When boxing enthusiast David Draskovich heard about TITLE Boxing Club, he had to check it out. He discovered his one-time trainer, Danny Campbell, was the managing partner. David joined as a member and it didn't take long for David to get hooked and inquire about training positions.
“About eight years ago I trained under Danny at a local gym, eventually becoming a boxing trainer for seven years,” says David. “I joined TITLE Boxing Club with the intentions of working out. I know Danny's style, am familiar with the workouts and I know it works. I causally asked about positions and here I am.”
David didn't get started with boxing until his 30's, after he'd started a family and a career so he never competed. He trained like a pro and teaching filled his desire to box, with the added benefit of sharing his passion for the technique and self-confidence this style of training can provide with others.
“I love helping people learn how to box, watching them develop their skills and improve their overall physical condition,” shares David. “For me, the most satisfying moments are when members thank me after class and say they wouldn't be able to do it without my help.”
His friendly, outgoing and open teaching style keeps members coming back for more. Every member who attends David's POWER HOUR boxing class receives personal attention. His total body workouts are interactive as he tries to spend a few seconds of every round with each person in the class. And he makes it a point to try and learn each member's name, even if it takes a few times of asking to remember.
“I really care about the members in my classes. I want to know who they are and why they are there so I can do my best to get them in the physical condition they want,” he says.
While his classes are work, there is still time for fun. David uses the mitts and sometimes the body shield to give members the chance to box him during a round. And his classes are high-energy, with him running around the heavy bag station shouting encouraging words, sometimes teasing to make sure it's fun. And he says if he's not tired and sweaty after a class, he didn't do a good enough job.
“I tell the members in my class that they should be proud of what they're doing in that hour. They are accomplishing what most aren't willing or able to do. By showing up and hitting it hard, they are improving and developing by sheer willpower,” he says.
If you'd like to hit it hard with David, you'll find him at the 151st & Antioch location, check the schedule for details.