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Rob's Fight Club is not your average gym. We have classes for everyone who wants to get in great shape, plus, we can teach you how to spar or compete. It's up to you how far you want to go.
Coach Rob Papile started Rob's Fight Club to help you reach your goals. He opened his first MMA Gym in 1993, the same year the UFC started. It's been his mission to teach/train people, just like you, who want to make Martial Arts and Fitness part of their lifestyles, and still make it to work tomorrow. You don't have to be intimidated. We teach all levels so come on in and give it a try!
Rob is a 5th degree black belt with over 30 years of experience. He's a former ToughMan Champion, Boxer/Kickboxer/Trainer and has won hundreds of Martial Arts Fighting Championships. Rob previously owned a karate/boxing/kickboxing gym for 13 years and is a certified USA Boxing Coach a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT) and a Sports Perfomance Enhancement Specialist (NASM PES).
Our coaches know how to teach and have lots of experience from combat backgrounds, and/or personal training certifications. See all bios below.
Above Photo: Coach Rob at his gym in Tannersville, PA surrounded by some of his grand championship trophies and belts.
Kenneth C. Weister, NPTI CPTPersonal Trainer - Boxing & Kickboxing Coach- USA Boxing Coach
Ken is a top graduate of the National Personal Training Institute, one of the most comprehensive training institutes in the world. Ken has more than 10 years of experience training individual clients, client groups, and teaching classes in a variety of settings including large gyms, and at-home settings. Ken has trained at some of the most prestigious combat sports gyms in the country. He is the holder of the 2007 Philadelphia Golden Gloves championship (heavyweight division), as well as the two-time holder of the Lucien Blackwell Championship. He has sparred with nationally and internationally ranked boxers and brings a deep understanding of how combat sports training can help get clients into shape through the use of combat training drills, progressive resistance and interval cardio helps clients lose fat, and gain strength and flexibility.
Ken’s clients have included men and women of all ages and abilities, including clients with severe physical restrictions (including paraplegia) up to competitive bodybuilders, amateur and professional boxers and MMA fighters. His knowledge and experience of how to design and implement individualized workouts and workout programs has helped Ken achieve of the highest retention rates in the area. His clients see and feel the results. Ken’s programs specialize in boxing/kickboxing, functional training, fat loss, plyometrics, bodybuilding and physique training.
RFC Striking Coach
-2018 & 2019 Gleason's Masters Boxing Champion 178+
Joe comes to RFC with over 20 years of martial arts experience with a focus on full-contact fighting. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do/Moo Duk Kwan and has fought in 11 amateur kickboxing fights and numerous exhibition fights (both boxing and kickboxing) in the tri-state area. As a fighter and an assistant instructor for a well-known Northeast Philadelphia gym, Joe has worked with hundreds of students and fighters of all skill levels over the years, including sparring with former US and World champions. Bringing that experience to RFC, Joe runs our Coaching Class designed to help RFC students "hit more and get hit less", develop full contact fighting skills and get a great workout.
Fitness Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Brian always had a passion for sports and exercise growing up. He played collegiate basketball at Pennsylvania College of Technology where he was named on the All Conference Team. Transferring to Millersville University, Brian graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Science. Throughout his 10 years of experience, Brian has coached a variety of clients from athletes to the every day person looking to lose weight, move better and feel healthier.