Meet your Coaches
Jessica Smith is the owner and operator of BoxSmith, in business since February of 2015. In 2016, the gym moved to its permanent studio-space in West Roxbury and has grown into a small but fierce dynamo focused on building community and fitness through the sport of boxing.
Tracy Milan teaches the Tuesday and Thursday morning group bag and conditioning classes and is available to conduct personal training sessions at other times - please reach out to her directly at for information on her availability and other information on private coaching rates.
I started off boxing in the basement of a local Community Center, punching a padded pole. By the time I graduated to hitting a heavy bag in an actual gym, I was hooked! And I’ve been boxing ever since.
In an earlier career, as a child development specialist and social worker, I spent a great deal of time figuring out how to present information in a way that was helpful to people, and assisting them in developing the skills and resilience they needed to achieve their goals. Helping people develop their boxing skills feels like a natural progression from that earlier work. Plus it’s a lot more fun!
I am excited by so many aspects of boxing; the technical skill of a well-thrown punch, the mental challenge of learning combinations and developing fight strategy, the physical satisfaction of surviving a hard workout, and the camaraderie that one develops with their fellow boxers. And I love being able to share my knowledge and passion for boxing with other people as a USA Boxing Certified coach.. I enjoy getting the chance to work with people who are discovering boxing for the first time, as well as with those who have been boxing for a while and are wanting to delve deeper into the sport or who simply enjoy it for the full-body workout that it provides. I just grateful for the opportunity to both work and play in a boxing gym!
All BoxSmith coaches and subs are USABoxing and CPR certified.