Meet Joe Lantz

Joe Lantz is a well-known and highly-respected fitness guru in the Youngstown area. Joe, a former professional boxer, pro MMA Striking Coach and Fitness Trainer, has worked with some of the best athletes in the world.


Joe's trainer as a pro boxer was Naum Kravetskiy, a Soviet Olympics Coach from Uzbekistan. He was a trainer when the Soviet Olympic sports machine was the best in the world. Many of the things Joe does, that no one else does, he learned from Naum. Joe was the only American that Kravetskiy trained.

Joe was also the striking Coach for Bellator Mixed Martial Arts fighter Kevin Zalac. Bellator is a major sanctioning body; you have to be world class to fight on a Bellator fight card.

Joe has also worked with hundreds of everyday people and helped them transform their bodies, their health, and improve the quality of their lives. He has incorporated all the best things he learned over decades of training into his proven system of life-changing body transformation.

The #1 goal of Joe Lantz's Fitness Kickboxing is to help you transform your body in the shortest time possible. Joe's proven system of life-changing body transformation has helped hundreds of people drastically improve their body, health, and ultimately their lives.

"At Joe Lantz's Fitness Kickboxing, that's what we live for."

Joe's Fitness Training Career Highlights

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2017 – 2019 — Next Level Fitness Kickboxing Fitness Gym

Developed the concept, design and training regimen. Daily management and programming utilizing heavy bags, dumbbells, medicine balls, kettle bells, Jump Stretch bands and boards, battle ropes, sliding disks, glute/hamstring reverse hyper benches and a myriad of exercises and techniques honed over twenty years.

An average client loses twenty-five (25) pounds or more and six percent (6%) body fat or more in six weeks, and three inches (3") off their waist.

2014 – 2017 — Personal Trainer

Trained athletes in speed, agility, and strength at personal studio. Trained over 100 brides-to-be, helping them to transform their bodies in preparation for their weddings.

2002 – 2014 — MMA Striking Coach

Next Level Martial Arts and at Joe's personal studio.

1997 – 1999 — Jump Stretch

Trained college and professional football and baseball players, focusing on speed, agility and strength.

1995 – 2000 — Club South

Set up diet and exercise programs for hundreds of clients.

Joe's scientific approach to diet and exercise delivers powerful, results that will turn your body into a fat-burning, muscle-shaping machine that produces lasting results.

If you are overweight, out of shape, or want to improve on the progress you've made so far, contact us to find out how we can help you get to where you want to go.