Rise is more than a gym,
it’s a lifestyle & community.

The focus is on having fun and effective workouts that push yourself & others to achieve higher expectations through the art of Kickboxing. Each day we all have a chance to “Rise” & meet our goals, and help others do the same.  

Staff & Instructors


Fernando Bernstein

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 brown 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-Founder and Co-Owner of Rise Kickbox. I started my journey into Muay Thai and Boxing in 2005 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. 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 craft as an actor (mostly in commercials), as a baker/chef and as Mom to my amazing son, Devin.

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”

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