I am the owner and operator of Fisticuffs. I graduated Georgetown College in 2014 and opened the gym only a few weeks after graduation. Through constant development and transition, Fisticuffs has become an establishment I can honestly say that I'm proud of. I have one mission, #makegeorgetownfit. Fitness has always been an anchor in my life and I want to share that journey with as many other people as possible.
I had been an athlete my entire life; playing soccer and basketball basically since the day I could walk. I started doing personals with Dylan Cornett in 2009 and it was love at first workout, in more ways than one (We were both quite young at the time). Dylan started Fisticuffs while I was still in school but upon graduation and spending more time around the gym, I knew that I wanted to become a coach myself. I am a full time Jeweler at Tiffany & Co. as well as a coach. I've always enjoyed working out with Kettlebells but have recently discovered a real enthusiasm for lifting heavy. When I'm not in the gym I love being outdoors, spending time with Bogie, The Gym Dog, and every now and then hanging out with my husband ;)
Marcus "Reverend Gains" Purnell
I am Marcus "Reverend Gains" Pernell. Having recently completed my 200-hour certification yoga training, I've been a certified yoga instructor since April 24th, 2022.
When I'm not doing yoga or training at Fisticuffs, I'm either working on my personal blog and podcast, "Life with Reverend Gains," mentoring youth with their personal lives, or spending time with friends and family.
Aside from being a yoga instructor, I'm a Community Living Support (CLS) with Quest Farm here in Georgetown and the youth pastor at First Baptist Church on Saint Clair in Frankfort.
I look forward to getting to know you in one of my classes!
Peace be with you!