical fitness for prenatal women. Kenny has worked for the Cincinnati Fire Department for over 25 years as a full-time EMT and firefighter. In addition, he is also one of the head coaches of the Cincinnati High School Boxing Team and the University of Cincinnati Boxing Club.
Jacob Maslyk started at CFB as a part of the UC Boxing Club in 2017 as a freshman. In his five years of boxing Jacob has gone 19-7 and has competed all across the country, including boxing multiple times in Seattle, San Francisco, Reno, New York City and many other cities. Jacob also traveled to Ireland to train and compete through the Bridges Beyond Boxing program. Jacob was the National Collegiate Boxing Association National Runner-up in 2019. Jacob uses the experience and knowledge he has gained through the years to now become a personal trainer at CFB, working with clients on footwork drills, agility drills, strength & conditioning exercises and a lot of focus mitt and sparring work. He also helps run Fitness Boxing classes, often working with members 1-on-1 during class.
Sarah Stoner has had a passion for fitness and competition from a young age growing up playing soccer and softball. She joined the UC Boxing Club her junior year of college and has stuck around since graduating for the strength, confidence and great friendships that come with training. Sarah competes in boxing and has a record of 6-4 and took 3rd place at the National Collegiate Boxing Association National Tournament in 2019. She is currently a law student at University of Cincinnati College of Law. Sarah loves sharing her passion for fitness with others and helps teach boxing basics and hold mitts during Fitness Boxing classes as well as filling in running Strength Training class.
Angela Christo teaches Strength Training class on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm. She has been active in the bodybuilding community since 2011, competing in figure at the national level with several top place finishes and Figure Overall Titles. Angela also offers Nutrition Coaching through her business, Moxie Nutrition & Fitness LLC. Contact her through the gym for more information related to strength training or nutrition. Angela is a Quality Assurance Manager at Procter & Gamble.
Marty Slone has over 10 years of experience as a professional kickboxer and an extensive background in various martial arts. Marty has been running the Kids MMA program at CFB for over 10 years as well as doing personal training and helping with Fitness Boxing classes. He is an avid supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and once sparred for 100 consecutive 3-minute rounds as a fundraiser for the program.
Lonnie Scott (Scott) has been training and competing in various martial arts since he was 12 years old. He is an Army veteran, USA Boxing official and professional boxing referee. Scott assists with Fitness Boxing classes; especially helping those new to boxing. He particularly enjoys working on technique, mitt work and helping everyone achieve their fitness goals.
Kenny McNeal started competing for the UC Boxing Club in 2015 and has continued to train and learn the sport since then. His passion for boxing led him to want to get into coaching to help others learn the sweet science. Kenny now does personal training and small group training at CFB with a focus on boxing drills, technique and sparring. Kenny also assists with Fitness Boxing Classes.
Katie Harrington started boxing in 2011 and was the President of the UC Boxing Club for 3 years. Her amateur boxing resume includes winning the 2015 & 2017 U.S. Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) National Championship as well as several other national tournaments. Katie has 12+ years of teaching and coaching in multiple sports and now runs Elite Training and Wellness through which she does personal and small group training at CFB. She is a certified personal trainer through The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and has a bachelor’s degree from UC in Psychology with a minor in Sports Management.
Isabel Calogeras has been boxing for five years now, starting her freshman year with the UC Boxing Club. She immediately fell in love with boxing. She says she looks forward to stepping into CFB every day, to not only better herself, but to help other club members improve their boxing as well. She’s been the Treasurer, Vice President and now the President of the UC Boxing Club for the past two years. Isabel has run conditioning for the club the past three years and hold mitts for the Fitness Boxing class from time to time. Isabel has 8 collegiate boxing matches and won the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Scholarship Award at the Arnold Fitness Expo in Columbus, OH.
Matt Mattina is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is now working as an accountant. He was the President of the UC Boxing Club from 2019-2020 and is a certified boxing coach through USA Boxing. Matt helps with UC Boxing Club practices and helps with new members and holding mitts during Fitness Boxing Classes and has also run private group boxing classes for his church.
Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing sits in the 7,000 sq. ft. warehouse of the historic Anchor Building just north of downtown Cincinnati. Originally a steel mill, this building provides the perfect training atmosphere for our members and houses everything you need to train like a top-level fighter. You will feel like Rocky Balboa training in this building.
CFB is available to rent for for filming of videos or photoshoots and for many types of events. If you’re interested in using our facility please contact CincinnatiFitnessBoxing@outlook.com.
Directions: If you head north out of Downtown on Spring Grove Ave., CFB will be on your left hand side just before Hopple Street. From I-75 North or South we are located less than two minutes off of the Hopple Street exit.
Parking: Parking is available in the lot immediately outside of our main doors on the south end of the Anchor Building. Also, street parking on Spring Grove Ave. in front of the building is free. If the lot and street are full, you can also park behind the building. See the map below for details and driving directions.
From designing specialized workout plans to motivating our group fitness classes, our staff is dedicated to supporting the CFB community. See our trainer profiles below.