Since 2006, Alex Ricci and Dennis Carelli have shared a common vision: to deliver top-level Muay Thai instruction to people of all skills levels and to offer inspiration fitness classes to elevate health and wellness for adults and for youth.
Their vision established one of York Region’s most respected martial arts and fitness solutions: the M1 Thai Boxing System.
M1 Thai Boxing now offers a wide range of programs including thai boxing, MMA, kettle bell, strength and conditioning and fitness classes for adults and youth. Personal training and private group sessions are also available. Drop by, take a tour of our 2-level studio, and get 3 free trial classes!
Muay Thai Fundamentals Program: Learn the basic techniques while also getting a strength and conditioning workout. Only $200. for 3 months! More details here.
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M1 has completely changed my life from the inside out. I have been a member for 2 years and will never join or attend another gym. The staff is amazing, the instructors exceed all expectations and very well versed. Every work out is an extreme sweat session challenging both mind and body in ways never thought possible. Every class is different, never a dull moment! Results are immediate and from week to week you will watch your body completely transform. Staff is always willing to lend a hand, before, during and after class to guide you through techniques and to ensure you are always giving 100 percent. This is not your typical gym, this is a family. One that pushes and encourages one another to be better, to do better. You are constantly learning and growing from one another all while working alongside amazing instructors. Being part of this family has brought my body and mind to unimaginable mental and physical levels. I am addicted and I am honored to be part of this team!
- Maria B
Both my boys, ages 14 and 12 have been going to M-1 Thai boxing for about 3-4 years. The staff at the gym are extremely friendly and very professional. When I was searching for a gym, I was invited to watch a kids class. I noticed Kru Alex pushed the kids to their individual capabilities but also being positive and instilling confidence in them. Over the years, my boys have grown to look up to Alex not only as a coach but as a mentor. They are looking forward to working with Kru Alex and the staff at M-1 in the years to come.
- Sonia Cerasani
Alex Ricci is a phenomenal mentor and an inspirational teacher. Alex has been my trainer for the past 6 years and because of his skill, patience and passion, I have also developed a passion and love for the art of of Muay-Thai. Alex has been fundamental is shaping me into a successful Muay-Thai student through his expertise on cardiovascular conditioning, core and leg strength, and hip mobility. As Alex helps his students train both physically and mentally, the art of Muay-Thai continues to enrich my life. M1 Boxing is truly an amazing place to train, learn and grow as its passionate environment is filled with charismatic, kind and dedicated trainers.
My passion for Muay Thai started at 22 years of age because of Kru Alex Ricci and 12 years later Muay Thai still remains strong in my heart. I have trained at several gyms across the GTA and none compare to the quality and dedication of the instructors at M1. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in Muay Thai the instructors welcome everyone with the intention of building on your strengths and weaknesses through training. M1 has enriched my life in so many ways and I know it will do the same for you!
What can I say about M1. Fantastic trainers, fantastic people. When my MMA club closed down 2 years ago I didn't know what to do. Yes, there were clubs out there but they didn't match up to my standards. I asked my husband to look around for a club that my son and I could attend. He searched high and low and nothing came close to my old club. One day he said he heard of a club very close by. He went to a place called M1 Thaiboxing. This place is amazing he said, we need to try it out, not only is this club close to us the club is very clean and the staff very friendly. To this day we are still proud members of M1. We have learned alot there and are learning new things every day. Thank you everyone at M1 for making my search easy. Thank you M1 for keeping us motivated and for having professional trainers. Thank you M1 for seeing the potential in our children, pushing them to exceed each and every day.