Meet our Boxing/ kickboxing instructors


Aoi Fujiyama

started my fitness journey right after high school, working on a variety of different disciplines including lifting, circuit training, and kickboxing. I have been here at Gymbox since late 2016. I was just a member of the gym for the first two years, and only started working here mid-2018. Ever since I first stepped into this gym, I’ve felt like this is my home away from home. Everyone was very friendly and unlike many big box gyms, everyone knew everyone else. That’s one of the greatest things about being in a small gym like this one, the sense of community. Knowing that everyone around you cares about you and wants to see you achieve your goals is a great feeling. I always make sure that that attitude is reflected in my style of training. I love to teach people new skills and there really is no better feeling than watching someone learn how to do something that they have never been able to do before. The two forms of training that I am most passionate about is (heavy) lifting and boxing/kickboxing. I’ve found that these two disciplines not only help build you physically, but mentally as well. Since I started lifting and boxing, I’ve felt so much stronger and more confident. I truly believe that the confidence that comes with bettering one’s body is something that everyone should experience. Not only for their physical health, but also their mental well-being.

Anton Kuhn

Fitness Trainer: Anton

Evelyn Calado

Evelyn has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia and is currently completing her Master of Kinesiology degree focusing on strength and conditioning and coaching science. Her education culminated in obtaining a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Evelyn comes from a multi-sport background and competed at the National level as an amateur boxer for 8 years. Her experience combines both formal education, working with high level athletes and general population. She assists UBC coaching staff, working with varsity athletes and has also shadowed high level coaches in the industry, working with Pan American champions and Olympic athletes.  

Evelyn is Functional Movement Systems certified and is also a certified NCCP Level 2 Boxing coach.  Evelyn likes to help athletes create a link between their sport and strength and conditioning; to help improve movement competency, prevent injury and create a sense of confidence so the client’s skills can be successfully transferred to their sport and everyday lives.

Rakan Al-Muhaisen

I began my journey into the fitness industry 9 years ago after going through brain surgery, where I had a bening tumor in my pre frontal lobe. Fitness is a vehicle that allowed me to breakthrough my self imposed limitations. It helped me achieve a mind body connection that heightened my awareness of my physical and mental states. I believe in the synergy between the body and mind. Heal the body and the mind will follow, Heal the mind and the body will follow.

I have been a professional fitness coach for the past 4years. I am a certified trainer under the National Academy of Sports and Medicine. I work with professionals who lack confidence and experience discomfort form unwanted tension that creates a challenge when they attempt to strive for their desired outcomes. 

I create an environment that allows them to breakthrough their set mental and physical limitations. So they can experience a life of confidence and freedom.