“At 50, Tammy Wachtl is in a fighting mood.
The Denver native is opening her first kickboxing gym at 655 22nd St. in Five Points this month. The 3,400-square-foot gym will be the newest Colorado franchise of New York-based ILoveKickboxing.
“My territory was the downtown area, and I looked at a number of locations. But that one really lent itself to development,” Wachtl said. “I think it’s going to be an amazing spot for people that live and/or work near the downtown area.”
Althought Wachtl has always enjoyed different workouts and competitions, she became hooked on kickboxing in 2016.
“Not only did I lose 25 pounds without trying really, I went from a size 10 to a 6,” she said. “You’re using every single muscle … You’re not coming to get trained to be fighting in a ring. It’s truly a full-body workout that incorporates cardio and strength training.”
Wachtl graduated from Green Mountain High School and has a degree in business management from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a master’s in education from Regis University. For 13 years, she was an elementary teacher around Denver. In June she left the classroom.”
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Tracy, Kate. BusinessDen 15 February 2018.