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, “Oh this is nothing I got this cause I’m in pretty good shape, right?” Boy was I wrong! I remember it like it was yesterday, I took Neil’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 couldn’t. I’ve never had a feeling of me thinking I was about to pass out from exercising, to “This was pretty fun, I gotta come back and do this again!”
And come back again I did. During the first 6 months of joining the Lake Forest location I took Jessica, Neil, and Andy’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 haven’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.
It’s never too late to start your journey to a new you, I am living proof of that! See Terrance’s Before and After photos below!!
LA BOXING LAKE FOREST MEMBER TIM ROGER LOSES 80 POUNDS IN 10 MONTHS!
Ironically enough, Tim didn’t really have a goal when he came into the gym. Only 24 years old and fresh out of college he had been working out on his own at UC Irvine’s student gym, focusing mostly on weight lifting. When the time came for Tim to graduate and find a new gym, he saw LA Boxing opening up off the freeway and, being a fan of Boxing and MMA, went in one day to check out the classes.
The cardiovascular exercise was unlike anything he had ever done in high school sports or other physical activities. Almost to his concern, he dropped twenty pounds within his first week at the gym, another twenty within the next six weeks and the remaining forty over the other eight to ten months pairing his exercise with what he calls a “common sense” diet that keeps him from overeating junk foods.
“The weight has been slowly and consistently melting off while the muscle tone has been steadily building. Having come so far already I’m not sure how much further I can or should take it, but I’d love to have a six pack by the time I’m 25, and that may not be too far fetched at this point.”
Scroll down to check out Tim’s before and after photos and stats below. Congratulations Tim!
|November 2009||November 2010|
|Waist Size (inches)||42||35|
|Casual Mile Time||12 minutes||8 minutes|
LA Boxing Lake Forest Member Bob Sundquist has lost 74 pounds in 8 months! Here is how he did it.
LA Boxing Lake Forest member Bob Sundquist joined LA Boxing in November 2009. 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. 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. As Bob got in better shape, he kicked up his workouts to 5 days a week and the pounds kept melting away. Then in January 2010, Bob signed up for the MMA and Jiu Jitsu classes, and began learning the arts of Jiu Jitsu and MMA. He also worked on eating a healthy diet loaded with fish, chicken and vegetables. Not only did Bob continue to lose weight, his cardio, conditioning and strength increased. 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! Congratulations Pastor Bob!
It should be easy to tell but Bob is on the far left in both pictures!
LA Boxing Lake Forest member Susan Work hits goal of 115 pounds and sets new goal!!
Susan started working out at LA Boxing Lake Forest in May, 2009. Susan, 48-years-old and a MRI Technologist walked into LA Boxing with a goal to get down to 115 pounds.Susan’s beginning weight – 152 pounds (See Susan’s “Before” and “After” photos below).
Her plan was relatively simple. 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. As to her diet, Susan worked with fitness and wellness guru and LA Boxing owner Holly Mosier (www.followHolly.com). With Susan’s dedication, the pounds began to drop.
After losing 30 pounds, Susan hit a plateau 10 pounds from her goal. Determined to reach her goal and blast past the plateau, she decided to take it to the next level. So what did she do? Susan began adding private training sessions with superstar instructor, Jessica Pene. Susan added one private training session every other week into her routine. During the private training sessions, Jessica put Susan through a series of personalized strength and conditioning routines to optimize her fitness. It worked. After five weeks of private training sessions with Jessica, Susan reached her goal weight of 115 pounds. And perhaps, best of all? 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 isn’t finished yet and has a new goal for herself: to increase her strength and muscle definition. Knowing Susan, she will soon meet this goal as well and continue her fantastic journey of exercise, fitness and wellness. Congratulations Susan!!