Marion started out as a member at CKO Bayonne, from day one when they opened their doors in 2008. She immediately became "ADDICTED" to the CKO workout which quickly led to a desire to become part of the instructing team. She attained her CKO instruction certification in September 2009 and instructs classes at the Jersey City and Bayonne locations. Marion is available for personal training helping her clients achieve their goals together with hard work and dedication. Marion is a clinical social worker by trade, which provides her with a deeper understanding of the "mind/ body connection". She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Kean University and a B.S. in Psychology from Ramapo College. When she's not encouraging you to challenge yourself with one- legged burpees, Marion can be found inspiring our youth as a high school social worker.
Brian started out at CKO Hoboken 3 plus years ago as part of soccer training. He then joined CKO Jersey City shortly after it was opened and has been a member ever since. During this time he found his love for Obstacle Racing in which he competes now on a regular basis. His passion for both has helped him drop a little over 70 lbs during the last 2 years. He now made the switch to become an instructor and help the members achieve their fitness goals. When Brian isn't leading you into an attack round, you will continue to see him smash bags right next to you in class!
Charlie has been a competitive athlete for over 20 years, earning numerous titles on both the national and international stage in Olympic Style Taekwondo. Since training under Olympian, Master Kevin Padilla, since 1992 - Charlie has been surrounded by top level athletes his entire career. In 2004 Charlie fought his way into a spot on the New York State Taekwondo Commission (NYSTC), an organization designed to mentor and sponsor top athletes for international competition. Here Charlie competed in numerous countries representing NY-USA during his bouts. Since his arrival to NYSTC he defended his spot on the team throughout the remainder of his career as a fighter.
Vincent attained CKO instruction certification in August 2014 and instructs classes at the Jersey City, Freehold and Marlboro locations. His passion to help others and experience help him take you through a high intensity class working great combinations working your whole body! He is available for personal training with specialization in American & Muay Thai style kickboxing & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique. Athletic Training: High school baseball, competitive martial arts: Tae Kwon Do (2 yrs), Tiger Schulmann's MMA (6 yrs), Brunswick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (4 yrs to current) Hometown: Edison, NJ Current City: Howell, NJ High School: JP Stevens, Edison NJ College: UMass Amherst, Kean University Class of 2006, B.S. Information Systems Additional Notes: Vincent has several years of DJ experience catering to 90's hip hop, r&b, reggae and house. He also works full-time as an Information Security Specialist for an investment firm and is a tireless father to 3 rascals.
Kristian Parrilla has been an athlete in several sports since childhood and is very passionate about fitness. He competed at the ametuer level of kickboxing and has been training in mixed martial arts since his teens when he began boxing training at 15. He is a US Navy veteran, College graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and soon to be NASM certified through the National Personal Training Institute. He is available for pads, small group and personal training.
John became a member of CKO when we opened in February 2013, having moved to Jersey City from Brighton, England. He was hooked instantly and really honed his craft by taking many classes and with many different instructors. He joined our team of instructors the following December, bringing with him a few tasty drills and phrases from across the pond. His attention to detail and love for the CKO workout style will get you ripped! Not only will you get a great workout, he'll throw in a few choice morsels of British slang for free. John also holds a certification in personal training from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). When John is not leading you in class you may see him sweating and CRUSHING the bag along side you!
Lauren joined CKO about two years ago and quickly realized her love of kickboxing. Being a full-time elementary school (now middle school) teacher, Lauren initially didn't think of the idea of becoming a CKO trainer. However, as time went on, she knew her energy and love of kickboxing could help her to become an instructor...thus living out her passion of teaching in TWO different ways! In February 2016, Lauren completed training and, soon after, began instructing at CKO. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and of course...destroying the bags during class!
Our Location & Hours
Bayonne, NJ 07002
|Monday-Friday:||9:00am - 9:00pm|
|Saturday||9:30am - 12:00pm|
|Sunday||9:30am - 12:00pm|