Coach

FOUNDER/COACH LUYANDO

"10 more seconds"

Coach started boxing back in 1972 at the age of 9.  He has competed in Park District PAL Golden Gloves, AAU Shows, and Junior Olympics several years. He got into coaching in 1994 and has coached Silver Gloves at a National and Regional Level, Junior Olympics National and Regional Level, USA National and Regional Level, Golden Gloves National Level, Eastern Qualifiers, and U of I Collegian National Level. He is still highly active in the boxing community as Trainer, Manager, and Promoter to all his Amateur and Pro Fighters. He has owned Luyando Boxing Club for 25 years and is committed to taking all his fighters to the next level.

 
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OWNER/COACH NATHAN LUYANDO

"I hate to do it to you"

Under the training of Head Coach Nelson, Nate has competed in 70 plus fights and graced the rings of some of the most well-known amateur events like: National Olympic Qualifiers, Golden Gloves, Illinois State Nationals, and Silver Gloves. He is still actively fighting as a Pro Boxer in 2021 while also teaching the skills of Boxing in his classes offered at the gym.

 
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OWNER
KAYLIEGH LOSEMAN

Kayliegh has been training for over 10 years. Started out as a way to loss some weight and quickly turned into a passion. Completed in Golden Gloves 2019 and decided to make Boxing her life. Took over ownership in late 2019 and moved the gym into a new larger facility. 

 
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MANAGER
MICHELLE LOSEMAN

Known as "OG"

Michelle joined the team in 2020 and runs the front desk area. She has been training Kickboxing/Boxing for over 8 years. Mother to Kayliegh, she isn't afraid to get into the ring and kick ass when needed.

 
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COACH KOFI BAZZELL

Kofi has trained under Coach Luyando for over 10 years. He is currently a Pro Fighter for the Luyando Team. His class structure is focused around techniques. He is great at developing different training to help you understand the reason for throwing certain combos or moving a certain direction.

 
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PERSONAL TRAINER
SALOMON MEDINA

"Ok good, keep going"

Certified Personal Trainer - ISSA Salomon specializes in strength and conditioning. He learned to never give up and always push to do better while serving in the Army. He has a passion for guiding and educating other during their fitness journeys. He has a love for veggies, home cooked meals, boxing, and meeting new people.