Our Trainers

We come in all shapes and sizes, but our goal is the same:
To make boxing fun and help you live a healthier lifestyle

Miguel Lopez

Founder & Trainer


Miguel Lopez was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He grew up in the Western Addition district, an area when there were many illegal paths and dangers available to young people. Boxing gave him a way out. It kept him focused and out of trouble. He started his boxing training in 2000 at Harrison Street Boxing Gym with Sonny Marson as his coach. There he learned discipline, dedication, and determination that led him to win the San Francisco Golden Gloves in the same year. Boxing gave him the opportunity to train his body and mind on new levels. His professional boxing career started in 2009.

As a personal trainer and boot camp instructor his goal is to push people to new levels and make them feel good about themselves. He says that the most fulfilling part of his job is to put a smile on people’s faces and help them get on the path to being healthy. He offers varied workouts that use your body to build strength fused with cardio and boxing techniques.


Favorite quote:

“How you feel? Like a Champ!”

Wayne Bracy



If you are looking for a fun time and a killer workout, take one of Wayne’s classes! Wayne will greet you with a warm welcome and make you feel right at home. He has a background in strength training and conditioning and will make you feel the burn. Wayne became a trainer to help people achieve their health goals and is dedicated to making clients happy. Wayne says the best part about Boxing for Health is the clients and seeing their smiling faces!


Favorite quote:

“Show me your minimum and I’ll show you my maximum!”

Henry Beckwith



If you come in for morning classes, Henry is the first friendly face you’ll see! Catch him behind the front desk and also training the morning classes on Monday and Wednesday. Henry began with Boxing for Health in April 2017 and specializes in Taekwondo, strength and conditioning. He has been training in Taekwondo since he was 12 years old and actively competes as a full time athlete. Currently he has added boxing to his arsenal and he will get you into optimal shape with his experience. He says, “Boxing for Health has that feeling of when you walk in you know you’re about to train hard.”


Favorite quote:

“He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both right”

Omar McCullough



Omar joined the Boxing for Health team in 2014. After discovering his passion for coaching, he became the head trainer for the kids and teen classes at BFH. Omar has a background in Karate; he started when he was 5 years old and is now a first degree black belt. He has also has experience in MMA for 4 years, boxing for 6 years and is now starting Jiu-Jitsu. Omar’s specialty is in strength and conditioning, boxing and martial arts. To Omar, Boxing for Health is the kind of place where you know no matter what life is putting you through, you will leave like nothing can break you down.


Favorite quotes:

“At the end of pain there is success.”

“Be stronger than your excuses.”

Larry Kloak



If you ask Larry how long he has been a trainer, he’ll tell you as long as he can remember. He started training in boxing and Muay Thai and fell in love so much that he often found himself volunteering to teach classes. Larry joined the Boxing for Health crew in October 2017. Through his experience as an active professional fighter he has become a knowledgeable qualified trainer. He has more than 15 years of experience as a licensed USA amateur trainer and is also a certified personal trainer. Larry has always been around top competitors, understands the ins and outs of boxing and to this day is still learning and developing new and innovative systems to improve. Larry believes Boxing for Health is a great place to come and train.” We have a lot of knowledgeable and experienced trainers and you definitely get a welcoming neighborhood and energetic vibe once you come in.”


Favorite quote:

“The harder I train, the luckier I get.”

Paris Alexander



Friday morning classes are filled with the rhythmic beats of Paris’ chants, “Jab, jab. Jab, jab.” Paris is a world class veteran of boxing with a 20 year boxing career and 15 years as a professional fighter. He is the Western States Pro Champion – look at those belts! Paris started at Boxing for Health in 2017 but has always enjoyed training folks, and sharing his knowledge of the sport. He specializes in teaching fundamentals of boxing and cardio drills that make it happen!


Favorite quote:

“Nothing to it but to do it! Yeah!!”

Shane Hare



Shane believes in teaching his skills to others. He is innately a teacher who enjoys boxing so becoming a boxing instructor was a natural progression. It is important to Shane to promote health awareness in any community that his is a part of. He began working at Boxing for Health in 2012 shortly after the gym opened.

Shane’s objective is to encourage people to meet their fitness goals, but most importantly teach them how to intelligently defend themselves.

He has over 25 years of diverse background in Combat Arts.  Although his first love is Boxing, he is also a martial artist and has studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira. “We have a great community of instructors and students who enjoy some if not all aspects of boxing. Our instructors are passionate and our students are the best! They work hard and are dedicated to keeping good health and staying fit.”


Favorite quote:

“Maintain focus, never stop believing in self.”

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