Staff & Instructors
I am the Founder and Co-Owner of Rise Kickbox. I bring a 15 year career of international competitions in amateur & professional Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I have had the honor to train under world champions and coach students throughout the US, China and Thailand. I was also fortunate enough to take on the opportunity as a cast member on one of the original Ultimate Fighter seasons. My passion of health and wellness is expanded as an avid practitioner of weight training, cardio, plyometrics, yoga and nutrition. My experience spans with clients from all age ranges to achieve their fitness and personal goals. I am confident that I can do the same for you.
I am lucky to have a facility of my own to be able to pass on the knowledge that has been bestowed upon me and continue to grow with our members and staff.
“Success is not a destination, it’s a journey”
Jessica Irvine Drake
I am a Co-Owner of and Instructor at Rise Kickbox. Started my journey into Muay Thai and Boxing 12 years ago while living in Los Angeles. As assistant manager of Meridian’s Bodies in Motion for several years I was introduced to a variety of instructors with whom I trained with. I’ve taken various aspects and techniques from each of them and have created my own method of teaching, which I bring to Rise.
When I’m not kicking and punching the pads you’ll find me honing my crafts in the kitchen, as an actor (mostly in commercials) and as Mom to our amazing son, Devin.
Janae Hildreth started boxing to get in shape after hitting the scale at just under 240 pounds. She started lifting weights and eating right. After a few months in your run of the mill gym she wanted a little more excitement in her workouts. She signed up for her first boxing class in 2011 and found that it came naturally to her. After 8 months of class work she decided to try sparring. That was it for her. She knew she wanted to compete.
After hard training she won 2013 golden gloves regional championship. Then went on to place runner up in 2016 national Golden Gloves. She loves to teach as much as she loves to box. Her laid back style is for anyone wanting to release some stress and get in shape while learning proper boxing technique.
"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today"
Rise KickBox is a family owned Kickboxing & fitness center.
Pictured are owners Fernando Bernstein, Jennifer Bernstein, Michael Drake and Jessica Irvine Drake