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One of the things that really separates us from our competition is our staff who continuously thrive on making a difference in people’s lives and create great experiences at X3 that keeps our members coming back. Joel Toledo (General Manager at our west Midtown location) received an email from a woman detailing the impact X3 and Breon Smiley has had on her grandson. It’s too good not to share (we really think Breon deserves bragging rights for this one) and we’re honored to have such an inspirational instructor as part of the X3 team. You can read the email below:

Dear Mr. Joel Toledo,

My name is Betty Mayfield-Sly. My grandson Jelani is a member at X3 Sports and attends Mr. Breon Smiley’s boxing class, (Coach Smiley), which is why I am writing this letter. I would be remiss not to share my family and grandson’s wonderful experience since joining your facility.

Coach Smiley is a very special person and an inspiration to so many kids, but in particular, he continues to make a lasting and positive impression on my grandson Jelani.  Mr. Smiley is a great role model and mentor to all of the kids  he coaches.  He is an amazing coach and an amazing man in that he truly cares about the children who breonsimley2he trains.  Before Jelani joined X3, he could not jump rope or run very fast. After training with Mr. Smiley for about 9 months, Jelani not only managed to come in 2nd in the 100 and the 200 meter dash in track, he also qualified this summer (2013) for USATF Jr. Olympic in Florida.

It would be Jelani’s first time on a track field, and I contribute all of Jelani’s success to Coach Smiley, who is an outstanding coach and possesses an undeniable love for his work.

I want to give special thanks, to Mr. Breon Smiley for inspiring my grandson; my family and I are honored to know him. We appreciate him for all he has done to ensure the success of our grandson and I know my grandson does too!  Without a doubt, Mr. Smiley will continue to make a difference in the lives of our youth because he is the BEST of the BEST!! 

I thank you for your leadership and your outstanding team at X3 Sports for being professionals and for all that you do. Your service is no less than an A+ rating. My family and I look forward to having a successful, exciting, and wonderful experience at X3 in the years to come.


Dr. Betty Mayfield-Sly

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