My name is Coach Francis Braza. I’ve been coaching boxing for 8 years now and have been in the fitness industry for 11 years. I am USA Boxing Certified (10-0, 8 record), I am also an NSCA-CPT and CPR/AED Certified. I Coached in many boxing gyms in Los Angeles California and was very blessed to have produced 2 collegiate champions in UCLA, where I coached from 2014-2017. I now reside in Pittsburgh PA, where I am continueing to teach this beloved craft from novice to professional level. All my clients are highly satisfied about their results and I would like to share these skills and help more people reach their fitness goals one punch at a time!
The most rewarding aspect about what I do is being able to build relationships with other human beings. When you establish this connection, people tend to share what their REAL goals are. It gives me the confidence to ask them WHY. Furthermore, as a Coach, there’s no better feeling than seeing your students or the people you’re working with succeed in attaining their goals, may it be in fitness, health, or life in general. Helping people will always be one of my passions and the people I work with definitely feel the care and attention that they deserve.
Francis is an excellent boxing coach and personal trainer. I took boxing classes before I worked with Francis one on one. As soon as I started training with him I felt so much more confident in what I was doing. I never thought I would ever spar anyone but now it’s my favorite thing to do! Francis is very personable so it makes it feel like you’re working out with a buddy, and he’s always pushing me to be better. I couldn’t ask for a better trainer!
Francis is by far the best trainer I’ve ever worked with. The workouts are tailored to my specific needs and goals. He is very personable so it feels like working out with a buddy, but he also pushes you to dig deeper and go for it. Couldn’t ask for a better trainer!
There are a lot of people out there who call themselves trainers just because they know how to do something. Francis is the real deal! Not only does he have a ton of experience, but he also has the education and certifications to back it up. He's able to explain the "why's" of proper form and how little tweaks can impact effectiveness, because he knows the anatomy of the body and how your muscles work together. Plus, he's a kind person who takes a genuine interest in each client, and he will make you laugh while giving you all the support and encouragement you need. I've learned so much by working with him and made a friend in the process. Choose BrazBox Fitness and you won't be sorry!!
1st meeting will be a Consultation for me to better assess a potential clients’ goals, fitness level, past health history, injuries, nutrition, and motivations. From there we determine how often we will be working out, nutritional support, and rest and recovery practices.
I have an MBA, a USA Boxing Certification, I am also a National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Personal Trainer and CPR/AED Certified.