Workout type: Kickboxing
Equipment: Boxing Gloves (optional)
A co-Founder of Hit House, Dana has been a fitness enthusiast her entire life. She originally started her career as a model, where she was introduced to Muay Thai while working as a round card girl for Friday Night Fights, NYC’s longest-running Muay Thai production company. She dabbled on and off at the traditional fight gym where Tyler trained but kept going back to the boutique fitness atmosphere as she preferred a more intimate experience. As a fitness fanatic, Dana has tried almost every type of workout including cycling, yoga, pilates, trampoline, and of course, boxing. After attending a Soul Cycle class with her now husband, Tyler, the two concepted the idea behind Hit House as a high-energy, friendly fight studio open to all fitness levels. With an MBA in marketing, Dana and her business partner and co-founder, Tyler, opened Hit House in NYC in 2018 and continue to grow the business together today.
Co-Founder and CEO of Hit House, Tyler has been training for more than 15 years and began training clients over 10 years ago. After moving to NYC, he was looking for a workout to replace his college football days. He soon found a home in the Muay Thai community, and began years of training in traditional gyms, while fighting on and off again in amateur competition. Soon, Tyler started to research and develop his own striking bag, called Bishop. By combining elements from four of the most commonly used bags in striking-based martial arts, boxing and fighting styles, Tyler developed them into one floor-to-ceiling fixed flexible pole heavy bag. After approaching the Century Martial Arts research and development team with his design and idea, they worked together to produce the bag. Tyler has been awarded a utility and design patent for Bishop. His goal was to bring the basics of Muay Thai striking into a group class format where the participants can learn/improve technique, get a high-level cardio and functional strength training workout all while having a good time. In partnership with his wife and co-founder, Dana VanPamelen, the two set out to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. A studio where sweat, empowerment and fun can be found. They encourage self-confidence over self-importance. And with this spirit: Hit House was born.
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