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Sunday, May 15th, 2011
Holly’s book, “Stress Less, Weigh Less” is hitting the bookstores and online book sellers on June 1, 2011 (Barnes & Noble, Costco, Books-A-Million, Amazon, etc.) However we are throwing a special pre-release Book Launch Party for Holly on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at our gym, LA Boxing (located at 24320 Swartz Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630) and we want all of you to come and share this special event with us.
The party will be wonderful – you will see the key principles in Holly’s book come to life through hands-on demonstrations such as the home boxing workout, 10-minute yoga, delicious 5-ingredients-or-less recipes, interval training, and “Opt Out” as a lifestyle. We promise – you will leave less stressed and excited to start a new, easy, healthier lifestyle!
There will also be an opportunity to purchase “Stress Less, Weigh Less” and Holly’s 10-Minute Yoga DVD (before their official release in June), get your book signed by Holly, eat some great food, share some time with good friends as well as a chance to win some special prizes!! This is going to be a blast.
To RSVP please go to: http://www.HollyMosier.com/rsvp
Also, friends and family are welcome, so please forward this email to all your family and friends
Also if you are on Facebook, please go to Holly’s public author page at http://www.facebook.com/HollyMosierOfficialPage and hit “Like” which automatically enters you for fun prizes. We really look forward to seeing you! This is going to be a wonderful event and we cannot wait to share it with you all.
Event Generously Sponsored By: Highwire Creative, Boneheads Grilled Fish & Piri Piri Chicken, NLD Graphics, Red Horizon Films, Tommytear
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
LA Boxing Lake Forest has added new Boot Camp classes to its schedule! And this isn’t your typical Boot Camp class….this is Boot Camp LA Boxing style.
Patterned after the high intensity strength, conditioning and agility workouts of professional MMA fighters, these classes combine power, agility and cardio circuits and drills that will take your fitness to the next level. Kettlebells, Battling Ropes, Agility Hurdles, Ladders, Plyo Boxes, Bosu Balls, Medicine Balls and Power Bands are just a few of the unique tools our coaches will be using to blast your body into high gear. If you are looking for something that combines extreme core training, functional training, strength and high level cardio, this Boot Camp is for you. And best of all, these classes are taught by our professional MMA fight staff and coaches, including Mike “Joker” Guymon and Jessica Pene, people who know how to get your body to its highest fitness and functioning levels!
Our Boot Camp classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:15 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. So if you are looking for the bestÂ MMA style Boot Camp classes in South Orange County, then the Boot Camp at LA Boxing Lake Forest is for you. See you at the gym!
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Please join us this Saturday, September 25, 2010 for our GRAND RE-OPENING PARTY (8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)Â Bring your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers -Â EVERYONE is invited to this fantastic event.
There will be:
- Cardio Blasting Boxing, Kickboxing, Kidâ€™s Boxing & Jiu Jitsu Classes(8:30 Kickboxing, 10:00 Boxing,10:00 Jiu Jitsu, 12:00 Kidâ€™s Boxing, 12:00 Jiu Jitsu)
- Raffles & giveaways (50 free 1/2 hr. private training sessions will be given away!!)
- Autograph signings by TapouT, UFC fighters & World Champion Boxers (12-2 p.m.)
- And best of all, fantastic deals on memberships (savings of up to $199)!
It is going to be a great time so mark your calendars!Â See you at the gym!!
Friday, August 6th, 2010
Come join the LA Boxing Lake Forest and Joker’s MMA crews at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lake Forest (corner of Lake Forest Blvd and Rockfield) to watch UFC 117 – Silva v. Sonnen this Saturday, August 7, 2010.Â The Main Event cards begin at 7 p.m.Â Â See you there!!!
LA Boxing Lake Forest Instructor Jessica Pene to fight in History making Womenâ€™s Mixed Martial Arts Tournament
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
LA Boxing Lake Forest instructor Jessica Pene is undefeated as a mixed martial arts fighter (7-0) and is ranked #5 in the world.Â She is one of eight women (all ranked in the top 10 in the world) who will fight in the first Womenâ€™s World Championship MMA tournament.Â The tournament is being put on by Bellator Fighting Championships who has done a tremendous job of assembling the strongest field of top 10 womenâ€™s 115 pound female MMA fighters in history.Â
To read more about the upcoming tournament, click on the link below.Â We are so proud of you Jessica!
LA Boxing Lake Forest MMA and Jiu Jitsu coach Mike â€œJokerâ€ Guymon set to fight on the UFC 121 Fight Card at the Anaheim Honda Center in October
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Our own Mike â€œJokerâ€ Guymon has been selected by the UFC to fight on its upcoming UFCÂ 121 fight card.Â And what is great about this card is it is being held right here in our own backyard at the Honda Center in Anaheim!!!Â We will keep everyone updated as to when tickets go on sale because this will be a sold out show.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
By CagePotato contributor DL Richardson
It seems we expect female fighters to fall into one of a few archetypes, and we want to know what weâ€™re dealing with as soon as we hear her name announced. â€œThe Karate Hottie.â€ â€œCrazy Bitch.â€ â€œBeauty but the Beast.â€ â€œCyborg.â€ But what happens when you meet a fighter who doesnâ€™t fit neatly into these pre-formed notions? How do you reconcile the image of a fighter who dotes on her Staffordshire terrier and professes love for the movies Labyrinth and Stardust with the image of a professional kicker of asses and taker of names? Stalking could lead to some interesting revelations about a personâ€™s habits and character, but it could also land you in traction. Easier route: call her and ask her a bunch of questions. Meet Jessica Pene, a participant in Bellator’s upcoming 115-pound women’s tournament who enjoys working with children, long walks on the beach, and subbing dudes forty pounds heavier than she is.
Ask Jessica Pene about her favorite fighter, and sheâ€™ll mention a handful of names. She expresses interest in â€œold schoolâ€ fighters like Fedor Emelianenko, members of the new wave of MMA like Gegard Mousasi, and female division standouts like Megumi Fujii. One name, though, comes up repeatedly: â€œI love watching BJ Penn fight,â€ she says, perhaps unaware of the parallels between them.
Like Penn, Pene doesnâ€™t have to fight to pay the bills. Born to a white collar family in southern California, Pene could have cruised through life, gotten a degree at a university and moved on to a cushy job. With her good looks and quiet charm, Jessica Pene could have made good money in advertising or public relations, and never once had to worry about making weight, defending a takedown, or getting punched in the face. Pene wakes and trains when most of us are still asleep, not because she needs to put food on the table, but because she is and always has been athletically inclined. Like Penn, she doesnâ€™t compete because she needs a big payday. Jessica Pene fights because, deep down, sheâ€™s a fighter.
Itâ€™s 4 a.m., and Pene isnâ€™t walking on the beach. Sheâ€™s running. Her daily to-do list reads like the average keyboard warriorâ€™s week. Sheâ€™ll put in some hours as an intern, trying to polish off her BA in Communications from Cal State-Fullerton, then clock in as a boxing coach and BJJ instructor at LA Boxing in Lake Forest. Her own training takes place at Subfighter MMA and Jokerâ€™s MMA in California, but sheâ€™s known to travel and train with some of the best fighters on the planet. She spends entirely too much time in her car, and she hates traffic. No one crams this much into their schedule without some fire in their gut.
â€œIâ€™ve always been a little tomboyish,â€ she says, â€œand Iâ€™ve always been interested in sports.â€ Pene was always active growing up, always on some kind of team: soccer, softball, swim team. â€œI tried to join the wrestling team in high school,â€ she says, â€œbut they werenâ€™t female-friendly at the time.â€
It wasnâ€™t until sheâ€™d graduated from high school that Pene became interested in combat sports. â€œI was twenty, twenty one, and I would watch these K-1 fights and I was really interested, I really wanted to do it. Thatâ€™s when I sought out a gym to train at, but since I am shy, I was intimidated to find an actual â€˜fightâ€™ gym and go in there and say â€˜yeah, I want to fight,â€™ so I just tested the waters and went in at a slow pace.â€
While still attending classes at CSUF, Pene went into a nearby LA Boxing gym. â€œI used to live right by campus,â€ she says, â€œand they had some local-level fighters training [at the gym] there, and I thought, â€˜ Maybe Iâ€™ll get in shape and find my way through this,â€™ and it really did work out that way. One of the coaches there took an interest in me, and through that I met my coach Jeremy [Williams], and started training in jiu jitsu and kickboxing, and I was hooked.â€
Her training partners early on were exclusively male, and she continues to train with men to this day. â€œIâ€™m like the gymâ€™s little sister, theyâ€™re all very protective of me,â€ she says. Theyâ€™re apparently not above some teasing, though: I ask about her fighter nickname, she tells me that â€œitâ€™s not very intimidating, so I donâ€™t use it.â€ Meaning she doesnâ€™t want it to get out? â€œIt will not get out,â€ she says, and Jess Pene, all five feet five inches of her, puts some bass in her voice to let me know sheâ€™s not kidding. I decide to change the subject.
When Pene made her professional debut in November of 2006, she met up with â€œSlickâ€ Sally Krumdiack, who was 1-0 at the time. Pene sank an arm triangle in the first round to win her debut. Since that fight, Pene has piled up seven wins, and remains undefeated. Of her seven wins, sheâ€™s subbed four, and scored a TKO win over veteran Tammie Schneider at Bellator V. Pene recently made Heavy MMAâ€™s â€™Top 10 Female Strikers in MMAâ€™ list, where writer Mitch Ciccarelli noted that â€œPene has great timing and knows exactly when and when not to strike. She isnâ€™t known for being a knockout artist but she hits harder than most females and her accuracy is nearly perfect.â€ Beyond that, Pene knows how to mix her attacks. Sheâ€™s well-rounded, comfortable in all phases of a fight, and sheâ€™s demonstrated that sheâ€™s dangerous wherever the fight takes place.
Next month, Pene will take that undefeated record into Bellatorâ€™s cage for the womenâ€™s featherweight division tournament. I ask her if Bellator or Strikeforce were doing more to promote womenâ€™s MMA, and she laughs, â€œBellator, of course! No, I think theyâ€™re tied, you know? Strikeforce is making a lot of effort to put together womenâ€™s fights, and so is Bellator. Theyâ€™re both good, legit organizations, and theyâ€™re going after different weight classes, so I think itâ€™s beneficial, itâ€™s good across the board.â€
That featherweight tournament features possibly the most impressive pool of talent ever assembled in womenâ€™s MMA, including ladies cutting down to 115 for the first time. Of the eight women in the brackets, only three â€” Pene, Megumi Fujii, and Lisa Ward â€” are natural featherweights; the other five have been more established at 125 pounds. â€œThere are some bigger girls who fight at heavier weights who are making their first trip down to 115. Theyâ€™re going to have to maintain that; hopefully theyâ€™re seeking out a nutritionist. Itâ€™s going to be very interesting to see how the cut affects them. I donâ€™t have to worry about that, all I need to focus on is my training.â€
What Pene doesnâ€™t focus on is marketing herself in a certain way to draw attention. Sheâ€™s ambivalent about the role of sex in womenâ€™s MMA, and sheâ€™s turned down promotional opportunities because of it. â€œI got approached to do a photo shoot/interview for [a magazine] and they wanted it to be like, â€™get your hair done, your makeup,â€™ and make me look like just a girl, but Iâ€™m kind of apprehensive about that. Iâ€™ve seen some fighters do that kind of work, and people can react really negatively. But then Meisha Tate does it and everyone says, â€™Oh, sheâ€™s so hot.â€™ I think thereâ€™s a fine line for female fighters, for female athletes in general; you have to be very careful in how you present yourself. On one hand, it can help, but you have to be careful about how you go about doing it. It could be â€˜Oh, this is an attractive athlete,â€™ then, on the other hand, itâ€™s â€˜why is this girl trying so hard?â€™
When I mention a few female fighters who are known to have some spicier pictures on the web, Pene claims (not for the first time) that she stays off of forums and fight-related internet. Curious, she starts visiting a few websites while we talk. Five minutes later, while Iâ€™m asking about Strikeforce, she starts giggling. â€œOh my goodness!â€ she says, â€œI see butt cheeks!â€ I can actually hear her blushing over the phone. â€œOh my goodness! Wow! Sorry, Iâ€™m looking at nudie pictures!â€ When I follow up, asking if seeing a fighter use topless pictures or a famous last name to help draw interest affects Peneâ€™s opinion of her colleagues, her answer is simple and sincere. â€œLook, anyone who trains, and gets in a cage and fights, deserves respect.â€
I ask Pene for some predictions about the Bellator tourney, but she is predictably reserved. Despite my best efforts to encourage her, she’s hesitant to make ludicrously specific predictions. She sees Fujii and Jessica Aguilar making it to the semifinals. â€œIâ€™m really interested to see the Daly-Ward fight. They both have really good wrestling, but Aisling [Daly] is larger. Lisa [Ward] is a legit fighter, though, so Iâ€™m very interested to see how that fight goes.â€ When I mention Zoila Frausto, who will meet Pene in the cage at Bellator XXV in Chicago, Pene doesnâ€™t voice any concern for a similar size advantage. She also refuses to say that sheâ€™s identified a weakness in Fraustoâ€™s game: â€œEveryone can be beaten,â€ she says, as if thatâ€™s all she needs to say.
Maybe it is.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Holly Mosier, LA Boxing Lake Forest ownerÂ and creator of the health and fitness website, www.FollowHolly.com, is being interviewed by It’s Your Health radio on July 22, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. (EST).Â In the interview, Holly shares many of her weight loss secrets and favorite workouts (of course, LA Boxing’s cardio boxing and kickboxing classes are her favorite as Holly believes nothing works your entire body and gets you shredded like the LA Boxing Workout.)Â You can listen to the interview online at www.itsyourhealthradio.orgÂ .