Susan Merlucci Reno

Susan Merlucci Reno is one half of the dynamic duo who runs our boxing program. Susan has began her interest in combative sports as an early student of Kru Phil Nurse. She is a golden gloves winner, licensed cut and corner person, as well as a certified personal trainer, who is currently coaching & fighting professionally on the boxing circuit. In addition to her extensive boxing experience, she is a certified and ranked instructor for Muay Thai and has won titles on the amateur level. Her strength lies in her ability to take the fundamentals and make them more. She has a fresh perspective on fight training that has consistently taken our students through training camp and into the ring. With an amazing work ethic and genuine concern for her clients she makes it her business to bring them the latest in combative fitness. So whether you need her to make sure you fit into your wedding dress/tuxedo or to prepare you for a competitive bout, she takes your goals seriously and helps to you to achieve them.

Training Bags

Banana bags are named after their shape. They are longer and slimmer than the typical American boxing heavy bags.  The banana bag’s shape allows users to practice high, body, and especially low kicks accurately.

American heavy bags are wider and more stout than their thai counterparts. This allows a focus on boxing combinations as well as body and high kicks.  The added mass helps to build power in strikes.


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