Knock Out Midterms: RC Alum Opens Boxing & Fitness Gym Minutes Away From Campus

By Gabrielle Wilson
Shield Staff



The Studio Boxing & Fitness opened in June 2015 under the supervision of RC alumni Josh Simonis. Even before graduating in 2014, Simonis was operating his first fitness facility in Rochester Hills named Michigan’s Premier.

Simonis Opens The Studio

While enrolled as a full-time student and working as a manager at Whole Foods Market in the the Village of Rochester Hills, Simonis trained athletes and worked on his new training facility. Two years since the launch of Michigan’s Premier, The Studio encourages people of all athletic abilities to take a jab at boxing.

Studio Location

The Studio is located at 150 Elizabeth St., downtown Rochester, only six minutes away from the RC campus. Personal training and group classes are offered weekly and the first group class is free.

 Boxing Interactive Way to Work Cardio Into Exercise Routine

If you are not a fan of the treadmill, boxing is a great way to work cardio into your exercise routine. Strapping on the gloves may seem intimidating if you have no experience, but classes are mixed with anyone from college athletes to soccer moms providing healthy competition. 

 “It doesn’t take long to build your confidence boxing. With every visit, you make strides. That’s our goal for every client; we want to help you improve. We want you to see results as badly as you do,” Simonis said.

Visit The Studio to Relieve Stress of Midterms

The Studio offers cardio and circuit workouts not found at a typical gym. Lifting weights at a local gym may build your muscle, but what if you can build muscle, burn calories and enjoy it at the same time? Relieve yourself of the stress of midterms and come visit The Studio. For more information, visit, email or call