KOTC IN THE NEWS



  

Knockout Women's Boxing Club on WGN

with Marcus Leshock July 1, 2016

Knockout Women's Boxing Club on WLS Channel 7 show

190 North hosted by Janet Davies. January 19, 2014 The Knockout segment begins at 2:38.

  
Woman Punching Bag at Knockout Training Club in Westmont, IL


January 10, 2014

Chicago Tribune Local 
Local Women’s Boxing Gym to be Featured on 190 North

On Sunday, January 19th, 2014 Knockout Women's Boxing Club will be featured on the special New Year Edition of 190 North on WLS Channel 7.

190 North, hosted by Janet Davies, highlights Chicago area ‘hot spots’ and Knockout Women's Boxing Club, located in Westmont, Illinois will be featured showcasing their club, members, boxing and strength workouts and services. Owner Jessica Storch is excited to have this opportunity to share her club and mission with such a large audience.  

Knockout Women's Boxing Club believes that once women see the feature on 190 North their fears of not being able to handle the workouts or not fitting in at the club will be knocked out. ... Read full article here.

  
Group of Women Punching Bags at Knockout Training Club


September 5, 2014

LAST WOMAN STANDING: KNOCKOUT WOMEN'S BOXING CLUB CELEBRATES THIRD ANNIVERSARY
Chicago Tribune Local

Membership flourishes with transformative training in unique environment while competitors close shop

Westmont, IL - At a time when no less than four area gyms have shuttered their doors in the past year, Knockout Women's Boxing Club is ringing in their third anniversary with an exploding membership base and Spirit Week themed celebrations the week of September 22nd-27th.
Knockout Women's Boxing Club is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill gym; when Owner and Head Coach Jessica Storch set out to establish a boxing gym after completing her own competitive boxing career that culminated in two consecutive Chicago Golden Gloves Championships... Article no longer available.
  
  
Women Boxing at Knockout Training Club in Westmont, IL


March 18, 2014

Punches for Paws – Local Women’s Boxing Gym Raising Money for West Suburban Humane Society
Chicago Tribune Local 

On April 25th and 26th, 2014 Knockout Women's Boxing Club will be hosting “Punches for Paws” a fundraiser for West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS). Owner Jessica Storch adopted the club’s mascot, a beagle aptly named Champ, from WSHS 8 years ago.

Knockout Women's Boxing Club hosts two fundraisers annually to support the community and women relevant causes. The local women’s boxing club will be throwing ‘punches for paws that can’t’ to help generate awareness to the needs of the local shelter... Read full article here.
 
  
Women from the Knockout Training Club Annual Fundrasier


October 23, 2013

Westmont boxing club dedicates annual fundraiser to Downers North grad
By KRISTIN PEDICINI - kpedicini@shawmedia.com

WESTMONT – For its annual fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer, Westmont's Knockout Women's Boxing Club decided to dedicate this year's event to a Downers Grove North alumni and friend.

Jessica Storch, owner of Knockout Women's Boxing Club, has hosted the fundraiser every October since she opened in 2011, and this year she'll be donating the funds to Lyndsie Blythe. "In July, I found out she'd been diagnosed," Storch said. "And rather than doing it for an organization, I though I'd feel better knowing we could directly help someone I knew."... Article no longer available.

  
Group of Women from Knockout Training Club


October 25, 2013

Knockout Women's Boxing Club Extends Invitation to Members of Closing Gym
Chicago Tribune Local

Knockout Women’s Boxing Club in Westmont has issued a special introductory offer to the members of the now closing Women’s Workout World in Downers Grove.

Upon hearing that the local Women’s Workout World (W3) is shutting their doors November 8th, 2013, Knockout Women’s Boxing Club coach and owner Jessica Storch immediately issued a special invitation to W3 members to come give Knockout Women’s Only Boxing Club a try – for free.  “We understand how disappointing it is for members of Women’s Workout World to discover that their club is closing its doors. It is very important that women have an environment they feel safe and comfortable training in and now they are losing that,” says Storch. ... Read full article here.
  
  
Women from the Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Knockout Training Club


October 4, 2013

Women's Boxing Gym Hosts Breast Cancer Fundraiser for Local Woman on October 19
Chicago Tribune Local

Knocking Out Breast Cancer - Round 3 for Lyndsie

On October 18th and 19th, 2013, Knockout Women's Boxing Club in Westmont will host their third annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser. This year has a special mission as a Downers Grove North High School alumni, Lyndsie Blythe Thoele, who now resides in St. Charles, MO with her husband and two small children, has been recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer at the young age of 31.

Knockout Women's Boxing Club has hosted a breast cancer fundraiser every October since they opened their doors in 2011. This cause is very close to Knockout owner Jessica Storchs’ heart as she lost her grandmother 5 years ago to the disease. Learning that her high school classmate is battling cancer she is eager to help her win this fight.... Read full article here.
  
  
Woman Boxing Alone at Knockout Training Club


October 26, 2012

Women's Boxing Club a Big Hit
Knockout Women's Boxing in Westmont has clients in Darien, Woodridge and the surrounding communities.

Posted by Sabrina Wu (Editor) 
 
When people think of building relationships and relieving stress, the image that comes to mind isn't normally that of throwing punches and learning how to defend yourself against an opponent. Although it may surprise some that boxing is helping bring women together and form friendships in our area, it comes as no surprise at all to former psychologist Jessica Storch. Storch is the owner and operator of Knockout Women's Boxing Club in Westmont.

As a clinical psychotherapist who practiced for five years counseling women with eating disorders and weight management, Storch said she was looking for a way to help women feel empowered. She said she wanted to find a way to integrate the mind-body connection for women, which she said expresses itself whether women realize the connection between the two or not.

"[For instance,] if there's an underlying anger issue, you can see it coming up in different ways—depression, eating disorders ... women start taking it out on themselves," said Storch. "I think women are conditioned to not be aggressive or show aggression ... This is allowing a healthy and appropriate release of aggression.".. Read full article here.
  
  
Self Defense Class at Knockout Training Club


February 1, 2012

Women's self defense and boxing workout this weekend
Meredith Lyons, Chicago Martial Arts Examiner

This Saturday, February 4, 2012, Knockout Women's Only Boxing Club joins forces with Empowered Health and Fitness, Inc. to offer you a great workout with an additional bonus; learn to protect yourself....

Two-time Chicago Golden Gloves Winner Jessica Storch, owner of Knockout Women's Boxing Club invited Empowered Health and Fitness, Inc. to lead the workout. Co-owner of Empowered, Rita Figueroa states, “Angela [Gibson, co-owner] and I had talked about this for a while. We have been given the opportunity to learn so much, why not use it to help others. With over 30+ years of experience between us, there is much we can offer.”... Article no longer available.
  
  
Woman in Blue Boxing at Knockout Training Club


October 2011

New gym looks to empower women
Westmont, IL, By Dave Heitz, dheitz@mysuburbanlife.com

Suburban Life Publications

A new gym in Westmont is focusing on giving women the ability to conquer anything.

Knockout Women’s Boxing Club, a boxing fitness club for women that opened in town last month, places an emphasis on being a place where they can come to feel empowered and build their esteems as well as strength and conditioning, said business owner and boxer Jessica Storch.

Storch opened the club looking to teach women of all ages, shapes and fitness levels to not only fight for themselves, but to realize the value of strength and fitness in their everyday lives.

“I want women to realize their inner and outer strength and discover they are all fighters,” she said.
Knockout opened Oct. 8 at 95 W. 61st St. as the only boxing studio in Westmont.

New gym pulls no punches

“For me, boxing gave me a lot more confidence and the ability to overcome my fears, not just in fitness, but in life and in the business world as well,” she said... Article no longer available.
  
  
Group of Women at Knockout Training Club in Westmont, IL


September 29, 2011

New Women's Only Boxing Club Empowering Women in the Community
Chicago Tribune Local

Empowering women is her dream and boxing is her vehicle to do it. Business owner Jessica Storch recently opened her women only boxing studio in Westmont, IL on Saturday September 24th, 2011. Her mission is to empower women in and out of the ring through boxing, fitness, coaching services and community events.

Knockout Women's Boxing Club will officially kick off its efforts to change women’s lives by combining their grand opening party October 8th, 2011 with a fundraiser for Susan G Komen in honor of breast cancer awareness month. .. Read full article here.