Our fearless leader, Leah Drury. Raised on a farm in small town Alabama, this girl’s the very definition of hard work. Leah went from a college walk-on to a starting role as team captain for the University of Alabama Women’s basketball team, and she eventually took her talents to the top as the assistant coach for WNBA’s Seattle Storm. So yeah, let’s just say she gets it done.
Leah’s boxing skills will get you in the gym and her enthusiasm will keep you coming back. Her leadership in and out of the gym is inspiring to all who know her. But don’t be fooled… this girl may radiate positive vibes, but she’s got a mean 1, 2. Just give her a pair of boxing gloves and a sick beat, she’ll be ready to rock.
Our girl, Kristen, is a dedicated boxing coach with a diverse background in sports and a relentless passion for fitness. With a foundation in martial arts, basketball, softball, track, and boxing, Kristen has honed her skills under the guidance of the fitness industry's finest.
With a mission to inspire and empower others to discover their inner strengths and conquer their goals, this mama of two truly comprehends the significance of self-care and personal commitment. Kristen radiates the warmth of her Sunshine State origins and has the tenacity of a true fighter who won't let you give up on yourself!
Comin’ in hot from Hobart, Indiana, Abby knows what it means to perform for a crowd. She grew up playing softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer AND gymnastics - and is now taking the Battle stage. Her softball skills have given her some impressive titles under her belt. As a Samford college athlete turned assistant coach, she knows what it means to put in work. Grab yo water ‘cause things are about to heat up with Abby under the lights!
The definition of UNDERDOG, Steve is full of fight. A California native crushin' it as an MMA boxer and inspirational trainer, he'll check you at the door 'cause there's only room for positivity and passion in his class.
With 13 years of experience in coaching, he’ll keep you committed to bringing the heat and breaking a sweat. Ready to go hard? You better be??
Brittany locks in on the “U” in H U S T L E. Known for her role as the breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary series Last Chance U, she motivates you like. no. other. Brittany’s background in Sports Communication has made her a champion for athletes - on and off the field.
Working with at-risk youth and now writing her own book on maximizing second chances, she's all about makin’ ya feel your best. If you’re looking for that mind, body and soul kinda workout, look no further!
The student becomes the sensei. James Willis is a Battle OG with a passion for people. He brings the positive energy and contagious smile wherever he goes, especially on the Battle stage. What can you expect in his class? Be prepared to catch these vibes and throw those hands! With an undergraduate degree in Health Studies, James now works as an attorney and professor of law. So yeah, he can kinda does it all!
Erin is from Calhoun, GA! She played softball, basketball, and ran track! As a future speech pathologist she loves all things talking and communicating. She is full of enthusiasm, energy, and hard work and is thrilled to take the Battle stage!
This small town girl shows out. Sarah-Ann is here to light you up with a lot of hustle and little Southern spice ?️ Her passion is getting people into their best shape—both physically and mentally. As a psychology student she’s here to get you looking and feeling like a champ.
Get ya mind right fam. Sarah-Ann is going to make you werk for it!
Lauren’s from Springville, AL, where she was always active in cheerleading, gymnastics, and Crossfit and is now bringing all of her badassery to the Battle stage. She’s a UAB alum, an impressive leader in the Birmingham community, and has been crushing her professional career these past few years.
Meet Ashley! She's a native of small town Springville, AL where she played sports her whole life-softball, basketball and volleyball. After excelling in high school, Ashley went on to play volleyball in college, where she grew her love for team environments and found out her true passion in life is to help people see their own strength and power, no matter who they are or what they're walking through. "I want to remind people of how resilient they truly are."
So basically, she' a baddie. Ya'll be sure to say hey to Ashley and get ready because she's gonna bring the heat!
Kaley made her way to Birmingham from Mandeville, Louisiana. She played collegiate soccer and is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy who offers sessions right here at Battle – yeah that’s right, she a baddie! Kaley as a true passion for movement and all things nature. Come punch it out with the Doc!
A former collegiate swimmer (Roll tide!), Ginny knows all about putting gin hard work and crushing goals, But she also knows the importance of work/life balance. When she’s not on the mic, you’ll find her slinging bagels at one of her 2 bagel ships, drafting estate documents and handling other legal matters( did we mention she graduated law school summa cum laude?), or chasing 1 of her 5 kids all over town. With all that going on, she still finds time to book that bag, with over 1,000 Battle classes under her belt. She is here to help you make the most out of your fitness and life routine. Got a goal? Ginny’s got you!
From Tuscaloosa, AL, Bo grew up in the fitness world as both of her parents were professional athletes. She grew up playing soccer, basketball, and running track and cross country—playing soccer in college and still hops in a league on Sunday mornings! Bo is still an avid runner, running half and full marathons and her main goal as a Battle Republic coach is that she wants everyone to know they are incredible and called to greatness!
From Greensboro, Alabama, Brian was basically born into the world of sports. From childhood until high school, he played football, basketball and baseball, excelling as an athlete and leader. Brian also has 3 years of personal trainer experience, which has only grown his love for seeing people excel and meet their goals. You might also see Brian around UA's campus, where he's a Senior Kinesiology major pursuing a PA degree! ROLL TIDE 👏👏👏 We can't wait to see him on that stage killin' it!
James is from Gadsden, Alabama and is currently pursuing his MBA at The University of Alabama. James has worked in the adventure travel industry over the last few years leading trips for both adults and teenagers. He loves Mediterranean food, dancing, and an ice cold kombucha. If you’re looking for someone to be your hype man and also push you past your comfort zone – look no further!