RoxyFit is now Function 5 Fitness: Roxy “Balboa” Richardson has teamed up with co-owner Dustin Shaw to bring you a unique cutting edge gym that offers complete health and fitness services in the Los Angeles area. We are a hybrid gym offering Muay Thai Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu as well as functional strength & conditioning and holistic nutrition and health services. Our goal is to help clients take charge of their lives by achieving physical goals, learning a healthier way to live and being a part of a positive, supportive community.
Function 5 Fitness offers Muay Thai Classes for students of ALL levels. Learning Muay Thai will give your fitness routine the boost you have been looking for and you will learn valuable skills while getting in killer shape. In class you will learn to shadow box, hit mitts, pads and heavy bags as well as performing strength & conditioning drills like push ups and squats.
Head Instructor/Co-Owner Roxy “Balboa” Richardson moved to Los Angeles in 2002 where she began taking her Muay Thai training seriously. Six months later she had her first fight and was hooked. As Roxy continued to grow as a fighter she discovered she found so much enjoyment in fitness and health that she got certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and began taking personal fitness clients as well as teaching Muay Thai. Today Roxy is an active pro full rules Muay Thai fighter. She held the IAMTF Women’s Lightweight belt as an amatuer from 2008-2009 and turned pro and undefeated champion.
The Jiu Jitsu taught and practiced at F5 Fitness is just as useful for the absolute beginner as it is for the seasoned veteran of the competition circuit. ANYONE can learn it and be successful! It’s a great alternative to the typical gym workout and teaches very functional strength. Classes will begin with a fun, dynamic warmup, then continue by covering basic fundamentals and drills to help movement and develop good instincts and reactions. Our classes cover the best and most effective techniques the grappling world has to offer, we can assure you that the ever expanding curriculum will never become outdated or stale. We offer a degree of personal attention to detail not found in most grappling programs, everything is tailored to the individual. Those who wish to compete may take advantage of game planning sessions and strategy.
Dustin Shaw, Co-Owner & Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor, has been regularly competing in the grappling world for the past 10 years, Jiu Jitsu for the past 8 and holds a brown belt under Eddie Bravo. He began his training in high school with wrestling, then discovered Jiu Jitsu and was immediately hooked. Training initially with the Aloisio Silva team in the south bay, then later with Chute Boxe In Hollywood, followed by 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. He teaches a hybrid of the best the grappling world has to offer and is constantly expanding his knowledge of the game by training and studying with some of the best competitors and teachers the world has to offer.