Trainers

 

Our certified trainers provide a variety of services that are customized to fit your personal fitness goals. Our trainers will develop a personalized fitness plan for your fitness level, workout style, and schedule.

 
 
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Aaron Ma

Expertise
Strength and conditioning
Boxing basics/fundamentals
Corrective exercise (pain management)
Nutrition
NASM certified

Born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon. Aaron has called Portland his home since 2004. He is also a certified personal trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Aaron has worked in the fitness industry since 2010 and is dedicated to help others reach their fitness goals. He is also a member of PCB’s Amateur Boxing team. 

 
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James Francesco 

Expertise
USA Boxing coach certified
CPR certified
Continuing education in Health and Fitness

James has served in the U.S. Navy for eight years and has competed in amateur boxing while growing up in Florida. James has also lived in Thailand where he competed in professional boxing in the WBO division. James moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016 and start coaching at PCB in 2017.

 
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Vanessa Mariscal 

Expertise
NCEP
CNC
MBG
FMS
Spin class
Mat Pilates
Kettlebell

Vanessa Mariscal is a world-class trainer and fitness professional with a martial arts background in Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Vanessa was a fitness instructor at Spectrum and Equinox in Southern California and 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 co-founded VMAT Gym with Vladimir Matyushenko (The Janitor), former UFC MMA fighter in El Segundo, CA. She also trained under Antoni Hardonk, owner and founder of Dynamix MMA Gym, in Santa Monica, CA. Antoni is a former UFC MMA fighter.

 
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Jermaine Hankins

Expertise
Strength and conditioning
USA Boxing certified coach
Personal trainer

Jermaine grew up in Portland, Oregon. He moved to Las Vegas in early 2000s where he started to train in MMA. Jermaine has fifteen years of collective experience in Kempo Karate, Muay Thai, Boxing and Jiu Jitsu. Jermaine developed a stand up that helps beginners with coordination and balance that utilizes footwork, angles, timing, and precision

 
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PCB Amateur Boxing Team 

Coaches
Mike Sayles
Johnny Wallace
Ben Metts
James Francesco

Members on the team are required to be registered with USA Boxing. The athlete membership is $65 for the whole year. Inquire with the Team coaches for more information about competition and registration. 

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Tommy Gibbons 

Expertise
BS: Health/Exercise
NASM certified
CPR/AED certified
American Heart Association Basic Life Support certified
Continuing education in Tissue Release
Postural Assessment
Shoulder Disfunction

Tommy is from Ontario, Oregon. He is a certified personal trainer through NASM and has taught fitness and boxing classes at PCB since 2015.  He began his fitness journey as a competitive runner in high school and then transitioned into bodybuilding. Tommy likes to motivate others to reach their fitness goals.

 
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Ben Metts

Expertise
USA Boxing coach
Professional boxing coach
Personal trainer

Ben’s boxing journey began in his hometown of Boise, ID where he joined the high school boxing team. After graduating he continued to train and compete out of the Idaho Golden Gloves gym. At the age of 24 Ben made his way to Portland, OR to attend college. It was during this time that he decided to dedicate hiself to the sport of boxing and to compete as much as possible. After a successful amateur career, which included two Oregon Golden Glove titles he decided to fight professionally. "While perusing my pugilistic dreams, I began mentoring amateur fighters." This is when Ben found his calling as a boxing coach. He transitioned from a professional boxer to professional trainer to share his passion with others. He loves the challenge and reward of both training and competition. He is currently a full time trainer at both the Grand Avenue Boxing Club and Portland City Boxing.