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


Elissa Kalver


Elissa Kalver, from Andover, MA, comes to Tapout Fitness from a career as a Financial Advisor.

Elissa decided to become a Tapout Fitness owner and area developer because she has always been passionate about health and fitness.

Her experience playing varsity field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse for Andover High School and varsity field Hockey for Babson College, paved the way for a lifelong career relating to teamwork and helping people succeed.

Fun Fact About Elissa:

“This past year I completed three races within three months- The Lavaman Triathlon in Hawaii, The Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland, and a 100-mile Century Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe.”

Eric Kalver

Eric Kalver, from Cranston, RI, comes to Tapout Fitness from a career in music licensing at Activision Games.

Eric loves the community they’ve created and how the members are learning valuable life skills that pertain to both fitness goals and life goals.

Fun Fact About Eric:

“I was a magician on television when I was 5 years old.”