Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Spring is finally in the air and we want to celebrate! All March we’ll be offering TRIPLE MEMBER REWARDS for anyone you refer who joins! Think we’ve gone crazy or caught a case of spring fever? Think again! Look at the rewards you can choose from:
-3 months FREE or
-3 private training
-$15 off your monthly dues or
-$75 merchandise credit
What are you waiting for?! Grab your friends and family and get them in here for a free class!
Monday, December 31st, 2012
Every time the New Year comes around, you can’t help but wonder what you can do in the New Year to make a better life for yourself and others around you. Even if you are not big on New Year Resolutions, the thoughts probably still linger. And it comes as no surprise that addressing your health is most likely at the top of the list.
When you address your health, the first thing to remember is that achieving a healthy life style, is just that, a life style change.
This New Year four great ways to start living a healthy life style are:
1. Be Active
2. Eat Whole Foods
3. Get Plenty of Rest
4. Take time to De-Stress
In order to achieve big changes, start with small, realistic, measurable goals. If your goal is to eat more vegetables and fruit, start small, and work up to a bigger goal. Start with replacing one snack with a fresh fruit or vegetable until you reach the number of optimal servings per day.
One of the biggest factors in achieving a healthier life style is committing to an active life style. This does not mean claiming, “Starting January 1st I will go to the gym every day.” If you are just beginning an exercise routine, this may be an unrealistic goal. It may be better to commit to coming to a class 2 times a week for 4 weeks, and then gradually add to that in small increments. Becoming a member of LA Boxing gives you an instant community of people who share similar goals. It provides accountability and encouragement from staff and other members.
If you ever feel that you have reached a plateau, consider investing in personal training sessions. The one-on-one time may be exactly what you needed to get out of that slump.
Every day you wake, remember that you have been blessed with a new day. Today is full of new opportunities.
A commitment to our health is one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves and our loved ones. Have a happy, healthy New Year!
Monday, December 17th, 2012
Check out the awesome video segment “Tito Ortiz and Rob McCullough Bring On The MMA To Fight Bullying” that aired on the December 12, 2012 edition of Good Day L.A. The segment highlighted LA Boxing’s anti-bullying campaign and featured co-host Maria Sansone’s MMA lesson with Rob McCullough and Tito Ortiz.
In addition, Rob and Tito did a post-segment interview for Good Day L.A.’s Google+ hangout, a fun, informal, video chat. The hangout was posted on Good Day LA’s Youtube channel (see below). The Rob and Tito portion of the video starts at the 32-minute mark.
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Ever wonder what it’s like to be sitting behind the membership desk, typing furiously and staring into our magical computer screens? Now you can! Clubready, the member management system used by LA Boxing, can also be used by you!
With a click of your mouse you are able to track your progress, read the latest and greatest exercise articles, get great nutrition advice, watch tutorials about proper technique and much more!
In order to access your login area, let us know what you want your username and passowrd to be, and we will get everything setup on our end. The link to the member login area is: http://laboxing.com/clubready/
This is an awesome membership perk that will help you achieve your goals more efficiently, so we hope everyone takes advantage of the site!
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Christmas Eve: 5am-1pm
New Years Eve: 5am-1pm
New Years Day: CLOSED
Have safe, happy and FIT Holidays!
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Hydration through Water
by Kari Ingalls
Water is the most important nutrient in the human body and is an incremental part in becoming healthy. Every system of your body depends on water. Our bodies are composed primarily of water, and they continuously need to be hydrated in order for us to have optimal function. Seventy percent of all muscle tissue is composed of water.
There are many benefits of staying hydrated, as water plays various roles in the function of the human body. Water improves oxygen delivery to cells and transports nutrients. Think of water as a taxicab transporting nutrients to different places in our bodies.
Another important function of water is that it moistens oxygen for easier breathing. When you are well hydrated and exercising, breathing will typically be easier. Water also provides cushion for our bones and joints, absorbing shocks to our joints and organs, and it lubricates our joints.
The idea of cleansing has become very popular throughout the past couple of years. Did you know that water removes wastes and flushes toxins? By drinking your daily intake of water, your body will be sure to naturally cleanse itself, and empower your body’s natural healing process. In addition, water regulates the body’s temperature.
Proper hydration is especially important during exercise. Adequate fluid intake for athletes is essential to comfort, performance and safety. It becomes increasingly important to drink the right kinds of fluids the longer and more intensely you exercise.
How much water should I consume?
There are a couple of theories.
The most common theory is to drink eight, 8 oz glasses of water every day. The rule could also be stated, “drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” as all fluids count toward the daily total. Though the approach isn’t supported by scientific evidence, many people use this basic rule as a guideline for how much water and other fluids to drink.
The Institute of Medicine advises that men consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day and women consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.
Another theory is to divide your body weight by two, and drink that number in ounces every day. For example, a 140 pound woman would need 70 ounces of water a day to stay hydrated.
Women who are expecting or breast-feeding need additional fluids to stay hydrated. Large amounts of fluid are used especially when nursing. The Institute of Medicine recommends that pregnant women drink 2.3 liters (about 10 cups) of fluids daily and women who breast-feed consume 3.1 liters (about 13 cups) of fluids a day.
The actual amount of water each person consumes should be a bit more customized. Factors that can influence how much water you need include the amount you are exercising, temperature, humidity, altitude of the region you are in, and body size. Once your body is well hydrated you should be producing between one to two liters of urine, it should be close to neutral in color and smell, and you should rarely feel thirsty.
Does anything else contribute to my water intake, or is it just water alone that my body needs?
Herbal teas that do not contain caffeine do contribute to your water intake. Fresh fruits and vegetables also contribute to your water intake, as does fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices (be sure to monitor the amount of juice you consume due to the high sugar intake). Other sources that will contribute to your intake are milk and non-dairy milks (almond, rice, soy, etc.).
Beverages such as coffee, alcohol, caffeinated teas and soft drinks are called diuretic beverages, and do not count. In fact, they have dehydrating effects on your body. For every 8 ounce diuretic beverage, add an additional 12-16 ounces of water to your daily intake. Also make sure to get adequate electrolytes; a good way to do this is to add a pinch of unrefined sea salt to your water.
Sources that can help you identify how much water to consume include:
http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm (hydration calculator)
http://www.bottledwater.org/default.htm (hydration calculator)
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283 (How Much Water Should You Drink Every Day?)
http://www.acefitness.org/fitfacts/fitfacts_display.aspx?itemid=173 (Healthy Hydration)
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Monday, November 19th, 2012
Don’t forget this Thursday (Thanksgiving for those of you who may have forgotten!) the Westside location is CLOSED. We are having the Turkey Burn at the Eastside. Classes start at 5:30am and 7:30am and will be taught by a few of our amazing instructors! Do not miss out because we know you will want a second piece of pie.
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Rob McCullough will be live at the Huffington Post studios tomorrow, Friday 11/16/12, for a live in-studio segment to discuss the LA Boxing anti-bully outreach. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will be joining via satellite.
The segment is scheduled to air from 1:30 – 2:00PM EST (10:30-11AM PST). Please be sure to tune in for what’s sure to be an entertaining, informative and educational segment.
Click the following link or copy and paste it into your web browser:
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
LA Boxing Kettlebell Workshop
Reece Killebrew and Ji Kim will be offering a 4 week kettlebell workshop. Reece and Ji are both Level 2 certified kettlebell instructors through IKFF (International Kettlebell Federation) and Crossfit (Tactical Athlete).
Some benefits of kettlebell training:
- Improved strength
- Incredible work capacity (strength endurance)
- Enhanced athleticism – flexibility, coordination, balance, etc.
- Weight loss
- Injury prevention
- Mental toughness
- Builds lean & functional muscle mass
- Strengthens the entire posterior chain
- Overall core strength
This workshop is perfect for all levels of k-ball practitioners. We’ll teach you the proper mechanics/alignment, breathing and groove (k-bell trajectory and position) for all the classic lifts.
Mastery of the basics – You will learn all the fundamental kettlebell exercises, several variations and most importantly, the key physical training principles underlying and associated with each movement.
The single and double kettlebell versions of:
• Swing • Clean • Press • Push Press • Jerk • Long Cycle (Clean + Jerk • Snatch • Squat • Turkish Getup • Windmill• Kettlebell Juggling • and much more.
The workshop is four weeks long and two hours per session
Class format: 2 hours (90 minutes of technique followed by a 30 min workout)
12/8 2-4 pm
Total cost: $150
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