35 – Professional Boxer and Fitness Coach
29 – Financial Analyst
HOW THEY MET:
Mike was teaching boxing classes at a gym, and Jazmyn decided to join the gym to get in shape. Jazmyn eventually started taking Mike’s boxing classes and fell in love with boxing, and eventually him!
Mike and Jazmyn have been together for three years and share a ten-year-old daughter named Zoey.
HOW THEY STAY FIT TOGETHER:
They love working out together, whether that’s a boxing workout, weightlifting, a bike ride, or a quick core workout at home. No matter what, they always try to workout together every day.
HOW THEY INSPIRE EACH OTHER TO STAY ACTIVE:
Mike takes a “practice what you preach” approach to motivate his family to stay active and is focused on ensuring they all live long, healthy lives. Jazmyn inspires Mike by always being by his side and encouraging him to reach his goals.
THEIR GREATEST STRENGTHS:
Mike describes Jazmyn as the perfect teammate because she’s very adaptable. Any workout, change in the nutrition plan, or change in training schedule – she adapts and trusts Mike so that they can get the job done together. Jazmyn applauds Mike for being able to create a workout in a matter of minutes. He’s constantly researching and finding things that will improve them, and that’s what she’s glad to have in a partner.
PROUDEST FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT:
Mike’s proudest fitness accomplishment is winning the national boxing association middleweight title this past October. He also loves getting invited to speak at schools and different events. Motivating and connecting with people because of his boxing journey is something he never dreamed would be possible. For Jazmyn, whether she’s getting in shape for a vacation or to fit into her favorite pair of jeans, she’s always proud when she accomplishes that goal.
BEST WELLNESS ADVICE:
Mike’s advice is that success is no accident. You may fall, and that’s ok, but never give up and stay consistent. Jazmyn says that even if you aren’t where you want to be with your fitness, you have to start somewhere, whether it’s taking a short walk or choosing stairs over the elevator.
Mike and Jazmyn are both hoping for a 25-0 boxing record for Mike (currently 22-0). Mike also wants to continue to expand their gym business @TrainWithMCB and add more classes to the schedule.
By Lucy Modzelewski
Photo by Tindall Stephens