Our Story


Founded in 2014, Tapout Fitness is part of the Tapout brand family. Tapout is owned and operated by two powerhouse brands; Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, which owns a global portfolio of over 30 lifestyle, sports, celebrity and entertainment brands, and World Wrestling Entertainment the preeminent provider of wrestling-based entertainment.

WWE Superstar
John Cena



John Donovan

Senior Director of Operations

John Donovan, from East Brunswick, NJ, comes to Tapout Fitness from a career in the fitness industry.

John decided to become a Tapout Fitness manager because he has been involved in sports from a very young age and loves helping people.

Fun Fact About John:

“I love the outdoors. My wife and I will take our kayaks and find a lake and river we haven’t explored.”


Phil Ledesma

Regional Sales Director

Phil Ledesma, from Rye Brook, NY, comes to Tapout Fitness from a career as Vice President of Sales for a chain of gyms throughout the USA.

Phil decided to join Tapout Fitness because he loves how Tapout Fitness can change lives. Tapout Fitness reduces the monotony of the standard workout routine and makes each day challenging.

Fun Fact About Phil:

“I ran the NYC marathon.  I finished in 4 hours 10 minutes!”