Casey's Corner: Boxing is "chess," not "checkers"

Title Boxing Club workouts torch up to a thousand calories.

By Patricia Nugent

Part fitness guru, part philosopher, part whirlwind force of nature, Casey Wandell operates at one speed: full throttle.

Nicknamed “The Preacher,” he owns Title Boxing Club in Strongsville, where he is also an instructor of explosive total body workouts that boost body, mind and spirit while torching 1,000 calories an hour, burning fat and strengthening your core.

“Our goal is empowerment,” he says. “No matter your age, weight or stage in life, our classes help people find redemptive qualities within themselves every single round, every single day.”

Casey has become so famous for his inspirational quotes and infectious enthusiasm, the studio has begun offering T-shirts featuring “Casey-isms.”

The editorial staff at Mimi Magazine decided it simply couldn’t get enough of them. So we’re kicking off a monthly column chronicling his roadmap to life.

Casey’s Law #1: This is Chess, not Checkers.
“With technology today, people are accustomed to things happening very quickly and very conveniently. Thanks to smartphones and the internet, everything comes fast and easy,” Casey says.

“But life’s important things, like your health, do not come easy,” he adds. “You have to work for them and commit to a life change. Only by taking the time and energy to push yourself further than you thought you could go will you have the power to transform yourself.”

“Your body is a complex, highly efficient and miraculous machine,” he says.

“We train our members in a chess-not-checkers style that helps them tap into their strength, flexibility, endurance and agility, ultimately rediscovering their confidence and self-esteem.”

Title Boxing Club is located at 14783 Pearl Road in Strongsville, just south of Route 82. Interested in their empowering, exhilarating classes? Come lace up your gloves. Your first Title Boxing Club class is free, with no obligation. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 1-855-BOXING-9, visit, or follow them on Instagram at #TBCboxCLE for more information. Casey Wandell also owns Title Boxing Clubs in Highland Heights, Solon, Mentor, Strongsville and Ohio City. Last March, he purchased and reopened Polaris in Columbus, the location of his first Power Hour and the place where he became a member.