Esther Solano and Tina Leon not only share a passion for health and fitness, they also share a friendship that stands the test of time.
Solano helped create Tampa’s very own Epic Boxing & Fitness, a full service boxing gym with a twist.
“We’ve been here for almost three years now,” Solano said. “It’s been great to watch us grow from when we first opened in 2014 until now.”
Located on West Kennedy Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Tampa, Epic Boxing & Fitness attracts all different kinds of clientele from around the Tampa area, like Solano’s regular, Tina Leon.
“I started coming to Epic around three years ago when they first opened up,” Leon said. “Esther and I have become great friends and workout buddies so I definitely love it here.”
The gym found its start with the help of co-owner Jaye Maddon, wife of Joe Maddon, the 2016 World Series Champion Manager of the Chicago Cubs.
“I was her boxing coach at the time and one day she came to me and told me she wanted to open her own boxing gym with a twist, and if I’d help her start on this adventure,” Solano said. “It’s been a blessing to work with her.”
Epic Boxing & Fitness will be celebrating its third anniversary next year.
“If you want to be challenged then come down and try out a session,” Solano said. “We welcome college students from UT as well as USF.”
For more information please visit www.epicboxingandfitness.com