ROTHWELL MMA INSTRUCTOR:
ROTHWELL MMA KICKBOXING BELT RANKING:
Fourth Degree Blue Belt
LCCT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BELT RANKING:
First Degree White Belt
We would like to welcome Taylor to the Rothwell MMA instructor team! Taylor has been with us for over 2 years. In that time, she has progressed to a 4th degree blue belt in Kickboxing (soon to be purple belt). Taylor recently began her BJJ training and has progressed quickly to a 1st degree white belt. She was one of the first Kick Fit members when we started the class in 2014. Since then, her fitness knowledge increased and her passion for teaching shone through.
Taylor was born and raised here in Kenosha, WI. She was an athlete since childhood, participating in Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, and general Fitness classes. Taylor graduated Summa Cum Laude from UW-Milwaukee in 2013 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2014, she completed her Post Baccalaureate in Special Education.
While Taylor is an early childhood special education teacher at Curtis Strange Elementary, she is also looking to teach and motivate the Kick Fitters at Rothwell MMA. We are thrilled to have her with us. She will be teaching Kick Fit on Mondays and Friday’s. Taylor listened to the members suggestions and is excited to implement some new ideas in Kick Fit! She is an invaluable part of our family, bringing enthusiasm and a smile to every class. Try a class with Taylor today!
Here are a few words from Taylor about her journey at Rothwell MMA:
“Initially, walking through the doors of Rothwell I was a bit intimidated and definitely unsure of what I was getting myself into. I was one of the only girls and had very little experience in martial arts. After the trial class, I felt pretty good about my basics and got a chance to witness how close-knit everyone was. It was inspiring to see the support, motivation, and respect that resonated throughout the gym…which is exactly what made my decision to join an easy one. I wasn’t sure where this road would take me but after being a member for about 6 months now, I can honestly say that it was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.
When I started Rothwell MMA, I was at my heaviest weight and going through a rough transition period in my life. I originally started kickboxing classes and expanded to Kick Fit and Yoga in hopes of getting in better shape, releasing some stress, and getting my life back on track. I am proud to say I’ve lost 15 lbs. so far, but more importantly I feel like I am overall a happier, healthier, and stronger version of myself.
I’ve learned a great deal since I began my membership and have had so much fun doing so. It makes me hungry to continue developing my skills and my understanding of the world of martial arts. I can’t say if I will ever fight a real fight but I train with that intention because Ben and the instructors inspire me to. I found a home here at Rothwell and I feel honored to be a part of such an amazing facility and family. I’m ecstatic to continue my journey!
I am an avid Kick Fitter and feel privileged to be hired on to the Rothwell squad. I am beyond excited to continue to challenge myself and develop my skills as a martial artist. I am a huge fan of helping people grow and become healthier and happier versions of themselves.”