Focusmaster was created in 1995 in Troy, NY. Founders Marty Keary and Jim Pettit were into boxing and martial arts and saw a need for a piece of striking equipment that would allow them to train without a partner holding focus mitts. This led them to the creation of the Focusmaster G-1000 Striking Machine.
In 1997, Gene Coletti joined the team and helped refine the product. In 2011, Kyle Coletti, Gene's son, took the reins, bringing a new level of energy and innovation to Focusmaster. He combined his love for fitness and boxing with the Focusmaster equipment to create a world-class 30-minute group workout experience for people of all ages and fitness levels. Focusmaster equipment and workout program gained national recognition for winning the TV show, Sweat Inc. on Spike.
Today Focusmaster can be found in boxing gyms, martial arts schools, military training centers, and fitness centers worldwide. Driven by a passion to provide the best workout experience, Focusmaster continues to lead the industry with its innovative approach to fun, addictive and result-focused fitness.
Kyle Coletti is the creator of the Focusmaster workout and a fitness enthusiast who left his career on Wall Street to pursue his passion.
Being a long-time fan of boxing and kickboxing workouts, he saw an opportunity to transform the traditional boxing class experience by offering shorter, more personalized classes with simplified techniques and in a super motivating atmosphere.
He combined a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) format that included strength training and striking on the innovative Focusmaster G-1000 Striking Machine which provided a fun, effective and result-driven workout that fit into even the busiest schedules.
Kyle wanted to help people who struggled with losing weight, staying fit and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Much greater than the equipment and boxing-inspired workouts is the Focusmaster culture and community that Kyle and his team have created. Represented by their motto, "Fight For It," is a mindset encouraging people to be committed and determined towards their goals even in the face of adversity. This gives people of all ages and fitness levels the same drive to become better than they are today.
His passion and expertise has providing him with opportunities to create boxing-inspired workout programs for popular gym chains around the world.
Kyle won a national TV show on Spike TV called Sweat Inc. and was crowned "America's Next Fitness Phenomenon." He co-wrote the Amazon best-seller "The Successful Body" and has been featured in Men's Fitness and Women's Health.
His passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals has only grown over the years and believes that he is just scratching the surface of the lives it will be able to impact in the future. Kyle is married with two young boys and lives in Clifton Park, NY.
MEET OUR CREW
Karen Scott - General Manager and Head Coach
Favorite class to coach:
Transition and Fusion
Favorite class to take:
Sculpt and 30+
What Focusmaster Fitness means to Karen:
Focusmaster is everything to me, changing people's lives, seeing them make fitness a priority and becoming better versions of themselves is amazing. Members are like family and it gives me a chance to really make a difference.
How Karen came to Focusmaster Fitness:
Fitness has always been a part of my life, I love to push myself and do hard things, I became an Ironman in 2019, Focusmaster definitely gave me the fight for it mentality to succeed.
Do I need to have prior boxing experience to take a class?
Absolutely not, 95% of our members had never put on a pair of boxing gloves before coming to Focusmaster. Our Coaches will teach you everything you need to know to have an enjoyable class.
Do I need to ‘get in shape’ before I start classes?
This is a common misconception, our classes are designed to allow people of all ages and fitness levels to participate. The classes allow members to train at their own pace and our Coaches will guide you every step of the way to ensure the movements are scaled to your current ability level.
How early should I arrive for my first class?
It’s required that you arrive 15-20 minutes early to your first class to ensure you get the proper instructions to have an enjoyable experience.
What do I need to wear and bring to my first class?
You should wear clothes and sneakers that you feel comfortable working out in. Be sure to bring a water bottle and towel. If you already have boxing gloves, you should bring those as well, otherwise, you can purchase gloves at a discounted rate or use a pair of trial gloves at the studio.
Do you offer personal training?
Yes, we offer personal training and you do not need to be a member of our classes to become a personal training client. Personal training is specific to your goals and starts with a free private consultation, please click here if you’re interested in learning more about personal training.
What if I’m unsure if this workout is for me?
This feeling is not uncommon when taking a class that you never have before. It’s normal to be unsure and that is why we encourage you to a trial class. We have developed a process with our amazing staff of coaches that will walk and guide you through every step of the class to ensure that you’re always in good hands.
Do you help with nutrition?
Absolutely, we provide nutritional guidance to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Working with one of our personal trainers allows you to get even more specific about your nutritional needs.
Should I expect to get hit?
No! Focusmaster is a fitness boxing studio, we do not offer any sparring. Our members are looking to get in shape through boxing-inspired workouts.
Will there be other beginners in my class?
Absolutely, there are always beginners in our classes and between our great coaches and supportive community, our veteran members are always eager to make you feel comfortable and to help you get on your way.
How many people are typically in a class?
Our classes are really focused on individualized personal attention so you’ll find our classes to be more intimate than many other fitness studios. It would be expected to have between 8-12 people in your class.