Meet our trainers
Each of our trainers has a personal reason for being dedicated to helping others meet their fitness goals. Meet our team below!
Ben started training in mixed martial arts in 1993. When he first began there was no direction until he started participating in amateur fights. He started teaching in 1996 and fell in love with the sports. Ben is also currently a high school art teacher. His MMA Striking classes at Knockout focus on the fundamentals of standup fighting with high intensity cardio drills. MMA teaches self defense and burns off stress. Ben never teaches the same class so his students wont get bored. He finds satisfaction watching his students learn how to overcome fear. Coach Ben also provides the opportunity for people who want to seriously pursue a career in MMA fighting. Ben believes the ultimate goal of MMA is the mind, body, and soul working as one.
Jacob teaches kickboxing mixed with cardio and conditioning. In 2012 he started practicing Muay Thai because he was bored lifting. He’s been training others for two years, embracing his lifelong interest in health, nutrition, and self-discipline. Jacob is also a deejay who hosts local events, a graphic designer, an amateur MMA fighter, and enjoys underground hardcore punk rock.
Jaime has been a trainer for 10 years, and incorporates 17 years of Marine Corps service into his training style. He strives to challenge his clients not only physically, but mentally as well. He specializes in TRX, circuit training, HIIT conditioning, and military style training, always motivating his clients to strive to the next level. He loves spending quality time with his two children, as well as working out and competing in physique competitions.
Mikey grew up playing sports and has grown a passion for fitness and health. He graduated from Cal State University Northridge with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and still attends school pursuing higher education on rehabilitative adapted therapeutic exercise. Mikey taught the kids boxing class at Knockout for over four years. Mikey enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, and spending time with family. He believes with his experience and knowledge he can help anyone, at any age, with any disability.
Jesse has been a Knockout member since early 2008. He is known around the gym for his relentless style of training and dedication to his health. Jesse played sports throughout his life and has always had a competitive drive to succeed. He challenges his clients to push beyond their limits so they can reach their fitness goals. Jesse is also a lifelong martial arts fan and loves to teach boxing for self defense and weight loss.