Bare Bones Boxing
Meet Clayton! A life-long athlete playing sports since the age of 5, he was a 3 sport Varsity athlete in high school and earned the leadership role of captain for Varsity soccer, where he helped to lead the team to a Conference Championship. At Curry College, Clayton played soccer where he was also the captain of the team. Off season during college, Clayton began boxing. As a collegiate athlete, he thought he was in the best shape of his life, and had no idea 3 minutes in the ring was so challenging. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Clayton joined the Army. He is now a Green Beret in the US Army Special Forces. He was recognized as the USO Soldier of the Year. He knows what it means to be a fighter and is committed to helping others reach their fullest potential. Clayton is a certified boxing coach and a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach.
“Boxing truly changed my life. It helped take my fitness to the next level, while being fun at the same time. I used boxing as the foundation for my training when preparing for the Special Forces. I participated in the same classes we offer here at Bare Bones today and it was crucial to my success in passing the assessment and selection process to become a Green Beret.”
Boxing/Kids Boxing Instructor/Trainer
Antonio is a former professional boxer and has been boxing for nearly 30 years hailing from Brooklyn NY and moving to CT as a teenager. He’s been at Bare Bones since the beginning and dedicates himself daily to promoting physical fitness, as well as improving boxing skills. As a USA Boxing certified coach, he teaches adult classes as well as the kids classes. The heart and soul of our gym comes from the positive energy Antonio offers.
Boxing/Kids Boxing Instructor
Meet Lauren! With almost a decade of boxing experience and a history of gymnastics and cheerleading, Lauren specializes in group classes that feature music for every athlete. Come to her class ready to sweat and GROOVE! As a high school social worker and Unified Sports coach, Lauren also enjoys teaching our kids classes. She holds coaching certifications with both the CT Department of Education and USA Boxing. When she’s not at the gym, she loves all things outdoors including hiking, kayaking and camping with her pup, Gibson. She also volunteers with a local animal rescue! Her energy is sure to keep you moving so definitely check out her class ASAP!
Boxing/Kids Boxing Instructor/Trainer
Anthony is a professional boxer with a record of 13-1. He started boxing when he was 8 years old and would ride his bike to bare bones after school everyday, rain or shine.
He was the New England Golden Glove champion in 2016, Two time Western New England Champion in 2015-2016 and a National Golden Glove semi finalist.
Anthony has an associates degree in criminal Justice and is a certified personal trainer. His positive energy and smile are contagious. We are lucky to have Anthony as a part of our staff.
Meet Amber! Amber fell in love with boxing in 2014 when she first joined this gym. With 8 years of boxing experience, her classes are the perfect mix of technique, combinations, cardio, and strength conditioning. Amber has created a challenging workout for athletes of any level. With over 10 years of dancing experience, you can expect her playlist to match her high energy. She is a plant lover In her spare time, Amber enjoys spending time with family & friends, and any outdoor adventures with her pups. If you’re looking for a workout that will leave you feeling like a BAD ASS, check out Amber’s classes!
Sal is one of our most experienced instructors. He started boxing when he was 14 years old and has over 30 amateur fights. By sharing his skills as a coach he uses technique during his classes to help promote good form. He is a USA certified boxing coach, NASM certified personal trainer, has Bachelor's degree in business and currently works full time as a corrections officer.