About Us

About Us

Lorenzi's Boxing & Fitness is a community based boxing and fitness gym that specializes in boxing, kickboxing, yoga and overall fitness.

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds. At Lorenzi's Boxing our mission is to help you become the best version of yourself through fitness, hard work, determination, and dedication.

Lorenzi’s Boxing believes strongly in giving back to the community. Part of the proceeds from our Boxing Events will be donated to local non-profit organizations.

USA Boxing

USA Boxing is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing. It is overseen by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), which sets its rules.

All participants in U.S.A. Approved boxing/fighter classes also have to register through U.S.A. Boxing to be eligible to compete in sanctioned amateur boxing matches and tournaments. This cost is $5,000 per year.

Joe Lorenzi

Owner/Head Coach

  • Registered amateur coach with U.S.A. Boxing
  • Licensed Professional Cornerman for Pro Boxing and Pro MMA
  • Over 70 amateur boxing matches
  • Professional Record 3-5-1 with 3 K.O.'s in his last 3 fights
  • Works Primarily in the Special Education Classroom at Edison's Raleigh K-5 campus
  • Over 14 years experience
  • Currently attending the College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth, MN to attain a BA in Social Work

Josh Moore

Owner/ Amateur Boxer / Personal Trainer / Certified USA Boxing Instructor

I was born in Duluth, MN on November, 18th 1980. I moved around the state of Minnesota until I was six and settled in Duluth. I attended Lowell Elementary School until finishing at Duluth Central. While in high school I was a two sport athlete playing football and basketball, and during my senior year, my daughter Paige Elizabeth was born. After high school I continued to find ways to participate in athletics. Me, my brother, and close friend Carlos Gonzalez began to coach jr league football here in Duluth leading the KC Raiders here in Duluth to four city championships in eight years. After my years of coaching youth football came to an end I still had the desire to continue to coach and mentor the youth of Duluth. That is when I became a regular at Lorenzi's Boxing Gym. The valuable experience of watching successes and failures of the members of the gym, the hard work and life lessons learned have all been an inspiration to keep pushing these young people to pursue their dreams and instill work ethics and dedication to their craft.

Emily Johnson

Coach/Personal Trainer

I have been part of Lorenzi's gym since early 2015 participating in bootcamps, boxing, kickboxing, & yoga. The atmosphere inspires me to continue living a healthy, active lifestyle, while motivating others to do the same.

-ISSA Personal Trainer
-Emergency First Responder: CPR/AED

-Herbalife Wellness Coach for 6+ years
-Owned & Worked out of multiple Nutrition Clubs throughout MN


I was born and raised in Hawaii. After graduating from high school and attending one semester of college at the University of Hawaii, I decided that I needed a change of pace. In 2004, I moved to Duluth to attend UMD. I planned on staying for only one semester, but I loved Duluth so much that I stayed! I graduated from UMD in 2007 with a BBA degree.
Living in Duluth has given me a huge appreciation for the outdoors and staying active. Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors, snowboarding, or getting my fitness on in the gym, I enjoy living an active lifestyle.
For about a year, I worked out at Lorenzi’s Boxing and also trained in Muay Thai, explosive conditioning, and self-defense. I grew to love everything about boxing and martial arts. In 2013, I moved to the Twin Cities and joined a hybrid gym, training with tractor tires, rope climbing, kickboxing, and weight lifting.
In April of 2016, my family – my wife and two dogs – and I sold our home in the cities and moved back to Duluth. We missed the outdoors and the amazing people here. I am so excited to be back at Lorenzi’s and couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to work as a coach! I love meeting and working with new people, and I look forward to the opportunity to help you reach your fitness goals!

Level One Boxing Coach (USA Boxing)
CPR/First Aid Certified