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1-677-124-44227 184 Main Collins Street, West Victoria 8007 Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00, Sunday CLOSED
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Owner + Instructor

Ryan Hoover is the owner of FTF® Gastonia and FTF® Charlotte. He is also the founder of the Fit to Fight® affiliate organizaton. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Krav Maga, a Black Belt in BJJ, and is recognized by the state of North Carolina as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in self-defense.

Amber Hoover is the manager and program director of Fit to Fight® Gastonia and Fit to Fight® Charlotte, and the affiliate director and lead trainer for Fit to Fight®. She holds a 2nd degree black belt in Fit to Fight® Krav Maga and a brown belt in BJJ.

Member Experience Specialist

After residing in New York City for nearly two decades, Bryan has now settled in the town of Dallas, North Carolina. He is pumped to bring his fitness knowledge and gym management experience to Fit to Fight® Gastonia.

Stephanie is a certified level 1 Modern Krav Maga instructor.


Dylan has been a Fit to Fight® Student since 2012. Training and ranking up in various Fit to Fight®  programs including Black Belt in Krav Maga, and certifications in SPARology™, Knight Jiu-Jitsu, From the Ground Up, Active Killer Defense®, and FireARMED®.


Josh is a Blue Belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Eli Knight and a certified level 1 coach for Knight Jiu Jitsu.

Madelyn aka "Maddie" Hignight is a certified level 1 Modern Krav Maga instructor, a SPARology™ Coach, a Level 3 (orange belt) in Modern Krav Maga™ and a 2-stripe white belt in Jiu-Jitsu.


Jessica Madere comes with a CrossFit Background and coaches the Hells Bells fitness class once a week at Fit to Fight®.


Nick is a Blue Belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Eli Knight and a Fit to Fight® Modern Krav Maga Black Belt Coach.


Sam is a certified level 1 Krav Maga instructor, Level 1 Sparology Coach, Orange Belt in Modern Krav Maga™, and a motivated White Belt in Jiu Jitsu.


Collin is a Level 4 Fit to Fight® Krav Maga coach and a BJJ Blue Belt under Eli Knight. He is also certified to instruct the Active Killer Defense®, SPARology™, and FireARMED® courses


Riley is a certified Fit to Fight® Krav Maga, SPARology, and Impact Coach. She is also a Jiu-Jitsu purple belt and certified Knight Jiu Jitsu instructor.