About Our Boxing Trainers

portland city boxing trainer jeremy mckeeJEREMY MCKEE
Custom Boxing Trainer / Owner

My background in fitness started early on as a kid I always enjoyed playing sports and pushing myself to the limits. As soon as I turned 18, I joined the Army where I served 6 years in a infantry unit. During that time I realized that the human body is so much more capable then what we give it credit for. I realized that the only fitness obstacles we have are what we place on our selves. After I was discharged form the Army I started working in the fitness industry and found my passion for helping people take their fitness to the next level.

In 2010, I started working for LA boxing/ UFC gym and decided to start competing in MMA. I had a personal desire to prove to myself that I could get in the cage with top athletes. After a few years of competing I felt a need to help others get in the fitness shape of a fighter. I have trained many pro and Amateur fighters, as well as the everyday person get in to top notch physical shape.

I have always enjoyed helping people change their lives through fitness, and love to see how confident people become when they reach their fitness goals. To know I helped guide them is an amazing feeling. I have trained many people from the average person to elite athletes excel in their sport using the techniques that I have learned over the years. I believe that anyone can be in amazing fitness shape, with the right attitude and motivation. You just have to believe in yourself, and I can teach you the best boxing skills while getting a full body workout!

portland city boxing trainer jeremy mckeeVANESSA MARISCAL
World Class Trainer - Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Vanessa Mariscal is a world-class trainer and fitness professional with a martial arts background in Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. In addition to being a featured fitness instructor at Spectrum and Equinox in Southern California, Vanessa served as an Ambassador to Lululemon Women's Yoga Clothing in Southern California and made significant fitness contributions to the magazine "South Bay Fit".

Vanessa was featured as a personal trainer on the MTV series "I Used To Be Fat". When Vanessa was selected to train for the show the direction she was given was to train two candidates in fitness, nutrition, and behavior modification. Vanessa's goals were met and the show was a success.

Vanessa co-founded VMAT Gym with Vladimir Matyushenko (The Janitor), former UFC MMA fighter in El Segundo, CA.
Vanessa trained under Antoni Hardonk, owner and founder of Dynamix MMA Gym, in Santa Monica, CA. Antoni is a former UFC MMA fighter.




portland city boxing trainer jeremy mckeePHOENIX ECHO

Phoenix Echo is an  Personal Trainer, MMA, Boxing, and Kickboxing Coach from Los Angeles CA and has been calling Portland home for the last 10 years.

Currently is a member of the Thai Boxing Association and USA Boxing and has a Certification from NCCPT as well as Level 2 Kickboxing/Muay Thai Certification and CPR Certified.

With 5 years of Coaching Kids and Adults Personal Training, Boxing, Kickboxing, Cardio, Strength and Conditioning Phoenix also has 3yrs of experience teaching Muay Thai and MMA.

There's definitely a love for working with clients, teaching proper form and techniques and coming up with fun and challenging work out sets.
We're always looking for the best functional, practical, and safe exercises.

Phoenix started teaching at Golds Gym in Los Angeles, CA and West Valley YMCA in Van Nuys CA.

Once in Portland, EchoFit Academy was created for teaching individuals.

Under Muay Thai Khru Joseph Heller and Khru Audrey Younkin (The Source Academy and RCW Academy), teaching Muay Thai was added.

From there Phoenix joined UFC Gym and has broadened his Martial Arts, Boxing, and Personal training experience.

Currently Phoenix is still competing in MMA and Boxing and brings everything learned - in training camps and continuous learning - to his clients and classes.

Available for Personal Training, Group Training (Small and Large groups),and individual sessions for Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA and Sparring training

PortlandCityBoxing was founded by Jeff Marlow and now owned / operated by Jeremy McKee since 2014.With over 30 years of gym, boxing and kickboxing training. He is the previous owner of the Princeton Athletic Club in the Governor Hotel. During personal boxing training sessions, Jeff tailors an exercise plan to each client's goals and designs workouts suitable for them to achieve success. He works with all levels and ages to maintain and improve mobility, strength and cardio conditioning. The most important aspect of the boxing workout is variety and fun!

Custom Boxing Trainer
Phone: (503) 860-1035


Our objective is to a design a safe, fun and efficient workout program that keeps clients motivated towards achieving their goal. My success is measured by your success. My goals are your fitness goals.


Portland City Boxing specializes in developing dynamic fitness programs for time sensitive professionals that are as challenging as they are rewarding. The program supplied is custom tailored for each client across various disciplines including: boxing, kickboxing. The decision to undertake this venture was in response to simply growing tired of the cookie cutter programs provided by the large, often overpopulated, gyms. If you share this belief, than we already have something in common.

    • Over 30 Years of experience in the Fitness Industry
    • Built, owned and operated 11 full-service Athletic Clubs and 2 Martial Arts Studios
    • Fought competitively in the PKA, including 2 title fights in the light heavyweight division
    • Served in Vietnam & Thailand.
    • Trained in Vietnam with the Korean Rock Marines (all black belts) & top Muay Tai Boxers in Thailand


    My background started young at an early age around 5. I had 3 aggressive athletic older brothers and lived on a farm. I knew that if I didn't want to get picked on that I needed to stand up for myself. I was a successful wrestler and All State football player in high school. After high school I joined the Air Force at 17 and served in Vietnam where my martial arts career began.

    In Vietnam I trained with the Rock Marines who were all black belts in Tai-kon-do. From the first day of training I knew I found a lifelong passion! From there I was stationed in Thailand where I continued to practice martial arts. In Thailand there number one sport is Muay-tai boxing. This was extremely exciting and loved the fighters I got to know and work out with.

    When I was discharged from the military I set up my own martial arts studio in Ft Myers Florida. We became the toughest school in town with the best fighters. At this time in 1974 full contact karate became an up and coming sport. Before then the sport was judged on a point scoring basis and not always did the best fighter win. This did not fit my style since I couldn't hold back my kicks and punches. At this time I started training for full contact PKA (professional karate association). In my career I fought 2 US Light Heavyweight champions.

    For work I became involved in the only athletic club in town and also to have a place to strength train. Since fighting didn't pay the bills I pursued the gym business as a life time career and putting boxing and kickboxing on hold. Throughout my travels I built 11 athletic clubs throughout the west (Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington).

    I sold my final club in Portland (Princeton Athletic Club) in 2001.

    In 2011 I decided to get back into the gym industry but doing something that was my true passion and that was opening a private training club focused on boxing workouts. Since I started the clients I have worked with have said that it is "the best and most challenging workout that they have ever experienced."

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