A Colorado native, Mike is the owner and operator at Surge Kickboxing and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning coach as well as a Level 1 Karate Coach through the United States Olympic Committee. He has his third-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate which has earned him the title Sensei, through the International Martial Arts Association. Mike has over 20 years of experience in martial arts, and over 8 years of being a certified kickboxing instructor. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to help support each member on their fitness journey. He also holds current CPR and AED certifications. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to help support each member on their fitness journey. He also holds current CPR and AED certifications as well as a Box N Burn Boxing Trainer Certification.
A Colorado native, Taylor is the lead trainer at Surge Kickboxing. She grew up dancing at the elite national level for over 15 years. She currently is working to earn a doctorate in physical therapy and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Colorado for Integrative Physiology and Psychology. She is a certified kickboxing instructor and Level 2 Boxing Trainer. She specializes in creating Surge Circuits that will test your strength and endurance through unique exercises catered just for you and is excited to continue her growth in her fitness and martial arts as part of the Surge Kickboxing family.
Mel has been practicing kickboxing with Mike, Taylor, and Darryl for many years now, and is now stepping into a trainer position at Surge Kickboxing. She brings a great energy to the gym and always knows how to engage with the members because she once was one. We are honored to have Mel as a part of the Surge Kickboxing team.
We knew that we wanted Veronica as a part of the Surge Kickboxing team as soon as she completed her first workout at the gym. She gave it her all and kicked some serious butt, and we knew right away that she would be an asset as a trainer in the gym. Since coming on as a trainer, she has developed great relationships with the members, and also helped push them to new fitness levels. We are grateful to have Veronica as a part of the Surge Family!
Darryl, an athlete his entire life, shifted his perception of fitness and nutrition upon moving to Colorado 8 years ago. In that time, he has become a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and is currently a Candidate to be Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. He is also a Level 2 Certified Active Fascial Unwinding Therapist and has 6 years of martial arts experience including Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Self-Defense and Reality Based Training.
Darryl believes Nutrition is multifaceted and that it consists of three different pillars; science, psychology and spirituality. He finds that too frequently, only one of the pillars is focused on, while the other two are neglected. This creates an imbalance and inhibits optimal, ongoing progress and everlasting results. Darryl helps with weight loss by focusing on our relationship with food, and he is here to help you achieve the transformation that you seek.
Stephen Walker is a martial artist and fitness professional with over a decade of experience. He is very passionate about working with individuals to create a better quality of life through functional fitness and kickboxing training. Outside of work he likes to be active with his 5 year old daughter and nerd out on superhero movies.
Katie started with us as a member here at Surge Kickboxing, and quickly fell in love with the Surge Community. Katie has been kickboxing for about 5 years now. She likes to travel and spend time with her family. She also enjoys cooking when she has time. We are so happy to have Katie as a part of the Surge Kickboxing Trainer team!
Dylan is originally from Canada and can speak French and English. He has a background in exercise science, martial arts, and the military. He is currently pursuing a degree in physical therapy. On his free time, he enjoys hiking with his dog in the mountains.