Archive for November, 2011
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
The holiday season doesn’t represent one day of overeating. It’s the period that begins around Thanksgiving and extends through the new year where there’s more alcohol, snacks, finger foods and appetizers, which are typically very high in calories.
A big part of enjoying the holidays is bonding with friends, family, coworkers, etc. around a table of food –eating, drinking and being merry. For this reason, the social aspect and family traditions can make it very difficult to avoid overindulging. If you want to still have fun and eat what you want, without paying the price of gaining weight and feeling uncomfortable – follow these 5 tips:
- Eat what you want, just eat less of it. At parties, grab a small plate and arrange a few selections of your favorite things on the plate. Eat slowly, enjoy, and then get rid of the empty plate and grab yourself a beverage to cleanse your palette. The plate helps you see how much you are eating as opposed to grazing all evening.
- Drink a lot of water. Not only does drinking water help prevent hangovers, it also makes you feel fuller and lessens food cravings. Try alternating one alcoholic drink with one glass of water.
- Eat to fuel your body, and workout to stay healthy – don’t workout to eat. Many people think they need to exercise an extra 20 minutes because they ate a slice of pie, but by connecting food with exercise, you will miss the whole point. Food is fuel. Exercise keeps you fit and strong. A good workout routine is even more crucial during the holidays by helping you sleep, aiding digestion and reducing stress. Commit to exercise now – you will benefit from feeling and looking great while most people wait until January.
- Divert your attention. Holiday celebrating goes beyond just food. Focus on enjoying the people in the room and having great conversations and dancing.
- Start today. Be firm with yourself and don’t make excuses. There are many things in life we can’t control, but you do have the power to get in shape. Start today.
The LA Boxing Workout is an ultra calorie burning, complete workout experience that incorporates cardio, strength training, toning and techniques that mimic real fighting. Group classes are taught by professional fighters and can burn 800-1,000 calories in one hour.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Despite Tough Economy, LA Boxing Continues to Grow as More People Demand Engaging Fitness Routines
SANTA ANA, Calif. November 1, 2011– LA Boxing Franchise Corporation announced today it has awarded ten new U.S. territories, giving fitness enthusiasts who prefer a demanding workout of strength, cardio and mental training a lot more locations from which to choose.
The company is adding a Birmingham facility – the first LA Boxing in Alabama. The other new locations are in Long Beach, West Hollywood, Fullerton and Tustin, CA; Miami, FL; Baton Rouge and Lafayette, LA; El Paso, TX; Leesburg, VA; and Silver Spring, MD. All of these facilities will be open and operating in 2011 and 2012.
Combating the trend of economic uncertainty, LA Boxing has shown sustained growth into new markets over the past 10 years. With nearly 130 sold territories in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and over 66 locations operating nationwide, the company is America’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts fitness franchise.
“LA Boxing continues to open new locations despite the economy because we have a proven, turn-key business model,” Philip Jacobs, LA Boxing’s director of franchise development, said. “We attract very smart, well-capitalized investors who have a passion for fitness and success.”
The fitness industry is seeing a rise in niche gyms as demand grows for more personalized and engaging workout routines, according to industry reports. The LA Boxing workout model focuses on group mixed martial arts-styled workouts guided by skilled instructors, most with professional fighting experience. Workouts combine stretching, cardio endurance, strength, agility and stress management to achieve results unlike any other group fitness class.
Cristy Welker, owner of the new LA Boxing territory in Birmingham, is a firm believer in the company’s fitness model and philosophy.
“I am a nurse, so I wanted a business that focused on health and fitness” Welker said. “After extensive research, I found LA Boxing. It is a great concept which I can believe in. Also I found that the members love the energy and dynamic of a group workout. The concept is far more interesting than weight lifting and cardio machines.”
Franchises are currently available. For more information, please contact Philip Jacobs at 714-668-0911.
About LA Boxing:
LA Boxing® is the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts fitness franchise. It has more than 66 locations nationwide and is recognized by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association as one of the fastest growing fitness chains in the country. The LA Boxing Workout™, which burns 800-1,000 calories per hour, is taught by professionally trained boxers, kickboxers and mixed martial arts fighters.