Located In Edison, NJ

Existing Gym Members Call 732-707-1256
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Our Instructors

Charles Osinowo
Co-Owner/Instructor
Charles Osinowo

Fitness Background: I have been at CKO for 8 years, teaching for 7. Played collegiate soccer for 2 years and still play competitive mens soccer, basketball, and coed flag football leagues.

Why I CKO: I CKO because I have an opportunity to keep feeling like an athlete, while developing my Boxing and martial arts skills at a fun, friendly and motivating atmosphere.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Unpredictable

Fun Fact(s): I love to cook. I have catered and still do for big parties when I have time.

Instagram: Charles_ckokickboxing

You can catch Charles teaching Tuesday 9:30 AM & 7:00 PM, Thursday 5:45 PM, Friday 5:45 AM, & Saturdays 11:00 AM.

Mike Napolitano
Co-Owner/Instructor
Mike Napolitano

Fitness Background: Started with CKO April 2011. Taught regularly at CKO Old Bridge, CKO Great Kills, CKO Tottenville before opening CKO Edison and CKO Woodbridge. Involved with martial arts and physical fitness for the past 15 years.

Why I CKO: The atmosphere, group motivation, personal reward, and most importantly the great people are all what keeps me coming back. I walk into CKO stressed and leave feeling amazing and always with a smile on my face.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Pushy

Fun Fact(s): Most people don't suspect that I love anything sci-fi, anime, comic books, outer space, or typically classified as "nerdy".

You can catch Mike Nap teaching Mondays at 5:45 & 7:00 PM!

Roy LaBue
Co-Owner/Instructor
Roy LaBue

Fitness Background: I have been with CKO as a member, instructor, then owner for 8 Years. I am a CPT & CES with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Also have a Level I certification from Precision Nutrition.

Why I CKO: I CKO because there is nothing like that feeling after finishing a class, and I love seeing members have a chance to change their lives for the better.

1 Word to Describe your instructing style: Intense

Fun Fact(s): Majored in History at Monmouth University, read a lot of Civil War & WWII history. I have performed 6 weddings as an officiant.

Instagram: roy_ckokickboxing

Roy teaches Monday 9:30 AM, Wednesday 7:00 PM, & Saturday 9:30 AM.

Amanda Kiraly
General Manager/Instructor/Front Desk
Amanda Kiraly

Fitness background: Journey begin at Edison in 2014 when I joined as a member. Shortly after I started working the desk and instructing classes. I graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S in Kinesiology and Health.

Why I CKO: The energy and environment are addicting. I enjoy pushing people past their limits.

Instructing style: Fierce

Fun Fact: I have been a cheerleader since age 11, and cheered on the Rutgers co-ed team. When I'm not training at CKO I am soaking up the sun on the beach.

You can take Amanda's class on Fridays at 9:30 AM & 4:30 PM!

Antonella Benedetto
Instructor/Front Desk
Antonella Benedetto

Fitness Background: I have done CKO since 2012. I started as a member and havent turned back. I used to play softball, and do track and field.

Why I CKO: CKO is my happy place. Every workout is different from the last. Each instructor has their own style from music, to warm-ups, to how they count down an attack round. Each workout is intense and fun, and you definitely get the most out of the hour you spend here. The workout is as challenging as you want it to be, and its so great to feed off the energy of the people around you. I have been to plenty of other gyms and will forever come to CKO as no other place can compare!

1 Word to describe your instructing style: energetic

Fun Fact(s): I have 2 kids, 2 dogs and a husband. I speak fluent Italian, and have been to Italy 7 times. When I was younger my claim to fame was being an extra in the movie K-Pax.

Instagram: isanella66

Jackie Bienvenue
Instructor

Fitness Background: I have been boxing at CKO for just under 5 years.

Why I CKO: The other members are the reason I wanted to be an instructor. Seeing their drive to better themselves, it made me want to be someone who helps them achieve their personal goals.

Instructing style: Challenging

Fun fact: I'm a happily married mom of 2. I have a passion for fitness. Boxing and lifting keep my sanity. Leg day is my personal favorite. It's my me time.

Instagram: redbienvenue

Paul Brandenburg
Instructor
Paul Brandenburg

Fitness Background: Started with CKO Edison in June 2013, became an instructor in February 2014. Played collegiate rugby at James Madison University. I still play in recreational basketball and flag football leagues.

Why I CKO: Because physical violence is frowned upon. But honestly there's nothing quite like a room full of people all busting their you-know-what's for some extra motivation.

You can catch Paul teaching Monday 8:15 PM and Friday 7:00 PM!

1 Word to describe your instructing style: BetterThanMike

Fun Fact(s): I am an attorney with the firm Rebenack, Aronow, Mascolo in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ specializing in Plaintiff's personal injury litigation. Oh that wasn't fun? I also got lost in Disney World when I was six...that wasn't fun for me, though.

Paige Chapman
Instructor

Fitness Background: I have been a member of CKO Kickboxing Edison since February 2016 and decided to become an instructor in August of 2017. I'm currently in school for nutrition.

Why I CKO: I started cko to lose weight and as a confidence boost and it has absolutely exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere is incredible, and I couldn't ask for better people to work with.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Determined. I'm determined to always preform a high energy class, determined to make sure everyone is having a great workout, and determined to make sure everyone is having fun.

Fun Fact(s): When I'm not in the gym I am a nanny for 5 amazing kids.

Instagram: pchapmannnnn

You can catch Paige's class Sundays at 11:00 AM!

Isamar DeJesus
Instructor
Isamar DeJesus

Fitness Background: I have been a part of CKO since 2014 but I have been involved with strength training and since 2009.

Why I CKO: I CKO becuase its therapeutic, stress relieving and never the same. It allows for everyone to challenge themselves,encourage and motivate others.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Charismatic

Fun Fact(s): I enjoy watching documentaries, sports and trying new types of food for fun. I love learning about different cultures and languages and can currently introduce myself and state where I am from in 5 different languages.

Instagram: dejesusisamar

You can catch Isa's class Wednesday 5:45 PM, Friday 5:45 PM, & Saturday 8:00 AM!

Justin Esperon
Instructor
Justin Esperon

Fitness Background: I have been a Cko Instructor for 4 years now (wow...) I played basketball and football in high school. Competed in amateur muay thai kickboxing. Have a personal training cert from asma (think thats the company) also have a heartsaver cpr certification. Have worked and trained with many amateur and professional boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial artists. Currently a Compliance Inspector for New Jersey State Athletic Control Board in amateur and professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

Why I CKO: What I love about teaching at cko most is the members who come to class. I continue to be motivated by the energy that our members bring into the gym. I am always happy to show proper technique and form and pass on the knowledge I have attained over the years to others who seek it.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Technique. I say something about form and technique every class.

Fun Fact(s): An interesting hobby is scuba diving. I have an advanced open water certificate with over 40 dives. And specialty certificates in night diving, shark diving, and fish identification.

Come in for Justin's class Wednesday mornings at 5:45 AM & 8:00 AM!

Meg Ferrara
Instructor/Personal Training
Meg Ferrara

Fitness Background: If I am not at CKO I enjoy playing recreational flag football, hiking, weight training and spending time with friends and family.

Why I CKO: The reason I CKO is because it brings me such joy and passion. I love seeing people set goals and reach them, and if I can help in getting them one step closer to that goal or to bettering themselves I want to assist in any way I can, even if it is just an encouraging word or smile.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Motivational

Fun Fact(s): I was in the United States military and worked at the federal reserve bank as a police officer for about two years.

You can catch Meg Mondays at 8:00 AM & 4:30 PM!

Amanda Graziani
Instructor
Amanda Graziani

Fitness Background: Started with CKO March 2012. Began teaching at CKO Edison in June of 2013. Adore horses and been riding consistently for over 25 years.

Why I CKO: The challenging workouts that push the limits, fun environment, friendly staff and members, motivational teaching style, group support and most importantly the way you feel when you walk in (inspiration) and out of those doors (accomplishment).

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Passionate

Fun Fact(s): Im a Southpaw, love ice cream and anything peanut butter, and enjoy watching cooking competitions

You can catch Amanda G Tuesday nights at 8:15 PM!

Rachel Jaroncyk
Instructor
Rachel Jaroncyk

Fitness Background: Born into a family of sports and fitness fanatics, Ive tried every trend under the sun. The only one that still stands is CKO. Started a Groupon trial in 2014, became a member thereafter, and by 2015, began instructing at CKO Roselle, CKO Edison and CKO Woodbridge.

Why I CKO: Spending each day surrounded by inspirational people, motivational instructors and the opportunity to unleash a brutal beat down (without getting arrested) made me feel indestructible, and it still does to this day.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: HardCORE (get it? cause I like the planks.)

Fun Fact(s): I love cheesy Pop Music, Kitties and ALL the Foods! Except for your basic American staples like Peanut Butter and French Fries. Yuck. >_<

Instagram: @RachelAntonia

You can catch Rachel's class Friday morning at 8:00 AM and every other Saturday at 12:30 PM.

Rebecca Kopacz
Instructor
Rebecca Kopacz

Fitness Background: I joined CKO Old Bridge back in 2009 when it first opened. I knew I'd like Kickboxing since I use to do TaeBo videos in my dorm room back in college. I came over with Roy, Charles & Mike when they opened Edison in 2012 when they convinced me (aka told me I was going to be an instructor for them). I played softball and basketball back in my high school years.

Why I CKO: I love hitting things! Lol! Just joking! I joined CKO because I wanted to get in better shape. Little did I know that I would not only get in the best shape of my life, but I would also gain so much self-confidence and inner strength, while making so many life-long friends along the way. CKO is my happy place. Its where I go when I need to destress, refocus, have a good time & just hit things!

NO IDEA - Ask Charles!!!

Fun Fact(s): Here's a few: I was valedictorian of my high school class. Every summer my family rents the same house on the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I was actual a CKO member before both Charles & Mike (8 years), and I'm CKO Edison's longest serving instructor (minus the guys). I'm obsessed with Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. (Im a huge superhero movie fan.)

You can take Rebecca Thursday nights at 8:15 PM.

Trevor Morris
Instructor/Personal Training
Trevor Morris

Fitness Background: Trevor is a highly intense & motivated trainer. A member since 2013, he uses his background in Muay Thai kickboxing to work on fundamentals while maintaining the intense pace & high energy that CKO provides. He also draws from his experiences playing football at Notre Dame to motivate members. That level of competition and training pushed him beyond the playing field to reach new heights, finishing two marathons, two triathlons along with many other races.

Why I CKO: CKO training offers a unique mental and physical challenge that pushes your body to limits you may not think you can get to. Coming into to class as a member feeling the energy given by the instructors was more than enough to pull me in and work to give that same enthusiasm back to all members.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: To describe one of my classes using one word, i would have to say energetic. When the workout is getting tough, & you feel that collective feeling, it's enough to make you push that extra bit to finish strong.

Fun Fact(s): Fun fact that sheds a light on a little of my approach instructing is that I coached youth basketball & football for close to 10 years. One of the pop warner teams I coached came close to making it to the national championships down in FL. If you're looking to take that step and push yourself to new limits, I welcome you to join... See you soon

YOu can catch Trevor Sundays at 9:30 AM!

Matt Perrella
Instructor
Matt Perrella
Matt is one of the newer members of the team. After being a member for a number of years, he made the leap and has been impressing as an instructor.
Cesare Sanchez
Instructor/Personal Training
Cesare Sanchez

Fitness Background: I started with CKO in January 2013, as a member. Then I started teaching in 2015 at CKO Edison and then CKO Woodbridge.

Why I CKO: The people!! In general, the members, staff, and owners make CKO a special place in my life and Im sure in many other�€™s lives as well!! Its like an addiction; you want more and more no matter how sore you are! At the end of the day, I can say this was one of the best decisions I made in my life.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Intense

Fun Fact(s): I served 3 years in the Air Force in my early 20�€™s with 34 parachute jumps on record.

Diane Sarapin
Instructor/Front Desk
Diane Sarapin

Fitness Background: I have always enjoyed working out and making it a part of my healthy lifestyle from a young age. Gymnastics and cheering helped to build my fitness foundation. My love for kick boxing started 15 years ago, participating in various mixed martial arts, kick boxing, and self defense classes.

Why I CKO: I have been to various kick boxing gyms but when I took my first CKO class I knew this was going to be my home. Leaving here makes you feel accomplished, strong, and motivated to succeed at any of your goals. Aside from the incredible workout are the amazing people that always are such a great support system and inspiration! Not only the instructors but also the members are here to push and motivate you, making it FUN!!

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Challenging

Fun Fact(s): I am a mother of two beautiful kids, a pharmaceutical representative in ophthalmics and I love to cook!

You can take Diane's class Tuesdays at 5:45 PM & Thursdays at 7:00 PM!

Mike Tully
Instructor
Mike Tully

Fitness Background: I have been a member at CKO since 2014. I have always been active in sports (high school football, basketball and track and various intramural and recreation leagues).

Why I CKO: There are so many reasons. I have always been a fan of MMA, so I figured I would give Kickboxing a shot...combining 2 of my favorite things - working out and a form of martial arts. The workout is fun, challenging, and intense. The members, instructors, and atmosphere keep me wanting coming back for more and more.

1 Word to describe your instructing style: Energetic

Fun Fact(s): I am the oldest of 3 children. I grew up and went to school in Hudson County (Bayonne and Jersey City). I have known how to play the trumpet since 5th grade. I have performed in musical theater in high school and college.

Instagram: michaeltully

You can take Mikes class Wednesday night at 8:15 PM.

Cathy Velez
Instructor
Cathy Velez

Fitness Background: I started CKO the end of 2013 taking the classes and loved everything about it, atmosphere, group motivation. Involved with martial arts and defensive training for the past 35 yrs.

Why I CKO: FUN: The workouts are challenging and exciting, personal reward for sure. I meet great people every time Im there and I love to watch the transformations. It my Happy Time!

Fun Fact(s): I was a kindergarten teacher for several years, then a restaurant singer and now an EMT for JFK Hospital. I have 3 amazing adult children who are surpassing all of the above about me.. I cant ask for anything better.

You can take Cathys class every other Sunday at 8:00 AM!

Ashley Choma
Front Desk
Ashley Choma

Fitness Background: Joined CKO Edison, in February of 2014. 

Why I CKO: CKO very much helped me loose 60lbs in time for my wedding in October 2016.  Started working at the front desk in August 2016 and will be working at both Edison and Woodbridge locations.

Fun Fact(s): I plan on continuing to keep CKO a major part of my lifestyle, to maintain my weight loss, gain more muscle and to loose all the baby weight! 

Stephanie Terpanick
Front Desk
Stephanie Terpanick

Fitness Background:I was bored at your typical gym so I decided to try out CKO after seeing their booth at a street fair. I instantly fell in love and joined that night. Four months after, I found myself being an elementary school teacher by day and working the desk at CKO by night.

Why I CKO: I've lost 12 pounds (hopefully more to come) thanks to boxing and find myself happy as a clam sitting behind the desk. Who knew a part time job could change your life? 

Fun Fact(s): I teach 3rd grade during the day & I love to take Zumba classes to mix up my workout. I also get hyped when any instructor plays rap or blink 182.

Instagram: stephaniemarieterps

Rebecca Gardner
Front Desk
Rebecca Gardner

Fitness Background: Started at CKO Edison in January 2015, was a member for a year & a half before joining the CKO Kickboxing Team. I have been a competitive cheerleader for 16 years and absolutely loved every second of it. Unfortunately I tore a part of my achilles tendon, which resulted in cheerleading ending, but started my adventure with CKO Edison & Woodbridge!

Why I CKO: CKO is so much more than a place to workout for me. It's an outlet where I can release all of my stress. It's also a completely free judgement zone where I can be myself all the time. The friends that I have made have turned into family and create the BEST atmosphere. Together as a team we motivate one another to do our best always. CKO allows me to work on my physical and mental health and helps me create the best version of myself!

Fun Facts: I am a HUGE animal lover! Any animal I see I'm dying to pet, I'm worse than a little kid! During the day you can catch me in the classroom! I am a Kindergarten Teacher of Autism in a local district and absolutely love it!

Contact Us
Our Location & Hours
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518 Old Post Road
Edison, NJ 08817

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Days Hours
Monday 8:00am - 9:15pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 9:15pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:15pm
Thursday 9:30am - 9:15pm
Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:30pm
Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm