OUR STORYOur founder & CEO Cary Williams collaborated with Damien Patrick to create Boxing and Barbells. Originators of the Combo of the Day, they take their extensive backgrounds in fitness and business and bring it all to you!
Founder & CEO of Boxing and Barbells
Cary been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX as well as in national publications such as Shape, Men’s Fitness, Energy, Fitness, Entrepreneur, Inc., SUCCESS, FHM, USA Today and The New York Times. She has even graced the cover of Muscle & Fitness HERS and appeared on the popular NBC show, Fear Factor. As well, on EXTRA, The Doctors and on Lifetime network as a trainer on the show Fit2Fat2Fit. In the boxing world, Cary boxed competitively in the amateurs and won the Pacific Northwest Women’s Tournament before hanging up her gloves. Now she a Level IV Olympic Level Boxing Coach with USA Boxing. She has trained many boxers, some of which have made it to Olympic Trial Qualifying Tournaments. In the beginning, she founded PRIME TIME BOXING, INC. Additionally, she grew PRIME TIME BOXING, INC to 4 boxing clubs in California and even started franchising in 2008. Since then Cary has sold all of her clubs except one. The Stables and is located in Santa Monica, CA which is now the B&B headquarters.
Boxing and Barbells Co-Creator
Damien Patrick is an IFBB Pro and has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years. With a half a million subscribers on Youtube and a quarter million on Instagram, he shares his secrets to proper weight training for his IFBB competitions. His fitness/ workout videos have been viewed over 50 million times on Youtube, helping to change the lives of millions of people. Damiens 20 years of experience in the fitness and body building industry, he has created numerous programs for fitness centers across the United States. In addition, he has appeared on television shows such as EXTRA and FIT TO FAT TO FIT. As well as being featured in national magazines such as FLEX and MUSCLE & FITNESS.
THE B&B STORY
Boxing & Barbells was created and founded in Santa Monica, CA in 2017.
Previously, Cary had opened and grew a chain of boxing gyms in Northern CA called Prime Time Boxing. Over those years of growing the company, Cary competed as a fighter. She gained enough experience as a boxing coach to receive her Level 4 Coaching Certification with USA Boxing. This was the highest level of coaching and made her eligible to coach at the Olympics.
She moved to Santa Monica, CA in 2012 and opened The Stables Boxing Club. After a couple of years she passed along her Prime Time Boxing clubs to 2 former fighters, coaches and managers who ran her clubs while she was in SoCal.
Damien moved to Los Angeles, CA from Boston, MA. He started lifting weights as a teenager and was hooked immediately. An all-star athlete, Damien also ran track and competed in Taekwondo where he received his Black Belt. He began teaching Taekwondo in Boston and realized he had an innate skill and passion for teaching.
Damien has been in the body building world for nearly 20 years. Additionally, he amassed nearly half a million subscribers on Youtube with his easy to follow weight training workout programs, changing the lives of thousands! He is also an IFBB Pro who competed on the Mr. Olympia stage in 2019.
Cary and Damien met in 2013. With both Cary and Damien being athletes, they hit it off immediately! They began working out together daily. Cary had several old boxing injuries and Damien suggested that she go on a regimented weight lifting program. For over one year, Cary was right by Damien’s side learning how to lift properly and the program started to help her with her injuries. She began using the weights with her boxing routine and found that it was the best of both worlds. Cardio and strength training to make the body strong. Then, she began to incorporate her program with her members at The Stables and it was a HIT!
Through all the struggles.
Cary is no stranger to creating programs or certifications. In 2009, she signed a marketing contract with Everlast Worldwide and created the Shadowboxing class for 24 Hour Fitness. She created the Prime Time Boxing certification program in 2008 and Everlast was immediately interested in partnering with her. After 3 months of negotiations the deal fell through due to some final details that could not be agreed upon. Unfortunately, Everlast kept copies her certification materials.
Today, Boxing and Barbells has evolved into an ever growing and popular fitness program featured in gyms and fitness centers across the country. It has even began expanding internationally. Cary Williams dedicates herself as full-time CEO, managing the ins and outs of the business. While she continues to collaborate with Damien and utilizes his expertise, she is proud to have Boxing and Barbells be a female owned brand. With B&B, she is working to crush the stereotype that boxing is a “sport for men.”