FightCamp Trainer Spotlight: Coach PJ

Meet FightCamp Trainer: Coach PJ

From football to boxing, Coach PJ is a resilient fighter and dedicated to help others find their strength. For PJ it’s about Faith, Fun, & Finishing the Fight!

Published: July 14, 2022

Topics: Trainer Spotlight, Training

Author: PJ Shirdan

First True Love, Football!

PJ Shirdan was born in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, home to, as PJ likes to put it, “some of the greatest things in life.” Growing up was difficult for PJ so to distract himself during tough times, he played video games, especially Madden football. But, when he was ten years old, he discovered his first true love…

Coach PJ Football

Some kids grow up and immediately take to a sport. For PJ, it wasn’t until he was ten that he first picked up a football–and when he did, it turns out he had a natural knack for the sport. Once he started practicing, the fun began, and he quickly excelled. Even after playing for such a short time, by the end of high school, 107 colleges thought he had enough talent to play collegiate football on a full-ride athletic scholarship. PJ ultimately accepted West Virginia University’s offer to attend and play football.

Finding His One True Calling

Coach PJ College Football

Some of the best times and most meaningful events in PJ’s life happened while he attended West Virginia University. At school, PJ tore his ACL 3 times, and was almost forced to take a medical leave of absence but instead, it lead him down a completely different path to discover one of the best things that would ever happen to him: Boxing. PJ remembers first stumbling upon a flyer that announced boxing tryouts at WVU, and he decided to give it a shot. As it turns out, he was about to fall in love with another sport–all over again.

Coach PJ College Boxing

Seeing that boxing flyer was truly life-changing for PJ. He was a natural boxer and began his boxing career with an impressive 4-0 record, knocking out all of his opponents. He continued to compete, but he knew he wanted more. PJ felt that it was his responsibility to share his great knowledge of boxing with the world. In his words, “to bear the fruit of that, to actually help others become the best versions of themselves,” is the mantra that he lives each and every day. This is his true calling.

The Best Is Yet To Come

Everything was coming full circle. PJ figured out that coaching was not only in his blood, but was his true passion and purpose. Small group training soon led to a move to Los Angeles, and before he knew it, he was training both UFC fighters and professional boxers. All of PJ’s hard work and effort was finally paying off.

Coach PJ training clients

He was offered the chance to work with FightCamp, and it was the perfect opportunity to:

FightCamp Trainer Coach PJ

"Speak my truth, help people in the best way possible, and motivate and inspire as many people around the world as I can."

- Coach PJ

We could not agree more.

Coach PJ and the rest of the FightCamp Trainers are committed to inspiring, motivating, and helping people empower themselves through boxing, kickboxing, and fitness training.

Train Like Coach PJ

Take your workouts to the next level and train like a fighter with the at-home connected fitness solution used by world champion boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather. FightCamp has everything you need to work out on your schedule, with premium boxing equipment and hundreds of on-demand strength, conditioning, kickboxing, boxing, core, and recovery classes led by real fighters. As Mike Tyson said - “FightCamp is the next level of training!” 

PJ Shirdan

PJ Shirdan is a FightCamp Founding Coach from the Philadelphia area. He found boxing as a way to heal and rebuild his life as he became a competitive fighter. PJ is a NASM, TRX, and USA Boxing Coach certified.

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