Posts Tagged ‘lose weight’
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
LA BOXING MEMBER TERRANCE BROOKS GETS HIS SIX-PACK ON!!
My LA Boxing Journey began in the summer of 2009. I was always interested in the sport of boxing but never knew of any local gyms in the Orange County area that offered boxing lessons or classes. I received a flyer for the Lake Forest location on my doorstep that showed punching bags and people sweating and I thought this might be something I want to try out. I have always been into sports, both playing them and watching them, and thought this would be a new challenge for me to see how much I would like it.
My mindset before I initially joined LA Boxing was just to take a class or two every other week to mix up my boring weightlifting and occasional cardio at 24 Hour fitness routine. I walked into my first class thinking â€œOh this is nothingâ€¦I got this cause Iâ€™m in pretty good shapeâ€¦right?â€â€¦Boy was I wrong! I remember it like it was yesterday, I took Neilâ€™s boxing class and literally was huffing and puffing after the warm-up. 45 min into the class I tried to will myself to finish the class and simply couldnâ€™t. Iâ€™ve never had a feeling of me thinking I was about to pass out from exercising, to â€œThis was pretty fun, I gotta come back and do this again!â€
And come back again I did. During the first 6 months of joining the Lake Forest location I took Jessica, Neil, and Andyâ€™s boxing classes like it was my 2nd job! I would take the 1 hour classes 4-5 times a week (sometimes 2 classes a day) and would stay afterwards to lift some free weights and work on the speed bag. 6 months later I started to notice my body transform into a lean, mean, fighting machine. I cut down on eating fast food and drinking soda regularly and dedicated myself to going from 180 lbs down to 160 lbs. I finally hit my goal approx 1 year from when I joined LA Boxing and havenâ€™t looked back.
I have been a member for almost 2 years now and am a boxing enthusiast even more so than I was before. I am constantly telling my friends and family about LA Boxing and all of the great trainers and staff at the Lake Forest location. I have developed great relationships with all of the trainers and take one-on-one personal training sessions with Neil Dunn (who happens to be one of the best trainers I have ever worked with). I have learned a lot about conditioning and boxing technique from Jessica as well since I primarily take her classes over the weekend.
Â Itâ€™s never too late to start your journey to a new you, I am living proof of that!Â See Terrance’s Before and After photos below!!
Friday, October 8th, 2010
LA Boxing Lake Forest member Susan Work hits goal of 115 pounds â€“ sets new goal!!
Susan started working out at LA Boxing Lake Forest in May, 2009.Â Susan, 48-years-old and a MRI Technologist walked into LA Boxing with a goal to get down to 115 pounds.Â Susanâ€™s beginning weight – 152 pounds (See Susan’s “Before” and “After” photos below).Â
Her plan was relatively simple.Â She made the decision to keep a consistent schedule of taking LA Boxing cardio boxing and kickboxing classes four days a week and modified her diet.Â As to her diet, Susan worked with fitness and wellness guru and LA Boxing owner Holly Mosier (www.followHolly.com).Â With Susanâ€™s dedication, the pounds began to drop.
After losing 30 pounds, Susan hit a plateau 10 pounds from her goal.Â Determined to reach her goal and blast past the plateau, she decided to take it to the next level.Â So what did she do?Â Susan began adding private training sessions with superstar instructor, Jessica Pene.Â Susan added one private training session every other week into her routine.Â During the private training sessions, Jessica put Susan through a series of personalized strength and conditioning routines to optimize her fitness.Â It worked.Â After five weeks of private training sessions with Jessica, Susan reached her goal weight of 115 pounds.Â And perhaps, best of all?Â Susan, an avid and experienced hiker, can now hike all day at high elevations without any shortness of breath or the deep fatigue that many times accompany those brutal high elevation treks.
Susan wants us to know she isnâ€™t finished yet and has a new goal for herself:Â to increase her strength and muscle definition.Â Knowing Susan, she will soon meet this goal as well and continue her fantastic journey of exercise, fitness and wellness.Â Congratulations Susan!!
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
LA Boxing Lake Forest Member Bob Sundquist has lost 74 pounds in 8 months!Â Here is how he did it.
LA Boxing Lake Forest member Bob Sundquist joined LA Boxing in November 2009.Â Bob, who is a pastor at Abiding Savior Church in Lake Forest, CA, came into LA Boxing looking for a way to lose weight and get in shape.Â Bob walked into the LA Boxing front door one November day weighing 256 pounds!
Bob started taking the cardio boxing and kickboxing classes three days a week and the pounds began to drop.Â As Bob got in better shape, he kicked up his workouts to 5 days a week and the pounds kept melting away.Â Then in January 2010, Bob signed up for the MMA and Jiu Jitsu classes, and began learning the arts of Jiu Jitsu and MMA.Â He also worked on eating a healthy diet loaded with fish, chicken and vegetables.Â Not only did Bob continue to lose weight, his cardio, conditioning and strength increased.Â And in a short eight months, Bob went from 256 pounds down to a lean 182 pounds for a total weight loss of 74 pounds!Â Â Congratulations Pastor Bob!
It should be easy to tell but Bob is on the far left in both pictures!