Coach Julio Peña is a professional boxing trainer with over 30 years of experience training amateur and professional boxers. He has worked with Olympians, and has trained National Champions and Open Class Golden Glove Champions. Coach Peña started in martial arts at the age of 8. He trained in Tae Kwon Do before moving to Free-Style Martial Arts and competing in full-contact Kickboxing. He opened the first Kickboxing school in Patterson, New Jersey.
Through the years, he continued training in the martial arts and began working with MMA fighters on their striking. He was UFC coach, Mark DellaGrotte’s boxing trainer for a couple of fights when DellaGrotte was actively fighting in Muay Thai. He trained Alexandre “VACA” Moreno in striking. “VACA” was a WFL Champion in 2 divisions, 185lb and 205lb weight divisions.
Coach Peña has had the honor of working in training camps for three different World Champions. He has traveled to Mexico for the training camp of World Champion Erik Morales. It was the same training camp facility that Julio Cesar Chavez would train at during his professional career. Coach Peña traveled to Puerto Rico for the training camp of World Champion Miguel Cotto. Lastly, he traveled to New York for the training camp of World Champion Kendall Holt.
Coach Pena has been hailed as a local ﬁtness coach who not only trains those wanting to gain physical strength, but also helps students ﬁnd success on all life’s paths
Coach Peña has trained and/or is managing these great atheletes. This list is continues to grow.