Sam trained two of my boys in boxing snd the results were amazing. I have been around boxing for a long time and Sam is one of the best coaches I have ever come across!!!
Fitbox is my favorite gym/way to workout and it only took a couple sessions to cement that place in my mind. I started a couple months ago after not being very active for a good couple of years,and I can tell that im getting stronger every session,which is important to me. Would absolutely recommend this gym to others
FitBox45 is an amazing fitness program, which is much more than punching a bag. I joined FitBox45 to up my cardio workout. However, the great cardio workout is just a small portion of the program. In addition to the cardio, the training has improved my balance, body coordination, boxing technique and overall endurance. On top of this the owner and instructor, Sam, is knowledgeable and encouraging as well as fun. The atmosphere he creates along with the music expanding various genres and eras, makes working out fun and something to look forward to doing. Lastly, the cost is very reasonable making FitBox45 an excellent value!
Great boxing techniques and cardio workout.
This is the best. Place to learn how to fight. And sharpen up your body. Coach Sam program is amazing he pays attention to detail that most people don’t making your style solid and your work out top notch .
I came to Coach Sam in July hoping to have a chance to be an amateur boxer. By August he had helped my find my first event and coached me during competition. I had been to other gyms before and no other coach put time and effort into seeing me grow as a boxer and a person. Coach Sam, however, met me at my skill level, motivated me to improve, and was flexible with my schedule and needs at every step of the way. Without a doubt he is the best boxing coach in the Chicago-land area. It doesn't matter if you have never put on a pair of gloves, or if you're looking to fight as a pro, Coach Sam is the one you want by your side.
Sam is attentive and patient, changing up the workouts at each session so it's never boring and modifying things as needed. I'm a 44 year old beginner, but I've never felt like my age is held against me or held me back. He's pushy enough to get the job done but never unkind. The atmosphere of the gym is friendly yet we're all here for business! I love starting my day here. It leaves me feeling strong and ready to take on just about anything the day wants to throw at me, because I can throw those punches right back.
Sam at FitBox45 is patient and diligent, and he challenges me with each workout! He also pushes me to improve each time we box, and with a supportive nature.
Well the coaches are really nice and flexible with people schedules and they always find ways to help you improve. They have also helped me lose some weight. I can fit in my old jeans thanks to the coaches at FitBox45.
My kids love going here! Mainly because of the awesome coaches. They get the much needed physical activity is needed during this sedentary time. More important than that they get encouragement and reassurance that they can do anything with hard work. Coach Sam "the fun coach" pushes them to do their best even when they don't feel up to it. That's how you crush your goals in life. Highly recommended!
Coach Sam is extremely knowledgeable in the sport of boxing and takes ones current abilities to a whole other level. He is patient with my abilities and learning speed and his guidance is superb. I recommend Coach Sam and FitBox Studios to anyone who Is interesting in learning the art of boxing or to anyone wanting to get in shape. Learning to box is very challenging but one I’m up to the task of achieving with Coach Sam and FitBox 45 Studios in my corner. 😃😃😃
It was my first time doing anything boxing related and Sam was very kind and comforting and helped get down the basics. Definitely liked working with him and will come back again
Very friendly and understands the needs of a beginner. Explains everything very well and makes boxing less intimidating.
He’s an awesome trainer with great energy! He’s gotten me officially addicted to 9ROUND! Training sessions with him are the best kind of workout!!
Sam is patient and really does of great job of showing proper technique. Working with him has improved the quality of my workouts!
My training session with Sam today was amazing! I came in town to visit a friend from Brooklyn, New York and went to the Arlington Heights location as a guest. Sam was able to properly pace my workout and was thorough with his instructions. Even though I was fatigued Sam inspired me to push through and I was able to complete all 9 Rounds!
Sam is an amazing trainer who is dedicated to making his clients stronger mentally and physically. He has the knowledge and experience to push me to be a better boxer! Sam goes above and beyond for all of his clients!
Not only did he motivate me throughout my workout (encouraging me to build strength), he also taught me proper technique on how to throw punches and/or protect my face. I finished every workout with FitBox45 feeling powerful.
Samuel is a great trainer! Even though i am just getting back into the swing of things, I truly look forward to learning and getting better (vs just working out). I’ve always struggled with continuing to workout and give up after several weeks so his motivation is exactly what I need to stay into it! His love for boxing shows in his enthusiasm while training, and thus far I’v has an overall phenom experience with him!! Thanks again Sam!
He brings so much energy to your work out it's crazy. It also can be hard to find people who know how to hold hand pads in boxing, but it is very clear he knows how to and can adjust for different people.
He is so motivating when sparring with the hand pads. He challenges you to improve. He is very knowledgeable and shares tips on technique.
Sam is dedicated and passionate about boxing. When training with Sam he is really wants you to learn the proper technique and form. And is he very patient when working with you. It is a real pleasure to train with someone so dedicated to there job.
Sam is one of the best trainers I’ve ever had! His energy and positivity are contagious. Even if I have a rough day, he motivates me to push myself and give it my all. He listens well to your needs and is both educational and supportive. I 100% look forward to every workout and every pad work with him! There wasn't one day I wanted to come up with an excuse not to work out!
Sam is a great trainer. He’s by far the best trainer I’ve ever had and he’s excellent with holding the pads. He has the right rhythm, speed, placemat and combinations. It’s a real skill and no one else holds pads like Sam. He’s also incredibly warm and friendly and totally dedicated to boxing and to his clients. He loves what he does and it shows! I give him the highest rating.
I have been going to the gym for 4 years and had the hardest work out week so far with Sam Unbelievable energy and effort from him The best trainer I’ve ever seen
Love Coach’s Passion & dedication
O C. Nicchitta
Great experience, if you just beginning no worry Fitbox 45 is there for you. Fun, motivate and really helpful then you will love to exercise.
Sam is an extremely knowledgeable trainer and I learn something new every time I work with him. He shows an endless amount of patience as I work to improve on my skills and is always supportive and encouraging. His positive energy motivates me to want to keep pushing myself and I feel like I am getting better and stronger every day. He’s the best!
Sam is truly the best! He is so genuine, sincere, hardworking and always pushes me to my best. He makes an effort to learn about you outside of the gym, which helps motivate during class. He is extremely knowledgeable about boxing, and makes the workout challenging yet enjoyable!
Great knowledge and passion for teaching boxing. Very patient
Excellent knowledge of boxing . Great at breaking down concepts and easy to understand. Very encouraging!
After over a year training with Sam, I continue to be motivated by his workouts. He has a unique sense when and how to push me to the next level with each and every workout. Sam’s kind and positive style is a perfect fit for someone who is just getting into fitness and for seasoned athlete.
Sam is the best trainer around! He is hardworking, friendly and encouraging.
Sam is the best coach! He’s changed my life!
Sam is an exemplary trainer who truly has a passion for fitness, martial arts, and community. He will go above and beyond to guide you to your fitness goals. Sam motivated me to lose my freshman 15 (more like 25) by showing me that working out is so much more than sitting on a treadmill and lifting little dumbbells. He has creative workout routines that incorporates MMA moves so you’ll never get bored or not be challenged. I consider this cheerful trainer my mentor and a good friend to my family. You cannot possibly go wrong training with Sam. His workout music is awesome too, just ask him about Bad Bunny and Ozuna! Thank you Sam for your dedication, keep up the great work!!
I like everything, that’s why it became an essential part of my day. Training with a coach that it’s passionate about training and improving the trainees technique, skills, physic and mentality changed my life positively. I would encourage anyone that wants to incorporate a sport, discipline or something to take you to the next level. You will be happy with the speed that you become passionate about training with Sam. #5amClub
I liked the workout a lot! The fitness with the boxing. Great trainer
Great workout great trainer! Awesome!
Sam is awesome. He creates tough and fast-paced workouts. I really working with him!
The head trainer sam is amazing super friendly and warm. He will never judge you based on skill lol and only want to see you improve and get better. Good music is always pumping as well as the vibes. Great place to start your fitness journey or just sharpen the skills you already have.
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