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Coach Beth Baumer

Founder/Manager/Coach

Beth was born and raised in Ventura County, CA , where she attended Santa Clara elementary school, Saint Bonaventure High School and further up north, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She has always been physically active, growing up playing soccer and other sports. She has participated in many triathlons, half marathons, one full marathon and the BP MS 150 bike ride in Texas.

Beth studied Spanish in Granada, Spain during college and maintains her bilingual skill. After earning her bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Business, she decided she wanted to perfect her Spanish and live abroad in South America. Luckily her boyfriend at the time (now husband) thought that was a great idea as well. They lived in Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina and traveled extensively around the continent.

She and her husband Ben, now live in Ventura and have been married since 2006. They have two children Donovan (2008) and Vivienne (2012) who are both active children. Ben is an attorney at Lowthorp Richards in Oxnard.

When Beth found out her father, Hank Laubacher, had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease around 2010, she was heartbroken. Fortunately, she remembered that her father is a fighter, an extremely positive minded and kind human being. Hank had seen a 60 minutes episode about how boxing can help improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson's Disease. He then did some research and found Neuroboxing located in Agoura Hills, just up the grade from his home in Oxnard. He started taking the classes and developed a very healthy new routine. The only thing was how far the drive was. He mentioned to his daughter Beth, we should start an affiliate Neuroboxing program in the Oxnard area.

Beth gravitated to the intense training and physical challenge that boxing provided. She started training in boxing in early 2019.In September 2021, she participated in an amateur masters boxing tournament in Las Vegas.

Going back to 2019, Beth enrolled in Neuroboxing affiliate training program. She studied and received her Program Director and Neuroboxing Coach Certificate. Neuroboxing Fight Camp had laid its roots down. In October 2019, Neuroboxing Fight Camp started offering classes at Fitzone Ventura. During covid lockdown, the program sustained itself with classes on zoom. Our program now runs now live in person in two locations in Ventura County, Portside Ventura Harbor and Camarillo.

Alicia "Al" Gore

Coach

Alicia "Al" Gore (No not that Al Gore!;) has worked in the fitness industry for almost 30 years. When she first started in the fitness industry, I was a nutrition major at Arizona State University. Al loved exercise so much, she changed her major and graduated with an exercise science bachelors with a concentration in wellness. After moving around the country from marrying her husband, who was in the Navy it afforded her the ability to work in multiple different types of fitness facilities: everything from corporate wellness, profit, nonprofit, small clubs, and larger clubs. She has always gravitated toward a more mature clientele through out her career. After settling in California for a few years, she went back to school and got her masters degree, Also in exercise science with a concentration in rehabilitation. After meeting John and Cathy Taketa, they told her about Neuroboxing, which is what led me to Beth and how she began working at Neuroboxing.

Elijah Alexander

Coach

Elijah is 25 years old, born and raised in Camarillo. He is the oldest of 3 boys and grew up playing football, baseball and basketball. Football and baseball were his sports in high school as well as his first year of college. He attended Camarillo High School, was apart of the 2015 CIF Championship football team there and graduated in 2016. Ventura College was where he went to his first year of college after which he was Texas, Rio Grande Valley. Elijah graduated in 4 years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. This ambitious young man also currently works at George Erb Physical Therapy in Camarillo where he serves as a PT aid. Elijah has alway had a passion for boxing and mixed martial arts and has been training in boxing since 2020. He also has a deep desire to help others, so the opportunity to work with Neuroboxing Fight Camp is perfect because he can utilize his boxing skills while helping to improve other's quality of life. Welcome to the NBFC family Elijah! Your enthusiasm is contagious and we couldn't be more excited to have you on our team!!

Michelle Morter

Senior Fitness Coach

Michelle has 15 years experience as a Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist and TRX Suspension Trainer Coach.
She specializes in resistance training, balance and core strength for functional living using multiple modalities, ie body weight, free weights, bands, TRX Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer.

She love watching her clients improve their overall health and well-being while building strength and confidence in their movement and endurance. But her favorite part of what she offers is the awesome relationships built with her hard working clients.
Michelle has a passion for working with seniors. You will love her energy and motivating and challenging classes!

COACH SHEILA RICHARDS

Sheila graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BS in Health Education followed by a degree as a
Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. She has enjoyed a long career as a PTA and Office manager in an
Outpatient PT office as well as home health and personal training. She joined us in early 2024 and
brings with her an additional certification in LSVT^BIG for Parkinson’s and utilizes the program to help
improve balance and strength to all of her exercise clients, specifically those with movement disorders.
In her free time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, long distance walking, gardening and playtime with her
2 grandchildren.

COACH KATIE FLORES PT, DPT, NCS

Neurological Physical Therapist

Katie is originally from Illinois and grew up playing multiple sports, including college volleyball. She attended the University of Indianapolis and graduated with a BS in Human Biology in 2007 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2009. From there she moved to Tucson, AZ to start working in the acute rehab unit of St.Mary’s Hospital, where she had her first and favorite clinical rotation in school. There she fell in love working with patients who have experienced a neurologic injury, so she became Board certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2012 and has maintained this certification.
Katie met her husband in Tucson and they had their first born son there. About 7 years ago they moved to Ventura since her husband is from California and wanted to return. Since then she has worked in a number of different physical therapy settings (acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient) mainly focusing on working with the neuro population.
Katie is an avid runner and hiker and now has 4 kids (and two dogs) so life is busy but good! In addition to her work in the clinic (currently at Kaiser Permanente and Brain Injury Center of Ventura County), Katie is a member of the Practice Committee for the Academy of Neurologic PT and has assisted in teaching a neuro PT evaluation course at California State University Northridge.
Lately Katie has become more passionate about the wellness and preventative aspect of PT and was interviewed for an article about preventative PT that was published in “Outside” magazine in August 2023. She is excited to join the Neuroboxing Fight Camp team to help enhance the quality of life for those living with a neurological condition. She loves what she does and promises to use evidence based practices along with a caring and understanding attitude, to build rapport and maximize physical function.

COACH KRISTA FERGUSON

Krista is a double black belt in kickboxing. Mother of two. Fellow Cheer Mom with Coach Beth. Nutrition Expert. Ask about her personalized nutrition program!
Overall Badass. + more.....

COACH JORDAN BRICKER

Jordan runs his program Adaptive Fitness in our shared space in Camarillo. He is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and has recently graduated with an M.S. degree in Kinesiology (emphasis Adapted Physical Activity). Jordan has experience and education in adapted therapeutic exercise both on land and in water. Jordan has also been working as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and health coach for over 8 years, specifically working with individuals with various neurological and physical diversities. Jordan’s graduate research was on the effects of physical activity on the mental health of individuals with ASD, but his scope of practice encompasses all types of neurodiversities, along with training the neurotypical population.

Graciela Casillas

Local LEGEND Self Defense Seminar Presenter

Graciela Casillas is a force of resilience and empowerment, blending her unparalleled success in boxing and martial arts with a distinguished academic career. As a four-time World Champion, her name shines brightly in eight National and International Hall of Fames, including the prestigious National Boxing Hall of Fame and Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame. Notably, she made history as the first American athlete to hold simultaneous world titles in both boxing and kickboxing, breaking barriers and inspiring generations with her mastery and versatility.

Alongside her athletic triumphs, Graciela pursued academic excellence, earning dual Master of Arts degrees in Education and Physical Education. Recognized as “Woman of the Year” by California State Senator Monique Limon in 2023, her achievements transcend the boundaries of sport and academia.

Transitioning from the ring to the classroom, Graciela’s impact as an educator is profound. Having retired as a Professor and Academic Counselor from Oxnard College, she continues to enrich minds as an adjunct faculty member, imparting wisdom in disciplines ranging from escrima to jujitsu within the Kinesiology department also serves as an adjunct academic counselor within the student services department. Her dedication to academia is further evidenced by her contributions as a respected writer for Black Belt Magazine. And author of The Lioness Within, a Woman’s Self-Defense Survival Guide.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Graciela is a staunch advocate for empowerment, particularly for women. Through self-defense courses and lectures, she instills confidence and resilience, embodying the transformative power of perseverance. Graciela Casillas’s journey is a testament to resilience, determination, and empowerment, bridging the worlds of athletics and academia to inspire and uplift others on their own paths to greatness.