Christie Bonacci Portrait


Santa Monica, Coach

My Why

“Train hard, fight easy."

My Beats

Christie’s career path has been unorthodox, to say the least. After graduating from Ithaca College, she moved to Santa Monica to begin a career in music management. After a year, she took the film and audio editing skills she learned at college to her next job in advertising. But throughout her life, the one common thread has been her love of sport and fitness.


Growing up in Scranton, she was a self-proclaimed daredevil and tomboy. “I played football, spent all day making tree forts and was super-competitive in sports." It was in the sporting arena that she encountered amazing coaches, and training others is her way of paying it forward. 


When she began boxing, she would often get frustrated because it didn’t click as quickly as other sports she’d played. It’s probably the reason why she pursued it, to the point of fighting as an amateur boxer, an accomplishment she regards as her greatest. 


Forged from this learning curve, Christie is all about the long game, and that’s the philosophy she teaches in her sessions, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” she says, “but be consistent, train hard, and it will come easier than you think.”


In the ring, technique and footwork form the bedrock of her coaching, and as a beginner, this is fundamental, “learning the correct boxing technique and footwork is the solid foundation on which you will succeed.”