Kevin Reynolds is a Co-founder of Contenders Training Studio. After a successful boxing career, Kevin decided to share his passion for boxing by creating an encouraging atmosphere for people to learn the sweet science of boxing. Recognizing that everyone has different training goals, Kevin has always made it his priority to ensure that people from all walks of life will be able to realize their goals. With over 17 years of experience working with business executives and professionals, Kevin is a great resource for anyone looking to start their boxing journey.
Kevin is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer.
- 10-1 as a pro #1 ranked in Canada
- Fought on ESPN (video at the bottom of the page)
- 70 amateur fights
- Silver medal 2004 Olympic trials
- Silver Ringside world championships 2003
- 2001 golden boy BC golden gloves
Tell us about your teaching philosophy. Who were your mentors and biggest influencers?
My biggest influence was my first coach Lloyd. He was such a positive change in my life that I have made it my life’s work to do the same with others. My philosophy with training is to bring your best and I will be happy. In a lot of gyms I knew growing up, it was all about the top fighters – they were the only ones who got coaching. When we opened Contenders I wanted to do that for everyone, so the fifty year old woman who has never boxed before would get the same level of attention as a young champion. We want to create an atmosphere where everyone understands that it is ok to fail, because if you are scared of failing you will never expand your ability.
Learn. Train. Contend. What does this mean?
Come down and give it your all. There is a place for you. For some that might be “I just want to learn a new sport”, or “I want to get in best shape of my life”, or they might have dreams of boxing glory. We will be there to help you in wherever your boxing journey takes you.
How has boxing helped you?
For me, I started boxing at a young age and it was the best experience of my life. It allowed me to travel the country and, in a small way, the world. It taught me how to set goals and work towards them, how to dream big, and to learn to accept failure. But most of all it gave me purpose.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
If I am not in the gym you will find me out on the mountain bike racing my friends down the trail.