Meet Christina

Christina Cruz is an Latino-American boxer and coach born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Cruz is currently on the United States National Team (Team USA) and is ranked #1 in Nation and #3 in the World. She picked up boxing at a local club in New York City back in 2006, and since then has racked up a total of 7 USA National Championships, and two world medals in the bantamweight division. To add to her outstanding accolades, she also holds the record for most consecutive NY Golden Glove titles breaking Mark Brelands record of 5 in 2012 then later capturing her 10th unprecedented NYGG championship, breaking her previous record at 9 in 2016. With a classic boxing style emulated the infamous Willy Pep and Sugar Ray Robinson and over 150 fights of experience, Cruz has been known to dance around her opponents while scoring stinging punches from the outside with speed and power; an exciting style that has always left viewers in awe of the Hell’s Kitchen Kid.

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Besides from her amazing boxing career, Cruz has passed down her knowledge of health and fitness to others. Training and coaching all over the world; Cruz loves to help people reach their highest potential through health and fitness and love’s watching the physical change and mental shift in her trainees and students.

“There is no point in having so much knowledge in something if you can’t pass it down or teach it to others”.

Christina Cruz's quest to compete in the Olympics
07/06/10-(MET)–Christina Cruz’s quest to compete in the Olympics as a boxer. (Beatrice de Gea/For the New York Times) NYTCREDIT: Beatrice de Gea for The New York Times

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

  • 2017 USA National Champion (Award Most Outstanding Boxer Award)
  • 2016 USA National Champion (World Team Trials)
  • 2015 USA National Champion
  • 2014 USA National Champion
  • 2013 USA National Champion
  • 2012 USA National Champion
  • 2007 USA National Champion
  • 2012 National PAL Champion
  • 2010 National PAL Champion
  • 2008 National PAL Champion
  • 2014 National Golden Glove Champion
  • 2009 National Golden Glove Champion
  • 2008 National Golden Glove Champion
  • 2011 USA Pan-am Trials Champion
  • 2017 Continental Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2014 Continental Silver medalist
  • 2013 Continental Champion
  • 2012 Continental Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2012 World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2016 World Championships Bronze medalist
  • 10X New York Daily News Golden Glove Champion (2007-2016 in 3 different weight classes)
  • 7X Metropolitan Champion
  • 2015 Strandja World-cup Silver Medalist
  • 2015-16 Pre-Olympic Qualifier Champion
  • 2016 Olympic trials bronze medalist

 

TV/PUBLICATIONS/MILESTONES

  • First Female Boxer ever to compete for Team USA at the 2011 Pan Am Games.
  • First Female boxer to secure her spot in the 2012 Olympic Trials.
  • Most decorated fighter (Male or Female) in New York Golden Gloves history with 10 consecutive titles.
  • 2x Feature in Ring Magazine
  • Featured on CNN Latinos in America with Soledad O’Brien.
  • ESPN Deportes
  • MSG Network (Madison Square Garden Network)
  • Muhammad Ali Tribute Underarmour commercial
  • Primera Hora (Latino Culture Publication)
  • Publications in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
  • Sally Hansen Commercial
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Elite Training and Coaching with Christina

Christina is committed to helping a community of people who are ready to take control of their lives by creating a healthy sustainable lifestyle change.

The Elite Lifestyle Academy was created by Highly Ranked and still current, Team USA Boxer Christina Cruz.

Living the life of an Elite Athlete, Christina has devoted her time in helping people build a healthy lifestyle with the techniques she has gained through her athletic career working with high performance coaches, sports physiologist and sport dietitians. From training, the right nutrition and making mindset shifts, Christina understands what it takes to not only reach your goals but to make them sustainable for a lifetime.

Starting boxing at a late age, Christina felt like she had to work harder in order to catch up against the women she would be competing against. She wrote down 3 goals on a piece of paper. “Faster and stronger”, “better eating habits”, and “control what can be and don’t stress what cannot be.”

After applying these 3 goals into her life for the sake of a better performance in her sport, Christina discovered a positive shift in her energy, relationships with friends and family, her in-person personal training business and overall life.

Christina has devoted herself in helping people from all over the world discover their potential in every aspect of their lives with the proper training, suitable nutrition, and mindset gains through her Elite Lifestyle Academy.

“I can’t imagine a life not knowing what my body and mind are capable of.”