About Us

 

Centrally located in downtown Calgary near East Village and Victoria Park, Impact Boxing and Fitness opened its doors in 2003. The 6000 sq ft. facility holds numerous equipment including: a full sized boxing ring, weights, cardio machines, apparel and protective gear. 

 

The family owned business merged with Team Smandych Muay Thai and Kickboxing in October 2012, allowing the gym to cater to individuals of any fitness level and age group who are interested in learning the different sports.

 

 

Offering exceptional conditioning classes, cross-training, private training and experienced coaching for amateur and professional boxing, kickboxing and muay thai, Impact Boxing and Fitness will push you to reach your goals. With its affordable membership rates, why not try out a class today?

Meet the Trainers

Louie Raposo

Owner & Head Boxing Trainer

As the owner and head trainer of Impact Boxing, Louie Raposo has 20 years of experience in boxing. He is a personal trainer and Level II Certified Coach.

 

Louie takes pride in all of his fighters and has produced numerous Golden Gloves, Provincial and National Champions, as well as 3 World Ringside Champions.

Whether it be losing weight or conditioning for sports such as boxing, MMA, hockey, rugby or football, Louie provides personal training to anyone who needs a push!

 

Esteban Cruz

Assistant Boxing Trainer

As a former competitive boxer, Esteban has more than 12 years of experience. With over 60 amateur fights, his amateur boxing achievements include winning the title of Senior Provincials, Golden Gloves Champion and a member of the Alberta Boxing Team.

 

Utilizing his years of training with Impact and his experience as a competitive boxer, Esteban leads the Advanced Fighters class. 

George Chen

Beginner & Intermediate Boxing Technique Trainer

George's amateur boxing achievements include winning the title of the 2016 Novice Golden Gloves Champion and overall Best Fighter Award.

 

George teaches Beginning & Intermediate Technique, as well as the Little Champs boxing classes.  

Matteo Valdes

Strength and Conditioning Trainer

With years of extensive experience and education, Matteo has brought a variety of high performance athlete's to their pinnacles, alongside with creating optimum results and positive life changes for any individual looking to live a healthier lifestyle.

 

He has been played/competed in every sport imaginable and holds various amounts of  championships, trophies, medals, and awards from Municipal Level to National Level             in Soccer, Hockey, Volleyball, Football, Boxing, Kickboxing, Track & Field (Sprinting,Certifications: Strength & Conditioning Specialist (ISSA), Professional Personal Trainer, A.K.D (ICAK) - Biomechanics, Nutrition & Wellness Specialist

 

 Matteo leads the Morning Conditioning Circuit Classes.

 

Mayweather Training Camps

 

Accredited with the distinct honour of "2008 Coach of the Year" by Boxing Alberta, Louie continues to give kids a fighting chance. With his passion to watch his fighters succeed, Louie has made boxing dreams come true by partnering with Floyd Sr., Roger and Jeff Mayweather to offer training camps at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 

Training with the Mayweathers has not been limited to Las Vegas. Impact Boxing and Fitness has been fortunate to have the Mayweathers make trips down to Calgary to offer private training, as well as to take part in several fundraisers including the 2015 Knockout Cancer and 2016 Knockout Cancer 2 events. 

 

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