Posts Tagged ‘Boxing classes’
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Select California Costco Locations Will Offer LA Boxing Membership Packages to Customers
SANTA ANA, Calif. [JULY 10, 2012] – LA Boxing®, the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness franchise, announced today an exclusive agreement with wholesale retailer Costco to sell memberships in-store at select California locations, starting July 2012. Featured in the form of activation cards, the three month memberships also include two private-training sessions with LA Boxing trainers.
The initial Costco locations that will carry the memberships include: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, San Juan Capistrano, Signal Hill, Torrance, Yorba Linda and two locations in both Laguna Niguel and Tustin.
“Partnering with a retail giant like Costco gives us tremendous exposure and the ability to offer our memberships to a customer base that has very similar demographics to our own,” said Philip Jacobs, LA Boxing Director of Franchise Development. “Costco benefits by offering its members a unique alternative to the typical gym membership, while also identifying itself as a believer in health and wellness – it’s a win-win for both companies.”
LA Boxing focuses on fun, efficient and effective group boxing workouts and intense one-on-one personal training in a clean, welcoming and friendly environment, taught by instructors with actual fighting experience. Unlike individual workouts at most gyms, LA Boxing’s group classes are filled with a mix of all fitness levels and, although intense in nature, members are encouraged to workout at their own pace. While gaining intangible growth in self-confidence and determination, members have the ability to burn up to 1,000 calories in hour-long classes.
The bright colors, clean environment, and well-organized layout break down the conventional image of a boxing gym. Each LA Boxing is outfitted with a designated area for rows of heavy punching bags, speed bags, a boxing ring, an MMA area, and cardio and strength equipment.
“This partnership in California is part of an initial test to gauge the Costco customer response,” Jacobs said. “We hope to eventually roll this program out nationwide.”
About LA Boxing
LA Boxing® is the world’s largest boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts fitness franchise with nearly 75 locations open nationwide and another 50 in various stages of development. The LA Boxing Workout™—aimed at suburban men, women, and children—which burns 800-1,000 calories per hour, is taught by professionally-trained boxers, kickboxers and mixed martial arts fighters. For more information about LA Boxing, visit http://laboxing.com/.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
By ANGELA CHUSTZ-PARENT theadvocate.com
June 13, 2012
Since opening its doors in February 2010, LA Boxing Baton Rouge has grown rapidly reaching 800 members in its edgy fitness center located at 4520 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite #110. Franchise owner Gabe Miller opened the Baton Rouge location as a place for local cage fighters to train. He also wanted to reach out to a larger community of people interested in taking fitness to an entirely different level.
“You don’t have to be a cage fighter to be a part of the sport,” Miller said. “We have more women than men who participate in some of the classes we offer. We give people an opportunity to lose weight and tone through self-defense. We cater to the working class moms and dads and those who want to be competitive athletes. We also have martial arts available for the kids and summer programs for high school athletes.”
Miller has world-class instructors, who are professional athletes, teaching the LA Boxing programs. Muay Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Strength and Conditioning, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts are just some of the classes that LA Boxing offers.
On Saturday, June 16, LA Boxing instructors Thomas Webb and Dustin Johnson along with several students will be competing in the USA-MMA Stacked 2 event at the Baton Rouge River Center.
“Our members get to see all aspects of the sport. They get to see the technical side of what their instructors teach them, and see their instructors get ready to compete for a cage fight, kickboxing or boxing match or even a World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition,” Miller said. “The support from the members that the coaches have during their competitions is unbelievable.”
Miller has recently expanded the South Sherwood location and has plans to open a second Baton Rouge location by the end of the year.