Meet Our Team
Rich Mushinsky, owner of Fit 4 Boxing Club is friendly, personable, and very motivating. With over 35 years of fitness training and boxing experience, Rich gave up his career path of a master plumber to fulfill his life long dream of opening up a fitness boxing gym. His aim in life is to help people. Through Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program designed to help folks living with Parkinson’s disease, and through his 15 Rounds workouts, Rich enjoys coming to work every day to change people’s lives. Confident and hard working, he is great at what he does, and he will give you a warm welcome when you come to his gym!
Brett Burkhart, club manager at Fit 4 Boxing Club, is high energy, motivating, and fun. After training with Rich since the age of 11, he is currently an amateur boxer. Very friendly and inviting, he will welcome you with a smile on your way in the door. As a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach, Brett’s favorite part of his career is helping not just those with Parkinson’s Disease, but helping to change the lives of cancer patients, stroke victims, and more!
Athletics and fitness have always been a priority in Joyce’s daily routine. Growing up you could always find her on the softball field, basketball and volleyball court, or playing a game of golf with a smile on her face and waiting for the moment to cheer on her teammates. Joyce has attended many boot camps and eventually learned the true benefits of strength training after working with a personal trainer for years. This encouraged her to become a Certified Personal Trainer, and enabled her to share her knowledge and motivational personality with her clients. She is positive and playful and enjoys encouraging and inspiring others to incorporate exercise into their lifestyle. As she always says, “You can have results or excuses, not both!” She is sure to help our members get the most out of their workouts, keep them motivated, and assist them in reaching their fitness goals!
Lynn has been around the fitness world for quite some time now and also has front desk experience at previous gyms. She will welcome you into Fit 4 Boxing Club and her smile is sure to brighten your day. She will assist you with checking in for class, as well as membership set up.
Kristin started in fitness a few years ago as the President of the Slippery Rock University Body Building and Fitness Club. She has been going after her own fitness goals ever since and recently has decided to pay it forward through instructing. Starting out as a member with us, she found her passion for boxing very quickly. She is positive and motivating during class and will help you through your 15 Rounds classes! She also will be running our Kid’s Program from April to May this Spring, as her degree is in education and she loves working with kid’s and helping them learn new things.
Bugsy O’Connell started off at Fit 4 Boxing Club as a volunteer for the Rock Steady Boxing program. With 40+ years of boxing experience, he was later added on as one of our coaches. He is great at teaching boxing fundamentals in technique. Using real life experiences, he is able to help our members achieve their fitness goals by watching their boxing skills and technique improve each time they come!
Dave Carns was an awesome member of Fit 4 Boxing Club for nearly two years before we brought him on board as a trainer. When he was in his twenties, he was told he had dangerously high blood pressure and high cholesterol. As a result, he would need to start taking medications to keep them in check. Rather than accepting that diagnosis, he chose to fight it by losing 50 pounds. Now he channels that determination and passion into helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. His energetic uptempo style is sure to push you to your limits while having fun.
Julie found a passion for boxing years ago after being introduced to the sport by her father. However, after moving closer to the city to pursue a career in nurse anesthesia, she was unable to practice as much as she wished. She then found Fit 4 Boxing Club and instantly felt like part of the family! After just a few months of training at the club, she adopted the role as a trainer. Julie accredits Fit 4 Boxing for helping her lose 23 pounds and to gain the strength she needs to keep up with her 135 pound Leonberger, Hudson! Julie is outgoing, motivating, and will surely push you to your limits!
Quinn has been a member at Fit 4 Boxing for more than a year. She loves being active; as a young girl she was always outside in the neighborhood playing with anyone she could find. Quinn plays volleyball for the Hampton High School Girls volleyball team. As a senior at Hampton, she is part of many clubs at the school. Quinn intends to study economics in college. With a welcoming smile, she will be at the front desk to greet you as you walk through the door!
Gina first discovered her love for boxing in 2013 while living in Florida. A new boxing gym had opened up down the street from where she lived and she decided to give it a try one day after work and was instantly hooked. After moving back home to the city she loves in 2015, the one thing missing from her life in Pittsburgh was boxing. After asking friends if they knew of any local boxing gyms in the area, she was eventually led to Fit 4 Boxing Club. After one 15 rounds class, she rediscovered her love for boxing and hasn’t looked back since. Gina joined the Fit 4 team after several months as a member and can be found taking class, strength training with Joyce, or working the front desk on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Derek joins the Fit 4 Boxing Club team with a wide range of training experience. An avid boxing enthusiast, Derek competed in the Golden Gloves while attending Robert Morris University as well as having fought in the Toughman tournament years later. He began working with fighters in 2002, and currently trains amateur and professional boxers. His experience also branches out into 1 on 1 and group boxing training at health clubs, and group boxing classes for elementary and secondary education level students at private schools. He emphasizes the importance of technique with each and every session he conducts, and feels there is no better form of cardio workout that can keep the clients engaged for the duration. He earned his MBA degree from Waynesburg University in 2012 and has recently obtained his NASM personal training certification.