JARED 'THE LAST KISS' VELASQUEZ
Founding Instructor, Personal Trainer, Sparring Coach
Jared didn’t coin the term ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ but his light-footed, fast, technical movement reminds you of Ali’s infamous quote. This lightweight fighter, with 15 years of boxing experience, and a personal training designation, packs a skill and knowledge well beyond his young years. “My friends sometimes describe me as an old soul in a young body”. Applying this earnestness to UNDRCARD, you can expect a technical class with lots of classic boxing moves. “I am a firm believer that if you know why you are doing something, it makes it easier to commit to doing it. Understanding is key.” Jared isn’t all technical talk though (although, he could deliver that technical talk in English, Spanish or Hungarian as he’s trilingual). No, Jared is action too! He’s been training, competing and coaching for over 14 years having trained with the Mayweather brothers, podiumed at various boxing tournaments and competitions, and trained in Cuba, with their national team, for one year (in a country where the national sport is boxing). “I will push you! I will grind you! You’ll be a fighter from the moment you walk into my class!”
What about that boxing name? “ 'The Last Kiss' rhymes with my last name, Velasquez. When ring announcers struggled to pronounce my name, this solution sort of evolved. I also kiss my gloves before a fight because, well, it’s the last kiss my opponent will get!” laughs Jared.
Awakening every muscle in your body, Jared also aims to awaken your spirit. “My favorite quote, is about measuring performance, and not only on a superficial physical level, but also a spiritual, mental and emotional level. Awaken the body, awaken the mind - and pair it to some picante music like rap, hip hop, reggaeton or salsa! You’re the hombre, Jared! Muy bien! Book a class with Jared.
QUOTABLE “When we deal in generalities, we shall never succeed. When we deal in specifics we shall rarely have a failure. When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of performance accelerates.” –President Thomas S. Monson